The Engineering Division emphasizes close interaction between students and faculty, opportunities to conduct research and complete hands-on design projects, and a variety of ways to study abroad. Engineering at Lafayette also gives you an advantage: strong programs in the liberal arts that help you imagine and understand the social, cultural, and political consequences of implementing new technologies. Students can pursue an integrated dual major with international studies.
Chemical engineers discover new products and implement new production processes that are useful and economical. The profession has evolved from petroleum refining at the beginning of the last century to today’s biotechnology, biomedical developments, and nanotechnology.Learn more about chemical engineering
Civil engineering emphasizes a broad understanding of engineering principles for solving problems. Civil engineers design and construct bridges, buildings, dams, highways, airports, mass transit, harbors, water plants, pipelines, and waste treatment centers. They look for ways to manage hazardous materials, remediate contaminated areas, and protect natural waterways.Learn more about civil engineering
Electrical and computer engineers have contributed to some of the most remarkable technological advances of the last 60 years including the personal computer, the Internet, digital audio and video, and wireless communications. New technologies such as biotechnology and nanotechnology are promising to provide equally impressive contributions to technology and society.Learn more about electrical and computer engineering
This program presents a distinctive opportunity to obtain a strong technical education within the context of a broad liberal arts curriculum, resulting in a bachelor of arts degree in engineering studies (not ABET-accredited). Engineering courses are combined with courses in the social sciences and humanities. Students have great flexibility to double major in a variety of fields.Learn more about engineering studies
Mechanical engineers design, develop, and manufacture artificial limbs, engines, sports equipment, power plants, automobiles, biomedical devices, and a wide variety of consumer items. They work in manufacturing, marketing, management, research, education, and system design and development. They also play a major role in the mechanical design and manufacture of products.Learn more about mechanical engineering
Scott R. Hummel
Professor and William Jeffers Director of the Engineering Division