SCUPI’s educational mission will focus on innovation and active learning directed towards advanced manufacturing technologies. During the initial startup phase, SCUPI will offer degrees in three undergraduate majors: Industrial Engineering (IE), Mechanical Engineering (ME), and Materials Science and Engineering (MSE).
Industrial Engineers improve the productivity and quality of integrated engineering systems. Such systems deal with machines, human beings, information, computers, and other resources. A variety of skills and techniques are used to design and operate these systems in the best way possible. Industrial engineering is a discipline offering a wide array of employment opportunities. The IE curriculum at SCUPI focuses on building the student’s capabilities in systems analysis and design in ways that cross traditional disciplinary lines to meet the demands of today’s dynamic social systems.
Mechanical engineers utilize the principles of force, energy, and motion. They apply these principles to the design and manufacture of a wide range of engineering systems, and the processes underlying these systems. Mechanical engineers play significant roles in developing many products and devices, such as power plants, automobiles, aircraft, medical devices, and energy systems. Because ME plays a central role in a diverse range of industries, students may specialize in various tracks, including system control and dynamics, thermal-fluid sciences, design and manufacturing, bio-medical engineering, computational mechanics, micro and nanosystems, and nuclear engineering.
Materials scientists and engineers have abundant and broad career opportunities in the emerging fields of electronics, telecommunication, aeronautics and aerospace, energy, biomedicine, and nanotechnology. Students majoring in this field will acquire training from a number of disciplines, including physics, chemistry, and general engineering. Materials scientists and engineers apply their knowledge to better our lives in a variety of ways, for example, in developing new materials, improving existing materials, and developing new material production processes.