Engineers solve problems. They apply science, mathematics and creativity to invent, design, test, build, and operate engineering systems that will meet the needs of society. In the latter half of the 20th century, engineers developed the personal computer, the space shuttle, artificial hearts, cellular phones, and many other “high-tech” products. The opportunities to use technology for the benefit of 21st century society will be even greater.
Employment opportunities for those with training in science and technology are numerous. Careers available to graduates from the Raymond B. Jones College of Engineering include:
- Engineers in industry, government, and consulting positions
- Research workers in governmental, industrial, and university laboratories
Any of the majors provide a solid foundation on which to continue learning. Graduates may elect to pursue master's and/or doctoral degrees.
Desirable High School Background
A student wishing to pursue one of the majors offered in the Raymond B. Jones College of Engineering should take as many academic courses as possible. Two years of algebra, as well as geometry and advanced mathematics, should be taken. It especially important for the student to obtain a solid foundation in trigonometry. Courses in chemistry, physics, and keyboarding will be especially helpful. Students expecting to pursue majors in engineering should be sufficiently prepared to begin the calculus sequence in their first semester.
Introduction to Engineering and Fundamentals of Engineering Design constitute the freshman sequence for all engineering students. For details about specific engineering curricula, please see the department web sites: Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering.