The multi-disciplinary four-year BS in Engineering Sciences offered by the Zaven and Sonia Akian College of Science and Engineering (CSE) is designed for students who are interested in a broad-based general engineering degree. The program incorporates course work in mechanical and electrical engineering, computer science and engineering design while being strongly rooted in natural and physical sciences and mathematics. The program aims to explore synergies among science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in enabling students to understand a multitude of complex systems and address the challenges of Armenia, the region and the world.
Making use of synergies with AUA’s Entrepreneurship and Product Innovation Center (EPIC), the BS in Engineering Sciences program accentuates innovation and creativity, fostering an entrepreneurial disposition in graduates. The program also underscores effective oral and written communication skills to help graduates convey ideas from the discipline to become change-agents and leaders.
Graduates of the program will be well prepared for employment in a wide range of sectors requiring analytical and quantitative skills as well as advanced studies in a wide variety of academic disciplines, such as mechanical, electrical, and systems engineering, computer science and robotics.
The BS in Engineering Sciences is offered as part of AUA’s liberal arts education. Program-wide and university-wide goals have been designed to ensure that AUA’s graduates become not only specialists in their fields, but also develop into well-rounded individuals, able to think critically and creatively, to learn independently, to understand different thinking traditions, to work collaboratively, and to interact with people from different cultures and disciplines.
As one of AUA’s founding colleges, the Zaven & Sonia Akian College of Science and Engineering is also home to the Engineering Research Center, two of the university’s Master’s degree programs: Industrial Engineering and Systems Management (IESM) and Computer and Information Science (CIS), as well as Bachelor programs Computer Science and Data Science.