King's Offers a Variety of Engineering Options to Meet Your Career Goals
Beginning with the 2017-18 academic year, King’s will offer Bachelor of Science degree programs in Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. The new engineering programs expand the choices already available to engineering students at King’s through the 3+2 Engineering Dual Degree Program with the University of Notre Dame.
The new engineering programs, which are based in the same outstanding STEM courses that have proven successful in preparing students for the 3+2 program, are designed for highly-qualified students looking for rewarding careers in engineering. (King’s is one of the few small, private colleges to offer a degree in civil engineering.) King’s engineering programs emphasize project-based learning and feature state-of-the-art laboratory equipment, computer-aided design software and simulation tools.
The King’s Advantage
As a King’s engineering student, you’ll have more choices: You can pursue a traditional four-year course of study in civil or mechanical engineering entirely at King’s, or you can choose the 3+2 program, giving you the opportunity to study a wide range of engineering disciplines for two years at the University of Notre Dame. Either way, the King’s curriculum lets you switch seamlessly from one course of study to another.
King’s engineering programs are ideal for students who want personalized attention. Unlike larger programs, where students might have trouble standing out and getting academic support—especially during the critical first two years—King’s features class sizes in mathematics, science and engineering that are small enough to ensure that students get individual attention they need, allowing them to develop at their own pace, becoming more independent, creative and innovative.
Big Changes to Come
While currently housed in existing space on campus, the engineering program will eventually occupy dedicated space in the historic Spring Brook Water Supply Company building in downtown Wilkes-Barre. The new facility will include four large multi-use classrooms, student study areas, faculty offices, and five fully equipped laboratories:
- A mechatronics lab
- An engineering materials lab
- An engineering structures lab
- A fluid mechanics and hydrology lab
- A fabrication lab