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13 Reasons to Study Engineering at the University of Arizona

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13 Reasons to Study Engineering at the University of Arizona

July 13, 2022
Take it from these #ENGRCats! The College of Engineering offers hands-on design experience, industry connections and lifelong friendships – not to mention a pathway to high-paying careers in a wide range of areas, from electrical engineering to structural engineering.


 Majoring in engineering feels like learning the secrets to how the universe works. Once you develop that secret knowledge, you can start using it to change the world around you for the better. -Madison S., materials science and engineering

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You get to learn about how to apply your theoretical knowledge in math and science to a real problem. -Natalie S., industrial engineering

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I am doing something that I find challenging in order to better myself. -Justus T., systems engineering

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I love learning how to think and approach challenges in life the way an engineer does – with thoughtfulness and efficiency. -Katie S., mining and geological engineering

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 The money and the people. -Alena H., chemical engineering

 My favorite part about majoring in engineering is being able to collaborate with my peers to find solutions to complex problems. -Marbella C., architectural engineering

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 My favorite part about majoring in engineering is getting to meet other students who are interested in the same things I am. I've always loved math and science, so it's really fun being around others who feel the same and are using math/science in creative ways to solve problems. -Kat K., materials science and engineering

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 The design courses and resources [are my favorite], hands down. The whole reason I want to be an engineer is to create things and feel some of that pride when it works. And here at the UA, there are plenty of design courses and lab resources to build projects, from Catalyst Studios and the Salter Medical Device Lab to the machining facilities in Gould-Simpson. -Collin P, biomedical engineering and electrical and computer engineering

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 It makes me feel like all this work I am doing in college will eventually make an impact in the world. Whether it is a big or small impact, engineering reminds me I can help improve an aspect of someone's life. -Ashli A., systems engineering

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 My favorite part about engineering is the hands-on aspect that a lot of our courses provide. I love getting to take classes with lab components where I get to apply all of the knowledge from the lectures. In labs I have had the opportunity to build circuits on breadboards, work with microcontrollers like Arduino, and work on code development in C and C++. Getting to work in the labs is such a great experience and it has really helped enforce all of the engineering topics I have learned about and provides me with experience for my career. -Sam S., electrical and computer engineering

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My favorite part of engineering is learning more about how the world works. Engineering is used in every aspect of the world – and by studying engineering you really get to see how different parts of systems work together. -Zachary S., optical sciences and engineering

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 The ability to have a future career in almost every field. -Meg R., chemical engineering

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 My degree will enable me to make an impact in the world of the future. We are put in a unique and special position where we will define the attributes of future aircraft and spacecraft. We are engineering the future. -Aaron F., aerospace engineering

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