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The Bridge to Engineering program offers two dual credit options for high school students.
The College of Engineering has launched a dual credit program, Bridge to Engineering, for students in grades 9-12. The Bridge to Engineering program offers two entry level courses to high school students: UNIV 1101-003-- Introduction to Engineering and PENG 2101-- Fundamentals of Petroleum Engineering.

The Introduction to Engineering course will introduce the methods and tools of engineering through hands-on demonstrations, team working skills, computer and communication skills, and engineering ethics. Students enrolled in the Fundamentals of Petroleum course will learn a basic overview of the petroleum industry covering exploration, leasing, drilling, production, enhanced recovery, transportation and refining.

Dr. George Nnanna, Dean of the College of Engineering, said this is a great chance for high school students to learn more about various disciplines in engineering.

“This is a great opportunity for high school students. These courses offer early exposure to college-level classes in engineering,” Nnanna said. “Students will also earn college credits while in high school, interact with university professors and engineering students, and take part in hands-on learning opportunities.”

The courses are both fully online and may be transferred to UTPB after completion. They will both count as one course credit and cost $100 each to enroll. The deadline to enroll is September 7, 2022.

To apply for the dual credit courses, visit For more information, email or call (432) 552-4555.