Department of Engineering

Program Overview

What is Engineering science? Engineering Science is a broad discipline that encompasses many different scientific principles and associated mathematics that underlie engineering and is designed for the students who has a variety of engineering interests, or has perhaps examined the multiple degree programs and discovered that several hold appeal.

The engineering science curriculum integrates engineering, mathematics, and chemical and physical sciences with the arts, humanities, social sciences, and the professions to tackle the most demanding challenges and advance the well-being of our global society.

 General requirements: 45 semester hours of engineering and 36 semester hours of math and science.Specific requirements … the National Council of Examiners For Engineers and Surveyors (NCEES) is the professional licensing organization for all engineers and recommends specific topics for the various engineering fields.


  • Our teaching philosophy...getting the right answer is not enough. We emphasize process and methodology across the curriculum 

  • S... stragegize
  • M... model (draw a diagram)
  • A... analyze 
  • R... reflect and
  • T... think (does the answer make sense)

and the importance of Documentation. We also have small class sizes which allows our professors to have personal interactions with our students. 

TECNOCAP Scholarship - Please contact the Admissions Office for more details.
Every engineering science student completes a paid internship either full-time over the summer or part-time during a fall or spring semester. Local companies who have sponsored Wheeling University Engineering Science majors include:

Touchstone Labs
The engineering science curriculum is rigorous and challenging and prepares students for successful careers in engineering. Within a few years of graduation our graduates are expected to be budding engineering professionals or engaged in graduate study. Our graduates are expected to value lifelong learning, aspire to increasing levels of responsibility within their work organizations, and use their knowledge and skills to serve their professions and communities.
Student outcomes are knowledge, skills, and/or behaviors that prepare students to attain program educational objectives. By the time of graduation, our students will have demonstrated the following:

a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
g) an ability to communicate effectively
h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
j) a knowledge of contemporary issues
k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Engineering Science majors pull it all together and apply their engineering knowledge, project management techniques, and inter-personal skills for their capstone engineering project during the Spring semester of their senior year. The 2018 capstone projects are an urban planning and design proposal for the Wheeling Island community that requires a design to float a tiny house on pontoons, and an evaluation of various energy saving technologies we’ve installed in our athletic complex.