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Pre-engineering programs prepare students to enter a professional engineering degree program.

Pre-engineering programs teach students about a variety of topics.

Pre-engineering programs include topics such as:


Many community colleges offer associate degree programs in pre-engineering. An associate degree program usually takes two years of full-time study.

A few colleges and universities offer bachelor's degree programs pre-engineering. A bachelor's degree usually takes about four years of full-time study.

See schools that offer this program.

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Program Admission

You can prepare for this program by taking courses in high school that prepare you for college. This typically includes four years of English, three years of math, three years of social studies, and two years of science. Some colleges also require two years of a second language.

Below is a list of high school courses that will help prepare you for this program of study:

Typical Course Work

Program Courses

An associate degree program in this field typically includes courses in the following subjects:

A bachelor's degree program often assumes that you have taken the math courses listed above while in high school. It typically includes the other courses listed above, plus the following:

Things to Know

Many jobs in this field require a lot of writing and clear communication. Taking writing and speaking courses will develop your communication skills.


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