You may have already given some thought to the area of engineering thatís right for you. Or, like the majority of prospective engineering students, you may have a broad interest in science and mathematics, but arenít sure how that interest translates into a course of study in engineering.
Over the years, weíve found that many of our most talented engineering students have had career interests beyond engineering. For these students, Lehigh has some of the most innovative cross-disciplinary programs in the world, combining engineering with complementary fields of study. Programs such as Integrated Business and Engineering (IBE), Computer Science and Business (CSB), and our Integrated Degree in Engineering, Arts, and Sciences (IDEAS) produce graduates who are prepared to lead in the global economy ó young men and women who bridge skill areas and fill a vital role in the workplace.
Engineers use science and technology to solve problems. As government, social, and industrial concerns evolve, engineers embrace new challenges by leveraging the timeless tenets of analytical thinking and technological innovation.
Generally speaking, the modern challenges of engineering fall within the following fields. Although there is correlation among available majors and these fields, engineering skills can serve as a foundation for virtually any pursuit.
Majors in this area study topics that combine engineering and the life sciences, seeking breakthroughs in all aspects of medicine, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology.
The ability to rapidly and effectively process and communicate information is central to success in every sector of the economy.
Engineers in this area seek to improve the effectiveness and ecological impact of the materials and processes used to fuel and sustain the global community.
The ability to observe and manipulate materials at the atomic level allows engineers in this field to improve a wide range of important applications.
Engineers in this broad area invent, design, and bring to life new processes, better systems, and innovative products and structures through prototype development, manufacturing and construction processes, and systems design.