Solving problems and pioneering innovations


Engineering—build the tools that make the world go round

Engineers take scientific theories and make them practical by building the structures and devices that make the world a better place. If you drawn to understanding how things work and like to building things and solve problems? Then engineering may be the perfect fit for you.

Why become an engineer?

  • Learn how to solve problems using scientific data and theories.
  • Help people by building devices and structures to solve their problems.
  • Choose from a wide range of fields—engineers design products for many other specialties including medicine, biochemistry, agriculture and many more.

Experience plenty of personal attention and time with high tech equipment.

At Union College, we understand the importance of mentorship and personal attention. Our small class sizes mean you'll get plenty of personal attention from professors and lots of opportunities to work in labs on advanced equipment.

Why study at Union College?

  • Professors will customize courses to your interests and needs for graduate school.
  • Experiment with exciting projects, including robots and drones.
  • Use your research in a service project for someone in the community as part of your coursework.

Majors and minors

Union College offers a two-year associate of science degree in engineering (degree completion guide).

Career options

Electrical engineer

Design, develop, test, and supervise the manufacturing of electrical equipment, such as electric motors, radar and navigation systems, communications systems, and power generation equipment.

Job outlook
7% growth (average)

Median pay

Mechanical engineer

Design, develop, build, and test mechanical and thermal sensors and devices, including tools, engines, and machines.

Job outlook
9% growth (average)

Median pay

Aerospace engineer

Design primarily aircraft, spacecraft, satellites, and missiles. In addition, they create and test prototypes to make sure that they function according to design.

Job outlook
6% growth (average)

Median pay