West Texas A&M University

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Pre-Engineering Program


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All Engineering majors start in Pre-Eng

Upon completion of 60 credit hours and the appropriate prerequisites, student will pick a major from the following:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Engineering Technology
  • Environmental Engineering


  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  • An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • An ability to communicate effectively
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.


Upon completion of the Pre-Engineering program students will chose to pursue a degree in Mechanical, Civil, Environmental or Engineering Technology.

Graduate Students may also find similar academic interests in:

  • Business Administration
  • Engineering Technology


Engineering Technology (General)

Median wage (TX) - $82,870
Median wage (US) - $77,120

Wage information taken from Bureau of Labor Statistics

Mechanical Engineers

Median wage (TX) - $90,090
Median wage (US) - $80,580

Civil Engineers

Median wage (TX) - $87,950
Median wage (US) - $81,180

Wage information taken from http://wtamu.myplan.com


  • Mathematics to solve problems.
  • Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.
  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.


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