The Complete Guide To Becoming A Military Engineer

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Becoming a military engineer is a gateway to many engineering job opportunities and interesting engineering problems. There is a huge demand for military engineers due to the technical support they bring to the military, specifically to the United States military.

This is what you need to do to become a military engineer:

  1. Finish an accredited engineering course: Such as Civil, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
  2. Gain experience in your engineering field (Optional): for at least 4 years to be eligible for a PE licence exam.
  3. Pass the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB): This determines if you are fit to join the service and which branch you are most suitable for.
  4. Undertake basic training: Which is basic combat and weapon handling experience, and also learn typical military rules and procedures.
  5. Undertake specific engineering training: This is specific training based on the engineering work within the military.

Which engineering is best for the military?

These are the most common military engineering fields:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Software engineering

If you are considering engineering to work in the military, check our guide on What Engineering Degree Should I Do? Make A Choice Now.

What is the salary of a military engineer?

On average, a US military engineer makes around $55,000 a year. However, engineers make different salaries depending on their engineering field; check the Average Engineers Salary.

Joseph Maloyan

Hi, this is Joseph, and I love writing about engineering and technology. Here I share my knowledge and experience on what it means to be an engineer. My goal is to make engineering relatable, understandable and fun!

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