Interdisciplinary Engineering - BS
Earning a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in interdisciplinary engineering (ITDE) allows students to develop unique skill sets and specialize in areas that may not be provided in a traditional department degree program. Such specializations may be driven by emerging technical fields or by a student’s desire to have an immersive interdisciplinary experience. ITDE students graduate with a specific set of skills resulting from a unique program of study.
In addition to the coursework students must take, remaining credits of specialization may either be determined through a pre-approved program of study or through a student-led design with approval from the ITDE Advisory Committee.
Many students enhance their education by participating in cooperative education and/or professional internships, which offer opportunities for employment in engineering positions while working toward a degree. Numerous study abroad programs are also available for gaining experience and perspectives in the international arena. Participation in student chapters of professional and honor societies provides leadership opportunities, collegial activities, and learning experiences outside the classroom. Many students also participate in research projects through individual directed studies courses with a professor.
Before commencing course work in the major, students must be admitted to the major or have the approval of the degree program.
The BS in ITDE degree is offered at the College Station, Galveston, and McAllen campuses. The program has not undergone ABET accreditation review at the Galveston campus.