Invent the Future With the Skills You Learn Today
Shenandoah’s Bachelor of Science in engineering offers students a program of study that will provide the essential mathematical, scientific and real-world problem-solving skills that will enable them to pursue a career in engineering or to advance to graduate study in engineering or a related discipline. All students in the program will complete a common core of courses in math, science and the fundamentals of engineering. Beyond this, students will elect to focus in one of several specialized areas of study:
- Computer Engineering
- Software Engineering
- Simulation Engineering
- Engineering Physics
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All students in the 120-credit Bachelor of Science in engineering program take a 50-credit slate of foundational engineering core classes, 18 credits in a concentration (computer engineering, engineering physics, simulation engineering or software engineering), 15 credits worth of engineering electives, 21 credits in ShenEd (general education) courses, 10 credits worth of free electives and 6 credits for a capstone project/internship.
Internship & Research Possibilities
Practicing engineers must have a high level of technical skill and abilities to precisely formulate problems, manage complexity and uncertainties, revise and test prototypes, and create new solution methods. Shenandoah University’s engineering program will develop leaders and innovators through meaningful course exercises on faculty-mentored student teams, senior design projects, and professional internships.”
Additionally, students are welcome to submit work to the Shenandoah University Research Expo (SURE), which is an annual event featuring students’ research and creative projects. Formerly known as SUpr Summit, SURE is an opportunity for students to present their work to the SU community in a supportive, professional setting.
Career and Salary Possibilities
Computer engineering concentration career paths include robotics, manufacturing, satellite technologies and electronics design. The average annual U.S. base salary for someone with a bachelor’s in computer engineering is $93,000, according to payscale.com.
Engineering physics concentration graduates will be equipped with the skills needed to develop new propulsion and energy systems, design and test sensors, and advance the field of quantum computing. Payscale.com reports that the annual U.S. average base salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in engineering physics is $87,000.
Simulation engineering concentration graduates will have the skills necessary to build real-time simulation (interactive and/or predictive), what-if-scenarios and training software for surgery, flight, military, etc., and gamification and serious games for education and decision making. The average U.S. modeling and simulation engineer makes approximately $97,000 annually, according to comparably.com.
Software engineering concentration graduates will have abilities that range from being able to build web and mobile applications and help make self-driving cars safer to implementing secure and reliable data systems. According to springboard.com/glassdoor.com, the entry-level salary for a software engineer (less than one year of experience) in the United States is approximately $77,000.
The Engineering Core
The engineering core provides the foundations necessary for all of the university’s engineering concentrations and includes courses in linear algebra, calculus, computer programming, chemistry, differential equations, electronic interface design, engineering design, physics, and probability and statistics.
Core Curriculum Outline
The engineering core provides foundational knowledge in mathematics, science and computer programming for all engineering concentrations. All engineering students must complete the following courses.
|Introduction to Computer Programming I–II
|General Chemistry I
|Electronic Interface Design
|Introduction to Engineering
|Ethics for Technology Professionals
|MATH 201, 202 and 302
|Probability and Statistics
|General Physics I–II
This concentration provides a background for designing, analyzing, building and testing computer hardware and software components and systems. Courses include discrete mathematics, data structures, signal processing, digital system analysis and design, and computer architecture.
|ENGR 320 and 420
|Digital System Analysis and Design I–II
Fundamental physical concepts and methods required for solving modern engineering problems are the focus of this concentration. The six required courses are in computational physics, thermal physics, electrical circuits, classical mechanics, electricity and magnetism, and quantum mechanics.
|Electricity and Magnetism
Computer engineering (hardware) and computer science (software design and development) combine in this concentration, which provides the skills necessary to create computational and graphical models and simulations of real-world systems and processes. Required coursework includes 3D modeling and design; development and programming in game engines; digital system analysis and design; computational physics; fundamentals of modeling and simulation; and simulation and analysis methods.
|3D Modeling and Design
|Development and Programming in Game Engines
|Digital System Analysis and Design I
|Fundamentals of Modeling and Simulation
|Simulation and Analysis Methods
You’ll learn the engineering concepts and methods required to design, develop, maintain, test and evaluate computer software systems with this concentration. Courses include discrete mathematics, data structures, operating systems, software design, introduction to databases and programming languages.
|Introduction to Databases
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