Broadly speaking, engineering is applied science. While the purpose of science is to discover, understand and express the fundamental principles of nature, the purpose of engineering is to make use of such scientific understanding for the development of new and useful products, devices and solutions for the betterment of humanity and the world.
Hence, the classic advice “if you are good in math and science then you should consider engineering” is true, provided your motivation is to leverage your scientific insight and understanding to address many of the needs faced by humanity.
What Our Students Do When They Graduate
Upon graduation, about 80% of our graduates in aerospace and mechanical engineering enter industry; about 10% enter public service or military positions; and about 10% go to graduate school at top schools in the United States and the world — most in engineering, but some in medicine, law, or business.
Companies that have employed our graduates since 2015 includes Aerojet Rocketdyne, Amazon, AT&T, Bain, Boeing, Caterpillar Deloitte, DMC, Electric Boat, Epic, Exxon Mobil, Fiat Chrysler, Ford, General Electric, John Deere, Kiewit Power, McKinsey, Northrup-Grumman, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Proctor and Gamble, Stryker, Pratt & Whitney, Textron, Williams, and many others.
A representative list of graduate schools which our graduates since 2015 have attended include the California Institute of Technology, Case Western Reserve University, Carnegie-Mellon University, Cornell University, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Illinois, University of Maryland, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Northwestern University, University of Notre Dame, North Carolina State University, Ohio State University, Purdue University, Vanderbilt University, Stanford University, University of Texas, University of Southern California and many others.