NAPERVILLE, Ill., Dec. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- North Central College in Naperville, Ill., has established new engineering programs designed to empower students to drive the pace of technology and build professional resiliency.
Starting with the 2018-2019 academic term, students can earn bachelor of science degrees in computer, electrical and mechanical engineering in four years—a first for the College.
According to the director of North Central's new engineering programs, Dr. Frank Harwath, the College strives to create the "ideal engineer" – one with a comprehensive liberal arts education.
"Industry and academic partners have told us that the ideal engineer participates in teams effectively, communicates respectfully, clearly and concisely, and executes compassionately and realistically," said Harwath who, for more than 30 years, worked in industry design and developed products and processes. Harwath started three companies, accumulated 84 patents and designed products used in high performance computers, graphics hardware, cell phones, fiber optics and sporting goods.
"From day one, we're going to give students at North Central College real-world problems to solve. Every engineering class will embrace a lecture-lab approach, enabling students to develop a solution to a problem plus write a report and deliver a presentation—skills that will increase their professional marketability," said Harwath.
Combined with high-quality, talented faculty and staff, "students will be positioned for success in their chosen field. Our faculty make themselves available to every student, providing every opportunity for learning and succeeding. This is what sets North Central College apart," said Harwath.
Dr. Stephen Maynard Caliendo, dean of North Central's College of Arts and Sciences, said, "We are committed to producing the sort of engineers who will change the world and be prepared to adapt to new challenges throughout their careers."
At North Central, students can study in the Dr. Myron Wentz Science Center, a state-of-the-art facility equipped to accommodate the most sophisticated hardware, software and sustainable technology.
Learn more at http://bit.ly/2AQVACL.
Founded in 1861, North Central College is an independent, comprehensive college of the liberal arts and sciences that offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and six graduate programs. With more than 2,900 students, North Central provides a rigorous, student-centered education and fosters a diverse, inclusive and globally engaged community that prepares students for action and leadership in a complex world. Just 30 minutes from Chicago's Loop, Naperville is rated by niche.com as the 2nd "Best Places to Live in Illinois." Visit northcentralcollege.edu.
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