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Engineering

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Insight into Innovation
Do you enjoy science and mathematics? Do you want to solve environmental problems or build the technology of the future? Engineers translate their knowledge of science and mathematics into innovative designs and products like “smart” buildings, renewable energy solutions, efficient transportation systems, and groundwater monitoring systems. Every day, engineers make decisions that can affect the lives and well-being of thousands of people. To make wise choices, technical skill is not enough. Alongside your training in a specific engineering discipline, you will obtain a foundation in the liberal arts which will provide you with a broader perspective on the world. We aim to produce engineers who are not only highly trained in their fields, but who are also knowledgeable and concerned about the wider impact of their work.

Sample Five Year Plan for Engineering Majors

Fall
Calculus I
General Chemistry I
First Year Seminar
Liberal Studies course

Spring
Calculus II
Computer Science for Engineering
Introduction to Engineering
Liberal Studies course
Graphical Communication (UVM)

Fall
Calculus III
Physics I
Statics
Liberal Studies course

Spring
Differential Equations
Liberal Studies course
Liberal Studies course
Engineering course (UVM)

Fall
Linear Algebra
Junior Seminar
Engineering course (UVM)
Engineering course (UVM)

Spring
Mathematical Statistics
Liberal Studies course
Engineering course (UVM)
Engineering course (UVM)

Fall
Engineering courses (UVM)

Spring
Engineering courses (UVM)

The sample plan above illustrates how the SMC Liberal Studies Curriculum together with the Pre-Engineering requirements can be completed during the three SMC years of the program.  There will be some variation from one student to another, depending on the level of preparation in mathematics (AP courses, for example), language placement, and the order in which LSC courses are taken. The SMC Engineering faculty advisors are fully involved in helping students plan out their individual programs.

The website for the University of Vermont College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences provides more complete information about the UVM portion of the program and the areas of concentration available.

In Depth

Five Years, Two Degrees
Saint Michael’s offers two 3+2 engineering programs, one with the University of Vermont and one with Clarkson University. Both programs begin with mathematics and laboratory science courses at Saint Michael’s, where you’ll have access to your professor in the classroom as well as the lab. When you transfer to either UVM or Clarkson you’ll focus on the engineering aspect of your curriculum. While these programs each take five years to finish, you do receive two college degrees: a BA from Saint Michael’s and a BS degree in engineering from the university you attend.

Personal Attention
The engineering advisers at Saint Michael’s College ensure students have plenty of interaction and support as they pursue an engineering degree. The faculty members who serve as Engineering Program advisers are dedicated to working with students one-on-one to work out the details of courses and scheduling for this challenging program.

Grant/Scholarship Funding
When you apply for the transfer in your third year, you also apply for financial aid through your destination school. Need based aid is determined using the FAFSA; Saint Michael’s scholarships cannot be used for the final portion of the program.

Special Opportunities

Internship and Research Opportunities
Engineering students frequently find opportunities for summer internships or research experiences. Recent Engineering majors have held such positions at both SMC and UVM as well as in commercial businesses, and at government agencies such as NASA research centers.

Careers

Well-trained engineers are in demand for high-paying jobs in every area of specialization, whether civil, mechanical, electrical, environmental, chemical or others. Graduates of our program have a strong record of satisfying job placements and professional accomplishment.

Programs Offered

Engineering ProgramsClarksonUVM
AeronauticalX
BiomedicalXX
ChemicalX
CivilXX
ComputerX
ElectricalXX
EnvironmentalXX
MechanicalXX

In Depth

Five Years, Two Degrees
Saint Michael’s offers two 3+2 engineering programs, one with the University of Vermont and one with Clarkson University. Both programs begin with mathematics and laboratory science courses at Saint Michael’s, where you’ll have access to your professor in the classroom as well as the lab. When you transfer to either UVM or Clarkson you’ll focus on the engineering aspect of your curriculum. While these programs each take five years to finish, you do receive two college degrees: a BA from Saint Michael’s and a BS degree in engineering from the university you attend.

Personal Attention
The engineering advisers at Saint Michael’s College ensure students have plenty of interaction and support as they pursue an engineering degree. The faculty members who serve as Engineering Program advisers are dedicated to working with students one-on-one to work out the details of courses and scheduling for this challenging program.

Grant/Scholarship Funding
When you apply for the transfer in your third year, you also apply for financial aid through your destination school. Need based aid is determined using the FAFSA; Saint Michael’s scholarships cannot be used for the final portion of the program.

Special Opportunities

Internship and Research Opportunities
Engineering students frequently find opportunities for summer internships or research experiences. Recent Engineering majors have held such positions at both SMC and UVM as well as in commercial businesses, and at government agencies such as NASA research centers.

Careers

Well-trained engineers are in demand for high-paying jobs in every area of specialization, whether civil, mechanical, electrical, environmental, chemical or others. Graduates of our program have a strong record of satisfying job placements and professional accomplishment.

Programs Offered

Engineering ProgramsClarksonUVM
AeronauticalX
BiomedicalXX
ChemicalX
CivilXX
ComputerX
ElectricalXX
EnvironmentalXX
MechanicalXX