Affordable Engineering Degrees

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Engineers are responsible for much of what makes our daily lives work. From medicine and computers to energy and infrastructure, engineering is a field full of creative – and lucrative – opportunities. In the 2013-2014 PayScale College Salary Report, six of the seven undergraduate majors with the highest salary potential were in engineering.

Wondering where to start? We’ve got you covered. In our guide to affordable engineering schools, you’ll discover information on every major engineering discipline and degree. You’ll learn why ABET accreditation matters, what PE licensure requires and where you can go for help.

Main Engineering Disciplines

Chemical Engineering

Chemical engineers explore the practical applications of chemistry. They examine the chemical and mechanical processes behind production and use their knowledge to create new procedures and substances (e.g. food, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, consumer products, etc.).

Branches of this discipline include:

  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Biomolecular Engineering
  • Materials Science Engineering
  • Molecular Engineering
  • Process Engineering
  • Sustainable Design Engineering

Civil Engineering

Civil engineers design, build and maintain the infrastructures we rely on – railways, bridges, roads and buildings. They review safety measures, estimate project costs and liaison with private and public partners. Civil engineers also consider the best ways to improve or protect natural and man-made environments.

Branches of this discipline include:

  • Architectural Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Transport Engineering
  • Water Resources Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineers harness the power of electricity, electronics and electromagnetism and put it to practical use. They design components for computers and electrical utility systems for cities. They build technologies for cars, robots, green power, communication systems and much, much more.

Branches of this discipline include:

  • Computer Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Robotics Engineering
  • Power Engineering

Geotechnical Engineering

Sometimes viewed as a branch of civil engineering, geotechnical engineering focuses on the behavior of geological materials during engineering projects. Petroleum and mining engineering are the most famous examples of this discipline, but there are plenty of others.

Branches of this discipline include:

  • Geological Engineering
  • Geomatics Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering

Industrial Engineering

The engineers in this catchall category are concerned with designing, developing and improving systems. Systems engineers manage complicated engineering projects more efficiently; industrial engineers increase productivity and reduce waste; manufacturing engineers refine manufacturing processes and machines.

Branches of this discipline include:

  • Engineering Management
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Systems Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Using principles of thermodynamics, structural analysis and mechanical power, mechanical engineers create complex engines and machines. They build MRIs and space shuttles, turbines and internal combustion engines.

Branches of this discipline include:

  • Acoustical Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Biomechanical Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Thermal Engineering

Types of Engineering Degrees

Associate’s Degree in Engineering

An associate’s degree in engineering is a 2-year program that can be used to become an engineering technician, as the basis for a bachelor’s degree or as a way for non-engineers to transition into the field. Depending on your goals, there are two paths you can choose to take:

Academic

  • Associate of Arts (AA) in Engineering: Includes humanities courses.
  • Associate of Science (AS) in Engineering: Has a science and math focus.

Core courses will cover important engineering principles, math, calculus, physics and computer science. Hands-on instruction is given in labs. Both of these degrees are acceptable if you’re thinking about earning a bachelor’s degree down the track.

Professional

  • Associate of Technical Arts (ATA)
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Engineering

In addition to subjects covered in the AA/AS, these degrees incorporate technical courses you might need to become an engineering technician (e.g. CAD, electrical circuits, computer programming, etc.). If you’d like to start work straight after graduation, choose one of these.

Working as an Engineering Technician

An associate’s degree is a typical requirement for engineering technician jobs. However, only a bachelor’s degree can qualify you to work as an engineer. Around 1/3 of engineering technicians work in electrical engineering; the remainder find jobs in construction, manufacturing, sales and other fields.

Once you have some experience under your belt, you might choose to seek certification from the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET).

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering

A bachelor’s degree in engineering is a 4-year program that covers the theory and practical applications of engineering. This is the common starting point for working engineers and a prerequisite if you’re thinking of becoming an EIT and PE.

With a good degree, you can go far. In a 2015 report, the National Association of Colleges and Employers predicted engineering majors to be the top-paid bachelor’s degree graduates.

Degree Options

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Engineering: Includes liberal arts courses (e.g. foreign language, social science, etc.).
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) in Engineering: Includes courses that help build a strong technical foundation. A good choice for those wishing to become engineers straight after graduation.

Coursework

Core courses for both degrees generally include an engineering “core” (e.g. mechanics, materials science, physics, etc.), natural science and higher math (e.g. calculus, algebra, etc.). Hands-on labs are usually required.

At this level, most students choose to specialize in a discipline, which has an impact on the curriculum. For example, in addition to engineering classes, chemical engineers would take biochemistry, organic chemistry and physical chemistry.

What to Look For

Employers want to see practical skills on your résumé. To improve your chances of landing a job, seek out programs that provide internships, co-ops and real-world experience. Thinking about the PE license? Your degree must have ABET accreditation.

Master’s Degree in Engineering

A master’s degree in engineering is a 2-3 year program focused on advanced engineering skills. It’s intended for BS or BA graduates who want to qualify for senior technical positions, move into leadership roles, expand their opportunities and deepen their learning. Degrees are available with a practical or theoretical focus.

If you earn an accredited degree, the money and time will be worth it. 4 of the degrees in Monster.com’s list of 10 Best-Paying Master’s Degrees are in engineering. To give themselves even more career flexibility, some engineers also choose to earn their master’s in tandem with a PE license.

Degree Options

  • Master of Science (MS) in Engineering: Research-based degree focused on engineering, math and science. A common choice for those who wish to work in advanced technical positions or earn a PhD.
  • Master of Engineering (MEng): Practical degree designed for working professionals who wish to apply their knowledge to the field.
  • Master of Engineering Management (MEM): Combines applied engineering and business/MBA principles. A popular pick for engineers who need to manage engineering teams and operations.
  • MBA with a Technology Focus: Alternative to the MEM.

Coursework

Coursework will depend on your chosen discipline. In addition to courses in your area of specialization, you may be required to earn general engineering credits (e.g. statistics, computer science, advanced mathematics, etc.).

Depending on the program’s focus, you may also have to complete a research thesis, capstone project and/or internship. However, since many master’s candidates often have solid real-world experience, 100% online programs are becoming more and more common.

What to Look For

Want to narrow your choices? Look for programs with ABET accreditation, a strong investment in research projects and faculty with expertise in your specialization. Good schools will help arrange valuable internships or co-ops.

Doctoral Degree in Engineering

A doctorate in engineering is a 3-6 year program designed for engineers who are deeply interested in advanced research and leadership. Graduates teach at the university level, act as government policy advisors or work as high-level consultants. Engineers interested in management positions may choose to earn a doctoral degree in business in order to vary their skill-set.

Engineering Options

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Engineering: Research-based. Students complete original research in their field and write a dissertation detailing their discoveries. A good choice for engineers interested in academia and research.
  • Doctor of Engineering (DEng): Equivalent in rigor to the PhD, but more focused on applied research than original research. A common choice for mid-career engineers tackling specific problems in their discipline.

Management Options

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Project Management
  • Doctor in Business Administration (DBA)

What to Look For

Strong doctoral programs will have award-winning faculty and a great reputation for research (e.g. high funding numbers, well-known research centers, government and business partnerships, etc.). Check if the undergraduate or master’s level programs have ABET accreditation. Although ABET does not accredit doctoral programs, this tells you the school is serious about standards.

Certificate in Engineering

A certificate in engineering is a non-degree, academic program that takes around 6 months-1 year to complete. Online programs are particularly popular with working professionals.

Engineers obtain certificates to fulfill continuing education credits, earn course credits for a degree, specialize in a field (e.g. engineering management, transportation engineering, etc.) and/or hone their skills in research or management.

Certificate Options

  • Undergraduate Certificates: Students earn these to gain experience in a certain area or qualify as engineering technician or specialist. They can be very hands-on (e.g. aviation mechanics).
  • Graduate Certificates: BA or BS graduates earn these to specialize in their field, earn credits, open up new job opportunities or advance to management positions.

Certificate vs. Certification

One thing to note – a certificate in engineering is different from professional certification. Certificates are academic qualifications; certifications are granted by trade organizations and other bodies as a recognition of your professional expertise.

Important Accreditations

Regional Accreditation

Whichever engineering discipline you choose, we recommend you attend a regionally accredited college or university. Regional accreditation is a “seal of approval” granted to institutions by one of 6 regional accrediting bodies (e.g. Southern Association of Colleges and Schools).

You can learn more about the difference between national accreditation and regional accreditation in: Accreditation: Understanding the Difference Between Real Schools and Diploma Mills.

Benefits of Regional Accreditation

By attending a regionally accredited school, you will find it easier to:

  • Transfer credits (many regionally accredited schools don’t accept credits from nationally accredited institutions)
  • Qualify for scholarships, funding, student loan and tuition reimbursement
  • Apply for respected graduate schools

Regional accreditation is given to the overall institution. To see if an engineering program is any good, look for ABET accreditation.

ABET Accreditation

The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET) accredits engineering, computer science and other applied science degree programs. Regional accrediting boards accredit the entire college or university.

A degree with ABET accreditation is highly regarded in the field of engineering. ABET accredits online and on-campus programs at the undergraduate and graduate level, but it does not accredit doctoral programs.

ABET Accreditation Commissions

ABET has 4 accreditation commissions. Each deals with different disciplines:

  • Applied Science Accreditation Commission (ASAC): Accredits applied science programs at the associate’s, bachelor’s or master’s degree level.
  • Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC): Accredits computing programs at the bachelor’s degree level only.
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC): Accredits engineering programs at the bachelor’s or master’s degree level.
  • Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC): Accredits engineering technology programs at the associate’s or bachelor’s degree levels.

Benefits of ABET Accreditation

Attending an ABET-accredited program is very important if you’re thinking about becoming a civil engineer or a PE. It may not be as relevant for computer scientists or computer engineers.

By attending an ABET-accredited program, you will be able to:

  • Earn the PE License and practice as an engineer
  • Apply for a wide range of jobs (the federal government and many employers specify that engineers in certain fields must have an ABET-accredited degree)
  • Qualify for student loans, grants, scholarships and funding
  • Better your chances of being accepted to graduate school
  • Transfer credits to another ABET-accredited school
  • Apply for overseas engineering positions

Find an ABET-accredited program.

Licensure & Certification

Engineer in Training (EIT)/Engineer Intern (EI) License

Becoming an Engineer in Training (EIT) or Engineer Intern (EI) is the first step towards earning a Professional Engineer license. Make no mistake – EITs are bona fide engineers. But they cannot offer PE services (e.g. bid for government contracts, stamp and sign drawings, etc.) without finishing the licensing procedure.

Steps to Becoming an EIT

  1. Earn a bachelor’s degree in engineering from an ABET-accredited program
  2. Pass the FE Exam

Once you have passed the FE exam, the real work begins. Although each State Licensing Board has its own specific requirements, EITs must usually complete a 4-year work apprenticeship under the supervision of a PE in order to earn their PE License.

Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam

The FE Exam is also known as the Engineer in Training (EIT) Exam. It is the first of two exams you must pass to become a PE. It is:

  • Designed for recent graduates or students close to finishing an undergraduate engineering degree
  • Computer-based; 110 multiple choice questions; 6 hours long
  • Offered in 7 disciplines (6 main disciplines + other disciplines)

In addition:

  • Some states allow you to take the exam prior to final year in college/university
  • Some states allow those with a number of years of experience to take the exam, even if they haven’t attended an ABET-accredited program

The FE Exam is administered by the NCEES and its website tells you everything you need to know about taking the FE exam.

Professional Engineer (PE) License

You must have a PE license if you wish to hold the title of “professional engineer”. PEs can:

  • Offer services to the public
  • Bid for government contracts
  • Become the principal of a firm
  • Act as an engineering consultant
  • Stamp and sign engineering drawings and calculations

Steps to Becoming a PE

  1. Earn a bachelor’s degree in engineering from an ABET-accredited program
  2. Pass the FE Exam
  3. Complete 4 years of professional work experience (usually under the supervision of a licensed PE)
  4. Pass the PE Exam in the appropriate discipline
  5. Meet any other state eligibility requirements

Since every state has slightly different prerequisites for PE licensure, please check with your State Licensing Board for exact details.

Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) Exam

The PE Exam is the second of two exams (the first is the FE Exam) that you must pass to become a PE. It is:

  • 8 hours long, with morning and afternoon sessions
  • Predominantly multiple choice
  • Offered twice a year (April and October)
  • Targeted towards your chosen discipline

The PE Exam is administered by the NCEES and its website tells you everything you need to know about taking the PE exam.

Surveying Licensure

Land surveyors must hold a professional surveying license from the state. We provide general details below, but please check with your individual State Licensing Board for precise requirements.

Steps to Becoming a Licensed Surveyor

  1. Complete a state-approved level of education (some states will accept a high school diploma; others want a degree from an ABET-accredited surveying program)
  2. Pass the Fundamentals of Land Surveying (FS) Exam (6 hours; 110 multiple choice questions)
  3. Complete 4 years of professional work experience (usually under the supervision of a licensed surveyor)
  4. Pass the Principles and Practice of Land Surveying (PS) Exam (6 hours; 100 multiple choice questions)

FS and PS Exams are administered by the NCEES and its website tells you everything you need to know about surveying licensure.

Professional Certifications

Professional certifications are issued by trade organizations, professional groups and universities to working engineers. These groups normally expect you to take an exam and complete a certain amount of continued professional development hours each year. The Council of Engineering & Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB) assesses certification programs for quality.

Professional certifications can help you:

  • Provide proof of specialist knowledge
  • Enhance your job opportunities and marketability
  • Impress potential employers
  • Forge a professional network

Unlike earning a license, obtaining certifications is a voluntary step – it tends to happen naturally as you progress up the engineering ranks. Ask your supervisor, professors and/or peers whether certification is worth pursuing at this stage in your career.

Helpful Engineering Organizations

School Rankings

1

University of California-Irvine

UC Irvine's Henry Samueli School of Engineering offers Bachelor of Science (BS), Master of Science (MS), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in general engineering, as well as in biomedical, civil, materials science, and software engineering. BS degrees (only) are available in aerospace, chemical, computer science and engineering, electrical, environmental and mechanical engineering. The MS in Engineering Management program is jointly administered by the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and the Paul Merage School of Business. MS and PhD programs are available in the following fields: chemical and biochemical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, mechanical and aerospace engineering, and networked systems. Incoming freshmen and transfer students with excellent academic backgrounds may be eligible to receive the Henry Samueli Endowed Scholarship ($7,500).

CAG Score 97.2

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

30,051 Students

2

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

At UNC Chapel Hill, the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering is part of the Gillings School of Global Public Health. The department offers a Master of Science program in Environmental Engineering (MSEE). There is also a dual MSEE-MCRP (Master of City and Regional Planning) program available. Additionally, the department has a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program in Environmental Science and Engineering. Seminars are held regularly to enhance and complement student learning, and students are given the opportunity to engage in independent or faculty-supervised research projects throughout the course of their studies at UNC.

CAG Score 97.1

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

29,135 Students

3

University of Minnesota-Duluth

UMD's Swenson College of Science and Engineering offers a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in the following fields: Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. Master of Science (MS) programs are available in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, and Engineering Management. Swenson College offers students educational enrichment opportunities such as global internship programs and a Summer Bridge Program for incoming UMD freshmen from underrepresented groups. The Iron Range/UMD Graduate Engineering Education Program offers Master of Engineering (MEng), Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM), and Master of Environmental Health and Safety (MEHS) programs. This is a distance learning program and classes held at Mesabi Range College in Virginia are taught by UMD faculty.

CAG Score 96.9

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

11,093 Students

4

Texas A & M University-College Station

TAMU's Dwight Look College of Engineering offers 13 Bachelor of Science (BS) programs that are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology). These programs are the following: Aerospace Engineering, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Ocean Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, and Radiological Health Engineering. Master of Science (MS), Master of Engineering (MEng), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees are available in all these fields except for Mechanical Engineering (no MEng degree) and Radiological Health Engineering (only BS degree offered). The college offers a Fast Track BS/MS program that lets students complete both BS and MS degrees in five years.

CAG Score 96.8

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

61,642 Students

5

University of Minnesota-Crookston

The Math, Science, and Technology Department at UMC offers the only undergraduate software engineering degree in the University of Minnesota system. Students admitted to this program can take advantage of the university's immersive visualization and informatics lab - one of only two in the Upper Midwest region. Each student is issued a powerful notebook computer capable of running a wide variety of software programs and tools. Incoming freshmen or transfer students can apply to the PSM Nakken Endowed Scholarship ($1,750), which supports students majoring in a STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). Sophomores and juniors can apply for the Otter Tail Power Company Scholarship ($1,500) or the MDU Resources ($1,000).

CAG Score 96.7

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

2,850 Students

6

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

The College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities offers baccalaureate programs in the following fields: Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Bio-Based Products Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geoengineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Materials and Science Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs are available in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. MS degrees are offered in the following: Environmental Restoration Engineering and Science, Geoengineering, Infrastructure Systems Engineering, Infrastructure Systems Management and Engineering, and Software Engineering.

CAG Score 96.7

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

51,147 Students

7

University of Florida

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees. BS, MS, ME and PhD programs are offered in: Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Agricultural & Biological Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Environmental Engineering Sciences, Industrial & Systems Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Nuclear Engineering Sciences. Students can earn an MS, ME, or PhD degree in Coastal & Oceanographic Engineering, while the Computer Science and the Digital Arts & Sciences departments only offer BS and MS programs. Eleven Engineering programs have ABET accreditation - Aerospace, Biological, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Materials Science, Industrial and Systems, Mechanical, and Nuclear Engineering.

CAG Score 96.6

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

49,459 Students

8

California State University-Long Beach

CSULB offers Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in aerospace, civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering. Chemical, computer, and construction engineering management programs are available only on the baccalaureate level. There is a BS in Engineering degree with an option in biomedical and clinical engineering and a BS in Engineering Technology degree with options in computer engineering technology and in electronics engineering technology. A Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Engineering and Industrial Applied Mathematics program is also available. This is a joint program with the Claremont Graduate University. There are several scholarship opportunities available for both undergraduate and graduate students, such as the Boeing Engineering Honors Awards and the Edison Scholars Program. Engineering scholarship award amounts range from $500 to $2,500.

CAG Score 96.6

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

36,809 Students

9

University of Washington-Seattle Campus

The College of Engineering at the University of Washington Seattle offers Bachelor of Science (BS), Master of Science (MS), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in the following areas: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Human Centered Design and Engineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. There is a combined BS/MS program in Bioengineering, online master's degrees in Civil Engineering, an interdisciplinary MS in Technical Japanese, as well as several Professional Master's and Certificate Programs. Additionally, through an affiliated program with the School of Forest Resources, the college offers a BS in Forest Resources with a major in Bioresource Science and Engineering.

CAG Score 96.5

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

44,784 Students

10

Buffalo State SUNY

Buffalo State offers ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science programs in Engineering Technology. Students who earn the B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology learn to apply engineering principals to practical problems and prepare for jobs in design and production for employers such as manufacturing companies and testing labs. Students earning the B.S. in Electrical Engineering Technology can select from two tracks. The Electronics track prepares them for jobs involving electronic and digital circuit design, control systems and robotics, or microwave communications. The Smart Grid track prepares students for jobs in fields such as electric power generation and transmission, or power systems monitoring and control. The engineering technology degrees require at least 51 major credits.

CAG Score 96.5

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

11,083 Students

11

University of California-Los Angeles

The Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science offers Bachelor of Science (BS), Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in the following fields of engineering: bioengineering, chemical and molecular, civil and environmental, materials science, electrical, aerospace, and mechanical. MS degrees (only) are also offered electronic materials, integrated circuits, manufacturing and design, signal processing and communications, and structural materials engineering. At the current time, only a general MS in Engineering degree can be pursued online. Engineering students can apply for several scholarship opportunities, including the Jon C. Jones Memorial Scholarship ($5,000, any major), the W. J. Knapp Scholarship ($5,000, materials engineering majors), and the Northrop Grumman Endowed Scholarship ($5,000, mechanical, aerospace, or electrical engineering majors).

CAG Score 96.5

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

41,845 Students

12

CUNY City College

The Grove School of Engineering at City College of New York oversees 15 research institutes in fields ranging from nanotechnology to sustainability, providing students with many opportunities to be involved in research. The Grove School has departments covering biomedical, chemical, civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering, and computer science. Each department offers a bachelor's, master's and Ph.D. program, and students may also earn a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering or Master of Science in Earth Systems & Environmental Technology, or Master of Science in Information Systems, Translational Medicine, or Urban Sustainability. The Grove School provides a special orientation program, town hall meetings, ring ceremony, and other events to foster a sense of community among engineering students.

CAG Score 96.4

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

15,579 Students

13

University of Washington-Bothell Campus

The School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics at the University of Washington-Bothell offers a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering. The Electrical Engineering program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. Engineering classes are small, and students will receive a lot of individual attention. The program provides a lot of hands-on experience as well. Students in engineering programs will take such courses as Electromagnetism & Oscillatory Motion, Mechanics, General Chemistry, and Differential Equations.

CAG Score 96.3

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

4,962 Students

14

SUNY Polytechnic Institute

SUNY Polytechnic Institute offers several undergraduate programs for students interested in engineering. Options include a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Technology, Computer Engineering Technology, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology, and Nanoscale Engineering. SUNY Poly also offers a Master's of Science and Ph.D. in Nanoscale Engineering. The Nanoscale Engineering programs are only available at the SUNY Poly campus in Albany. Most of the engineering programs are accredited by ABET, and SUNY Poly is seeking accreditation for the other programs. Students in the engineering programs can join chapters of several engineering professional organizations, and campus engineering clubs are involved in design-build competitions that take students to regional and national meets.

CAG Score 96.3

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

2,740 Students

15

Iowa State University

Iowa State University's College of Engineering offers programs in aerospace engineering; agricultural and biosystems engineering; chemical and biological engineering; civil, construction and environmental engineering; electrical engineering; industrial and manufacturing systems engineering; materials science and engineering; and mechanical engineering. Accelerated bachelor's degrees, which can be completed in three years, are offered in industrial engineering, materials engineering and mechanical engineering. Additionally, concurrent degree programs where students can earn a bachelor's and master's degree in five years are available in agricultural engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, industrial engineering, materials engineering and mechanical engineering. ISU's College of Engineering awards over $500,000 in general merit scholarships to first-year students, and many current engineering students receive scholarships that range between $250 and $12,000 per year.

CAG Score 96.3

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

34,435 Students

16

Brigham Young University-Idaho

Brigham Young University-Idaho offers several engineering degrees through its Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering and its Department of Mechanical Engineering. The Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Department offers an AAS in Electrical and Computer Engineering and BS degrees in electrical engineering and software engineering, while the Mechanical Engineering Department offers AAS degrees in engineering and engineering technology and BS degrees in civil engineering and mechanical engineering. In the BS in Electrical Engineering program, students study electrical and electronic systems. In the mechanical engineering bachelor's program students take foundational courses in mathematics, engineering science, solid mechanics and thermal sciences and can focus their studies on one of several concentration areas, including computer aided engineering, engineering management, engineering mechanics and manufacturing engineering.

CAG Score 96.3

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

36,624 Students

17

The University of Texas at El Paso

The College of Engineering at the University of Texas at El Paso offers bachelor's degrees in civil engineering, electrical engineering, engineering leadership, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, metallurgical and materials engineering; Master's degrees in systems engineering, software engineering, metallurgical and materials engineering, mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering, industrial engineering, environmental engineering, engineering, electrical engineering, computer engineering, civil engineering, and biomedical engineering; and Doctoral degrees in biomedical engineering, civil engineering, electrical and computer engineering, energy science and engineering track, environmental science and engineering, and materials science engineering. UTEP has been ranked in the top 10 Top Engineering Schools for Hispanics by Hispanic Business Magazine for ten consecutive years.

CAG Score 96.2

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

23,079 Students

18

Texas A & M University-Commerce

The Department of Engineering & Technology at Texas A&M University Commerce offers a Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering, a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, a Bachelor of Science in Technology Management, and a Master of Science in Technology Management. The Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and the Bachelor of Science in Constructional Engineering are both accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. Scholarships available specifically for engineering students include the American Electric Power: Endowment, the Associated General Contractors (AGC) Scholarship: Endowment, the Buddie & Derby Barnes Scholarship: Endowment, the James K. Ward Memorial: Endowment, and the J.G. Grove Memorial: Endowment.

CAG Score 96.2

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

12,111 Students

19

SUNY College at Oswego

SUNY Oswego grants a combined Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Students in the program can chose from four areas of concentration: embedded systems, robotics, biomedical instrumentation, or modern energy systems. The program is fairly small, with about 100 students, but once freshmen are accepted at Oswego they can declare the major without meeting additional requirements. Outside the classroom, engineering students can build robots and enter them in competitions by joining the Robotics Club. The university also has a chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers that allows students to network with professionals. Scholarships open to engineering majors include the SCR Inc. Engineering Programs Scholarship, which grants $1,000 to two recipients.

CAG Score 96.2

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

8,034 Students

20

Saint Cloud State University

Through its School of Computing, Engineering and Environment, Saint Cloud State University offers undergraduate programs in electrical engineering, manufacturing engineering and mechanical engineering, as well as a graduate program in engineering management. Both the BS in Mechanical Engineering and the BS in Manufacturing Engineering include coursework in mathematics, science, computer science, engineering, and mechanical and electronic design. The mechanical engineering degree, however, prepares students for jobs in product or process design, research and development, or project engineering in an industrial setting, while the manufacturing engineering degree prepares students for jobs in process design, production, facilities layout, tool design, or project engineering in a manufacturing environment. The College of Science and Engineering offers several scholarship opportunities to its students, including the $2,500 College of Science and Engineering Dean's Scholarship.

CAG Score 96.2

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

16,076 Students

21

Michigan Technological University

The College of Engineering at Michigan Technological University offers undergraduate majors in engineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, geological engineering, materials engineering and mechanical engineering. Additionally, graduate degree programs are available in biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, engineering mechanics, environmental engineering, environmental engineering science, geological engineering, materials science and engineering, mechanical engineering and mining engineering. Undergraduate engineering majors take the same core courses regardless of their specific major, so many first-year engineering students wait until after completing their first two semesters before choosing their major. Undergraduate engineering students also have the opportunity to participate in student organizations and a senior design program, in which they work with other students to find a solution to a design challenge.

CAG Score 96.2

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

7,099 Students

22

University of Massachusetts Amherst

The College of Engineering at UMass Amherst offers Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees in the following fields: Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. All these programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology). Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs are available in Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. An MS program is available in Environmental & Water Resources Engineering and in Engineering Management. The college offers two BS to MS five-year programs in Electrical & Computer Engineering and in Mechanical & Industrial Engineering.

CAG Score 96.2

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

28,635 Students

23

University of California-San Diego

The Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego offers Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in the following fields of engineering: computer, electrical, aerospace, mechanical, chemical, structural, nanoengineering, and bioengineering. There is an integrated BS/MS program that allows academically qualified students to complete both degrees in five years. Some PhD programs offer specialization areas, such as structural engineering with a specialization in computational sciences, and engineering science with a specialization in multiscale biology. There are also PhD programs that are administered jointly with San Diego State University. Engineering majors can apply for the James W. Barnes Scholarship ($2,000); transfer students can apply for the Philip and Elizabeth Hiestand Scholarship for Transfer Engineering Students ($5,000).

CAG Score 96.2

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

30,709 Students

24

University of North Texas

The University of North Texas offers a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical and Energy Engineering, and Electrical Engineering; a B.S.E.T. in Electrical Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Construction Engineering Technology, and Nuclear Engineering Technology; an M.S. in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Technology, Material Science and Engineering, and Mechanical and Energy Engineering; a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Mechanical and Energy Engineering. With exceptional research facilities and a dedicated faculty, UNT provides a unique learning experience for all engineering students.

CAG Score 96.1

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

36,486 Students

25

Alfred University

Alfred University's School of Engineering offers undergraduate majors in biomaterials engineering, ceramic engineering, glass engineering science, mechanical engineering, materials science and engineering, and renewable energy engineering. Additionally, graduate programs are available in biomaterials engineering (M.S.), ceramic engineering (M.S. and Ph.D.) glass science (M.S. and Ph.D.), electrical engineering (M.S.), materials science and engineering (M.S. and Ph.D.) and mechanical engineering (M.S.). Students who choose an undergraduate engineering major complete between 131 and 133 credits of coursework total, including courses in five broad categories: mathematics, physical sciences, engineering, materials sciences and mechanics. Students in all six engineering majors complete either a design project or a thesis. Additionally, engineering students have the opportunity to complete internships, faculty-led research and leadership training.

CAG Score 96.1

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

2,310 Students

26

Michigan State University

Michigan State University's College of Engineering offers bachelor's degrees in applied engineering sciences, biosystems engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, materials science and engineering, and mechanical engineering. Additionally, master's and doctoral degrees in electrical engineering are available. The undergraduate major in applied engineering sciences provides students with a foundational understanding of engineering and how it applies to one of the following concentrations: business law, computer science, packaging, supply chain management, technical sales and telecommunications. The biosystems engineering major combines biology with engineering, with optional concentrations in bioenergy engineering, biomedical engineering, ecosystems engineering and food engineering. The College of Engineering awards more than 300 undergraduate scholarships each year with awards ranging from $100 to $13,000.

CAG Score 96.1

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

50,081 Students

27

Marshall University

The Weisberg Division of Engineering in the College of Information Technology and Engineering at Marshall University offers a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, a Master of Science in Engineering (with a focus on Engineering Management, Environmental Engineering, and Transportation & Infrastructure Engineering), and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering. The engineering degree will equip students with an ability to apply knowledge of science, mathematics, and engineering, an ability to create and implement experiments and to analyze and thus interpret data, and an ability to identify and solve engineering problems, among other things.

CAG Score 96.0

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

13,381 Students

28

SUNY at Binghamton

The Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science at Binghamton University offers undergraduate and graduate programs in biomedical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering, and systems science and industrial engineering. Graduate programs are also offered in materials science and engineering. In addition to the BS, MS and PhD programs offered, Binghamton University's School of Engineering offers a fast-track BS/MBA program to undergraduate students majoring in bioengineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, industrial systems engineering, and mechanical engineering. Students enrolled in the Watson School of Engineering are eligible for a long list of scholarships, including the Ahilya Devi Memorial Scholarship for mechanical engineering students and the Naiju Lu and Xihong Luo Scholarship for Engineers.

CAG Score 96.0

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

16,695 Students

29

Ferris State University

Ferris State University's School of Engineering and Computing Technology offers programs in electrical/electronics engineering technology, energy systems engineering, mechanical engineering technology, product design engineering technology and surveying engineering. The BS in Electrical/Electronics Engineering Technology focuses on the engineering of electronics, automation, and computers through coursework in high level programming, network analysis, electric power and industrial automation controls. The AAS and BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology teach students how mechanical systems perform through coursework in engineering graphics and CAD, manufacturing processes and computer applications, applied mathematics and physics. Scholarships available through the School of Engineering and Computing Technology include the Daniel Tyler Scholarship and the David P. Prior Scholarship.

CAG Score 96.0

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

14,600 Students

30

The College of Idaho

The College of Idaho offers a dual-degree engineering program that allows students to complete a degree in liberal arts and in engineering in five years. Under this program, students enroll in the College of Idaho for three years and then in a partner engineering school for two years. At the current time the college has a formal partnership agreement with Washington University in Saint Louis, MO and with Columbia University in New York City. There is also an understanding in place with the University of Idaho in Moscow, ID. Although students can major in any field during their enrollment at the College of Idaho, the math and math/physics majors are the easiest to transition to the dual-degree engineering program.

CAG Score 96.0

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

1,144 Students

31

University of California-Davis

The College of Engineering at UC Davis consists of the following departments: biological and agricultural engineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering and materials science, civil and environmental engineering, computer science, electrical and computer engineering, and mechanical and aerospace engineering. ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science degrees are offered by all the departments, with Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees available in biomedical, chemical, civil and environmental, electrical and computer, materials science, mechanical and aeronautical engineering. Master of Engineering and Doctor of Engineering degrees are offered in biological systems engineering and in civil and environmental engineering. Several engineering scholarships are available, including the Jane C. Elliott Memorial (under-represented groups, including female and disabled students) and the Robert Roy Owen Scholarship (biological systems engineering students).

CAG Score 96.0

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

34,508 Students

32

California State University-Fullerton

The College of Engineering and Computer Science at Cal State Fullerton offers Bachelor of Science (BS) and Master of Science (MS) degrees in civil and environmental engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering. The software engineering and environmental engineering programs are only offered on the graduate level (MS) and are available online. The BS in Civil Engineering program has an emphasis in architectural engineering, while the MS in Electrical Engineering program offers an option in systems engineering. There is also a BS-MS program in computer engineering. Full-time new or continuing engineering students with an excellent academic history can apply for the Boeing Company Next Generation Scholarship ($5,000/year). The ECS Academic Catalyst for Excellence (ACE) Scholarship ($4,000/year) supports academically outstanding engineering freshmen.

CAG Score 96.0

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

38,128 Students

33

California State Polytechnic University-Pomona

The College of Engineering at Cal Poly Pomona graduates about 1 of every 14 engineers in California. The college offers Bachelor of Science degrees in the following fields of engineering: aerospace, chemical, civil, electrical, computer, engineering technology, industrial, manufacturing, and mechanical. Students can pursue a Master of Science (MS) degree in civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering as well. MS in Engineering programs are also available in engineering management, systems engineering, engineering with emphasis on aerospace, and engineering with emphasis on materials engineering. Each year, three female Engineering majors are selected for the Young Leaders in Engineering Scholarship ($7,500). The STEM Inclusion Scholarship ($500) supports students belonging to under-represented groups as defined by gender, race, ethnic background, socio-economic status, etc.

CAG Score 96.0

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

23,966 Students

34

University of Wyoming

The College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Wyoming offers Bachelor of Science (BS), Master of Science (MS), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs in the following fields: Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Petroleum Engineering. Students can pursue either an MS or an MA degree in Civil Engineering/Water Resources, a program that is administered with the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. BS degrees (only) are offered in Architectural Engineering, Energy Systems Engineering and in Computer Engineering. All the undergraduate engineering programs offered by the college are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology)

CAG Score 95.9

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

12,820 Students

35

Saint Vincent College

Saint Vincent College offers a couple of different options for students who wish to pursue a degree in engineering. They have a mathematics/engineering program, which upon satisfactory completion allows students guaranteed acceptance into an undergraduate engineering program at Penn State University, Catholic University of America, or the University of Pittsburgh. Saint Vincent also now offers an undergraduate degree in engineering science. This program will prepare students for a career in engineering. Some students will pursue advanced engineering degrees after completion of this program.

CAG Score 95.9

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

1,829 Students

36

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University's College of Engineering and Applied Sciences offers undergraduate majors in biomedical engineering, chemical and molecular engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, engineering science and mechanical engineering. Accelerated bachelor's/master's programs are also available in biomedical engineering, materials science and engineering, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering. Additionally, several engineering graduate degrees are offered, including MS and PhD degrees in the same four disciplines as the accelerated bachelor's/master's programs. The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences provides a variety of scholarship opportunities, including the $1,000 Thomas F. Irvine Undergraduate Scholarship in Mechanical Engineering and the $1,000 Lawrence E. Noonan Scholarship.

CAG Score 95.9

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

24,607 Students

37

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The William States Lee College of Engineering at UNC Charlotte offers bachelor, master's and doctoral degrees in a variety of engineering fields. These include degrees in civil engineering, electrical and computer engineering, and mechanical engineering. The college also grants a B.S. in Systems Engineering, M.S. in Engineering Management, and Ph.D. in Infrastructure and Environmental Systems. Students in the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology program can choose a concentration: Civil Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, Fire Safety Engineering Technology, or Mechanical Engineering Technology. Engineering faculty members are actively engaged in applied, interdisciplinary research. Students learn by doing, and most classes include design-and-build projects or other hands-on learning. Students also gain real-world experience through internships and cooperative education.

CAG Score 95.8

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

27,238 Students

38

Winona State University

The College of Science and Engineering at Winona State University offers a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Composite Materials Engineering. The college offers pre-engineering course sequence for students who are undecided about pursuing the BS in Composite Materials Engineering program. There is also a General Education Program for CME majors where students are required to take courses from the following General Education Goal Areas: Communication, Critical Thinking, Natural Sciences, Mathematics/Logical Reasoning, History and the Social Behavioral Sciences, Humanities and Fine Arts, Human Diversity, Global Perspective, Ethic and Civil Responsibility, and People and the Environment. In addition, students pursuing this program are required to take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam prior to graduation.

CAG Score 95.8

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

8,684 Students

39

Towson University

Towson University's Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences offers a collaborative dual degree engineering program in which students can earn a B.S. or B.A. from Towson and a bachelor's in engineering from the University of Maryland-College Park. Although students in the program usually choose to earn a physics degree from Towson, they can also choose majors in biology, chemistry, computer science and mathematics. The engineering degree from the University of Maryland can be completed in civil, electrical mechanical, aerospace or chemical engineering. All dual degree programs can be completed in five years, except for the aerospace engineering major, which takes five and a half to six years. Students typically study for three years at Towson before transferring to the the University of Maryland-College Park for the remaining two years.

CAG Score 95.8

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

22,285 Students

40

University of South Florida-Main Campus

USF's College of Engineering offers Bachelor of Science degrees in chemical, civil, computer, electrical, industrial, and mechanical engineering. These programs are all accredited by the Engineering Accreditation of ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology). Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees are available in all the fields above, in addition to biomedical and environmental engineering. There is also an MS degree in materials science engineering available. MS programs in engineering management and in electrical engineering for professionals, as well as graduate certificates in systems engineering and in wireless engineering are available online. Undergraduate and graduate engineering students can apply for a number of scholarships (with varying amounts), including the Edward W. Kopp Memorial Scholarship and the Franz Mantini Endowed Scholarship.

CAG Score 95.8

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

41,938 Students

41

University of California-Santa Cruz

The Jack Baskin School of Engineering at UC Santa Cruz offers Bachelor of Science degrees in bioengineering, bioinformatics, robotics, electrical, and computer engineering. There is a BS/MS program in computer engineering that allows qualified students to complete both degrees in five years. On the graduate level, MS and PhD degrees are available in computer and in electrical engineering. MS programs are offered in engineering and in bioinformatics, and a PhD program is available in biomedical sciences and engineering. Engineering students with excellent academic performance and demonstrable financial need are considered for the David S. Lee Scholarship ($1,000 to $2,000). Students from under-represented groups (such as re-entry or female students) are considered for the Mary Katherine Long Endowed Prize ($1,250).

CAG Score 95.8

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

17,866 Students

42

University of California-Santa Barbara

UC Santa Barbara's College of Engineering offers Bachelor of Science degrees in chemical, electrical, and mechanical engineering that are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology). There is also a BS in Computer Engineering degree, as well as a combined BS/MS program that allows academically outstanding computer engineering students to earn both degrees in five years. On the graduate level, Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy programs are available for chemical and mechanical engineering, and for the combined fields of electrical and computer engineering. Engineering students can apply for a number of scholarships (with varying amounts) including the Charles S. Chapman Scholarship, the Hearst Foundation Scholarship, and the Dr. Robert and Sue Talley Scholarship.

CAG Score 95.8

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

23,051 Students

43

University of California-Berkeley

UC Berkeley offers Bachelor of Science (BS), Master of Science (MS) and doctoral degrees in the following fields of engineering: bioengineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering & computer science, industrial engineering and operations research, materials science & engineering, mechanical engineering, and nuclear engineering. In addition, BS degrees (only) are available in energy engineering, engineering math & statistics, engineering physics, and in environmental engineering science. There is a Master of Engineering program offered by the Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership, a Master of Translational Medicine (offered by the Department of Bioengineering with UC San Francisco), and a Master of Advanced Study in Integrated Circuits. The U.S. News & World Report (2016) ranks Berkeley Engineering as the third best engineering program in the country.

CAG Score 95.8

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

37,565 Students

44

California State University-Fresno

The Lyles College of Engineering at Fresno State offers Bachelor of Science degrees in civil, computer, electrical, geomatics, and mechanical engineering, which are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology). Master of Science degrees are available in engineering and in civil engineering. A new graduate option (MS in Civil Engineering - Water Resources and Environmental Engineering) is now available. Qualified undergraduates can apply for admission to the college's accelerated master's program that lets them begin their graduate studies during their senior year in high school. Students admitted to the Honors Program receive the Husband-Boeing Scholarship or the Lyles Family Honors Scholarship, which cover full tuition (8 semesters for entering freshmen; 4 semesters for transfer students).

CAG Score 95.8

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

23,179 Students

45

Arkansas Tech University

The College of Engineering & Applied Sciences at ATU offers two undergraduate engineering programs: Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) and Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME). Both programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology). The college also offers a two-year Associate of Science in Nuclear Technology (ASNT) degree. Partial-tuition scholarships for engineering majors are available, including the Jack L. King Scholarship (for graduates of Western Yell County High School) and the Majors Family Engineering Scholarship (for juniors and seniors). Students who are interested in pursuing graduate studies can apply for admission to the Master of Engineering program, which has concentrations in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and nuclear engineering.

CAG Score 95.8

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

12,002 Students

46

Texas A & M University-Kingsville

Texas A&M offers a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Management & Technology, Mechanical Engineering, and Natural Gas Engineering; a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, Natural Gas Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Industrial Management; and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Energy Systems Engineering. The goal of the Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering is to create engineers who then become entrepreneurs and innovators in the industry. The undergraduate programs in civil, chemical, environmental, architectural, and mechanical engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

CAG Score 95.7

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

13,246 Students

47

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

UIUC's College of Engineering has 12 departments that offer the following programs: 15 undergraduate engineering degrees, 8 minors, 12 graduate degree programs (Master of Science, Master of Engineering, and Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering), and 4 dual-degree programs. Qualified students can also enroll in the combined Bachelor's/Master's program that allows them to earn both degrees within five years. At the current time, BS/MS programs are available in computer science, electrical and computer engineering, and in materials science and engineering. In addition to traditional on-campus programs, MS degrees in the following fields can be pursued online: computer science, aerospace engineering, civil & environmental engineering, and mechanical engineering. There are also 18 certificate programs and hundreds of engineering courses that are available online.

CAG Score 95.7

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

45,140 Students

48

University of Idaho

The College of Engineering at the University of Idaho offers Bachelor of Science (BS), Master of Engineering (M.Engr.), Master of Science (MS), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in biological, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, and mechanical engineering. An M.Engr. program in engineering management is available, in addition to BS, MS and PhD degrees in the field of materials science and engineering. Students interested in nuclear engineering can pursue M.Engr., MS and PhD degrees in this field. The College of Engineering has an Engineering Outreach distance education program that delivers 10 graduate degrees and 5 academic certificates online. Several scholarships with variable award amounts are available to undergraduate and graduate engineering students, including the Ernsberger Engineer's Fund and the D.W. Fitzsimmons Scholarship.

CAG Score 95.7

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

11,702 Students

49

University of Colorado Colorado Springs

The College of Engineering and Applied Science at UCCS offers Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees in the following: Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. All these programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation of ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology). On the graduate level, students can earn Master of Science (MS) degrees in the following areas: Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Computer Science - Focus in Media Convergence, Games, and Media Integration. Students can also pursue a Master of Engineering (MEng) program in Engineering Management, Information Assurance, Software Engineering, Space Operations, and Systems Engineering. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs are available with the following concentration areas: Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, and Security.

CAG Score 95.7

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

11,761 Students

50

California State University-Northridge

The College of Engineering and Computer Science at CSUN offers Bachelor of Science degrees in civil, computer, electrical, manufacturing systems, and mechanical engineering. All these programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology). The department will be seeking accreditation in the future for its latest engineering program, BS in Engineering Management. Master of Science degrees are available in the fields of structural, electrical, computer, mechanical, engineering management, and manufacturing systems engineering. Students can take advantage of research opportunities at the Energy Research Center and the Center for Engineering and Computer Science Research and Education. Full-time engineering students can apply for the Edison Scholars Scholarship, which awards several $4,000 to $5,000 scholarships each year.

CAG Score 95.7

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • DSST Credit
  • CLEP Credit
  • ROTC Program

40,131 Students

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