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Pre-Professional - Engineering

Pre-Engineering School

Earn a Pre-Engineering Degree

Be innovative and create new technology for the next generation

In the pre-engineering program, you will learn the fundamentals of math, physics, and chemistry needed to pursue a career in engineering. To gain acceptance to your ideal engineering program after graduation, learning the admissions requirements prior to beginning your education is key to tailoring your studies at Newman towards fulfilling those requirements.

Our pre-engineering option is ideal for students wishing to start at a liberal arts university before transferring to a large research institution. Our program can also be beneficial to any students wanting to play sports or be involved in our private Catholic college community. Students studying pre-engineering can choose either biology, chemistry, or psychology as a foundation degree.

About Our Faculty

Pre-Professional Engineering Department

Our faculty and staff have the knowledge and experience to help you prepare for a career in engineering. If you need clarification on a class assignment or advice on how to approach your future, you can feel confident that our faculty is available and ready to help.

Career Outlook

While pursuing a degree in pre-engineering, you can expect a promising future. The engineering field is projected to grow 23% between 2014 and 2024 for biomedical engineers, 8% for civil engineers, 12% for environmental engineers, and 5% for mechanical engineers. Our students are prepared to meet the expected demand.


A degree in pre-engineering will give you the opportunity to pursue further education and eventually work in a variety of fields and specialties. Here are some examples of potential careers and median salaries:

  • Biomedical Engineer ($61,000 a year)
  • Civil Engineer ($55,000 a year)
  • Environmental Engineer ($55,000 a year)
  • Mechanical Engineer ($62,000 a year)


Our pre-engineering students have the opportunity to gain real-world experience by interning in the Wichita community. This allows our students to gain experience in various industries of engineering.

Get Involved on Campus

One of the best ways to find success during your college career is to get involved in campus clubs and organizations. Within our pre-engineering program, our students can join the Chemistry Club, Psychology Club, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Club. These organizations allow for personal growth, networking, and future career success.

Student Testimonials

Newman Alumni

We think our university is great, but don’t just take our word for it. Hear what some of our previous students have to say about their experience.

"The experience was wonderful. I would recommend Newman to anybody whether they want to further their degree in anything."

Christopher Wayne Jones, Class of 2016

"I’ve honestly learned from some of the greatest faculty and staff that we have. I think Newman is great about that, I mean we have the best faculty and staff in my opinion. They’re awesome, great examples."

Brandi Boese, Class of 2016