The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences offers 11 engineering programs leading to the degree of bachelor of science (BS) degree: aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, engineering science, environmental, industrial, material science, and mechanical engineering.
Seven combined BS/MBA programs are offered in conjunction with the School of Management. BA, BS, and BS/MS degrees in computer science are offered through the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. BS/MS degrees are offered through the Departments of Biomedical and Electrical Engineering. A BS degree in engineering physics is offered jointly with the Department of Physics. A BS degree in bioinformatics and computational biology is an interdisciplinary program offered jointly with the College of Arts and Sciences. Minors are offered in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Manufacturing, Robotics, Human Factors and Ergonomics Engineering, Operations Research, and Quality Engineering. Additionally, a certificate is offered in Data Intensive Computing. The Department of Materials Design and Innovation (MDI) has the only joint-accelerated Chemistry BS/MDI MS program in the nation, which allows students to complete an undergraduate and graduate degree in less than five years.
The curricula allow students flexibility in their programs of study and encourages interaction between students and faculty. The undergraduate educational experience prepares students for professional practice and advanced study. Special programs including our experiential learning program, undergraduate research, and internship opportunities provide professional development skills and experiences and facilitate placement of our graduates in high-quality engineering positions.
Data-intensive computing has been hailed as the fourth paradigm after experimental, theoretical, and computational sciences. In the popular literature, data-intensive computing is closely associated with another emerging technology, namely, cloud computing. The skills and competencies learned in this certificate program are highly sought after by a wide range of industries from scientific research to stock market analytics.
Data intensive computing is a collective solution to address the data deluge that has been brought about by tremendous advances in distributed systems and Internet-based computing. The need to deal with huge volumes of data is being felt across industry, government, and academia. This includes the analysis needs of intelligence agencies for data from satellite imagery, signal intercepts, sensors, etc.; medical agencies analyzing images, genetic and other diagnostic data; environmental agencies with sensor-collected data on air, water, and meteorological conditions; and organizations in general needing to exploit the massive document databases on the world wide web (several hundred trillion bytes of text); among others. There are excellent opportunities for using the certificate for finding employment in many fields that require data analytics.
Salaries depend on the major study of the student. But the data-intensive computing and cloud computing skills are in great demand. We expect the salaries to be greater than $50,000.