Good in Mathematics And/Or Science? Consider An Engineering Career

NEWARK, July 23- College bound students who enjoy studying either mathematics or science may want to take a second look at entering an engineering school like Newark College of Engineering (NCE) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).

"If one reflects on the totality of the world's technology driven global economy it is self evident that the greatest challenges, self-satisfaction, career opportunities and financial rewards are associated with the field of engineering," says Angelo J. Perna, acting dean Newark College of Engineering at NJIT. "Individuals with degrees from traditional or emerging engineering disciplines are widely sought after to drive the engine of the global economy and to contribute to the betterment of living conditions for mankind. This is why I encourage and promote young people to choose engineering as a field of study and a career."

Two engineering fields today that have grown especially popular at NJIT are chemical engineering and electrical and computer engineering.

"People studying chemical engineering go through a diverse, yet structured, curriculum that prepares them to work in a wide variety of industries," says Basil Baltzis, Ph.D.,chairman of the chemical engineering department at NJIT. Those industries include pharmaceuticals, petroleum refining, specialty chemicals and cosmetics, polymers and composite materials, the manufacture of electronic chips, food industries, and companies specializing in pollution control.

"Chemical engineers get the highest starting salaries among engineers and have, by the very nature of their background, the capabilities to solve complex problems that often require interdisciplinary teamwork," Baltzis says. The very strong pharmaceutical industry in the State of New Jersey attracts a lot of students to chemical engineering.

Students have the opportunity to get industrial experience through NJIT's very successful co-op program. After graduation, some NJIT students also study either medicine or patent law.

"The electrical engineering and computer engineering disciplines have led the revolutionary technological advances of the 20th Century," says Edwin Hou, Ph.D., associate professor of electrical and computer engineering.

Electrical engineering is expected to be the key technology area in the 21st Century that will significantly impact our quality of life. From cellular phones, PDAs to DVD players, the technology developed by electrical and computer engineers have permeated into every facet of our daily life.

The electrical and computer engineering programs at NJIT prepare students to work in high impact technology areas with a tremendous potential of future growth and job satisfaction. The curricula are carefully crafted to provide students with a rich blend of state-of-the-art education and real-life experience, Hou adds.

For more information about these and any other engineering programs, contact William Anderson, director of admission, New Jersey Institute of Technology, at 973-596-3309. NJIT does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, handicap, national or ethnic origin, or age in the administration of student programs.


NJIT is a public, scientific and technological research university enrolling more than 8,800 students. The university offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees to students in 80 degree programs throughout its six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, New Jersey School of Architecture, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, Albert Dorman Honors College and College of Computing Sciences. The division of continuing professional education offers adults eLearning, off campus degrees and short courses. Expertise and research initiatives include architecture and building science, applied mathematics, biomedical engineering, environmental engineering and science, information technology, manufacturing, materials, microelectronics, multimedia, telecommunications, transportation and solar astrophysics. Yahoo! Internet Life magazine cites NJIT as a "perennially most wired" university.

Contact Information:   Sheryl Weinstein
Public Relations
(973) 596-3436