Integrated Engineering

Tackle the world's most complicated problems with an interdisciplinary mindset.

Integrated engineers see the world differently. Rather than focusing on one aspect of a problem, they understand the big picture. This requires not only a strong technical foundation across multiple areas of science and engineering, but also an understanding of the profound impact engineers have on society. An undergraduate degree in integrated engineering prepares students to enter the workforce in a position to contribute to multiple areas of a project.

Our unique curriculum not only exposes students to multiple areas across engineering, but also reinforces the ways in which synthesizing these skills is critical to the success of engineering projects. This synthesis is most obvious in our experimental engineering class (GENG 360). In this class, you will tackle open-ended problems that require you to draw from multiple prerequisites. For example, students might develop a thermal model for a space heater (a mechanical/ thermodynamics problem), prototype the heater using their background in design, build a small electric heating using their knowledge of electronics and program the heater to self-regulate using their computer programming skills.

Program Snapshot

  • BS/BA Dual Degree
  • 4 Concentrations
  • 147 Units (hours)

Develop subject matter expertise.

To complement your broad foundation, the integrated engineering curriculum includes a concentration area of your choice to provide you with expertise in a particular area. Students may currently choose from the following options:

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Engineering and the Law

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Individual Plan of Study

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Sustainability

Other concentrations are under development including biomedical engineering.

Why choose USD's integrated engineering program?

As an integrated engineering major, you will develop a broad technical foundation that prepares you for a range of engineering professions. You will also pursue coursework that gives you deep subject matter expertise in an area of your interest. We offer hands-on experience and access to cultural and career-building opportunities that will set you on a trajectory for success.

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Requirements to complete the program.

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See what you can do with an engineering degree.

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Craft a personalized career path.

Get to Know Your Professors

Casual Conversations with Integrated Engineering faculty

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Gordon Hoople, PhD is passionate about bringing social justice into the curriculum.

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"Don't worry your life away," — a motto for Diana Chen, PhD.