Engineering Science

Engineering science gives you a chance to get a little bit of everything. It’s a flexible and multi-departmental degree that lets you see what you like—and get more of what you love. This program is ideal for people who want to learn how to be well-rounded problem-solvers, using experience from all different disciplines to make an impact on the environment, healthcare or nearly any field. If you’re having a hard time deciding which engineering major to choose, then pick engineering science—and do it all.

What will I learn?

As an engineering science major, you’ll get a breadth of engineering fundamentals, with the freedom and flexibility to explore your interests. 

You’ll start with classes in chemistry, physics and calculus, plus a few other requirements to give you a solid foundation. You’ll take courses from a broad range of fields such as biology, geology and mechanics. And then you’ll get to go deeper into an interdisciplinary area such as data science or robotics and mechatronics, or a traditional engineering discipline like aerospace or civil engineering. 

What can I do outside of class?

The classroom is only the beginning at UB. 

  • Internships, co-ops and experiential learning. At UB, you’ll find on-campus engineering intramurals, tinkering programs, internships that give you real-world experience and contacts, and much more.
  • Student groups. Make friends and maybe even compete in national competitions through UB’s dozens of engineering and science clubs, including clubs based on specific academic interests.
  • Research. Work alongside faculty to study how engineering students learn.
  • Study abroad. If you’re looking for a life-changing experience and international perspective, consider going abroad; UB engineering students have traveled to Australia, Costa Rica, France and many other countries during summer and winter breaks. 
Hands On / Experiential Learning
Student Clubs
Study Abroad

What can I do with an engineering science degree?

This is one of the most flexible engineering degrees you can get because it gives you a background in a broad range of areas. 

As an engineering science graduate, you might work for a government agency, a private company, a research lab or in a university. Your career might include research, education, sales, communication or project management. Some of our students also go to graduate school before getting a job.

Whether you decide you want to work in mechanical engineering, environmental engineering or nearly any career involving engineering or science, this degree puts you on the right path. (That said, if you’re sure that you want to focus on a specific type of engineering, you should also check out that major.)

Who will I learn from?

As an engineering science student, many of your classes will be taught by faculty from the Department of Engineering Education, where you’ll find professors who specialize in helping engineering students learn complex subjects. That’s just one reason why they’re exceptional teachers and mentors. 

Within this program, you’ll also take classes from engineering and science experts throughout the university. For example, if you take an aerospace engineering class, you might learn from a professor who has done research for NASA. Your physics professor might be a National Science Foundation award winner. You get the idea. But regardless of who your teachers are, they’re here to help you achieve your goals.