Are you a creative thinker with strong analytical skills?
Engineers work across disciplines and in a variety of industries. They are typically highly skilled at solving problems and creating new products, systems or structures. They innovate through extensive use of their analytical skills. Typical careers in engineering include the following.
- Aerospace Engineering
- Biomedical Engineering
- Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Environmental Engineering
- Industrial Engineering
- Materials science Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Nuclear Engineering
The following are just a few courses that you might consider while exploring this career cluster. Please note that course numbers and titles are subject to change. Consult the Course Catalog for current course information.
- Math: MAT 120, 121, 122, 221, 236
- Physics: PHY 161, 162
- Chemistry: CHE 121, 161
- Engineering: EGR 131, 231, 270, 271, 311, 385
General information about off-campus study, travel abroad, passport applications, and affiliated and non-affiliated study abroad programs are available from the Office of International and Off-Campus Studies. Students may participate in multiple off-campus study opportunities during their career at Cornell. In order to be eligible to participate in any off-campus study at Cornell students must:
- have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 (unless a higher grade point average is specified)
- be in good disciplinary standing with the College
- be in good financial standing with the College
- American Academy of Environmental Engineers
- American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering
- American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
- American Nuclear Society
- American Society for Materials International
- American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
- American Society of Civil Engineers
- American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- Association for Women in Science
- Biomedical Engineering Society
- Engineers Without Borders
- Institute of Electrical and Electronics
- Institute of Industrials and Systems Engineers
- Institute of Transportation Engineers
- International Society of Explosives Engineers
- National Academy of Engineering
- National Society of Black Engineers
- National Society of Professional Engineers
- Society of Petroleum Engineers
- Society of Women Engineers
- Technical Intern, Rockwell Collins
- Research Intern, Kansas State University
- Intern, Digital Artifacts
Job Search Resources
- Berry Career Institute recommended job boards
- Bureau of Labor Statistics occupational outlook handbook - computer science and information technology
- O*Net Online
Use the “See Alumni” button on the Cornell College page on LinkedIn to view alumni by major, geographic location, industry, etc.
- Energy Engineer, Facilities Strategies Group
- Process Engineer, Intel Corporation
- Mechanical Engineer, Collins Aerospace
- Design Engineer, AppliedMicro
- Systems Integration and Test Engineer, Lockheed Martin
Should I earn a postgraduate degree?
- Master's degrees in specific disciplines such as biomedical engineering and electrical and computing engineering often provide advanced skills and command a higher salary if you'd like to specialize in a given disciple. A master's of engineering and MBA may be a good choice for those looking to advance into managerial or leadership positions.
- A PhD is recommended for those pursuing research opportunities both in the private and public sectors.