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 cultural and humanistic 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.
Brock Benson ’16 is currently a prototype engineer at Gentex Corporation in Zeeland, Michigan. Learn more about Brock’s career and his time at Hope.
Daniel Langholz ’14 is currently a Guidance, Navigation, and Controls Engineer for Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Sunnyvale, CA. Learn more about Daniel’s career and his time at Hope.
Meghan Estochen ’08 is currently the manager of continuous improvement for SolAero Technologies, the leading manufacturer of solar power for space applications, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Learn more about Meghan’s career and her time at Hope.
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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)Learn about our degree programs
- 91%Research & Internships
Most engineering students have paid work in the industry over the summer or conduct academic research.Explore internships and research opportunities
- 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 graduationImagine life after graduation
- $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)See current research projects