Spring Arbor University

Pre-Engineering

*SAU has applied for approval of a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the Higher Learning Commission. For more information about engineering at SAU, contact Dr. Ron DeLap, chair of the Department of Engineering at SAU, at ronald.delap@arbor.edu.

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Program Description

Always been interested in learning how things work? Do you like taking things apart just so you can rebuild it again?

Engineering is about understanding how things work, planning and designing to see that they do, and fixing them when they don’t. It’s a challenging field and you need to be comfortable with numbers. But when you complete the pre-engineering program at SAU, offered through the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics, you will begin a life that’s never boring and very rewarding.

Why should you choose SAU’s pre-engineering program?

With SAU, you will follow a 3-2 program, which means your first three years ( a minimum of 90 semester hours)are at Spring Arbor, then finish the last two years at University of Michigan, or another engineering degree-granting university. Upon receipt of a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, the student will then be awarded a bachelor of arts degree from Spring Arbor University with a major in physics/mathematics. An official transcript showing the Bachelor of Science in Engineering must be submitted to Spring Arbor University.

This program, like several other academic programs at SAU, have been developed to ensure students receive the appropriate pre-professional undergraduate training.

Career opportunities

Career opportunities

There are different kinds of engineers. Which group do you see yourself belonging to?

Civil Engineers

These are the people who make our towns and communities work. Roads, highways, bridges, tunnels, waterworks, harbors… Maybe you’ve heard of the Mackinac Bridge? That was the work of civil engineers.

Mechanical Engineers

It’s all about machines. If you rebuilt your first engine before you had a license, you might just have the heart of a mechanical engineer. And, if you like the idea of thinking in a language of cubic inches and gear ratios, you might just love this science.

Electrical Engineers

They’re everywhere: manufacturing, defense, computers, broadcast, aerospace, government agencies. The list goes on and on. Basically, you find electrical engineers everywhere you find electricity. Almost half of engineers are electrical engineers. They are people with a lot of options.

For more information about careers in engineering, visit our career development page.