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Engineering Program Majors and Minors


Valpo’s College of Engineering lays a strong academic foundation. And it doesn’t stop there. Through out-of-the-classroom undergraduate research projects, cross-cultural learning experiences, and a capstone senior design project, students gain the insightfulness and critical thinking needed to not just explore new horizons but actually create them.

Majors are offered in several longstanding accredited programs: civil, electrical, computer, and mechanical engineering. Two new programs in environmental engineering and bioengineering are also now offered.


The Bioengineering Program provides a series of professional studies grounded in engineering fundamentals and arts and sciences and augmented by the development of interpersonal skills, experiential learning, and an appreciation of lifelong learning.

Civil Engineering

The Civil Engineering Program will develop the professional skills needed to solve global challenges. Students develop the teamwork and communication skills to lead sustainable development initiatives that protect our environment and improve the quality of life of people.

Computer Engineering

The Computer Engineering Program prepares students with the engineering expertise and well-rounded education necessary to lead and serve society. Valpo computer engineering students have the opportunity to explore digital logic, embedded systems and much more.

Electrical Engineering

The Electrical Engineering Program prepares students with the engineering expertise and well-rounded education necessary to lead and serve society. Valpo electrical engineering students have the opportunity to explore circuit design, signal processing and much more.

Environmental Engineering

The Environmental Engineering Program teaches students how to design solutions that help prevent, reduce, and treat pollution in our air, soil, and water. Students will develop the teamwork and communication skills needed to lead sustainable development initiatives.

Mechanical Engineering

The Mechanical Engineering Department provides a program of professional studies grounded in engineering fundamentals, mathematics, and arts and sciences. Students learn to design power-producing machines, as well as power-using machines.

Integrated Business and Engineering

The Integrated Business and Engineering Program allows students to combine their interests in business and engineering, opening opportunities for them after graduation to work in technology and technical companies.

International Engineering

The International Engineering Program is a five-year program that combines a major in one of the four engineering fields with a major or minor in either German, French, or Spanish or a minor in Chinese.


A bioengineering minor exposes students to a broad and exciting field aimed at improving the lives of others. The minor works well with the mechanical engineering curriculum.

Humanitarian Engineering

The humanitarian engineering minor is designed to give students the understanding and the opportunity to apply engineering concepts to improve the welfare of the less advantaged.

Environmental Studies

This interdisciplinary minor exposing students to approaches used by various sectors of society that are attempting to solve environmental problems.


Mechatronics is an interdisciplinary engineering field that combines mechanical, electrical, electronics, control, and computer engineering. Student can complete the minor with 9 to 12 credits.

Departmental Minors

Departmental minors within the College of Engineering that are available to engineering majors include civil engineering, electrical and computer engineering, and mechanical engineering.

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of alumni over the past ten years who secured employment or enrolled in graduate school within six months after graduation