Five Reasons to Study Engineering at JHU

1. Everyone will know your name.

With 10 full-time faculty and an average of under 15 students per class, we truly provide a supportive, and collegial environment. You’ll work side-by-side with world-renowned professors and graduate students.   We are committed to your success at Hopkins and we will help define and support your career goals beyond graduation.

2. You’ll study with faculty members who aren’t just contributing to, but defining, their fields.

Whether they’re being dispatched to Chile and New Zealand to assess earthquake damage, part of the first official engineering team to enter New Orleans after Katrina, or determining how the exchange of greenhouse gases between the atmosphere and oceans is contributing to global warming, our faculty are world-renowned experts who solve problems of global importance and bring this knowledge to the classroom.

3. You care about the built environment and understand its influence on society.

Sure, we love solving technical problems – but at Hopkins, we know civil engineering problems are also societal problems. We are living in an increasingly decayed and fragile infrastructure and in the coming decades, civil engineers will be at the forefront of the grand engineering challenge of updating our infrastructure to ensure the health and wellbeing of our communities.

4. You’ll open new doors as your professional and academic networks expand.

With a degree from Hopkins, you gain access to an extensive alumni network of thought leaders.  Your fellow classmates become your friends and colleagues for life in the close-knit Hopkins environment.  Career resources abound on campus, including an Externship program that matches you with your dream company and professional training offered through the Center for Leadership Education that makes you stand out from your peers come interview time.

5. You’ll have FUN!

From field trips to historic buildings to team projects designing major structures and department barbecues, our students have a strong collegial tradition of working and socializing together.

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