There’s never been a better time to become an engineer. The United States needs new engineers to replace those who are retiring and to take on new jobs that the unique challenges of the 21st century is creating. As a member of the Manhattan College engineering community, you’ll enjoy invaluable networking opportunities, along with on-campus resources at the Center for Career Development, which can help you in your job search.
Students have opportunities to gain engineering experience and make valuable industry contacts through the College’s internship program. Manhattan College engineering alumni work in more than 800 companies and agencies around the world. These companies and agencies include Accenture, AECOM, BGA engineering, CBL Data Recovery Technologies, Central Hudson Gas and Electric, Con Edison, Department of Environmental Protection, Entergy Nuclear Northwest, FDNY, IBM, ITT Industries, Kraft Foods, Thornton Tomasetti, Turner Construction and the U.S. Air Force to name a few. The alumni, through their companies and agencies, provide an excellent connection between the academic world and professional practice.
Manhattan College offers a Five-Year B.S./M.S. program that allows students to earn both their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in five years. Academically strong students who enter Manhattan College with advanced placement and/or undergraduate college credit will generally be in a position to take graduate courses during their senior year at Manhattan College while completing the requirements for the bachelor’s degree. It may then be possible to obtain a master’s degree with just one additional year of study.
Undergraduate students who have earned a minimum of 3.2 GPA are eligible to apply for the seamless master’s degree program upon the recommendation of a member of the engineering faculty. Transfer students may be considered after completing courses at Manhattan College. Admitted students are required to complete the baccalaureate degree with a 3.0 GPA prior to continuing for the additional year of graduate study.
An important distinction for an engineer is to become a licensed professional engineer. To get your P.E. license, you must have a bachelor’s degree from institution accredited by the EAC of ABET (all of Manhattan College’s engineering programs are accredited) and pass a two-part exam. Engineering students in good academic standing at Manhattan College may take the first part, the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination, during their senior year. The second part of the exam tests your ability to practice competently in a particular engineering discipline. It is designed for engineers who have gained at least four years’ post-college work experience in their chosen engineering discipline. For more information about P.E. licensure, visit the NCEES website.