The one or two-year pre-engineering program prepares students to pursue majors in any area of engineering.
Students may wish to continue at The University of Scranton for electrical engineering or computer engineering, or they may apply to transfer to another university’s undergraduate engineering program.
Why Pre-Engineering is in Demand:
- Engineering is one of the top three college majors most in demand today. (Source: CareerBuilder.com)
- The median annual wage for engineers with bachelor’s degrees ranges from $87,940 to $107,880, depending on the type of engineering. (Source: United States Department of Labor Statistics, 2015)
- Today’s engineering specialties range from aerospace to biomedical to environmental and more. (Source: United States Department of Labor Statistics, 2015)
Is it for me?
- Enjoy creative problem solving?
- Have an aptitude for math and technology?
- Find it rewarding to “figure things out?”
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Where will pre-engineering take me?
Pre-engineering students at University of Scranton have the flexibility to continue their studies at Scranton or transfer to other undergraduate institutions throughout the country.
Some of the specific majors include:
- aerospace engineering
- biomedical engineering
- chemical engineering
- civil engineering
- computer engineering
- electrical engineering
- environmental engineering
- industrial engineering
- mechanical engineering
- nuclear engineering
- petroleum engineering
The pre-engineering program at The University of Scranton will be personally focused on the needs of each student, centered on core liberal studies consistent with Jesuit principles of higher education, and grounded in the intellectual and faith traditions of the Catholic Church.
This two-year, non-degree program provides students with a broad experience in general education courses and a solid technical foundation in engineering, mathematics, computing and the physical sciences.
It prepares students to transfer to another university to complete their desired field of study, or to remain here at The University of Scranton if they chose to major in electrical engineering or computer engineering.
Building on knowledge and skills developed throughout the pre-engineering program, and advanced by experience and life-long learning, students who have completed this program are expected within a few years to have:
- Pursued an engineering bachelor degree program if desired.
- Established themselves as professionals who meet the expectations of their employers
How Scranton Gives You a Competitive Edge
Everyone at The University of Scranton is dedicated to helping you realize your full potential. Each student’s undergraduate experience is rewarding, but there is always on eye on what is next in your life’s journey.
For pre-engineering students, that can mean preparation for programs at other campuses. Faculty members actively help students achieve their educational and career goals. They prepare you to move on to your specific area of study with all the skills necessary, along with the confidence and motivation for success.