Applied & Engineering Sciences
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The Way Things Work.
Students in Wilkes' Applied and Engineering Sciences major have an ideal opportunity to pursue individual interests that cut across disciplinary boundaries. Examples can range from medicine to materials science to broadcast communications. Other well-suited areas of interest include nanotechnology, theater design, sound recording, patent law, computer graphics, artificial intelligence, entrepreneurship, technical writing and simulation, to mention just a few.
Wilkes recognizes that knowledge of concepts is...
only as good as the ability to physically apply them in a hands-on environment...and besides, it's what engineers like to do!
In our Mechatronics Lab, students interface the electrical and mechanical world commencing in the sophomore year, learning how to automate laboratory testing and data collection.
In our MEMS (Micro-ElectroMechanical Systems) and Thin Films Labs, you can design, build and test a transistor or transducer as an undergraduate! (You can't do this elsewhere as an undergraduate...just ask around.)
In our Fluid Mechanics Lab, design a wing and test it in a wind tunnel.
Our Machine Shop has a full complement of tolling and welding facilities for students to use in building the projects they design for class or for cocurricular activities like the Mini-Baja competition.
In our Digital Design Lab, build and demonstrate a locally networked computer from the ground up, starting with wires and chips based on Motorola architecture.
In our Communications Lab, design, build and test radio frequency transmitters, receivers and antennae.
Our engineering faculty are active teachers who work closely
with students in classrooms and laboratories; labs are not taught by graduate student teaching assistants. As an Applied & Engineering Science student, you will graduate with confidence in your ability to understand and solve problems because we will help you develop a mental discipline for critical thinking.
Wilkes Applied & Engineering Sciences graduates have been successfully placed
in numerous regional, national, and multi-national industries. When you go out into the world, you will look for the next problem to solve. Wilkes graduates who do that well are highly valued by their employers.