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Pre-Engineering & Pre-Engineering Technology

Students seeking an Engineering or Engineering Technology degree can pursue a basic program of study for one or two years at Montana State University Billings.   To transfer most efficiently, it is recommended that students complete just one year of study at MSU Billings.  Once a student has completed the desired pre-requisite courses, students may transfer to the engineering college of their choice to complete the requirements for a Bachelor's degree.

The core of basic courses is similar for the different fields of engineering but varies slightly among colleges of engineering. As a model for planning, the curricula at the College of Engineering at Montana State University-Bozeman are used in these pre-professional programs at Montana State University Billings. The College of Engineering at MSU is nationally accredited, which ensures that students using this model will follow a program similar to that of other accredited colleges. Nevertheless, students are urged to obtain a catalog from the engineering college of their choice to use as a guide in planning a specific study program.

In order to complete the requirements for an engineering degree in four years, it is generally necessary to carry 16 to 18 credit hours per semester.

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