Why Study Engineering?
Whether you want to design road systems, develop consumer products, lead innovative technology teams, or answer complicated questions that can change the course of industry, engineering can help you reach your dream. Engineers combine science, math and technology to solve problems, help people, and advance a wide range of fields. An engineering degree can lead to graduate school or careers in aerospace, transportation, health care, research, construction, energy, operations management, logistics, teaching, and much more.
Hands-on research is an integral aspect of having this major. Students conduct research and experiments alongside faculty in the classroom and course labs, or as independent projects. North Park students will also have the opportunity to spend summers participating in the Research Experiences for Undergraduates program, sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Faculty will help you find a program that’s right for you at places like NASA, the Mayo Clinic, Kitt Peak National Observatory, Scripps Oceanographic Institute, and the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.
Engineering’s New Home:
The Johnson Center
The Physics and Engineering Department is now located in the new Nancy and G. Timothy Johnson Center for Science and Community Life, a 101,000-square-foot facility equipped with 30 state-of-the-art labs and technology-enhanced classrooms. Built to meet LEED-certification standards for environmental responsibility in construction and operation, the Johnson Center is the hub of scientific life at North Park and a stunning addition to the campus community.