We provide students with a solid foundation in engineering and its underlying math and science within the framework of a liberal arts education.
The professional practice of engineering requires an understanding of analytical methods, design techniques, social and economic influences and an appreciation for cultural and humanistic traditions. Our ABET-accredited program supports these needs by offering each engineering student the opportunity to acquire a broad yet individualized technical and liberal education.
At the core of the curriculum is a sequence of mathematics, physics and engineering courses that foster analytical and design skills that can be applied to a range of engineering disciplines. Elective courses, design projects, and undergraduate research opportunities allow students to pursue specific areas of interest.
Hope’s strong liberal arts core curriculum provides engineering students with critical thinking skills, proficiency in a foreign language and exposure to a diversity of views and cultures.
Graduates of the program are prepared to begin a professional career or continue study in graduate school.
An ABET-accredited engineering degree from Hope includes courses in general education, math, science, and engineering. Electives within the program allow you to specialize in a variety of emphasis options. There are currently 153 declared engineering majors.
- Biochemical Engineering
- Biomedical Engineering - Bioelectrical Engineering
- Biomedical Engineering - Biomechanical Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Environmental Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- No Emphasis Option
Every engineering student takes a core set of courses that offer an introduction to each area of engineering and provide a broad base of knowledge.
After about three semesters, you’ll take upper-level specialty courses to delve deeper into one particular area of engineering.
We recommend a specific sequence when choosing which courses to take each semester. Please speak with an engineering faculty member each semester prior to registration.
Most engineering students build careers in the field immediately after leaving Hope. Others pursue medicine, law or teaching. And almost half go on to receive a graduate degree. In the last year, 48 students graduated with an engineering degree.
About the School
Hope College is a private, Christian liberal arts college in Holland, Michigan. It opened in 1851 as the Pioneer School by Dutch immigrants four years after the community was first settled.