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The engineering program at Hope College offers a B.S. degree with a major in engineering that is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org

Elective courses within the program allow students to choose from a variety of emphasis options including mechanical, civil, electrical, bio-medical (mechanical or electrical), computer, chemical, bio-chemical and environmental. Our program emphasizes small class sizes, the opportunity to carry out research with faculty, and state-or-the-art laboratories. Hope engineering students are often double majors or participants in athletics. At Hope we offer the kind of one-on-one attention that insures that each student reaches his or her potential. Faculty are focused on the success of undergraduate students as our most important goal.

Our engineering curriculum is designed to help students identify and define their interests, and provide the technical background needed to begin work as an engineer or continue on to advanced graduate study. Our approach to engineering education includes challenging coursework in engineering fundamentals in the classroom and laboratory. Other aspects include rigorous study of science and mathematics, and a broad education in the humanities and social sciences. Our innovative engineering design class has appeared in USA Today. The Hope College engineering program has an excellent record of placing students after graduation either in graduate schools or industry. Our recent graduates have taken jobs with such industry leaders as: Ford, General Motors, Pfizer, Lockheed-Martin, and Hewlett Packard. About 50% of our students go directly on to engineering graduate schools. Since 1996 half of the Hope engineering students going to graduate school have gone to one of the top graduate engineering schools in the country. These graduate schools include: the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Michigan, and the University of California at Berkeley.