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Why Pursue Engineering at Luther?

Fact: The world needs well-rounded engineers.

"While STEM workers can certainly drive innovation through science alone, imagine how much more innovative students and employees could be if the pool of knowledge from which they draw is wider and deeper. That occurs as the result of a liberal arts education." - The Washington Post

The term STEM refers to the academic disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

T-Shaped Engineer

There are lots of engineers in the world, but few have the depth and breadth of the so-called T-shaped engineer.

The T represents both vertical depth of knowledge in scientific, technical areas, and horizontal breadth in literature, the arts, philosophy, and more. At Luther, we help you become a T-shaped engineer who can draw on a breadth of knowledge to generate innovative solutions.

Multiple Routes to Engineering

  • Physics can lead to mechanical, civil, electrical, computer, biomedical, and chemical engineering
  • Mathematics can lead to mechanical, civil, electrical, computer, biomedical, and chemical engineering
  • Computer Science can lead to electrical and computer engineering
  • Biology can lead to biomedical engineering
  • Chemistry can lead to chemical engineering

Science + Engineering

Science and engineering are interconnected. It’s important for engineering-bound students to understand those connections. Problems with current technology provide questions for science to tackle. Scientists develop scientific models that help engineers further their designs. Improved designs can then be used to develop better scientific tools. Luther College pre-engineering students learn how to apply scientific models and tools for new potential technologies in their careers.

After Graduation

60% of Physics graduates pursue engineering-related studies
and careers after Luther.

Of that group, 36% pursue Engineering Studies (BS, MS, and PhD degrees) and 24% pursue Engineering Careers (Analyst, Software Engineer, etc.).

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