Below we have listed Engineering schools by state, click on the state link on the map, or in the list directly beneath to access the actual state pages. These pages contain information and data on the individual state, including links to government data and statistics, as well as additional information on in-state colleges and universities that offer Engineering degree programs.
We recommend that you reach out to more than one school so you can make a more thorough comparison in regards to their entrance requirements, academic offerings, tuition cost, financial aid and scholarships. Each school will have their own differences, even if you are looking at the same engineering program across the board.
Key topics that you should pay attention to:
- Tuition - This may seem like an obvious tip, but it is important to ask the right questions. Make sure to ask what options they have in regards to financial aid and if there are any engineering or academic scholarships that you could apply for. It never hurts to apply for multiple scholarships, as there are many scholarships available for all types of students.
- Residency Requirements - This comes into play when you are employed and are thinking about working your degree on a part time basis. If you are not taking online courses, you will want to figure out if there are requirements set for how many times you will need to attend classes on campus for your particular degree program. There will be engineering programs that you can take online and others that will have mandatory days that you must show up throughout the academic semester. There may also be part time (evening & weekend) classes available for your particular program.
- Admissions Requirements - You definitely want to find out the admission requirements not only for the school you are applying to, but also the department in which your program is housed. Some of these requirements may include: ACT/SAT or other standardized test scores, prior college credits or degrees and letters of recommendation. Most schools that offer Bachelors and graduate level courses have a more rigid admission process. There are colleges that have "open enrollment," which allows anyone to enroll in classes. You will want to find out which type of enrollment your school of interest has
- Certification Requirements - There are engineering programs (advanced level) that may require you to have completed a particular certification program before enrolling. They may even require that the certification was attained in the state that the college is located, while alternative programs may accept applicants who received their certification in a different state. Make a note to bring this up with them when you are talking to an admissions rep.
What Are the Typical Courses You Take in a Engineering Program?
There are many types of Engineering degrees and specialties available and they will even differ from college to college. Here is a small sampling of the core classes that most engineering majors will complete over their first couple of semesters:
- Introduction to Careers in Engineering
- Calculus I
- Calculus II
- Introduction to Materials Engineering
- Physics I
- Computer Graphics for Manufacturing
- Graphics for Civil Engineering and Construction
- General Chemistry I
- Science Selective (General Chemistry II, Computer Programming or Biology)
Reminder that these core requirements will differ by the college you attend, so we recommend that you talk directly with the colleges that you are interested in to get a clear understanding of their precise requirements and also what you can do to prep yourself for those courses.
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