Engineering at York College
At York College, students pursue Bachelor of Science degrees in Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. The computer, electrical, and mechanical engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org. Civil Engineering is a new major at York College, beginning Fall 2016. By ABET rules, this program cannot be accredited until its first class of students graduate in 2020.
Engineering majors at York College participate in a rigorous and relevant program of study in science, mathematics, and engineering, as well as the college’s general education program. The engineering component of the program, in addition to being academically rigorous, places strong emphasis on hands-on experience and the art of engineering design. The curriculum provides for both breadth and depth through required and elective Engineering courses.
All Engineering students undergo regular exposure to the profession and practice of engineering. This occurs through client- and national society-based design projects as well as through involvement with professional societies including seminars, field trips, dinner meetings, and student-chapter activities. Additionally, all engineering students must complete three semesters of full-time cooperative work experience.
Career options for York College Engineering graduates cover the range from entry-level engineering positions in industry and business to advanced study leading to graduate degrees. York College Engineering graduates may also pursue graduate study in other fields such as business, law, or medicine.
York College is committed to providing its Engineering majors with the highest quality educational experience possible. Our programs feature small classes and labs taught by full-time faculty, closeness with faculty and fellow students both within and beyond the academic realm, and a rich and open relationship with the faculty and student body as a whole.
In the belief that engineering is both a social and technical profession, the Engineering programs at York College are committed to preparing engineers to practice their profession in the face of challenges—both known and unknown—that are many and diverse. Engineers preparing for work in the coming decades will be required to contend with an ever-increasing pace of change, an explosion of information, and the globalization of economies and technology. They will need an increased awareness of, and ability to deal with, environmental and national priorities, and an understanding of, and appreciation for, the human condition.
In our effort to prepare students to meet these and other challenges for the exciting and unknown road ahead, our Engineering programs, consistent with their origin and institutional mission, are dedicated to providing their Engineering graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully practice their chosen profession, to pursue graduate study in engineering or other fields, and to inspire a passion for lifelong learning.