While there are no specific course requirements for pre-engineering at Luther, the following courses are recommended for students interested in pursuing careers in engineering:
Knowledge about the basics of physics is important for any career in engineering. Take at least a full year of introductory physics, either algebra-based (Physics 151/152) or calculus-based (Physics 181/182). Taking more physics will strengthen your understanding of how physical things work and will be invaluable in helping you develop designs that leverage real world principles.
Understanding the basics of chemical reactions is essential for anyone going into a field that involves materials, which almost all engineering fields do. Take Chem 151/152 unless you have a strong experience in Chemistry during high school, in which case you should take the faster-paced Chem 201.
In-depth knowledge of mathematics is key for any engineer. We recommend taking as many applied math courses as you can. To start off, it is essential to have a strong knowledge of calculus, since it will help you understand many scientific principles.