Frequently Asked Questions About Pre-Engineering

What research opportunities are available for CSB/SJU pre-engineering students?

The small class sizes at CSB/SJU are conducive to close interaction between faculty and students, even in introductory-level classes. The flexibility of the programs and the availability of career counselors mean that students can easily adjust their programs to match changes in focus or direction. Faculty and students have worked together in recent years on such projects as environmental radioactivity, computer voice recognition, high-temperature superconductors, the electronic structure of metals, the Quantum Hall Effect, chaotic phenomena in lasers, and theoretical studies in astrophysics.

What graduate schools have CSB/SJU students attended?

Graduate schools attended by CSB/SJU engineering graduates include:

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • North Dakota State University
  • Northwestern University
  • San Diego State University
  • Stanford University
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Missouri
  • University of New Hampshire
  • University of Southern Florida
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Washington University

What career opportunities are available in the Engineering field?

Many career opportunities for highly qualified engineers are available. Talented and motivated men and women continue to be sought by industry, government and academia. In addition, in keeping with recent trends to prepare students for nonstandard careers, we provide students with a diverse background including training in written and oral scientific communication.

CSB/SJU engineering graduates have pursued careers in industry across the country with such companies as:

  • Martin Marietta
  • 3M
  • Honeywell
  • DEC
  • IBM
  • Texas Instruments
  • Corning Glass
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Park Instruments
  • Rosemount Engineering
  • Medtronics
  • Caterpillar