Welcome to the College of Engineering at MSU, and thanks for visiting our website!

There are many possibilities for you to have a great future in engineering. But how do you know if engineering is right for you and what it takes to become an engineer? Continue reading this page to find out! Also, check out all of the opportunities for YOU to come to visit us for camps and special programs.

What is engineering?

Simply put, using math, science, and imagination to solve problems, invent and improve things. Engineers discover new ways to design, create, or improve almost everything around them. It might sound complicated, but you have most likely acted as an engineer before without even knowing it! If you like math and science, solving problems, thinking creatively, or are curious about the world around you and how things work, you are already on your way to becoming an engineer!

What Do Engineers Do?

Engineers design and test sports equipment like golf balls and tennis rackets that help athletes perform better. Engineers create computer and video games with excellent life-like graphics, motions, and sounds. Engineers make machines that help farmers plant and harvest their crops. Engineers build houses, bridges, and hospitals and create improved materials to make them. Engineers design cars and figure out ways to make them more efficient.

What do you like to do for fun?

  • Do you like to play sports?
  • Play video games?
  • Ride bikes?
  • Cook?
  • Garden?
  • Build forts?
  • Draw?
  • Play with Legos?
  • Race remote control cars?

...You are engineering already!

Using math and science to solve problems and figure things out is engineering. If you are curious about the world around you and how things work, you might have what it takes to be a great engineer someday!

We are here as a resource for you!

We want intelligent, talented, and motivated kids like you to one day consider a degree in engineering from Michigan State! You can start planning for your future in engineering right now!