Wayne State College

About the Pre-Engineering Program

With an ever-growing population and an ever-changing world, engineers will always be needed. Bridges, roads, tunnels, houses, and other building structures need to be built and maintained. A solid base of math, science, physics, chemistry, and graphic design are the skills needed to become an engineer, and you can develop them all at Wayne State. You have a couple of options with the Pre-Engineering program. You can either spend two years at Wayne State and then transfer to a school offering an Engineering degree; or you can choose a relevant major at WSC, obtain your bachelor’s degree here, and move on to graduate work in engineering.

Sample Program of Study

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Fast Facts

Program details: The Pre-Engineering program is set up so you can begin your education at WSC, then transfer to a school offering an undergraduate degree in Engineering. Or you can obtain a B.S. at WSC and then be ready for graduate work in the engineering field.

Hours required:
General education: 41
To graduate from WSC: 120

Suggested programs of study at WSC: Mathematics (Applied), Biology, Chemical Sciences, Computer Science

School: Science, Health, and Criminal Justice

Department: Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Scholarships and Aid

In addition to having the region’s most affordable tuition, we offer thousands of dollars in scholarships every year. Learn more about scholarships and aid to help you on your path to an Engineering degree.

Our Focus is Results

Wayne State has the keys to your success and offers just what you need to become well prepared for the real world in the Pre-Engineering program.

pre engineering program skills

Skills Learned

  • Methods to solve problems in math and science
  • Proficiency in solving complex math problems
  • Chemical processes and materials
  • Chemical experiment and design
  • University physics and experimentation
  • Research, observation, and analysis of data
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving
  • Ability to work independently
  • Time management

pre engineering degree careers

Possible Careers

  • Chemical engineer
  • Civil engineer
  • Electrical engineer
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Architectural engineer
  • Industrial engineer
  • Aerospace engineer
  • Petroleum engineer
  • Product design engineer
  • Plant engineer
  • Biomedical engineer

pre engineering degree employers


  • Research labs
  • Business and corporations
  • Construction companies
  • Engineering firms
  • Tech companies
  • Government / federal agencies
  • Manufacturing companies
  • Product development companies
  • Aerospace companies
  • Aviation companies
  • Processing companies
  • Biomedical companies

Pre-Engineering Program Faculty

Our faculty are accomplished. Several are highly regarded as experts and have been recognized with notable honors and awards. And with a low student-to-faculty ratio, you'll be sure to receive an excellent education in the Pre-Engineering program.

Outside the Classroom

At Wayne State College, you’ll have opportunities to enhance your education in the Pre-Engineering program by participating in clubs, organizations, internships, and more.

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Clubs and Organizations

WSC Service Learning


Make a difference in the community while learning skills you can apply toward your future career. Wayne State’s Service-Learning program has received national awards in recognition of outstanding community service, with more than 400 students participating in Service-Learning projects each semester.

pre engineering program opportunities


  • Projects, trips, and more – Conduct honors projects and attend guest lectures and national and regional conventions to showcase your math skills.
  • Peer tutoring and mentoring programs – Help fellow students master their courses and improve their skills, or be part of a support system for new students, all while gaining valuable experience for your resume.
  • Study Abroad - Earn credit toward your degree while experiencing exciting global adventures overseas.
pre engineering program internships


Internships are not required for the Pre-Engineering programs at WSC, as this is typically completed in professional school for degree completion. However, Career Services is available to help you find job opportunities if you are looking for field-related work experience.

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