A rigorous introduction to the concepts of physics through a mix of theoretical and experimental course work which will prepare students for graduate studies, a career in engineering, or applied physics. It also provides a sound basis for a career in science education
Why study engineering at Benedictine?
Benedictine University and the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) have partnered to offer students a chance to take advantage of the strengths of both schools while earning a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in Engineering Science from Benedictine and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from IIT.
How does the program work?
You must have a minimum 3.0 GPA to be accepted into the Benedictine/IIT engineering program. A minimum of 45 semester hours must be completed at IIT. Once you are accepted into the program, you will be enrolled at both schools simultaneously and will be able to enjoy the benefits of student activities and the use of facilities at both institutions.
Your initial classes are taken exclusively at Benedictine, where you will complete a sequence of courses comprising the Engineering core plus elective courses in social science and humanities. By your fifth semester, you will take courses at both institutions. Most classes during the final four semesters of the program are conducted at IIT’s downtown campus.
Your academic work will include courses that are essentially common to all branches of engineering and include calculus, college physics, chemistry, statics, dynamic, computer programming and engineering graphics. You will take liberal arts courses in written and oral communications, technical writing, social science and electives of your choice.
Fields of study
IIT will prepare you for your specialty in the following fields of study:
The Benedictine/IIT connection provides students with a unique opportunity in that they receive an engineering degree while attending a liberal arts university. The liberally-educated graduate is better prepared to compete in an environment where communication skills are rapidly becoming as important as technical ability. This program develops engineers who can communicate technical ideas to society.