Why Study Pre-Engineering?

Major | Engineering | CAS

A broad field with a host of focus areas ranging from aerospace engineering to mechanical engineering, engineering is an in-demand field with exciting career prospects. As a pre-engineering student at UWRF, you’ll typically complete two years of physics, math, engineering and chemistry courses at UWRF. Following those two years, you’ll apply and transfer to an engineering university of your choice. Most students are able to earn an engineering degree in a total of four years and you’ll benefit from our affordable tuition and supportive environment while making progress toward your degree.



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Skills and Learning Outcomes

  • Understand and apply physics and math principles to practical and applied technical problems.
  • Gain experience with instrumentation and develop proficiency in collecting and interpreting data.
  • Research and develop new products and processes.
  • Determine why objects fail and how to prevent future failures.
  • Practice collaboration, oral presentation, scientific writing and laboratory safety skills.
  • Develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills.


Types of Courses

  • Calculus-Based Physics
  • Scientific Programming
  • Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Intro to Computer Aided Design
  • Machine Design
  • Statics
  • Structural Analysis and Design
  • Watershed Engineering


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Potential Careers

Engineering graduates have strong foundations in math and science and stand out from the crowd when applying to jobs. Depending on your interest area, you may find yourself in a variety of roles, including:

  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Agricultural or Biosystems Engineer
  • Biomedical or Chemical Engineer
  • Civil or Mechanical Engineer
  • Computer or Electrical Engineer
  • Environmental or Industrial Engineer
  • Materials Engineer


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