According to a study conducted by the Georgetown University Center on Education and The Workforce, the four highest-paying college degrees are all in engineering, all having a starting salary of $50,000 or higher. Engineering is also an incredibly competitive and demanding field. The goal of the Brother Rice engineering department is to introduce students to engineering basics and give them the strong base needed to succeed in the world of engineering.
The engineering department offers three engineering classes, and one architecture class. The architecture class covers architectural history as well as the basics of architecture and the fundamentals of architectural drawing. The class culminates in the spring with a green-friendly architecture competition sponsored by Thom Greene ’73. There are three engineering classes. Students begin by taking Engineering Design, a course that introduces the students to the basics of engineering. The next level up is Digital Electronics which is focused on electrical engineering. Last is an advanced engineering class which combines everything learned in the first two classes. The highlight of the class is a class project that is completed in the second semester. Some past projects have been a hybrid go-cart, a hovercraft, and an autonomous submarine. The advanced engineering class also participates in the U of D Mercy Technology Discovery Day. This is a day made up of about 8 different competitions that tests the student’s knowledge of engineering and their ability to put this knowledge into practice. Click the link above for more information about the classes.