Bachelor of Science in Engineering

Develop a solid foundation in engineering principles as well as the flexibility of expertise in numerous fields with the Bachelor of Science in Engineering at Temple University's College of Engineering. This interdisciplinary academic program allows you to study beyond the traditional boundaries of civil, computer, electrical and mechanical engineering and choose from five areas of focus. As a student in the Engineering Major program, you will gain a combination of skills that prepares you for a career in specialized fields. 

Through this program, you’ll be able to analyze, design, evaluate or research engineering and related problems in the traditional civil, electrical or mechanical engineering, or you can become equipped to pursue advanced studies in business, engineering, law or medicine.

Choosing the Engineering Major

The cross-disciplinary Bachelor of Science in Engineering provides strong foundational knowledge in sciences and mathematics, as well as combines advanced learning from several departments to create skill sets that are highly marketable in a growing field. Students gain general expertise that can be applied across numerous industries, including the analysis, design and development of systems for diverse applications.

If you’re looking for a more targeted engineering major, consider one of the other undergraduate engineering programs.

Course of Study

Students in the Engineering Major program choose one of the following areas of study.

  • Computer Hardware and Software Engineering: Integrate electrical engineering and computer science by focusing on computer programming, data communication, digital hardware, embedded systems and processor architectures.
  • Electro-optical Engineering: Study electromagnetics, modern physics, optics and signal processing to gain expertise in the properties of light and its uses in powerful digital technology.
  • Energy and Power Engineering: Combine mechanical energy innovation and electrical systems to gain expertise in the design of power generation and distribution systems, including motors, power grids, solar, wind and more.
  • Engineering Fundamentals: Cover the essentials in civil, electrical or mechanical engineering that will prepare you to pursue advanced studies in business, engineering, law or medicine.
  • Electromechanical Engineering: Gain electrical and mechanical engineering knowledge that prepares you to design devices like robotics, and design automation process or control systems.

Explore the curriculum for each area of focus.

Classes & Curriculum

The following are examples of common courses required for students in the 128-credit Engineering Major program.

  • Engineering Seminar
  • Introduction to Engineering & Engineering Technology
  • Introduction to Engineering Problem Solving
  • Technical Communication

Learn more about required courses for the Bachelor of Science in Engineering.

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Sammy Sadel

Engineering BS, ’20

“My fascination was always with how things work, and in mechanical and bioengineering. I found the engineering program with an electromechanical focus — it turned out to be the best of both worlds.”

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Cooperative education (co-op) is an optional program that can provide you with the opportunity to work professionally before graduation. Students apply the knowledge they have learned in the classroom to real-world problems in the field. A co-op will help you create valuable connections with industry professionals, build a strong résumé and have an enhanced perspective on your field.

Senior Design

College of Engineering students have hands-on, practical opportunities to apply the theories and concepts learned in their coursework to real-world engineering design projects. In the Senior Design course, you'll plan, formulate and develop designs, as well as learn skills and techniques for managing and executing projects. Explore Senior Design.

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, the Bachelor of Science in Engineering offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. Learn more about our tuition and fees.

These tuition costs apply to the 2019–2020 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident:  $19,920.00 per year
Out-of-state: $32,832.00 per year


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