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43 credit hours
98% career outcome rate1

As our population continues to grow, engineers are more in-demand than ever, as an increased population means an increase in the number of bridges, roads, tunnels, houses, buildings and other structures which need to be built and maintained. Engineers also address society’s needs and problems on so many levels other than just infrastructure. At a molecular level, engineers work on drug delivery systems that work inside cells. At a macro level, they quantify the particle flow of pollutants through soil to clean up oil spills, abandoned industrial sites and other biohazards. At a galactic level, engineers design spacecraft for outer space exploration. At an atomic level, they are developing data storage that focuses on the spin of electrons in atoms. Clean drinking water, safe food storage, the protection of our environment, circuit board development, airplane design, mining practice and so much more begins with an engineer.

As an engineer, you will be a problem solver, organizer, communicator and designer. You will identify problems and provide solutions. With a degree in engineering, you will use math and science in practical applications to figure out how things work. If you want to work in an arena that takes theoretical science and makes it a reality, then engineering might be the right choice for you.

In Concordia University, Nebraska’s pre-engineering program, you will gain a solid background in mathematics and the physical sciences, as well as computer science, the humanities and social sciences. Our broad foundation of courses will prepare you for further education in engineering graduate school and an eventual career in one of the many specialty areas of engineering, such as aerospace, agricultural, chemical, civil, electrical, environmental, industrial or mechanical engineering.

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Concordia NebraskaPre-Engineering: Learning Objectives

Students in the pre-engineering program at Concordia University, Nebraska will learn to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and technology to design and conduct experiments, analyze and interpret data and solve problems.

Students will learn to function on multidisciplinary teams.

Students will gain an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.

Students will learn to communicate effectively.

Students will gain the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context.

Concordia Nebraska Pre-Engineering: Career Outcomes

Chemical Engineer

Chemical engineers turn raw materials into useful products, like clothes, food and energy. As a chemical engineer you might work to design, develop or manufacture new substances and materials.

6% Annual Growth Rate2
$64,890 Entry-Level Salary2
$104,910 Mid-Level Salary2
$169,770 Late-Level Salary2

Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical engineers design, produce and operate machinery, from individual components to vehicles to large plant facilities. As a mechanical engineer, you would use mechanics, thermodynamics and materials science as well as computer-aided design tools to deliver a wide range of products from aircraft to weapons to robotics to medical devices.

4% Annual Growth Rate2
$56,270 Entry-Level Salary2
$87,370 Mid-Level Salary2
$136,550 Late-Level Salary2

Agricultural Engineer

Agricultural engineers design and test agricultural machinery components and equipment, food-processing plants, rural electric-power distribution systems, structures to store and process crops, housing for animals and many additional products and technologies to make the agricultural field more efficient.

5% Annual Growth Rate2
$46,500 Entry-Level Salary2
$77,110 Mid-Level Salary2
$116,850 Late-Level Salary2

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1 Recent graduates attending graduate school or employed within six months of graduation.

2 Career salary and wages sourced from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.