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Engineer Your Future

Whether you’re exploring the latest advancements in 3D printing technology or studying the aerodynamic design behind today’s fastest jets, a degree in an engineering or science-related field has high-growth career prospects for the future.

CUTTING-EDGE MAJORS

Be the first to crack the code on a new programming language or perhaps invent a new form of renewable energy. These majors put you at the forefront of research and innovation.
Nuclear Engineering
Aerospace Engineering
Computer Science
Software Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Biosystems Engineering

Nuclear Engineering

From fission to fusion, nuclear engineers design and develop reactor cores, radiation shielding, and other nuclear equipment. Engineers may also explore industrial and medical uses for diagnosis equipment and disease therapies. Nuclear engineering was named the second best-paying STEM job for recent graduates by Forbes.

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Highest paying markets for Nuclear Engineers

WASHINGTON, DC ($152,810)
HARTFORD, CT ($135,690)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM ($127,720)
U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS, 2013

MEDIAN ANNUAL SALARY
For nuclear engineers

$102,220
U.S. bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016

Aerospace Engineering

If you’re passionate about hyperloops and orbital rocket boosters, this is the degree for you. Today’s aerospace engineers are designing and producing the most complex planes, supercraft, and satellites the world has ever seen. Aeronautical engineers work primarily with aircraft, while astronautical engineers study the science and technology of spacecraft.

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Top Employers

BOEING
LOCKHEED MARTIN
NORTHROP GRUMMAN

MEDIAN ANNUAL SALARY
for aerospace engineers

$109,650

U.S. bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016

Computer Science

Named #3 on Forbes’ list of 15 Most Valuable College Majors, the field of computer science is expected to grow exponentially during the next decade. As a computer science major, you’ll learn about the inner workings of computer systems, and design better ways for humans to interact with computers.

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Popular Careers

COMPUTER SYSTEMS ANALYST
SOFTWARE DEVELOPER
WEB DEVELOPER

ESTIMATED JOB GROWTH
2008-2018

24%
Forbes, 2016

Software Engineering

Named one of the “Happiest Jobs in America” by Forbes, software engineers are shaping the future through the design, analysis, and implementation of software. But it’s not all fun and games: courses focus on complex subjects, such as statistics and probability, discrete mathematics, and computer applications.

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Top-Paying Companies

FACEBOOK ($177,014)
LINKEDIN ($170,839)
GOOGLE ($164,683)

RISE IN DEMAND FOR SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS
By year 2022

22%
U.S. bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016

Mechanical Engineering

Whether it’s designing the latest smartphone or building the blueprint for an aircraft carrier, mechanical engineers develop, build, and improve machines. You’ll learn what makes planes fly, as well as the physics behind your favorite roller coaster.

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Top Companies For Mechanical Engineers

NASA
GOOGLE
BOEING

MEDIAN SALARY
For mechanical engineers

$84,190
U.S. bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016

Biosystems Engineering

Biosystems engineers are tackling some of the most critical challenges in biology, including tissue engineering, renewable energy, and air quality. Graduates are sought after by a wide variety of employers and industries—ranging from food manufacturers and environmental consulting firms to health providers and government agencies.

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Popular Careers

RESEARCH LABORATORY ENGINEER
ENVIRONMENTAL AGENCY ADVISOR
US FOREST SERVICE SPECIALIST

The world’s growing demand for food safety has propelled the need for biosystems engineers.

POPULAR MAJORS

Pursue a career in one of these popular fields of study in engineering and science.
Computer Science
Mechanical Engineering
Electrical & Electronics Engineering

Computer Science

Named #3 on Forbes’ list of 15 Most Valuable College Majors, the field of computer science is expected to grow exponentially during the next decade. As a computer science major, you’ll learn about the inner workings of computer systems, and design better ways for humans to interact with computers.

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Popular Careers

COMPUTER SYSTEMS ANALYST
SOFTWARE DEVELOPER
WEB DEVELOPER

ESTIMATED JOB GROWTH
2008-2018

24%
Forbes, 2016

Mechanical Engineering

Whether it’s designing the latest smartphone or building the blueprint for an aircraft carrier, mechanical engineers develop, build, and improve machines. You’ll learn what makes planes fly, as well as the physics behind your favorite roller coaster.

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Top Companies For Mechanical Engineers

NASA
GOOGLE
BOEING

MEDIAN SALARY
For mechanical engineers

$84,190
U.S. bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016

Electrical & Electronics Engineering

That smartphone in your pocket wouldn’t be possible without electrical engineers. As demand in the technology sector explodes, so too will the demand for this profession. Electrical engineering students learn how to design, troubleshoot, and install electronic systems, and develop methods that use power more efficiently.

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Electrical and electronics engineers play a pivotal role in a number of industries, including automotive, robotics, manufacturing, telecommunications, and construction.

Average salary
at Qualcomm for electrical engineers

$123,277

HIGH-GROWTH MAJORS

These fields of study offer promising career opportunities for the foreseeable future.
Industrial Engineering
Electrical & Electronics Engineering
Civil Engineering

Industrial Engineering

Industrial engineers use their skills to develop more efficient systems that reduce waste and save money. Many industrial engineering graduates pursue careers in the aeronautics field, while others find jobs at engineering firms, automobile manufacturers, or architectural companies.

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Top Industries

AEROSPACE
ARCHITECTURAL
AUTOMOBILE MANUFACTURERS

MEDIAN SALARY
for industrial engineer

$84,310
U.S. bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016

Electrical & Electronics Engineering

That smartphone in your pocket wouldn’t be possible without electrical engineers. As demand in the technology sector explodes, so too will the demand for this profession. Electrical engineering students learn how to design, troubleshoot, and install electronic systems, and develop methods that use power more efficiently.

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Electrical and electronics engineers play a pivotal role in a number of industries, including automotive, robotics, manufacturing, telecommunications, and construction.

Average salary
at Qualcomm for electrical engineers

$123,277

Civil Engineering

What does it take to build a hydroelectric dam, a superhighway, or the world’s tallest skyscraper? Just ask a civil engineer. As an aspiring engineer, you’ll study the basics such as physics, geology, geometry and calculus, while also learning what it takes to build a structurally sound bridge or a high-rise that can withstand a catastrophic hurricane.

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Popular Concentrations

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

$83,450

CIVIL ENGINEER, MEDIAN SALARY
U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS, 2016

MEDIAN SALARY
civil engineer

$83,450
U.S. bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016

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