Exposure to research opens doors
As an engineer you'll either pursue a career in industry or go down the path of research. Experience and hands-on learning are a big part of being an engineer.
Students have a great deal of interaction with faculty and graduate students because of the small class sizes and time spent in labs for coursework. Often internships are born out of these relationships. The college also has many connections with organizations and research projects happening outside of the college. This ranges from Temple Katz School of Medicine, the College of Dentistry to NASA, the National Science Foundation or the Department of Defence and opportunities abroad.
There is also an opportunity to be a part of Temple's Summer Educational Enhancement Opportunity. Students in this program are eligible to earn a stipend during the summer to fund a research project, internship or study away/study abroad program. This is available for President’s Scholars, Provost’s Scholars and students admitted to the Honors Program as first-year students. Specific eligibility and guidelines can be found with the Office of the Provost.
These opportunities help provide insights into the scientific process and whether you want to pursue advanced degrees and a career in research.
Research is critical in graduate-level education. It is through research activities that graduate students can apply what they have learned in their undergraduate and graduate level coursework to solve real world problems. Graduate students have opportunities to participate in research activities using the college's cutting-edge research facilities. Additionally, graduate students may conduct interdisciplinary research with departments within other colleges and schools at Temple University, such as the College of Science and Technology and the School of Medicine.
Research is interwoven into the doctoral program. Students work alongside faculty to execute the research and often publish as co-authors on the work. The intimate environment at Temple Engineering gives so that you get exposure to all aspects of the process.