West Texas A&M University

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Pre-Engineering Program

Pre-Engineering

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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
  • Electrical Engineering

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

DEGREE OPTIONS/FUTURE ACADEMIC PATHS

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

CAREER CLOSE-UP

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

Prerequisites

  • 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.

PROGRAM COSTS

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