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Engineering transforms scientific discoveries into products that improve the way the world works and makes our lives safer, healthier and more productive.
Why Study Engineering: Do you like building or repairing things? Designing new products, games or tools? Engineering is a great career option. Here’s why:
Industry Demand: Job prospects in different branches of engineering continue to grow, with civil, environmental, biomedical and software specialties leading the pack.
Great Salary Potential: Current reports indicate the median annual salary for engineers ranged from $68,730 to $108,020 in 2008.
Job Satisfaction: Surveys consistently show that engineers have one of the highest levels of job satisfaction. (There’s nothing like a job you love!)
“...I chose GPC for Engineering because it is an affordable start, with faculty support that will help you advance to any four-year college such as Georgia Tech or Southern Poly.”
Alisha Hester, GPC 2005, Georgia Tech 2008
Potential Careers: Engineering is one of the most versatile career choices you can make.
Mechanical Engineers design products, the machinery to manufacture those products, plants in which the products are made and systems that ensure the equality of the products.
Construction Engineers design, plan and supervise the construction of buildings, highways and all forms of transportation. Electrical Engineers design and build power plants that produce electricity and create millions of electricity-dependent products.
Environmental Safety Engineers determine the impact of products and systems on the environment.
Other engineering fields include: aerospace, agricultural, architectural, automotive, chemical, civil, computers and gaming, industrial, marine and naval, materials, nuclear, product packaging, robotics and more.
Check out the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for additional salary and job information.
Why Start at GPC?
Why Start at GPC: Most engineering specialties require at least a bachelor’s degree. Georgia Perimeter’s outstanding engineering faculty prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions. GPC also provides programs to ease that transfer.
Connect with the Best at Georgia Tech: When you successfully complete Georgia Perimeter’s RETP* engineering curriculum and meet GPA and faculty recommendation requirements, you’ll be admitted to the Georgia Institute of Technology to complete the requirements for a baccalaureate engineering degree.
*Regents Engineering Transfer Program
Check out the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statisticsfor additional salary and job information. For information about GPC’s Engineering program of study, visit our online catalog. You may also find information on GPC’s Engineering departmental pages.