Engineering BS

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering is an interdisciplinary academic program that allows you to develop both a solid foundation in engineering principles and the flexibility of expertise in more than one engineering field. 

You can study beyond the traditional boundaries of civil, computer, electrical and mechanical engineering and choose from five areas of focus. As a student in the Bachelor of Science Engineering program, you can engage in interdisciplinary study in order to gain a combination of expertise that prepares you for a career in specialized fields. 

When you graduate, 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 and become equipped to pursue advanced studies in business, engineering, law or medicine.

Students in the 128-credit Engineering BS program choose one of the following areas of study.

  • Computer 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.

Undergraduate engineering student working on a lab project

Labs & Research

The College of Engineering strongly encourages and welcomes undergraduate student participation in research activities that help you to put theory into practice. You'll also be able gain an appreciation of the research process through the guidance of our accessible faculty.

The college has cutting-edge labs and equipment for our nearly 70 full-time faculty who conducted almost $5 million in research last year and are funded by organizations such as the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Defense, the American Heart Association, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and many others.

Learn more about undergraduate research in the College of Engineering.

Research Funding

In 2016, the National Science Foundation placed the university among the top 100 in terms of research expenditures, which amounted to $242 million. Learn more about the university’s research support efforts.

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, the Bachelor of Science in Engineering program 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 2017–2018 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $18,600.00 per year
Out-of-state: $30,312.00 per year

Our Academic Advisors

Through advising workshops, career coaching, individual appointments and walk-in advising, support services are available to all undergraduate Engineering students. Such services range from academic mentoring, career development, choosing a major, degree planning, learning support and post-graduation planning.

All academic advisors are available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., to answer questions regarding General Education (GenEd), college and major requirements, and university academic policies and procedures. 

Learn more about the Center for Academic Advising and Student Affairs and meet the staff.


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