Do you need to undergrad in engineering to get your grad degree in engineering?

<p>I have been thinking about some other majors other than bioengineering or any engineering, but still in the sciences for my undergraduate degree. Is that a good idea?</p>

<p>I want to get my masters in bioengineering, and then after a few years in the workforce get my MBA.</p>

<p>I believe you can do this, but you might have to take some extra engineering classes before starting on your Masters.</p>

<p>Do you recommend it? For some reason mechanical, electrical, and chemical engineering don't excite me. Bioengineering does, but it seems like too broad of a major for undergrad.
I was thinking more of, Cognitive Science or Neuroscience.</p>

<p>I believe you can. But as sciencenerd mentioned, you still have to have the essential classes in your bachelors.</p>

<p>The short answer is no, you don't have to. The longer answer is no, but...</p>

<p>I fall into that category: B.S. in Computational Math to M.S. Engineering</p>

<p>It all depends on three main factors....</p>

<p>1) Your undergraduate major
2) The technical courses that you have taken in your undergraduate major
3) The college/university that you choose for grad school</p>

<p>Undergraduate major - Some non-engineering undergraduate majors can really prepare you for some engineering graduate majors because of similar coursework. Combinations that come to mind are (undergrad to grad): Math to Computer/Software Engineering, Physics to EE, Physics to Engineering Physics, Operations Research to Systems Engineering, Math to Systems Engineering and just about Any Math/Science to Engineering Management.</p>

<p>Technical courses during Undergrad - Just like several folks posted, you will still need to take the necessary prerequisite courses as an undergrad. Even though I was a Math major, I also had some of the core computer science software courses like operating systems, programming languages and database systems. My discrete math courses (from the math department) covered the discrete structures courses of computer science. It would be the same for a Physics major....that student would need to have the electromagnetics courses and circuit courses as an undergrad.</p>

<p>The college/university you select for grad school - Some engineering grad schools are stickers for having a ABET-accredited engineering B.S. degree to be admitted to engineering grad school. University of Arkansas comes to mind there...they will NOT accept non-engineering majors. Some schools like Michigan and Purdue will admit non-engineering majors but your degree will just say M.S. and not M.S. in Engineering. You have to have the ABET B.S. Engineering degree to get the M.S. Engineering degree at Purdue and Michigan. Most schools are OK with Math/Science undergrads applying for engineering grad programs if they have to prereqs for the grad major they are selecting.</p>