Manhattan College offers programs leading to the baccalaureate degree in five disciplines. All of our engineering curricula begin with a first-year freshman experience that introduces students to each of the engineering disciplines. All students follow an identical first-year curriculum so that their choice of engineering discipline can be deferred until the end of that year. Students participate in challenging, team-building, hands-on design that enables them to begin to experience real engineering. Students may select minors in any of the other engineering disciplines or in mathematics, science or other subjects.
Manhattan College has been educating engineering students for almost 120 years. We are always evaluating and updating the curricula so students are prepared for the engineering world of today and tomorrow.
The engineering curricula have been designed with two principles in mind:
The engineering curricula are four-year programs that lead to Bachelor of Science Degrees in Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering. Despite the apparent division of engineering study into these five curricula, there is only one core engineering curriculum designed to offer the fundamental education required for all engineering students.
All students must complete ENGL 110: College Writing. International students may be required to successfully complete ENGL 095 or ENGL 106 before enrolling in ENGL 110. Students graduating from an American high school may be required to complete ENGL 106 before enrolling in ENGL 110. Neither ENGL 095 nor ENGL 106 will count towards degree credit in any engineering program. All students must complete RELS 110: The Nature and Experience of Religion, plus two additional religious study courses, one in Catholic studies and one in global studies and contemporary issues.
The curriculum for the first year is common to all branches of engineering to enable a student to assess his or her interest in one of the engineering majors. Students take courses in a major beginning the sophomore year. The specific curricula of the different engineering majors are detailed in the undergraduate catalog and the annual School of Engineering advising manual.
Each curriculum offers four areas of study:
The foundation of the engineering curriculum includes:
In an age of revolutionary advances in science and technology, continual re-examination of trends in engineering education becomes imperative. Accordingly, the College’s engineering faculty members, in consultation with a distinguished group of engineers and industrial leaders assembled from engineering-related organizations, called the Manhattan College Engineering Consultors, examine and evaluate the engineering programs. These regular reviews re-emphasize the importance of humanities, social sciences, business, communications, teamwork, mathematics and sciences as underpinning engineering education. Therefore, the engineering curriculum is planned to provide the sound and broad education required in all branches of engineering.