Engineering is about changing the world
Look around you. The car you drive, the computer on your desk, and the cell phone in your pocket â€” all these things that make up your daily life come in part from engineers. From building bridges to discovering new medications to writing the software that powers the Internet, engineers do things that make our 21st-century world work.
Be a professional in four short years
Engineering is one of the few four-year, undergraduate degree programs that can turn you into a licensed, high-earning professional. Of course, grad school is an option â€” but if you want to be out of school and earning top dollar quickly, think engineering. Itâ€™s all up to you.
A trip to the core of innovation
As an engineer, you can take part in the most exciting research and exploration happening on the planet â€” and sometimes off it, too! Engineers are the creators, thinkers, innovators and tinkerers whose ideas and inspirations drive our global marketplace. Even during economic ups and downs, engineers are still needed to get things done.
Shortcut to the best careers on the planet
Take the headaches out of the job search by choosing a major that will make top employers knock down your door to hire you. Itâ€™s no exaggeration that a degree in engineering will get you some of the highest-paying jobs out there. But donâ€™t just take our word for it â€“ according to a June 18, 2008 article in Forbes magazine, â€œif youâ€™re looking for a big paycheck straight out of school, think about an engineering degree. The four highest paid majors for people with less than five yearsâ€™ experience were all engineering-based, with computer engineering leading the way.â€
A crossroads for other professions
Your engineering degree can bring in more than just a steady paycheck â€“ it can take you other places, too. Think of it as a foundational degree for any career you can imagine.
- Law school
- Medical school
- Pharmacy school
- Business school
And many more. At the College of Engineering weâ€™ll do more than teach you engineering â€“ weâ€™ll teach you how to think abstractly, analyze situations and solve problems as a team. Your future employers will be amazed.