Engineering Clinics

Engineering Clinics

Engineering Clinics

The Clinic concept is the signature facet of Rowan's unique engineering curriculum. Inspired by   the medical education model, the clinic program is the place where students, faculty, theory and engineering applications converge. It's the place where students experience a hands-on approach to learning about engineering, under the guidance of credentialed engineers. Clinics are a continuous and substantial part of the curriculum and thread the entire four-year undergraduate program.

Clinics deliver the following goals of the engineering curriculum:

  • Hands on - Students apply what they are learning about.
  • Integrated - Demonstrate correlations with supporting course work.
  • Multidisciplinary - Involve students as a community of problem solvers.
  • Teamwork - Emphasize the advantage of effective teaming.
  • Communication - Develop excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Entrepreneurial - Reinforce value-based engineering.
  • Contextual - Help students understand the big picture.


Background & Partners

In 1992, Henry M. Rowan, philanthropist, entrepreneur and pioneer of Inductotherm, made $100 million donation to then Glassboro State College.

First & Second Year Clinics

First-year Engineering Clinics (FEC) focus on engineering’s place in society and fundamental engineering skills. Sophomore Engineering Clinic merges communication coursework with an engineering design experience.

Junior & Senior Clinics

The Junior and Senior Engineering Clinics give students an opportunity to work on a research or design project sponsored by faculty members and industry.