Materials Engineering TrackBuild expertise in materials—the cornerstone of engineering innovation. Think about it. Everything is made of something. In order to build, you must have something to build with—which means that materials are the innovative cornerstone of engineering. Industry relies on materials engineers to develop the building blocks of tomorrow: materials with extraordinary properties—heat resistant, ultra-thin, ultra-durable, and sustainable—that perform better and cost less. The Carolina engineering major will get your mind and hands working on future-focused materials and technologies, like those used for next-generation energy storage, polymer membranes for clean water, green plastics, and biomedical devices.
Environmental Engineering TrackInnovate for the environment—the defining issue of our global future. Environmental change is the single greatest global challenge of our lifetime. Current and future generations depend on our ability to design innovative answers. As a Carolina engineering major, you can start making a difference by working on technologies and designing solutions for air pollution, water quality, renewable energy, resource conservation, and environmental exposures and contaminations.
As a Carolina engineering student, the function of your engineering training finds form in a rich liberal arts education. This combination equips you to step back to see broader perspectives, make unexpected connections, and work as a problem-solver across the sciences and society. Our interdisciplinary curriculum offers you a number of advantages you won’t find elsewhere.