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Can I study engineering at any college?

Kids in class are interested in learning more about this career. #engineering

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Christina J.’s Answer

No. Some colleges specialize in engineering/science, some colleges specialize in the humanities, and some larger colleges offer both. If you are serious about becoming an engineer you should look for an ABET-accredited program. If you eventually want to become a "professional engineer," this speeds up the licensing process by about 10-15 years, depending on the state.


From their website: "ABET accreditation is proof that a collegiate program has met standards essential to produce graduates ready to enter the critical fields of applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology. Graduates from an ABET-accredited program have a solid educational foundation and are capable of leading the way in innovation, emerging technologies, and in anticipating the welfare and safety needs of the public."


To search for ABET colleges, visit their website:
http://main.abet.org/aps/Accreditedprogramsearch.aspx

Thank you comment icon Thank you, Christina! We'll definitely check out the ABET program to share with our students!! Jesse
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August’s Answer

Not all colleges and universities offer engineering degrees. You can find out what majors (areas of study) a school offers by visiting their website. When it comes time to figuring out where you want to go to college be sure they offer the majors you are interested in.


Here is a link to the University of Texas that shows you all the degrees they offer: http://admissions.utexas.edu/explore/academics

Thank you comment icon Thanks for the info for UT! Jesse
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Ron’s Answer

Not all colleges and universities offer engineering degrees, you have to research what majors are offered at which schools. But that can be the fun part.

Thank you comment icon Thank you, Mr. Ron! Jesse
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