The pre-engineering major prepares students for engineering school. The pre- engineering program at Ball State concentrates on civil, electrical, mechanical, nuclear, metallurgical and chemical engineering and requires a solid and varied background in the sciences. Pre-engineering majors who decide not to pursue an engineering degree find employment in scientific industries related to the fields of math, physics, chemistry, and life sciences. Many go on to become engineering technicians.
The following occupations represent some career opportunities available to pre-engineering majors. Some will require additional education. For more information visit the Career Center in Lucina 220.
Accountant Actuary Aerospace Engineer Agricultural Engineer Architect Astronomer Biomedical Engineer Chemical Engineer Chemist Civil Engineer Clinical Laboratory Technologist Computer Programmer Construction Manager Drafter Electrical Engineer Environmental Engineer Financial AnalystFood ScientistMaterial EngineerMaterial ScientistMathematicianMechanical EngineerMedical TechnicianMeteorologistMicrobiologistMining EngineerNuclear EngineerNuclear Medicine TechnologistOccupational Safety SpecialistPetroleum EngineerPharmacy TechnicianPhysicistProfessorPublic Relations SpecialistTechnical WriterUrban/Regional Planner
Career Opportunities in Aviation and the Aerospace Industry (OCC 14)Career Opportunities in Science (OCC 191)Careers in Focus: Manufacturing (OCC 131.6)Careers in Focus: Mathematics & Physics (OCC 137.5)Great Jobs for Chemistry Majors (OC 34.5)Great Jobs for Engineering Majors (OCC 69.5)Opportunities in Engineering Careers (OCC 69.57)Opportunities in Environmental Careers (OCC GREEN 52)Opportunities in Research and Development Careers (OCC 186.5)
Ball State Department of Physics—Pre-EngineeringBall State Undergraduate Degree Program in Pre-Engineering: http://cms.bsu.edu/Academics/CollegesandDepartments/PhysicsandAstronomy/AcademicsAdmissions/Programs/Bachelors/PreEngineering.aspx Great Links to Explore (BSU Career Center) America ’s Career InfoNet: http://www.acinet.orgAmerican Institute of Chemical Engineers: http://aiche.org/Employment Outlook: http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0854971.htmlIndianaINTERNnet: http://www.indianaintern.net/home.aspInternships.comInternships-USA.comVault Career InsiderNational Society of Professional Engineers: http://nspe.org/O*NET: http://online.onetcenter.orgOccupational Outlook Handbook: http://www.bls.gov/oco/Salary Wizard: http://www.salary.comVolunteer Match: http://www.volunteermatch.org
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