Pre-Engineering Career Snapshot

The Associate of Science in Pre-Engineering is a transfer degree for the student who plans to major in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) field. 

Northark has an agreement with the University of Arkansas to offer students a seamless option for transfer into the Bachelors program in Biological Engineering (B.S.B.E.) or Biomedical Engineering (B.S.Bm.E). Students planning to transfer to UA or another transfer institution should work closely with a Northark advisor to follow the prescribed selection of courses, and other requirements, needed for transfer into a bachelor’s program.

The courses in this degree plan will transfer to many colleges and universities, however, presumes transfer to frequently selected institutions: Arkansas Tech University (ATU), University of Arkansas Fayetteville (UofA), or Arkansas State University Jonesboro (ASU).  Please check with your advisor for more information. 

Graduates may use this Associate of Science degree to transfer into a four year college in pursuit of a more advanced Engineering degree in the following areas…

  • Biological Engineering
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Engineering Management

Northwest Arkansas Area Wages

Mechanical Engineers:

Entry-level Wage............................................................................................. $53,152 annually

Average Wage................................................................................................. $75,093 annually

Industrial Engineers:

Entry-level Wage............................................................................................. $52,562 annually

Average Wage................................................................................................. $72,142 annually

Electrical Engineers:

Entry-level Wage............................................................................................. $56,306 annually

Average Wage................................................................................................. $74,705 annually

Computer Engineers:

Entry-level Wage............................................................................................. $52,720 annually

Average Wage................................................................................................. $78,010 annually

Civil Engineers:

Entry-level Wage............................................................................................. $48,861 annually

Average Wage................................................................................................. $75,984 annually