What is Engineering?

Engineering is exploring the unknown. It's asking questions and creating new things and new ideas. It's building all-terrain vehicles, designing submarines, firing lasers and planning roadways.

Engineering is a field that advances the boundaries of knowledge and tests the laws of nature. It's the profession that has given us compact discs, sports cars and computers, helped make medical advances possible and put people in space. Engineering is bridges, superstructures, transistors and chemical processes. It's power systems, grids and ergonomics. It is, in essence, everything around us that makes our lives easier, more pleasant and more productive.

As an engineering student, you will learn principles and theories that prepare you to become a leader in the profession. You'll have access to some of the most powerful engineering computer workstations available, and you'll be taught by quality professors who are committed to your progress.

Where will I start?

Many students take the option of beginning their studies in Basic Engineering, where they gain a foundation in mathematics, the sciences and the broad principles of engineering that prepare them for their advanced studies. Some of the first-year courses include:

  • Introduction to Engineering
  • Engineering Graphics
  • MATLAB or Fortran 90 Computer Programming
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education or Military Science
  • Humanities Elective

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