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Pre-Engineering

(Science/Mathematics Division)

Total Credit Hours:
64-68
Program Type:
Associate of Science (Transfer)
Major Code:
0044
Courses Required:
   
Additional Information:
http://www.darton.edu/programs/scimath/programs/p-preeng.php    

Who is this program for?

The person who likes science, computers, math, or building/fixing things might like this transfer program.

What is this program about?

A pre-engineering major will learn the steps of problem solving and critical thinking. He or she will develop good study skills, learn to perform complex calculations to determine the success or failure of designs, and will become effective in both communication and teamwork. Through comprehensive lab experience, the pre-engineering major will learn applied mechanics, optics, and electronics. He or she will also learn the proper way to write a proposal and scientific paper.

Where are the classes held?

Location Offered?
Albany Yes
Cordele No
Thomasville No
Colquitt No
Swainsboro No
Americus No
Channel 19 No
Online No

How are the classes offered?

Program Type Offered?
On Campus Only Yes
Hybrid Program No
Online Program No

A Hybrid Program is defined as a program containing a mixture of both online and on campus courses.
An Online Program is defined as a program that can be completed without having to set foot on campus.

When would I have the program completed by?

An Associates of Science degree in Pre-Engineering can be completed by a full-time Darton student in two years provided that the student meets all prerequisite requirements for each upper-level class.

Why would or should I be interested in this program?

Engineers apply the principles of science and mathematics to develop economical solutions to technical problems. Their work is the link between perceived social needs and commercial applications. Engineers consider many factors when developing a new product. Overall job opportunities in engineering are good, but do vary with specialty. Starting salaries for engineering majors with a bachelor's degree are significantly higher than starting salaries for other entry-level jobs in other fields. Salaries also vary according to level of education. A chemical engineer with a bachelor's degree can expect a starting salary of about $54,000. A civil engineer with the same level of education can expect a starting salary of about $44,000. An engineer learns skills that also can be used by architects, mathematicians, software engineers, chemists, physicists, agricultural scientists, and environmental scientists.

(Information was obtained from the Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Employment Opportunities?

Average Starting Salary?

Responsible Department: Science/Mathematics
Last Modified: July 23, 2007
Program Contact: Melissa W. Bryan
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