A Pre-Engineering program prepares individuals for admission or transfer to a baccalaureate-level program in any of the fields of engineering.
This program includes fundamental classes in mathematics, sciences, and engineering. Individuals are often provided the opportunity to earn a dual degree, save money by going to a community college, get into an engineering bachelor’s degree program, and/or have time to decide which area of engineering they have a passion for.
Search for colleges that offer a degree in Pre-Engineering (use the College Search feature and enter "engineering" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.
What can you do with a major/degree in Engineering? Learn more on the Careers/Jobs/Internships in Engineering Majors page.
What can you do with a major/degree in Pre-Engineering?
With a program in Pre-Engineering, you likely will take the next step and enter into an engineering bachelor’s degree program at a four-year higher education institution.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Pre-Engineering
Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
Publications/Magazines in Pre-Engineering