Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How do I know if a career in an engineering field is right for me?
A. Students who enjoy problem solving, brainstorming, and working "hands on" to solve problems generally have an aptitude for a career in an engineering field.
Q. What is the difference between a degree in Applied Engineering and a career in Engineering? Does JSU offer an Engineering degree?
A. While traditional engineering programs tend to teach the student to develop the latest technology, the Applied Engineering programs at JSU train students to implement, or apply, the latest technology for today's companies. JSU does not offer an engineering degree, but has a two-year pre-engineering program that will permit the majority of students to transfer with junior standing to most undergraduate engineering programs at other colleges and universities.
Q. What should I do while in high school to prepare for a program in Applied Engineering?
A. Students are encouraged to strengthen their background in mathematics and the physical sciences. Algebra, plane geometry, trigonometry, solid geometry, general science, physics, chemistry, and any advanced mathematics courses are beneficial to any student interested in pursuing a career in Applied Engineering or Engineering.