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Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with a Concentration in Pre-Engineering
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If an engineering career is your passion, the AUM Pre-Engineering program offers a strong foundation for students intending to earn a bachelor’s degree in engineering at the Auburn University Samuel Ginn College of Engineering. The program takes approximately two years of full-time college work to complete before the student is ready to transfer to the Auburn University campus.

Overall, the demand for engineers in the United States is substantial. Employment for chemical engineers, for instance, is projected to grow 14 percent from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations, and will add about 26,900 jobs. The median annual pay in this occupation is $105,550. Civil engineering jobs are projected to grow at 7 percent, and industrial engineering jobs (devising efficient systems that integrate workers, machines, materials, information, and energy to make a product or provide a service) pay a median annual income of $93,300, with 10 percent job growth over the next decade.

The Auburn University Samuel Ginn College of Engineering offers training in these specialized engineering fields:

  • Aerospace
  • Industrial & Systems
  • Biosystems
  • Materials
  • Chemical
  • Mechanical
  • Civil
  • Computer
  • Software
  • Electrical
  • Wireless

To help you get to that graduation day you’re dreaming about, there are several undergraduate AUM scholarships available to Pre-Engineering students.

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The Know How

What you will know with a ​Pre-Engineering degree from AUM

How long will it take and how do I know I’ll be accepted to Auburn University?

The program takes approximately two years of full-time college work to complete before the student is ready to transfer to the Auburn University campus. Review the requirements to transfer to Auburn University here.

Can I afford this program?

Preparing for the AU Engineering curriculum during your two-year Pre-Engineering program at AUM could save you money. Tuition at AUM is lower than many other major universities, and graduate assistantship opportunities are available.

What kind of math will I need to take?

During your two years at AUM, the mathematics faculty will prepare you for the rigors of the AU Engineering program, including courses such as Calculus I, II and III and General Physics I, II (with calculus). Other courses will help you prepare for specific, specialized engineering fields.

What if I have other questions about the Pre-Engineering program?

Please contact either Dr. Yue Chen at  334-244-3261  or Dr. Tianran Chen at 334-244- 3322.

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Special Requirements

This course of study is distinct because it is designed for a two-year, foundational education in engineering, followed by a transfer to Auburn University’s Samuel Ginn School of Engineering. As such, there are special requirements for admission into that program.

Math Intensity Scale

Pre-engineering is a math-intensive field of study. Review this for a look at the mathematics requirements.

Required Courses

You will take university core classes in humanities, English and social sciences, in addition to several courses in mathematics, physics and engineering. These will vary according to what specialized engineering area you are interested in pursuing.

Learn more about course requirements, by contacting Dr. Yue Chen at  334-244-3261  or Dr. Tianran Chen at 334-244- 3322.

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Rewarding Occupations and Job Growth

Auburn Engineering is the highest ranked engineering program in the state, and consistently ranks among the top institutions in the country. The college produces more than one third of Alabama’s engineering graduates and prominent alumni include four astronauts and Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, Inc.

There are no guarantees, but AUM’s faculty is dedicated to your success and will help you in each step toward completing this two-year program. Some of the qualities of a good engineer (and engineering student) are curiosity, attention to detail, logical thinking, good math skills, creativity, and solid interpersonal communication skills.

Engineers work on finding solutions to real-world problems, so they’re responsible for designing effective ways to improve the lives of many. As an engineer, you might have the opportunity to work on issues such as access to clean water, climate change, ethical medical testing, pollution, and safe transportation.

Overall, the demand for engineers in the United States is substantial. Projections call for average or faster-than-average job growth compared to other occupations. And the pay for engineering jobs can be significant. Chemical engineers, for instance, have a median annual pay of $105,550 and industrial engineer jobs pay a median annual income of $93,300.

Students seeking to continue their education in Engineering school are given dedicated resources that provide class schedule advising focused on career choice, assistance with graduate school applications, and more.

Degree Options

Is a Degree in Pre-Engineering right for me?

With this bachelor’s degree as your educational foundation, you have many career possibilities.

Career/Job TitleEntry-level Education RequirementsJob Growth 2020-2030Annual Median Salary
Aerospace EngineerBachelor’s Degree 6%$122,270
Agricultural EngineerBachelor’s Degree1%$82,640
Chemical EngineerBachelor’s Degree 14%$105,550
Environmental EngineerBachelor’s Degree4%$96,820
Industrial EngineerBachelor’s Degree10%$95,300
Materials EngineerBachelor’s Degree6%$98,300

Note: Salaries vary depending on several factors including your level of experience, education, training, demographics, and industry. Here is a sampling of the future job growth and salaries according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Quick Facts

College of Sciences

At AUM’s College of Sciences, you will have hands-on learning experiences, working side by side with scholars and researchers using state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment.

Our academic departments include Biology and Environmental Science, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Psychology. To help you pay for college, you might qualify for one of our scholarships.

Official Name of the Pre-Engineering Degree

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with a Concentration in Pre-Engineering

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Modality

This degree requires students to meet on campus. Students in these courses enroll in a program to connect in a campus setting and to collaborate using a variety of technological and educational tools. Professors play an inspirational role in building relationships among teams and individuals in this setting. The criteria for many programs can only be met with In-Class coursework. Be sure to check with your advisor to understand the best route to take.

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