Engineering at Houghton
We have three exciting options for prospective engineers to receive the training they need to become leaders in the various fields of engineering.
100% Success Rate!*
*100% of Houghton College students are employed or accepted into graduate programs within 12 months after earning a degree from the Department of Physics.
Engineering positions acquired by recent graduates:
- Mechanical Engineer, Xylem Inc.
- Project Manager/Lab Technician, Porous Materials, Inc.
- Cyclotron operator, National Superconducting Cyclotron Lab
- Manufacturing Engineering Development, Pratt and Whitney
- Reliability Engineer, Alcoa
- Electrocardiology Technician, Strong Hospital
- Technician, Cornell University
Engineering schools attended by recent graduates:
- University of Albany
- Masdar Institute of Science and Technology
- Purdue University
- Clemson University
- Arizona State University
- Penn State University
Preparation for careers
The Applied Physics - Engineering Emphasis (B.S.) major is designed to give a broad background in general engineering principles and skills. This major allows the student to explore the diverse fields of engineering while maximizing the number of possible career options, something which is difficult to do with a more specialized degree.
Students are prepared for engineering careers right out of college.
Preparation for graduate programs
Many advanced careers require a post-graduate education. The Applied Physics - Engineering Emphasis (B.S.) major not only offers a broad background in general engineering principles and skills, but also provides the depth of understand and research opportunities that graduate programs are looking for.
Students are equipped to earn an engineering or physics master's degree in as little as two years or to pursue a full Ph.D. program immediately after leaving Houghton.
Those seeking a specialized degree, and especially those interested in civil engineering, should consider the Dual-Degree Engineering Program.
This program requires three years at Houghton and two years at a partner school. At the conclusion of the five years, a student making normal progress will receive degrees both from Houghton College and from the partner university. The Houghton College degree would be in an appropriate field of study, typically Physics, General Science, Chemistry or Biology, and the degree from the partner school would be in the student's chosen engineering field.
Houghton College currently maintains a formal Dual-Degree Program arrangement with Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY. This university offers outstanding engineering programs. We are also happy to work with students to set up similar programs at a different university upon request.
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