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Engineering links scientific discovery with everyday applications. It uses math and science knowledge to solve problems and design new products and technology. Engineers work on everything from buildings and agriculture to medicine and computers.

Benefits of being an Engineer

  • Challenging/stimulating
  • Impact on society
  • Useful skills applicable to other jobs
  • Developing new products
  • Good pay

Preparing for Engineering

It's important to have a strong academic record that shows you've challenged yourself by taking more advanced courses. Colleges also like to see that you've improved over time.


  • Typically up to trigonometry and pre-calculus
  • Calculus and AP Calculus recommended
  • Biology, physics, chemistry
  • Four years of English

What Programs can I get Involved with Now?

MIT Programs

Summer Programs

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Last Updated: November 3, 2013