Engineering

Carroll students inspect a water supply well in Kawango Village, Uganda.

Engineering for Life: Engineering at Carroll College

The Field 

Engineering is a dynamic field at the cutting edge of bringing science and mathematics to solve real-world problems. Worldwide, engineers work to improve lives by solving technical problems in structures, transportation, environmental protection, water resources, energy, mechanics and machinery, medicine, public health, electricity and electronics, computers and communications, and chemical processes. Among the many benefits of pursuing a career in engineering is the broad spectrum of specialties from which you can choose.

Carroll's Engineering Programs

Carroll offers flexible Bachelor of Science degree programs in Civil Engineering and in Engineering Science that allow you to customize and design a career path that aligns with your  interests and goals. In both programs you’ll find expert faculty, modern computer and communictations infrastructure, fully-equipped engineering labs and classrooms, and an emphasis on service. The Civil Engineering and Engineering Science programs  at Carroll are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (www.abet.org).

You can also consider the Dual Degree (3-2) Program that Carroll offers in affiliation with other engineering colleges and universities.

Student Outcomes

The educational objectives of the Carroll College Civil Engineering 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.

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. The four major areas of study with the Civil Engineering major are: structures, environmental, water resources, and transportation. Students may choose one of two emphases: broadfield civil or environmental.

Why Should You Study Engineering at Carroll?

At Carroll, we refer to our program as "Engineering Plus." When you study in Carroll's Catholic liberal arts environment, you learn to develop and express informed opinions, communicate complex ideas and concepts effectively, understand better people and their environments, and appreciate the richness of diversity. Developing these skills give Carroll engineering graduates a key advantage in their professional carreers. 

Why else should you choose to study engineering at Carroll?

  • With a low 12:1 Student-to-Teacher Ratio, students get to know their professors who focus on teaching and advising 
  • Graduates consistently earn competitive jobs and are accepted to top graduate schools.
  • Internships and research opportunities at local and national locations
  • Abundant local, national, and international service opportunities 
  • Live on campus for convenience, better learning, making friends, and having fun
  • Montana offers a wide variety of opportunities for outdoor recreation and adventure

Consistently ranked the #1 Regional College in the West by U.S. News & World Report, Carroll offers a solid technical engineering education framed in a strong liberal arts environment. Our faculty are seasoned engineers who present engineering challenges in a way that reflects the impact they have, not just in a classroom or lab, but also in the real world. You’ll learn in small, engaging classroom settings in which your professor will know your strengths, interests, and goals, and where you’ll work closely with your fellow students.  

You can join our chapter of Engineers Without Borders and work on engineering service projects in Guatemala, Mexico, Saint Lucia, and Uganda, as early as your freshman year. You can join our chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers and participate in the annual concrete canoe and steel bridge design competitions, mentor local high school students in engineering activities, and meet with engineering professionals and Carroll alumni about strategies and opportunities for a challenging and rewarding professional engineering career. 

The Possibilities after You Graduate

As an engineering graduate from Carroll you’ll be in a position to earn an excellent salary in a high-demand profession,  help solve problems facing people and communities around the world, and to pursue an advanced degree in engineering or other discipline. Our recent graduates have entered the workforce, joined the Peace Corps, been accepted to top graduate programs, started their own businesses, moved into management and executive positions, and enjoyed fulfilling careers in private engineering consulting firms, manufacturing, construction, and government agencies.