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 Engineering at UCR

UCR adds Engineering to the curriculum

In September 2020, University College Roosevelt will add a series of courses in Engineering to its curriculum. The extension of the curriculum is an important pillar of Campus Zeeland, a program aimed at a stronger connection between education and industry. Aside from existing courses in Science, Social Science and the Arts & Humanities, students will be able to choose courses in Mechanical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Data Science. To allow for a smooth integration, UCR will start with a small group of pioneering students in September 2019.

 

Why Engineering at UCR?

The major societal problems the world is faced with today are often of a global and complex nature. Engineers who are able to conceive of high-tech solutions are therefore essential. Those engineers also need to be able to consider the environmental impact, societal acceptance and ethical dilemmas associated with these solutions. By combining engineering courses with other courses at UCR, students will be thoroughly prepared for this. Due to its unique location in the southwest delta, UCR Engineering will focus primarily on water, energy and food production.

A project-based curriculum

The Engineering initiative was started in cooperation with different regional research institutes and companies. The resulting curriculum combines acquiring theoretical knowledge with training technical skills. Every semester students will take courses in engineering, as well as other academic fields, and participate in a project. These projects will challenge the students to address a relevant societal problem and develop a product or service on the basis of knowledge obtained in their theory courses.

The addition of Engineering to the UCR curriculum has been made possible by funding from the Regiodeal Zeeland, the Province Zeeland, the Municipality of Middelburg and industry.