In your junior year, you will lay the groundwork for your future as an engineer. Your classes will begin to target specific sub-disciplines in engineering and computer science to help you clarify your path. In your senior year, you'll broaden and deepen your skills and research experience and apply what you've learned to a capstone project.

The Classes You'll Take

Your junior and senior year classes help you develop expertise in your chosen field and provide you with opportunities to use those skills in real-world projects. Explore the major courses of study in the links below:

Applied Physics Applied Mathematics Biomedical Engineering Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering Computer Science Earth and Environmental Engineering Electrical Engineering
Engineering Mechanics Industrial Engineering Materials Science and Engineering Mechanical Engineering
Operations Research Operations Research: Analytics Operations Research: Engineering Management Systems Operations Research: Financial Engineering

Meet Your Faculty Advisor

Once you declare your major, you will be assigned a faculty advisor who, along with your Advising Dean, will help you select the courses that you need to meet your degree requirements, guide you in research and internship opportunities, and mentor you in career and post-graduation planning.

Senior Design Expo

The annual Senior Design Expo allows you to apply your knowledge to solve an engineering challenge. You will collaborate with peers to research, design, and produce an original prototype that will be displayed at the expo.

From a beach cleaning robot to affordable diagnostic tools and better-fitting prosthetics, Columbia Engineering’s fourth annual Senior Design Expo showcased the ingenuity and innovation of the Class of 2017.

Start Your Job Search

With resources such as on-campus career fairs, networking events, interview practice and resume polishing, the Center for Career Education will help you put your career plans into action.

Tau Beta Pi Honor Society

By your junior or senior year, your scholastic accomplishments may qualify you to join Tau Beta Pi. The honor society is the nation's second-oldest, representing the entire engineering profession.