What will I do on the job?
Engineers are the planners, designers and managers of industrial and public works facilities and systems. They use scientific and technical knowledge for practical applications and employ an understanding of economic, social, political and environmental issues that often are the keys to decision making. since engineers make judgments extending beyond the technical domain, their education includes humanities and social sciences.
What skills will I use?
As well as extensive knowledge of both hardware and software of electronic systems, technicians and technologists are expected to have good communication skills, creative problem solving abilities, and be able to work both independently and in teams.
How much can I earn?
Approximate starting salaries of engineers with a Bachelor of Science: $35,000 - $42,000
Approximate starting salaries of engineers with an advanced degree or experience: $38,000 - $50,000.
Who will hire me?
- Bonneville Power Administration
- CH2M Hill
- City of Portland
- David Evans & Associates
- Electro Scientific Industries
- Mentor Graphics
- Oregon Department of Transportation
- Precision Castparts
- W & H Pacific
For more information, contact an Engineering faculty member.