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New Student Orientation

Session I: June 22–23; Session II: July 27–28

Engineering

Will Huntingdon College prepare me for further study in engineering?

Trey Worthington

Trey Worthington ’15 is a student in the mechanical engineering program at Auburn University.

The Huntingdon College Engineering Track will provide you with the knowledge, confidence, and communication skills you will need to be successful as you prepare for a career in the field of engineering. Whether you plan to enter the fields of aeronautical, mechanical, or chemical engineering—as examples of the possibilities the future holds for you—your Huntingdon training will prepare you for any path you choose to take.

Because of our challenging coursework, opportunities for meaningful internships, and close advising by faculty mentors, you will gain a competitive advantage for admission to further study in engineering. Letters of recommendation—written by Huntingdon faculty members who know you personally throughout your academic career—will strengthen your engineering school applications. Mock interviews, essay writing assistance, and professional resume assistance are part of the services provided by the Huntingdon Center for Career and Vocation, and personal advising throughout your Engineering Track from both the Track adviser and your major adviser will focus on the steps necessary to achieve the career goals you envision.

Shelby and Will Hodgson

After completing her degree in Mathematics summa cum laude at Huntingdon, Shelby Robinson Hodgson ’14 completed her master’s degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering at the University of Alabama-Huntsville and is employed as a structure engineer with Atlas Air World Holdings in Madison, Alabama. She is pictured with her husband, Will Hodgson IV ’13.

Students have used their Huntingdon education as a basis for careers in engineering for many years. Graduates have entered professional study in the fields of chemical, aerospace, mechanical, bio-mechanical, and biological engineering with great success.

Mathematics is a great major to pair with further study in engineering, but Chemistry, Biology, and other majors serve well depending upon the type of engineering on which you plan to focus.

To plan for professional study in engineering, you should complete the following steps:

  • Identify the types of programs that interest you most and research the schools that offer those programs. A good resource is the list of accredited programs through the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
  • Mitchell Luckie

    Mitchell Luckie ’15, a Chemistry major at Huntingdon, was accepted into the graduate program in chemical engineering at Auburn University.

    Meet with representatives from your selected engineering programs to determine application deadlines and prerequisite course requirements.

  • Review the prerequisite course work necessary for admission to an engineering program and plan your Huntingdon course work so that it has a dual purpose: fulfilling graduation requirements at Huntingdon and prerequisites for engineering school admission.
  • Prepare for any graduate school admission test required for your field and plan when to take the test, or forward your SAT or ACT scores if you plan to enter an undergraduate program.
  • Keep your Huntingdon grades strong, especially in math and science fields, and complete as many physics and upper-level mathematics courses as possible.
  • As your Huntingdon graduation approaches, complete the admission requirements for the Schools of Engineering that interest you.
  • Keep your Huntingdon academic adviser informed of your career intentions so that he or she can work with you toward your goal. Your Engineering Track adviser will work with you, as well.

For more information about the Huntingdon College Engineering Track, contact Engineering Track Adviser Jaime Demick.