Whether your career goal is to be an electrical, mechanical, civil, computer or any other engineer the Pre-Engineering program can be a stepping stone on your path to success. This program is designed to prepare you for transfer to baccalaureate engineering degree programs and provides a strong foundation in science, mathematics and engineering, which allows students to take the first two years of an engineering program at Ivy Tech Community College before transferring into a four-year engineering degree. Special emphasis is placed on qualitative and quantitative analytical skills necessary in engineering design and problem solving while working in a cooperative team environment. The program will also focus on the applied aspects of science and engineering.

Transfer Degree:

Associate of Science (60 credit hours = 4 semesters)

The Associate of Science degree prepares you for transfer to a university to pursue a baccalaureate degree. The curriculum offers a strong foundation in the fundamental areas such as science, mathematics and engineering. The Associate of Science degree in Pre-Engineering transfers to several Indiana public and private colleges and universities.

Courses you will take

Transfer Options

To find out information about your transfer options to public and private universities, contact your academic advisor or the Transfer Office at your local Ivy Tech campus. You are also encouraged to contact the university in which you plan to transfer.


Your advisor will help you select electives for your program. Statewide electives, Transfer General Education Core (TGEC) electives, and Transfer Cluster electives vary by degree.

This course schedule is based on full-time attendance for students who have demonstrated college readiness. Please review our course schedules for full-time with college prep courses, part-time and part-time with college prep cours es.

NOTE: The number of credits required for a degree or certificate is based on students who are program-ready and does not include College Prep courses. Availability of degrees and certificates varies by campus.

Why choose the Pre Engineering program?

You cannot make an educated decision about what engineering career to pursue without adequate information. Pre-Engineering program provides you an introduction to study a variety of engineering fields e.g. electrical, mechanical, civil, computer, etc. In addition to vital engineering information, it provides a strong foundation in science and mathematics.

Pre Engineering programs are offered at the following Ivy Tech campuses:

Central Indiana (Indianapolis)

Dr. Michael C. Hall
Program Chair
(317) 921-4576

Course Curriculum Plan for IUPUI Transfer agreement (PDF)

Lafayette (Lafayette)
For more information, contact:

David R. Ely
Program Chair and Assistant Professor
(765) 269-5168

Pre-Engineering Program Sheet (PDF)

North Central (South Bend, Warsaw)
Contact Shawn Oltz at 574-289-7001, ext. 5386 or

Contact Neal Moss at 574-267-5428, ext. 7443 or

Northeast (Fort Wayne)
Northwest (Valparaiso)
Pre-Engineering Program Chair

   Aco Sikoski
   Valpo Campus

Student Academic Plan for Year 2011-12

Southwest (Evansville)
Pre-Engineering Program Summary

For more information, please contact Brad Kicklighter, P.E., Program Chair, at (812) 429-1407