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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 adviser, 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.

The bachelor of science degree in computer science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.orgThe accredited program in computer science is the primary major administered by the School of Engineering. Computer science added as a second major by students outside the School of Engineering is not an accredited program.