We provide students with a solid foundation in engineering and its underlying math and science within the framework of a liberal arts education.

The professional practice of engineering requires an understanding of analytical methods, design techniques, social and economic influences and an appreciation for human cultures and traditions. Our ABET-accredited program supports these needs by offering each engineering student the opportunity to acquire a broad yet individualized technical and liberal education. 

At the core of the curriculum is a sequence of mathematics, physics and engineering courses that foster analytical and design skills that can be applied to a range of engineering disciplines. Elective courses, design projects and undergraduate research opportunities allow students to pursue specific areas of interest.

Hope’s strong liberal arts core curriculum provides engineering students with critical thinking skills, proficiency in a foreign language and exposure to a diversity of views and cultures.

Graduates of the program are prepared to begin a professional career or continue study in graduate school.

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Recent Blog Posts

  1. Annual Engineering Awards

    Posted by Courtney Peckens

    The Engineering Department is pleased to announce our annual year-end student awards. This list o...

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  2. Alumni Highlight: Electrical Engineer Jorge Benitez ’18

    Posted by Matthew Smith

    Jorge Benitez ’18 graduated from Hope College with a Bachelor of Science degree in engineer...

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  3. Meet Your Engineering Professor

    Posted by Courtney Peckens

    This semester was filled with in-person classes using masks and social distancing and online lear...

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  4. Striving for Excellence: The Story of Ernest Haight

    Posted by Sarah Brown

    Ernest Haight ‘51 (August 5, 1924 – June 1, 2018) was born in the midst of the Great Depressi...

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  5. Alumni Highlight: Shawn Bates ’16 Civil Engineer

    Posted by Matthew Smith

    Shawn Bates ’16 graduated from Hope College with a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering wi...

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  6. Engineers Without Borders: Learning the Importance of Community

    Posted by Rebekah Ludema

    I am not one to usually go outside of my comfort zone, but this year I was determined to change t...

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Hope by the Numbers

  • 270Current Students

    270 students are currently enrolled in courses from the Department of Engineering, as of fall 2020. (Source: IPEDS)

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  • 91%Research & Internships

    Most engineering students have paid work in the industry over the summer or conduct academic research.

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  • 94%Employed after 6 months

    94% of students who graduate with a degree in engineering have a job related to their field of study within six months of graduation

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  • $60,000+Starting Salary

    Nearly 64% of engineering graduates had a starting salary of more than $60,000. (Source: 2019 6-Month Out Graduate Survey)

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