Majors

Engineering Programs

Below is a brief explanation of every major offered at the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology at BYU. Additionally, a few class recommendations for your freshman semester have also been provided. If any of them interest you and you would like more information, please contact us!

 

Chemical Engineering

 

Perhaps you’ve heard the slogan “plastic makes it possible;” well, chemical engineers make plastic possible, and thousands of other products. Combining skills in math, physics, and science, chemical engineers take raw materials and turn them into products we use every day.
 
 
Recommended Freshman First Semester Courses:
Math 112: Calculus 1
Ch En 170: Intro to Chemical Engineering
Chem 111: Principles of Chemistry 1
 

Civil & Environmental Engineering
 

Have you ever been fascinated by the design of a new building, bridge or freeway? If so, maybe you should consider a career in civil engineering. Civil engineers are responsible for major infrastructure projects from bridges and dams to roads and railways. They are also actively working to protect the environment through green building, sustainable designs, and environmental restoration projects.
 

Recommended Freshman First Semester Courses:
Math 112: Calculus 1
Ce En 101: Intro to Civil Engineering
Ce En 112: Engineering Drafting with CAD Applications

 

Electrical & Computer Engineering

 

If it lights up, makes noise, or uses batteries, an electrical engineer was more than likely involved in its design. From cell phones to satellites, heaters to hybrids, electrical engineers are vital to the design and functionality of any electronic device. Equally vital, computer engineers design chips, software, hardware and networking devices.
 
 

Recommended Freshman First Semester Courses:
Math 112: Calculus 1
Phscs 121: Intro to Newtonian Mechanics
CS 142: Intro to Computer Programming

 

Mechanical Engineering

 

From designing world-class sports cars to automating the manufacturing of artificial limbs, mechanical engineers make a living by making our lives easier and more comfortable. Just about anything with moving parts requires the technical design of a mechanical engineer.
 
 

Recommended Freshman First Semester Courses:
Math 112: Calculus 1
Phscs 121: Intro to Newtonian Mechanics
Me En 191: New Student Seminar

School of Technology
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Construction and Facilities Management: Construction Management Emphasis

 

With training in construction, architecture, business management, finance and even real estate, construction management grads leave BYU ready to take on leadership positions and oversee projects from concept to completion. Construction managers use their technical skills and business acumen to coordinate success.
 
 
Recommended Freshman First Semester Courses:
Math 111: Trigonometry 
CFM 105: Intro to Construction Facilities Management
 

Construction and Facilities Management: Facility Management Emphasis

 

Facility management students learn to maintain and manage buildings, maximize productivity, and even focus on protecting the environment. Whether they are purchasing and revamping an old building or designing and building a totally new one, FM graduates are great assets to their organizations.
 
 
Recommended Freshman First Semester Courses:
Math 111: Trigonometry 
CFM 105: Intro to Construction Facilities Management
 

Industrial Design

 

Imagination and application define the field of industrial design. Industrial designers are responsible for the aesthetics, form, and function of everything from cars to kitchen appliances. Students learn about the evolution of ideas, from sketches to technical 3-D models, and on to production.
 
 
Recommended Freshman First Semester Courses:
InDes 130: Visual Literacy
InDes 131: Structured Creativity
InDes 132: Form and Surface Development
InDes 133: Visualization Methods
 

Information Technology

 

Computer engineers make computer components; information technologists make those components work together. With training in hardware, software, networking and digital communication, IT professionals are in high demand and can find jobs in many fields around the world.
 
 
Recommended Freshman First Semester Courses:
IT 101: Cornerstone
CS 142: Intro to Computer Programming
Math 112: Calculus 1
 

Manufacturing Engineering Technology

 

Manufacturing engineers do more than design product components – they oversee a product’s life cycle from concept to mass-production. This multidisciplinary field combines aspects of economics, quality control, business organization, strategic planning, product design, manufacturing, and engineering.
 
 
Recommended Freshman First Semester Courses:
Math 112: Calculus 1
Phscs 121: Intro to Newtonian Mechanics
MFG 130: Modern Fanufacturing 
 

Technology & Engineering Education

 

Combining a broad engineering education with creativity, design, communications and teaching skills, the technology and engineering education program trains the next generation of science and engineering instructors. While some accept positions as corporate or industrial trainers, most of the program’s graduates go on to teach basic engineering courses in middle and high schools. TEE graduates inspire the innovators of the future and are in high demand.
 
 
Recommended Freshman First Semester Courses:
TEE 276A: Exploration of Teaching A
TEE 276B: Exploration of Teaching B
TEE 200: Processes and Prototyping with Wood
TEE 291R: Undergraduate Seminar