Engineering Degree Profile

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Engineering degrees are associated with the area of applied sciences, and graduates are some of the highest paid professionals in the nation. The creative and intelligent engineering majors are on the forefront of technology and are the leading users and producers of most of the sophisticated high-tech products on today’s market. Constantly evolving, these contributors apply the latest concepts to their constructive, productive and technologically advanced projects, changing the world, and innovating

Common Specialized Engineering Degree Programs

Aerospace Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Drafting Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Electronics Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Robotics Engineering
Software Engineering
Systems Engineering
Average salary

Entry level $60,000 to $100,000 mid-career

Degree Programs

A bachelor’s degree (including an associate’s degree) is required for entry-level work from a completion of between 120 and 128 credit hours, depending on the university. Master’s degree and doctoral degrees are preferred for mid-level work entry.

Top Engineering Schools
(via, 2009)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Stanford University
University of California-Berkeley
California Institute Technology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

College Courses: Math, Science, Technology

Recommended High School AP Courses

Calculus AB or Calculus BC
Computer Science A
Physics B or Physics C
Careers Obtained with Engineering Degrees

Assembly Engineer
Associate Mechanical Engineer
Biomedical Engineering Intern
Chief Engineer
Cost Engineer
Design Engineer
Development Engineer
Electronics Design Engineer
Project Manager
Reliability Engineer
Integration Engineer
Junior Packaging Engineer
Machine Design Engineer
Operations Supervisor
Process Engineering Specialist
Product Development Design Engineer
Quality Control Engineer
Senior Hardware Systems Engineer
Senior Health and Safety Engineer
Software Design Engineer
Structural Design Engineer
Telecommunications Field Engineer
Water Test Process Engineer
Notable Engineering Professionalsalexander graham bell

Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone
Bill Koch, yachtsman and captain of America’s Cup team
Bonnie Dunbar, astronaut
Boris Yeltsin, former president of Russia
Dave Packard, co-founder of Hewlett-Packard
Herbert Hoover, 31st president of the United States
Jimmy Carter, 39th president of the United States
John Sununu, former White House chief of staff for President George Bush
Leonardo Da Vinci, scientist and artist
Neil Armstrong, astronaut and first person to set foot on the moon
Ray Dolby, Academy Award- and Grammy-winning audio system innovator and founder of Dolby Laboratories
Scott Adams, cartoonist and creator of ‘Dilbert’
Ursula Burns, CEO of Xerox
William Hewlett, co-founder of Hewlett-Packard
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