Carroll College, Helena Montana
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Engineering at Carroll College

What to Expect

Studying engineering at Carroll College is a smart choice. Why? When you attend Carroll for a degree in engineering you can expect a solid technical education framed in a liberal arts environment. You can expect to dicuss engineering challenges in the context of a global and social world. You can expect professors that call you by name and opportunities to work in teams with your classmates on projects that start small and culminate in a senior design project. You can expect to build your skill in communicating technical information, both written and oral, through papers and presentations about your projects. You can expect a solid foundation of learning in mathematics and science to support your engineering knowledge. 

Carroll offers a range of degree options to suit your individual interests and goals, from civil engineering to engineering science to a dual-degree option that expands your ability to study in additional engineering fields. In most cases, the degree plans are designed to alllow you time to explore your interests before you decide which specific path you want to take. 

As a Carroll engineering student, you have many options for flexing your budding design skills. Internships and research opportunities are available, and you can also join one or both of our active Carroll student chapters: Engineers Without Boarders (EWB) and American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Carroll EWB's current service projects are ongoing in Guatemala, Mexico and Saint Lucia. Our ASCE Chapter participates annually in concrete canoe or steel bridge competitions, hosts pizza lunches with practicing engineers and employers, and also participates in local service work.

Life After Graduation

Engineers are in high demand in today's economy and Carroll graduates are rarely at a loss for finding fulfilling and interesting work with their Engineering degree. Carroll graduates have directly entered the workforce, joined the Peace Corps, or gone on to graduate school in a number of fields. Some of those include:

  • Earn an excellent salary working as a civil environmental engineer for a private engineering consulting firm, for a manufacturing or construction firm, or for a government agency.
  • Specialize by gaining admission to a graduate school, with a focus on areas like environmental, water resources, and civil engineering, or the growing field of engineering for developing communities.
  • Start your own business in consulting and/or construction after you earn your licensed professional engineer credentials.
  • Move up to management and executive positions in business or in government.
  • Enjoy doing something that has meaning and value: engineers promote good health, safety, the economy, and social stability for people in communities large and small all over the world.

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Carroll College EWB Chapter expands its service mission to Marianists in St. Lucia (January 2015). 

The 2015 EWB Holiday Season Campaign surpassed their fundraising goal, thus making it possible to continue supporting their community partnerships in Guatemala, Mexico, St. Lucia, and Uganda. Sixty individuals donated a total of $12,570


Our faculty are practicing engineers engaged in consulting, service projects, teaching and mentoring. 

The engineering lab on campus is fully-equipped and even includes a gas grill for the occasional barbecue. 

Our Civil Engineering and Engineering Science programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,