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About Engineering and Physics

The Department of Engineering and Physics at Elizabethtown College is unique: small in size, big on quality.

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Engineering and Physics Projects

Elizabethtown Engineering and Physics students are involved in numerous projects in and around campus.

Facilities, Labs and Equipment

The Department of Engineering and Physics, located in the Masters Center for Science, Mathematics & Engineering, encompasses a collection of state-of-the-art laboratories and research spaces as well as areas for students to gather and study.

Small in size, big in quality

Our project-based curriculum gives you practical experience throughout your education. We offer five majors, three minors, and serve the College's Core Program with a variety of classes.

We offer two degrees accredited by the Engineering Commission of ABET: BS in Engineering, and BS in Computer Engineering (in cooperation with Dept of Computer Science), as well as a BS in Industrial Engineering Management (in cooperation with Dept of Business), a BS in Physics, and a BS in Physics Education (in cooperation with Dept of Education). The Engineering Commission of ABET can be contacted at 111 Market Pl., Suite 1050 Baltimore, MD 21202 (410) 347-7700). Our BS Engineering degree is accredited for concentrations in Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering; the new Sustainable Design concentration will be included in the ABET re-accreditation review of the BS Engineering program in 2014.

We have 40 to 55 new students each year, taught by eight full-time professors whose prime responsibilities are to develop your scientific and critical thinking abilities. In addition, we have a full-time physics research scientist, a full-time fabrication technician, adjunct faculty with a wealth of practical experience, and 140 other professors on the college faculty who will round out a truly enriching education. Part of what makes us a family is our upperclassmen who take pride in mentoring new students. Elizabethtown College offers a unique environment; there aren't many ABET accredited engineering degrees at schools of less than 2,000 students with the broad liberal arts tradition of Elizabethtown.

Mission Statement

"The Department of Engineering & Physic's principal goal is to prepare graduating students to compete successfully for desired professional positions or to be accepted into highly selective graduate programs. This is achieved by challenging our students with a significant and complete education in engineering and the sciences within a close-knit, safe, and personal environment, integrated by the rich atmosphere and liberal arts curriculum of the College. Our programs are born of a sense of cooperation between professors and students, and between student peers. In our cooperative environment, we motivate students to become increasingly self-aware independent thinkers and to develop teamwork and communication skills. While technical and scientific competence is the bedrock of our students' competitiveness, students also develop distinctive traits of caring and collaboration, which are becoming increasingly important in a world striving for meaning, harmony, and peace. The knowledge, skills, and character development attained by our students yield a sense of self-assurance founded in professional success and personal fulfillment."

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