Suggested Courses

While there are no specific course requirements for pre-engineering at Luther, the following courses are suggested for students interested in pursuing careers in engineering:

For All Branches of Engineering

  • Physics 151/152 or 181/182
  • Chemistry 151/152 or 201
  • Math 151, 152, 240, 253, 351, 452, 462

For Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, or Similar Fields

  • Physics 238: Statics
  • Physics 352: Mechanics of Materials
  • Physics 361: Classical Mechanics 

For Electrical or Computer Engineering

  • Physics 311: Advanced Lab 1 (Electronics)
  • Physics 364: Electricity and Magnetism

For Chemical Engineering

We suggest that you talk to faculty about what it means to be an engineer. Taking one of the Physics Department courses designed for engineers is a great way to get a taste of engineering as well. Check out this Physics Department blog post about the Statics course taught at Luther.

Fact: The world needs well-rounded engineers.
Fact: The world needs well-rounded engineers.

Learn why the world needs well-rounded engineers and the various routes that you can take in pursuing engineering at Luther.

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