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Become an Engineer

Preparation Tips

Students who are interested in pursuing a degree in engineering can prepare for the application process as early as middle school. By selecting a variety of science, mathematics, and engineering-related course work and participating in programs and projects that expose students to engineering concepts, students will have advanced exposure to university level work.

Pre-university Course Selection

While in middle and high school, students interested in engineering should consider taking accelerated courses in several of the following subjects.

  • Algebra II
  • Biology
  • Calculus
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Language Arts
  • Precalculus
  • Physics
  • Second Language
  • Trigonometry

Engineering Degree Fields

More than twenty five major specialties are recognized in the fields of engineering and engineering technology. In most countries, degrees in the different fields of engineering and engineering technology are accredited to ensure that the programs provide students with a top notch engineering education. Select a degree field from the list below to find out more about the different engineering and engineering technology career paths.

Engineering Majors Engineering Technology Majors

Student Opportunities

Students of all ages can find opportunities to pursue their career and education in engineering. Find listings ranging from summer camps and competitions to internships and research positions.

Submit a Listing
Does your organization have an opportunity for engineering students? Click here to submit your listing.

IEEE Real World Engineering Projects

Explore first-year engineering student projects.

Engineering Societies

Engineering societies provide valuable resources and support to both engineers and engineering students. Click here for a list of societies and more information.

Get Involved!

Find opportunities for pre- university, undergraduate, and graduate students all over the world.




Insights from Experts

Experts tackle some of the most important questions for students who might be interested in pursuing an education or career in engineering.



Life of an Engineer

Find out what it takes to be a successful engineering student and professional engineer. A series of profiles will help you understand the challenges and rewards you might face.


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