Students who are interested in graphic engineering usually complete undergraduate degree programs or courses in engineering graphics and design technology and related fields. Associate's and bachelor's degree programs are offered at many 2- and 4-year colleges around the country.
Schools with Computer Engineering Programs
These institutions offer programs for aspiring graphic engineers.
|College/University||Location||Institution Type||Degrees Offered||Tuition (2015-2016)*|
|Auburn University||Auburn, AL||4-year, Public||Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral||$10,424 (In-state Undergraduate); $28,040 (Out-of-state Undergraduate); $8,802 (In-state Graduate); $26,408 (Out-of-state Graduate)|
|Brigham Young University - Provo||Provo, UT||4-year, Private not-for-profit||Bachelor's||$5,150 (Undergraduate)|
|California State University - Fresno||Fresno, CA||4-year, Public||Bachelor's||$6,311 (In-state Undergraduate); $17,471 (Out-of-state Undergraduate)|
|Colorado State University - Fort Collins||Fort Collins, CO||4-year, Public||Bachelor's||$10,558 (In-state Undergraduate); $27,267 (Out-of-state Undergraduate)|
|Florida Atlantic University||Boca Raton||4-year, Public||Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral||$4,831 (In-state Undergraduate); $17,276 (Out-of-state Undergraduate); $5,467 (In-state Graduate); $16,695 (Out-of-state Graduate)|
|George Mason University||Fairfax, VA||4-year, Public||Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral||$10,952 (In-state Undergraduate); $31,598 (Out-of-state Undergraduate); $10,328 (In-state Graduate); $28,448 (Out-of-state Graduate)|
|Grand Valley State University||Allendale, MI||4-year, Public||Bachelor's||$11,363 (In-state Undergraduate); $16,044 (Out-of-state Undergraduate)|
|Iowa State University||Ames, IA||4-year, Public||Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral, Graduate Certificate||$7,736 (In-state Undergraduate); $20,856 (Out-of-state Undergraduate); $8,130 (In-state Graduate); $21,054 (Out-of-state Graduate)|
|Kansas State University||Manhattan, KS||4-year, Public||Bachelor's, Graduate Certificate||$9,350 (In-state Undergraduate); $23,429 (Out-of-state Undergraduate); $9,139 (In-state Graduate); $20,626 (Out-of-state Graduate)|
|New York University||New York, NY||4-year, Private not-for-profit||Bachelor's, Master's||$47,750 (Undergraduate); $38,592 (Graduate)|
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
School Selection Criteria
There are a number of things to consider when searching for schools in this field.
- Some schools with graphic engineering programs maintain small class sizes so that students can work one-on-one with their professors.
- Consider schools with co-operative programs; many schools also assist students with finding internship or job opportunities as well.
- Search for schools with updated facilities and equipment necessary to the field of design and technology.
- Choose a school with good student organizations that offer networking and career services to aid students in finding a job upon graduation.
Associate's Degree Programs
Options at this level include a 2-year degree in graphic engineering such as an Associate in Applied Science in Engineering Graphics and Design Technology or an associate's degree in occupational technology with a focus in engineering design graphics. Associate's degree programs prepare students for jobs in technical drawing, drafting, animation and illustration.
Bachelor's Degree Programs
Bachelor's degrees in graphic engineering include a Bachelor of Science in Computer Graphics Technology or a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering with a specialization in engineering graphics. Graduates of 4-year programs in graphic engineering often work in drafting and surveying, but they also have the educational background to qualify for positions as engineering technicians, construction managers or software developers.
While many schools offer general degrees in computer engineering, it is important to review the course options to ensure that the program has courses in computer graphics to prepare to pursue a graphic engineering career.