Engineering
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Apply scientific knowledge and methodology to invent, design, build, maintain, and improve structures, machines, systems, and processes. Hanover offers you a broad and rigorous education, where you will engage in solving real world problems, study abroad, and gain work experience with our industry partners.

Learning engineering at Hanover

Our strengths:
  • You can join a research internship, or a cooperative education program (co-op), and receive academic credit.
  • You learn in small, dynamic classes with experts who are committed to working one-on-one with you to help you unlock your potential and develop your professional skills.
  • You enjoy the benefit of the integration of engineering with science and the liberal arts. There is an increasing US and global demand for broadly educated engineers.
  • You expand your horizons through visits and guest lectures by our industry partners.
  • You have the unique opportunity to combine engineering with business through our established Business Scholars Program (BSP).
  • You have the unique opportunity to study abroad, complete your co-op, and even double major in only four years.

Degree Paths

Hanover offers a degree in engineering in one of the following specializations:

  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • Electromechanical
  • Computer
  • Geological

or, without noted specialization (General Engineering).

The engineering curriculum is designed for those who wish to pursue career paths in engineering or applied science through research, teaching, industry, or entrepreneurial engineering. It prepares you for advanced studies as well as professional employment. The engineering graduates demonstrate:

  • knowledge of fundamental principles of engineering
  • ability to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments
  • ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems applying math and science
  • ability to communicate and collaborate effectively

Or, if you want a program that allows you to integrate your studies with a more interdisciplinary engineering experience, you can balance engineering studies with courses in mathematics and science while incorporating diverse liberal arts curricula, including business and economics, so you can effectively pursue a career in public service, business, management, or entrepreneurship.

What do engineering majors study?

  • Semiconductor Electronics
  • Engineering Electromagnetics
  • Signals, Systems, and Communications
  • Control Theory and Design
  • VLSI design
  • Computer Systems Architecture
  • Mobile Robotics
  • Numerical Computation
  • Mechanics of Solids
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Thermofluids Engineering
  • Engineering Design and Manufacturing
  • Geomechanics and Geotechnics
  • Geological Engineering and Design

Beyond the classroom
You will have an active research agenda and will have the opportunity to present your research on campus and in professional conferences.
You can also earn academic credit for an internship or a more extensive co-op experience.

  • Co-op - The four-month co-op extends over the one-month junior-year spring term and the subsequent summer, and so students can complete the co-op and still graduate in four years.
  • Internship - The internship program engages national and international corporations., but it also has a strong local business representation, so that students have the option to avoid relocation.

You can earn academic credit for a summer internship or a more extensive co-op. In particular, Hanover College industry partners offer a unique opportunity to qualified engineering majors to acquire work and research experience through a four-month co-op. This extends over the one-month junior-year spring term and the subsequent summer, and so students can complete it and still graduate in four years. It even has a strong local business representation, so that students have the option to avoid relocation. Additional co-ops can be accommodated on a case by case basis.

Experiential opportunities also include off-campus May term courses, field trips, and study abroad opportunities.

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