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Howard University
(202) 806-6100
2400 Sixth Street NW
Washington, DC
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Tuition Costs : $14205
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Type of Institution : University
Institutional Designation : Private—Nonprofit

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Gallaudet University
(202) 651-5000
800 Florida Avenue NE
Washington, DC
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Tuition Costs : $10850
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Type of Institution : University
Institutional Designation : Private—Nonprofit

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University of the District of Columbia
(202) 274-5000
4200 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC
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Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $2520
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $5160
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Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Public—District

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American University
(202) 885-1000
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC
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Tuition Costs : $32816
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Type of Institution : University
Institutional Designation : Private—Religious

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Capitol College
(301) 953-3200
11301 Springfield Rd
Laurel, MD

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George Washington University
(202) 994-1000
2121 I Street NW
Washington, DC
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Tuition Costs : $40392
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Type of Institution : University
Institutional Designation : Private—Nonprofit

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Catholic University of America
(202) 319-5000
620 Michigan Ave NE
Washington, DC
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Tuition Costs : $30520
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Type of Institution : University
Institutional Designation : Private—Religious

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DeVry University- Arlington,VA
(703) 414-4000
2450 Crystal Drive
Arlington, VA
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Tuition Costs : $14070
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Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Private—Proprietary

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University of Maryland, College Park
(301) 405-5047
Mitchell Building
College Park, MD
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Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $6566
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $21637
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Type of Institution : University
Institutional Designation : Public—State

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ITT Technical Institute - Springfield, VA
(703) 440-9535
7300 Boston Boulevard
Springfield, VA

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Engineer

How to become an Engineer

When people mention the profession of "engineering", they are actually referring to a large category of specialties that could range from specializing in aerospace, chemical, environmental, mechanical, electrical, computer hardware, civil, nuclear, marine and so on. These all require specialized education, training and licensing. There are some areas that are considered "engineering" but that do not yet have formalized licensing requirements and lack a formal pathway to officially become a titled Professional Engineer (see below for more information), such as computer software engineering. (The rest of this article will discuss more about Professional Engineers.)

For an entry level engineering position, an engineering undergraduate degree is usually required. Sometimes, an applicant with a natural sciences or mathematics degree may get an entry level job, but that is not nearly as common. The curriculum for engineers at colleges and universities tends to be a highly regimented one with requirements not only for what courses must be taken, but what sequence they must be taken in and in specific combinations. The curriculum emphasis is on math, the specific engineer field and other hard sciences. Students often take an extra year to complete their degrees due to the rigor of the programs, and like other engineering programs, there are always a few areas that pose consistent and high levels of difficulty for students, such as mathematics.

Although a person could become a part of an engineering firm or work in a corporate department and be considered an engineer in general, the formal engineering designation is Professional Engineer (PE), which means that one is licensed by a particular state to offer their services directly to the public. In other words, the role of an engineer is broad, but the title of "engineer" is specific. To become a PE, there are a number of requirements, including graduating with an undergraduate degree from a specially program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), four years of experience, and an exam. There are two stages of becoming a PE, each categorized by passing exams. Upon completion of the first exam, (Fundamentals of Engineering), the PE candidate is called an "engineer in training" or "engineer intern". The second exam (Principles and Practice of Engineering) is usually only able to be taken after some years of work experience. Site licensing varies and some states require continuing education while others do not. Independent from state and other governmental regulators, there are other professional organizations that offer certification in special areas of engineering, such as those listed above under "How to Become an Engineer".

What does an Engineer do?

Although the tile of "engineer" can seem to be quite technical and specific, there are many areas of engineering; some of these areas are very different and some of t...

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