Engineering is becoming increasingly important in our technological society. The most popular engineering disciplines offered in these programs include
- Mechanical engineering
- Chemical engineering
- Civil engineering
- Biomedical engineering
3+2 Cooperative Engineering student will:
- Spend three years at RWC taking general education courses and their introductory math, physics, chemistry and engineering courses, such as statics and/or circuits.
- Depending upon the discipline and major, some students complete all of their upper level major courses within the three year time frame and others complete some of the upper level courses.
- When the student transfers over to the engineering school in the fourth year, their upper level engineering courses (depending upon content) will transfer back to RWC to complete the RWC Bachelor of Science degree.
- When the entire program is complete, the student receives two degrees, a Bachelor of Science degree from RWC and a Bachelor of Science or higher degree from the engineering institution, depending upon their degree option.
We currently have three engineering institutions participating in our traditional 3-2 program:
- Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
- Clarkson University
If a student decides he or she would like to complete a program for which we do not have an official agreement with the engineering institution, we would
- Tailor that student’s curriculum to match the needs of the engineering institution.
- In this case, the student would complete his or her introductory math, physics, chemistry, and engineering courses here at RWC to transfer into the engineering school.
- He or she would then transfer the credits over and continue his or her education at the engineering school. This option results in only a degree at the engineering institution.
My job has put me in the right place to become immersed in the issues I am concerned about, namely, conservation of energy, so I am thankful God put me in this position! Ruth (Powell) Gay ‘08, Energy Engineer, The United Illuminating Company
Faculty Contact: Dr. Candice Fazar