Students studying engineering at Carthage have many opportunities to enrich their education.

Student Organizations

Choose from more than 130 student-run groups on campus, including Carthage Student Engineers.
See engineering student organizations

Hands-on Experience

Engineering science majors take on “real world” projects with local industry, nonprofit, and governmental partners. Carthage also has an established in-house program that develops engineering payloads for zero-gravity, with multiple NASA-funded projects.

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience

The Summer Undergraduate Research Experience, or SURE, offers Carthage students the opportunity to work one-on-one with a professor during the summer doing real research work. Students receive a stipend, room and board on campus, and a small research budget.
Learn more about the SURE program

Special Academic Options: Engineering 3+2 Dual-Degree Opportunities

In this dual-degree program, students spend three years at Carthage and the final two years in an ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science in Engineering program at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland or Washington University in St. Louis.
Learn more about the dual-degree opportunities


January Term, or J-Term, is a month-long period of study in January in which all academic departments offer innovative courses on campus, as well as study tours in other countries. While many students use J-Term to fill an academic requirement, others gain valuable global experience by traveling abroad.
Learn more about J-Term