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Engineering - BS

Engineering - BS

The world needs engineers to create new products, design projects, and develop procedures to help solve problems.

WHY STUDY ENGINEERING?

You can start working toward your bachelor’s degree in engineering on our friendly, welcoming and close-knit campus.

During your first year, you’ll study chemistry, physics, and calculus and be introduced to engineering analysis and engineering computing. You’ll also participate in a group building project. Your second year of study will depend on what engineering discipline you’re interested in. However, your second-year courses will apply math and physics principles to engineering.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

After you’ve completed all of the prerequisites, you’ll transfer to the Swanson School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh to complete your ABET-accredited degree in a specific engineering discipline. Or, you may relocate and complete certain engineering degrees at the Johnstown campus.

Student wiring project

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A DEGREE IN ENGINEERING?

You’ll be prepared for an exciting career in engineering in an array of areas, and, the job market for engineers has been strong. Starting salaries for engineering graduates range from $60,000 to $100,000 a year.

Job titles:

  • Application engineer
  • Civil engineer
  • Electrical engineer
  • Environmental engineer
  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Process engineer
  • Software engineer

Employers:

  • Corporations
  • Industry
  • Design firms
  • Government
  • Research firms
  • Military
  • Manufacturing firms
  • Transportation
  • Technology

Unique Program Features

Small classroom

Distinction one:

Begin your engineering studies in smaller classes than larger universities.

Gears turning

Distinction two:

After your sophomore year, participate in the University of Pittsburgh’s co-op program, which will allow you to rotate between school and a full-time work assignment related to your engineering discipline.

People connected

Distinction two:

During your first semester, you’ll work as a team and get the chance to bond with your classmates.