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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
  • Engineering or Robotics Course (if available)
  • Language Arts
  • Precalculus
  • Physics
  • Programming (Java, Python)
  • Second Language
  • Trigonometry

 

Engineering Majors

More than 25 major specialties are recognized in the fields of engineering and engineering technology. Select a degree field from the list below to find out more:

 

Resources

Accreditation

TryEngineering.org only lists programs that have been accredited by a recognized accrediting body.

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Preparation Tips

Students who are interested in pursuing a degree in engineering can prepare for the application process as early as middle school.

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Admissions

A complete application is usually comprised of an online application, official transcript of grades, official scores from recognized admissions exams, and recommendations from counselors, teachers, other mentors.

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Financial Aid

Many organizations offer grants and scholarships to assist in offsetting the cost of attending a university.

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Coops & Internships

Co-ops and internships provide university students with an opportunity to apply their knowledge working in a real engineering environment.

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