Pre-Engineering

The pre-engineering program at UVU has been created to prepare students to continue their education in many engineering disciplines.  Students may continue into one of the baccalaureate engineering programs at UVU or transfer to another university.  With adequate planning, pre-engineering coursework completed at UVU will transfer to any Utah university offering engineering degrees.

The Pre-engineering program of study will vary markedly from student to student depending on several factors including: high school preparation, engineering discipline of interest, and the intended baccalaureate program. The pre-engineering advisor will consider these factors when designing a program to fit the needs of each individual student. It is therefore important that pre-engineering students consult with the pre-engineering advisor concerning classes appropriate for their educational experience at UVU.

Program Objectives

  • Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  • Ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • Ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  • Ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  • Ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  • Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  • Knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • Ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.