Students seeking information about credit equivalency can find guidelines for transferring from a community college on the Admissions website. The site lists information about the following Community Colleges:
- Jackson State Community College
- Dyersburg State Community College
- Southwest Tennessee Community College
- Northwest Mississippi Community College
- Columbia State Community College
- Three Rivers Community College
- Volunteer State Community College
Frequently Asked Questions
Is your program accredited?
Union University undergraduate program in Engineering with Concentration in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
What is the difference between internships and cooperative education?
Internships are employment in an industry as an engineering student during the shoulder months (Summer and January). It may or may not continue as part time employment during regular semesters. The Co-op Program requires an alternate full semester’s employment (For up to 3 semesters including a summer). Students are not required to participate in any of these two programs. Engineering education reinforced by industrial experience is strongly encouraged.
What salary range can I expect for my first job as an engineer?
The range of average salary is from the $40,000 to the low $50,000’s. The region of the country where the employer is located can have an effect on starting salaries.
Does the faculty have industry experience?
Yes, every member of the faculty has industry experience as well as strong research experience in a wide range of technologies, including:
- Solid State Electronics
- Electromagnetics Medical Image Processing
- Mechanisitic Research
- Energy Systems Design Analysis and Efficiency Optimization
- Water and Wastewater Engineering
What assistance is provided student candidates who are not academically ready?
We require at least pre-calculus and one year of physics from high school. Students who do not meet this requirement may take the required courses at Union.
Careers in Engineering
Engineering is a challenging and rewarding field that allows you to put your creativity to work every day. Engineers turn ideas into reality as they search for quicker, better, and less expensive ways to use the forces and materials of nature to solve today’s global problems. If you have a curiosity for how things work, like to solve problems, and want to create things that change the world in which we live, consider a career in engineering.
Engineers work in a broad spectrum of industries, and the starting salaries for new engineers are consistently among the highest for recent college graduates. The U.S. Department of Labor website is a great resource for more information about the engineering as a career.