So, you've decided you want to be an engineer or an architect! Your career exploration has landed you at Ohio State, where you'll find out as soon as you step through our doors that engineering is more than just building widgets. More than fixing mechanical problems. More than improving infrastructure. Way more.
Engineers are creative problem-solvers who invent and improve almost anything related to our health, happiness and safety. In short, engineers help shape the future.
Ohio State's College of Engineering will help you make a world of difference by providing excellent opportunities for you to take part in research experiences; interact with outstanding faculty; participate in project teams and organizations related to your respective engineering disciplines; and, in fact, practice your profession before you even graduate.
We create an unsurpassed learning environment for students by
- delivering outstanding education programs, emphasizing experiential learning;
- recruiting and retaining a diverse student body, including the use of strategic pipelines and programs that address individual needs; and
- graduating practitioners with the skills to negotiate real-world situations, the conceptual breadth to offer alternatives to conventional solutions, and the ethical foundation to be role models to all groups.
Real Rocket Science
Madelyn Gruseck, a mechanical engineering undergraduate scheduled to graduate in 2013, has amazing stories to tell about co-op stints she’s had at NASA’s Johnson Space Center: She worked in Mission Control for the International Space Station Attitude Determination and Control Officer, a position in charge of “driving” the Space Station; became certified to teach astronauts how to use a software program; designed a vehicle to test parachutes for the new Orion spacecraft for astronauts; and worked on finding a way to “anchor” a space vehicle to an asteroid for possible future missions.
Approximately 70 percent of the college’s undergraduate students participate in our 20-year-old cooperative education or internship programs. The college’s reputation for producing engineering talent, as well as for providing superior services to employers, has attracted more than 800 national and international employers including Fortune 500 companies, small and medium-sized manufacturers, engineering and technical services firms, and state and federal agencies.