Engineering Pre-College Summer Academy

The Engineering Pre-College Summer Academy at Rutgers University provides high school students with an introduction to aerospace, biochemical, biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental, forensic, industrial, material science, mechanical and systems engineering disciplines and careers. Through hands on, goal-directed projects, students will gain an understanding of how engineering is applied in the real world. Furthermore, students will enhance their skills in math and science with advanced concepts explored in the various project including analyzing and interpreting data and using quantitative models. Students will have the opportunity to:

  • Engage in hands-on, goal-directed projects and gain an understanding of how engineering is applied in the real world
  • Become familiar with college campus life and how to take advantage of the wide variety of resources and infrastructure to promote your own self development
  • Learn how to document and communicate your work to peer audiences and the general public using informed and factual perspectives

This summer academy will have a credit option available to students. Details about this option will be announced soon.


Session I: July 7 – 13
Session II: July 14 – 20

*Please note, programs are identical for both weeks


View a breakdown of what to expect at the Engineering Pre-College Summer Academy.


International and U.S. high school (secondary school) juniors and seniors age 16-18 who are interested in exploring engineering as a possible career should apply.