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Why should I earn a pre-engineering degree?
There is growing demand for engineers with nearly 140,000 new jobs expected over the 2016–26 decade, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
High Income Potential
Engineers earned a median annual wage of $91,010 in 2016—more than twice the median wage for all workers, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
A degree focused on engineering opens doors in virtually every industry, from energy to biomedicine to aerospace to mining to more.
What Can I Do With a Pre-Engineering Degree?
- Aeronautical engineering
- Mechanical engineering
- Chemical engineering
- Biomedical engineering
Why study pre-engineering at BVU?
Partnership with WUST
As a pre-engineering student, you will complete three years at BVU and two years at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri (WashU). After successful completion of two years of full-time study at WashU, you will be awarded a bachelor’s degree from BVU, as well as a bachelor’s degree in engineering from WashU. WashU students also continue their education and earn their master’s degree in one year. This partnership gives you extra support from the dual-degree office and your peers as you study in a cohort.
Some Careers of BVU Pre-Engineering Graduates
- Project manager, 3D52 Engineering
- Biomedical engineer, Draper Labs
- Geologist, ExxonMobil
Past Internships of BVU Pre-Engineering Students
- Monticello Nuclear power plant
Transfer to BVU
100 percent of associate degrees from our community college partners transfer to BVU. Most AA degrees require 68 credits, and we make sure that they all transfer to BVU. Talk about saving time and money!
Contact a personal advisor at 712.749.1000 to see how your credits will transfer.See How Your Credits Transfer
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Transfer Your Credits
Do you have previously earned credits or an associate degree? BVU accepts most—if not all—of your credits so you don’t have to retake courses.Request More Info
Earn a Master’s Degree Faster with Our Accelerated Program
With BVU's Plus One program, you can earn your education, special education, or organizational leadership master's within one year of graduating with your bachelor’s degree.
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