Carroll College, Helena Montana
Engineering Science

Engineering Science

B.S. Degree in Engineering Science

Students majoring in Engineering Science select an area of emphasis in:

  • Engineering Mechanics, or in
  • Environment and Public Health

See the B.S. degree requirements and four-year course plans

The Engineering Mechanics emphasis in engineering science is a broad-based engineering major designed to prepare students to enroll directly into graduate programs in mechanical engineering, structural engineering, aerospace engineering, engineering mechanics, or environmental engineering, leading to productive and rewarding professional careers in any of these areas, and more.

The Environment and Public Health emphasis in engineering science is designed to produce graduates who are well prepared for graduate studies in environmental engineering, public health engineering, or public health administration. In addition, this major will produce graduates who can develop and implement engineering solutions that are environmentally sound and that promote good public health.

The Engineering Science program combines technical preparation in science, mathematics, computer science, and engineering with a strong emphasis on written and oral communication skills and a broad exposure to the humanities. Check out the requirements for the B.S. degree and the four-year course plans.

While the Engineering Science major is designed primarily to prepare students for graduate studies, at the same time, there are many employment opportunities for those wishing to enter the engineering profession upon graduation with the Carroll B.S. degree.


Carroll's Engineering Science program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,


An Engineering Science degree from Carroll combined with a graduate degree in a specialized engineering discipline opens a broad spectrum of career paths.

After completing your Carroll degree in Engineering Science most of you will want to go to graduate school for a master's or doctoral degree in your choice of specialized areas. Take your pick of specialty: mechanical, structural, environmental, or water resources engineering; computational fluid dynamics; biomedical or aerospace engineering; applied science or applied mathematics.

  • With your Carroll degree and an advanced degree in a specialized engineering field, you can earn top salaries at private engineering consulting firms, cutting-edge technology enterprises, manufacturing or construction firms, or government agencies.
  • Work as an engineering professional: design more energy efficient, lightweight aircraft; develop biomedical and biomechanical solutions for children with physical disabilities; invent new technologies to protect and preserve the environment; find better ways to provide all 7 billion people of the world with clean water, nutritious food, safe shelter, and good education.
  • Become an entrepreneur: start your own business in consulting, or launch your own nonprofit to build a better future while solving real-world problems.
  • Move up to management and executive positions in business or government.
  • Enjoy doing something that has meaning and value: engineers promote and protect the good health, safety, economy, and social stability for people in communities large and small all over the world. 
  • Become a licensed Professional Engineer - because Carroll's Engineering Science degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, and meets all of the state Licensing Board requirements.

Educational Objectives

The program educational objectives of the Carroll College Engineering Science Program are to prepare graduates who will:

  1. Find employment in their chosen fields and enjoy successful and rewarding professional careers.
  2. Seek and engage in lifelong learning to grow and develop in their chosen professions with most continuing their education to earn a master’s and/or a doctoral degree.
  3. Demonstrate leadership, especially through good teamwork and effective communication skills.
  4. Conduct themselves as ethical and responsible professionals, always mindful of the safety, environmental, economic, public health, and aesthetic impacts of their work.

Student Outcomes for the Engineering Science Program

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10 reasons

to choose carroll college for ENGINEERING SCIENCE

  1. Destroy your opponents in our Sumo-bot tournament!
  2. It's not rocket science... Oh, wait, yes it is! Get an internship with Lockheed-Martin to do aerodynamic modeling for rockets, missiles, and aircraft.
  3. Barbecue burgers and brats with your engineering student colleagues, faculty, and staff at the engineering lab.
  4. Provide clean water and sanitation for 250 orphans in Mexico by getting involved with Carroll's student chapter of Engineers Without Borders.
  5. Prepare to do graduate work in exciting areas like biomedical, mechanical, environmental, aerospace, or structural engineering; applied mathematics; applied physics... the list of possibilities is endless.
  6. Learn how modern, computer-based mathematical and scientific modeling is used to solve important engineering problems.
  7. Join Carroll's student chapter of Engineers Without Borders and work with professional structural engineer mentor, Kurt Keith, to develop structural improvements that will protect 500 school kids in Guatemala in the event of an earthquake.
  8. Wade the Dearborn River with Professor Fischer to catch crawdads and gather stream flow measurements for your hydrology class
  9. Climb volcanoes with Dr. Weight in search of clean water for 500 school kids in Guatemala.
  10. Show Montana middle school kids at the De La Salle Blackfeet School in Browning how to design and build tall towers using only drinking straws and paper clips.

Compromised pipeline discovered by Carroll student, remediation underway

Carroll College (Helena, Mont.), in partnership with the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), announced this week that a Carroll student's discovery of a compromised gas line has led to remediation action. Carroll Engineering Professor Willis Weight reports that his student, John Proulx, discovered the pipeline in Beaver Creek, located in Lewis and Clark County. The old, eroded line was exposed for several feet, with the visible line stretching above the stony creek bank and dangling above the flowing water. Story

Enrollment and Graduation Data

View the Enrollment and Graduation Data for the Engineering Science major from 2010-15.