Lafayette’s Engineering Studies curriculum is designed to provide a thorough understanding of engineering design along with a range of subjects beyond engineering.
Students choose a combination of electives from within and outside of the engineering division to develop their individual interests and expertise. The major consists of classes distributed among foundation, core, and elective courses. Students also take electives in the humanities and social sciences to prepare them for a variety of careers and to fulfill the College’s Common Course of Study. A course planning sheet can help students ensure that they meet requirements. Students work with an advisor in selecting courses to meet requirements.
Of those six engineering electives, students must meet the Systems Requirement. That Systems Requirement can be met in two ways:
For the three 300+ engineering electives, it is the norm that EGRS students will take a Project-based Course. These are courses that teach professional and problem solving skills common to careers graduates typically pursue. This can be achieved by taking one of the following:
*Students will meet with an advisor to discuss which courses from an Interdisciplinary program also fulfill the SS elective
The minor in architectural studies, offered with the department of art, gives students a solid grounding in the liberal arts and the tools they need to succeed in graduate architecture programs.