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Fields of Engineering

Engineering: the application of scientific knowledge to solve practical problems.

Linfield students pursue a wide range of engineering careers. Depending on their specialty, many engineers eventually obtain a master’s degree and/or Professional Engineer (PE) certificate. Linfield faculty will help you choose courses and connect to internships and opportunities in the community to provide a solid foundation tailored to your aspirations.

Career paths include:

  • Mechanical engineering – the mechanical design of objects large and small.
    Path: B.S. Applied Physics with a concentration in engineering
  • Electrical engineering – the design and control of electrical signals in systems ranging from large scale power transmission to microscopic circuits in computer chips.
    Path: B.S. Physics with engineering, mathematics, and computer programming electives
  • Civil engineering – the engineering of buildings and public works. Sub-fields include structural engineering and environmental engineering.
    Path: B.S. Applied Physics with a concentration in engineering
  • Materials engineering – the design and manufacturing of materials’ electrical, mechanical, or optical properties to solve problems or create new technologies.
    Path: B.S. Physics with a concentration in materials science
  • Chemical engineering – the use of chemistry knowledge to engineer new materials and processes.
    Path: B.S. Chemistry
  • Software engineering – the design of computer software.
    Path: B.S. Computer Science
  • Bioengineering – the use of biological knowledge to engineer new technologies and medical therapies.
    Path: B.S. Biology or B.S. Biochemistry