Multidisciplinary Engineering Specializations

What are Specializations?

MDE Specializations are 24+ credit opportunities for students to combine their engineering coursework with other fields of study that are of interest to them and provide them with skills that are highly specialized and of interest in a particular field.

Individualized Specialization

Individualized Specialization

Students choosing the Individualized Specialization will work with their Academic Advisor to select 24+ credits of coursework that integrate a coherent theme and represent a student’s unique interests. The individualized specialization requires dedication and forethought, and can be focused in engineering or in a related field of student interest.

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Trombone Shorty at the Jorgensen on  Feb. 4, 2016. (Gabe Amaya/UConn Photo)

Entertainment Engineering

Students choosing the Entertainment Engineering specialization will take coursework in the School of Fine Arts focused on stagecraft and technical theater. Students with this specialization will be well positioned to work in the theater and entertainment industries with a strong engineering background that intersects with the performing arts. 

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Individualized specializations

Industrial Design

This specialization gives students a strong foundation of industrial design studio practices, and a unique understanding of fabrication methods, presentation skills, human factors or concept development methods that will make them uniquely fit to address new challenges in the field of engineering and design. 

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Students at an Involvement Fair at Werth Tower Residence Hall. Adriana Turkson talks to students interested in the National Society of Black Engineers on Sept. 4, 2019. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

Human Rights and Sustainability

The specialization in Human Rights and Sustainability combines the broad-based education in MDE with coursework from UConn’s renowned Human Rights Institute to give students experience not only in engineering but also the social, societal, and environmental responsibilities that engineers have as they develop solutions to the world’s problems. 

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