The curriculum in applied sciences in engineering is intended to meet the needs of students whose goals might not be served by the professional engineering programs. The curriculum permits the development of a wide range of interdisciplinary programs individually tailored to the needs of the student outside the accredited or professional engineering fields. A faculty committee advises each student in the preparation of a sound educational program from courses available in the regular engineering programs. The applied sciences in engineering curriculum is not accredited as a professional engineering program.
Courses are not offered specifically for this curriculum, but must be chosen from among those scheduled by the professional engineering programs. Several areas of specialization currently are available, such as packaging engineering, engineering physics, and preparatory programs for law school or medical school.