Success After Graduation
With a focus on practical, hands-on learning and strong connections with industry leaders, the School of Engineering, Computing and Construction Management (SECCM) prepares its graduates for successful careers.
RWU Equips You for a Great Career
Percentage of 2018 SECCM graduates that are employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation.
Working In Their Chosen Field
Percentage of 2018 SECCM graduates whose first job is in engineering, construction, manufacturing, technology or consulting industries.
Northeast and Beyond
2018 SECCM graduates are working in ten states across the country.
Across all our programs, alumni find success in graduate programs and their fields.
“Companies will generally tell you that when they hire kids from Roger Williams, they are the cream of the crop. They know the school and they know what kind of students they’re getting when they hire someone from Roger Williams.”
ELSCH MAISOH '13, Project Manager at Gilbane Building Company
Major: Construction Management
More: Put on the Right Track for Construction Career
'You Graduate Knowing A Lot More Than the Competition'
"The real reason I have my position at SpaceX is that I managed to get into a highly specialized area of engineering that filled a specific need for them."
MICHAEL PATIENT ’07, Software Engineer at SpaceX (Space Exploration Technologies)
Major: Computer Science
More: From RWU to the Cutting Edge of Space Exploration
Real-World Experience Sets Up Success
"While the classes are great, it was because of the Society of Women Engineers and other clubs I was a part of that really shaped me and my passion for engineering. It’s what has helped me see myself and my career as an engineer."
SARAH AGNALT ’18, Electrical Engineer at General Dynamics
Minors: Mathematics and Business
More: Electrical Engineering Extracurricular Involvement
"Being in a Living Learning Community with engineering, construction management, and architecture students was an experience I’ll never forget. We had similar interests but different ideas, a big influence for me."
JARED RAMOS ’18, Project Engineer at Gilbane Building Company
More: Making a Lasting Mark through Civil Engineering
"My time at RWU taught me how I learn, which is extremely important in recognizing one's own needs and how to get the most out of an experience."
JESSICA SPIVEY '08, Senior Site Superintendent at Shawmut Design and Construction
Major: Construction Management
Minors: Business and Architecture
More: Learning to Lead in Construction Management
"The engineering department strongly emphasizes internships and experience in your field of study, which is what got me to where I am."
MADISON NEWTON '17, Project Engineer at Gilbane Building Company
More: Gaining Early Field Experience in Civil Engineering
State-of-the-Art Facilities and Resources
The School of Engineering, Computing and Construction Management’s state-of-the-art facilities and tools, and its extra-curricular clubs and teams, help you develop the practical and networking skills you need to succeed.
Brand-new SECCM Labs
Open in January 2020, SECCM Labs is a 27,000-square-foot, three-story, state-of-the-art laboratory building in the heart of our Bristol campus. It's designed to promote community, collaboration, innovation, and experiential education, with access to cutting-edge technology and group workspace.
- Construction Management Methods & Materials Lab
- Applied Engineering & Fabrication Lab
- Fluid Mechanics Lab
- Computer Science Software Experimentation Lab
- Electrical Engineering Lab
- Advanced Technology and Innovation Studio
- BIM/Virtual Reality Lab
- Mechanics of Materials Lab
- Multi-purpose project rooms, meeting spaces and student commons
As a student in one of our three majors, you can join a club or competition team to further your skills and knowledge, such as the Construction Management Club, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Engineers Without Borders, Society of Women Engineers, Women in Construction and more.
Experiential Learning: Turning Passion into Careers
All SECCM students apply the skills and knowledge they learn to the real world through experiential education.
Check out exciting experiential projects:
- In partnership with RWU's Community Partnerships Center, engineering students assessed sections of National Historic Landmark Fort Adams to provide a basis for future restoration plans.
- RWU's chapter of Engineers Without Borders traveled to the Dominican Republic to design and construct a solution to replace open-fire cooking.
- Our students travel and compete against universities worldwide in competitions like the Federal Aviation Administration's design competition, the National Design-Build competition and regional, national, and international competitions held by the Associated Schools of Construction.
Become a RISE Scholar
RWU offers a renewable $10,000 scholarship for talented scholars entering STEM fields. RISE Scholars receive mentoring and support in preparation for successful careers.