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Vanderbilt appeals to engineering students who want to put their careers and lives into a rich context.

As a Vanderbilt engineering student, you will learn to be a creative thinker and a problem solver, skills that will be valuable throughout your life -- in and outside of an engineering lab.

In addition to providing a strong foundation in math, chemistry, physics and the liberal arts, our curriculum allows you to examine various engineering majors from multiple perspectives before you declare a specific major. Our five academic departments provide depth of study in a wide variety of traditional engineering disciplines, and some can be customized based on individual interests. Minors as well as electives should be carefully selected, after consultation with your academic advisor, to fulfill a specific purpose.

Our engineering graduates are valued for their expertise, intellectual independence, communication skills and leadership ability. Graduates are actively recruited not only for engineering careers but also for careers as diverse as consulting, medicine, law and finance.

Programs in biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.