#1 It pays well.
2022 salary projections from the National Association of Colleges and Employers found median starting salaries for engineering majors were over $70,000, and above $75,000 for high-paying majors like computer science.
#2 Your work will matter.
Engineers design the built environment. If you enjoy safe bridges, clean drinking water or a hassle-free commute, you can thank an engineer. Civil and environmental engineers play the biggest role in designing urban infrastructure but engineers from all disciplines design technology that improves quality of life.
#3 You enjoy math.
Admit it. You do. And there’s a lot of math in engineering. In fact, we recommend incoming engineering majors are prepared to take calculus as first-year students. But if you’re not, you can still catch up.
And we’ve got a lot of resources, like a dedicated engineering tutoring center and a University-wide math center, to make sure you’ve got the resources to succeed as you tackle increasingly mind-bending math problems.
#4 You’ll get a great summer job.
Many of our engineering students have paid internships over the summer with companies including, NASA, Tesla, GE and more. We’ve got a dedicated engineering career services office to help you polish your resume, practice interviewing skills and land that internship.
#5 It’s just cool.
Our engineering students get to play with everything from aerial robots to earthquake simulators to virtual reality. We’ve got lots of clubs and competition teams that do everything from race canoes made out of concrete to build long-distance, human-powered vehicles. There’s no way you won’t have fun.
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