Engineering-Related Technologies college and university programs focus on engineering designs, equipment, computer systems, software and mathematical computations. The postsecondary programs also examine and teach you how to work with renewable energy, electronics and electricity. If you plan on enrolling in the programs after you graduate from high school, you’re encouraged to take advanced math courses before you graduate with your diploma. If you are currently employed ask your employer if you can get your tuition paid for through her employer tuition assistance program. Also check with college and university admissions counselors to see if you qualify for scholarships and other financial aid programs.
Core courses you can take as an Engineering Related Technologies major include:
With these and other skills you gain from completing Engineering Related Technologies courses you can gain a variety of jobs. For example, you can get hired to work as an mining engineer, chemical engineer, electrical engineer, computer technician, mechanical engineer or as an automotive engineering technician.
To earn top grades in Engineering Related Technologies college and university programs, prepare to meet regularly with your professors whether you enroll in classroom or distance learning programs. Also prepare to complete laboratory assignments on campus. Tools you may need to enroll in distance learning programs are a reliable computer that has video and audio and a telephone.
Types of undergraduate degrees available to you as an Engineering Related Technologies major include an Associate of Science in Engineering, Associate of Science in Engineering Technology, Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology or a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. It takes about four to five years of full-time study to earn Bachelor degrees, and two to three years to earn Associate’s degrees. Graduate degrees you can earn include a Master of Science in Engineering Management, Master of Science in Engineering Technology or Doctorate of Science in Engineering Technology. Plan on spending two to three additional years (after you graduate with Bachelor’s degrees) to earn your Master’s and Doctorate degrees.
From 2008 through 2018, jobs for engineers are expected to increase by five percent overall according to the United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). If you work as a civil engineering technician, you can expect jobs in your field to grow by 17 percent. Furthermore, civil engineers earned median annual salaries of $44,290 as of May 2008.