What Is Engineering?
Engineering is the creative application of scientific principles to the design, development, construction or operation of structures, machines, apparatus, manufacturing processes or works–using them singly or in combination. Engineering also entails forecasting their behavior under specific operating conditions.
Why Study Engineering?
Engineering transforms scientific discoveries into products that improve the way the world works and make our lives safer, healthier and more productive. Engineering is an attractive career option for those who enjoy building or repairing items or designing new products, games or tools. Industry demand is high, with job prospects in branches of engineering continuing to grow. Civil, environmental, biomedical and software specialties are leading the pack. An additional draw is reflected in surveys that consistently indicate engineers enjoy high levels of job satisfaction.
A note on pathways: A pathway is an advising guide to help students prepare for their intended bachelor’s degree major. By following the course of study outlined in the appropriate Associate of Arts or Associate of Science pathway, students will have the necessary prerequisite courses to continue in their chosen disciplines. A pathway is not a major and will not be represented on the diploma.
Perimeter College provides a strong foundation for students wanting to pursue engineering and the college’s Regents’ Engineering Transfer Pathways paves the way for its students to continue their studies at respected universities.