Engineering Broad Field

Why Choose Engineering?

The Engineering program will prepare you to use math and science to solve engineering problems. This program provides a great foundation for the knowledge and skills you will need to pursue a career in one of the many engineering disciplines that exist in the job market.

Skills Acquired

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Programs in general engineering include topics such as:

  • Math and scientific principles
  • Applied research in human behavior
  • Statistics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer applications
  • Earth and astronomy sciences
  • Engineering theory

Students in general engineering may be able to focus in a variety of fields including social or natural sciences or business management.

 

Careers in Engineering

Projected Job Growth

Here is the projected job growth for a variety of professions that use skills from engineering (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics): Employment of aerospace engineering and operations technicians is projected to show little or no change from 2012 to 2022; Employment of aerospace engineers is projected to grow 7% from 2012 to 2022; Employment of agricultural engineers is projected to grow 5% from 2012 to 2022; Employment of biomedical engineers is projected to grow 27% from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. However, because it is a small occupation, the fast growth will result in only about 5,200 new jobs over the 10-year period. Employment of chemical engineers is projected to grow 4% from 2012 to 2022; Employment of civil engineers is projected to grow 20% from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Employment of computer hardware engineers is projected to grow 7% from 2012 to 2022; Employment of electrical and electronics engineering technicians is projected to show little or no change from 2012 to 2022; Employment of electrical and electronics engineers is projected to grow 4% from 2012 to 2022; Employment of electrical and electronics engineers is projected to grow 4% from 2012 to 2022; Employment of health and safety engineers is projected to grow 11% from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations; Employment of industrial engineering versatile because of its wide applicability in many industries. The growing emphasis on cost control through increasing efficiency is expected to sustain demand for industrial engineering technicians’ services in most industries, including nonprofits. Employment of industrial engineers is projected to grow 5% from 2012 to 2022; Employment of marine engineers and naval architects is projected to grow 10% from 2012 to 2022; Employment of materials engineers is projected to show little or no change from 2012 to 2022; Employment of mechanical engineering technicians is projected to grow 5% from 2012 to 2022; Employment of mechanical engineers is projected to grow 5% from 2012 to 2022; Employment of mining and geological engineers is projected to grow 12% from 2012 to 2022; Employment of nuclear engineers is projected to grow 9% from 2012 to 2022; Employment of petroleum engineers is projected to grow 26% from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Types of Jobs

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The following is a list of careers in Engineering:

  • Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians
  • Aerospace Engineers
  • Agricultural Engineers
  • Biomedical Engineers
  • Chemical Engineers
  • Civil Engineering Technicians
  • Computer Hardware Engineers
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
  • Electrical and Electronic Technicians
  • Environmental Engineers
  • Health and Safety Engineers
  • Industrial Engineering Technicians
  • Industrial Engineers
  • Marine Engineers and Navy Architects
  • Materials Engineers
  • Mechanical Engineering Technicians
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Mining and Geological Engineers
  • Nuclear Engineers
  • Petroleum Engineers

Average State Pay

The average median national pay for the following positions are (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics): Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians - $61,530 ($29.58 per hour); Aerospace Engineers - $103,720 ($49.87 per hour); Agricultural Engineers - $74,000 ($35.58 per hour); Biomedical Engineers - $86,960 ($41.81 per hour); Chemical Engineers - $94,350 ($45.36 per hour); Civil Engineering Technicians - $79,340 ($38.14 per hour); Computer Hardware Engineers - $100,920 ($48.52 per hour); Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians - $57,850 per year ($27.81 per hour); Electrical and Electronic Technicians - $89,630 ($43.09 per hour); Environmental Engineers - $80,890 ($38.89 per hour); Health and Safety Engineers - $76,830 ($36.94 per hour); Industrial Engineering Technicians - $50,980 ($24.51 per hour); Industrial Engineers - $78,960 ($37.92 per hour); Marine Engineers and Navy Architects - $88,100 ($42.36 per hour); Materials Engineers - $85,150 ($40.94 per hour); Mechanical Engineering Technicians - $51,980 ($24.99 per hour); Mechanical Engineers - $80,580 ($38.74 per hour); Mining and Geological Engineers - $84,320 ($40.54 per hour); Nuclear Engineers - $104,270 ($50.13 per hour); Petroleum Engineers - $130,280 ($62.64 per hour)

Description

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General engineering programs prepare people to use math and science to solve engineering problems.

Degrees & Certificates in Engineering Broad Field

An Associate in Science (AS) in Engineering Broad Field will prepare you to transfer to an engineering program at a four-year institution of higher learning. This degree is a rigorous curriculum designed to prepare students for transfer to a 4-year program in a variety of engineering majors.

Normandale Community College is partnering with Minnesota State University-Mankato to offer bachelor's degress on campus in the Partnership Center. Students who complete their associate's degree in Engineering Foundations can apply to the Twin Cities Engineering (TCE) through MSU-Mankato. For more information go to http://cset.mnsu.edu/ie/tce.html.

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