Engineering Studies provides students with a platform to develop engineering habits of mind, such as problem-solving skills, analytical thinking, and an understanding of the design process. The coursework empowers students to meet the world’s complex, interdisciplinary challenges and devise creative solutions and ideas for them.



The Engineering Studies program brings together the four divisions of campus—engineering, humanities, science, social sciences—for a truly liberal arts education.

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Student-led faculty collaboration. Study abroad. Interdisciplinary programs such as Economic Empowerment and Global Learning Project (EEGLP) and Engineers Without Borders (EWB). These are some of the ways students apply their knowledge to the real world.

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After Graduation

Majors find jobs and attend graduate schools in fields as diverse as architecture, construction management, environmental policy, and finance.

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Special Study Abroad Opportunity

Junior Year at Oxford:

Engineering Studies majors with an excellent academic record have the opportunity to spend their junior year abroad at Oxford. Applications are made at the end of fall semester sophomore year. Contact your adviser if interested.

Sponsored Project

Economic Empowerment & Global Learning:

Working with partners in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans to rebuild the area as a sustainable community, including designing a green lifestyle center. Learn more about EEGLP

Recent Student Work

Resetting the Table in the Lehigh Valley:

Students in "EGRS 373: Technology and Nature" (Spring ’14) co-authored a book discussing ways to promote sustainable technologies for the sake of an ecologically healthy food system. Click here for a pdf copy.


Kristen Sanford Bernhardt, Ph.D.
Chair, Engineering Studies
(610) 330-5584