General and Basic Engineering

Anything But Basic.

General and Basic Engineering serves two purposes for engineering students: It provides an interdisciplinary, broadly focused major studying concepts related to several engineering disciplines (Bachelor of Science in Engineering, General Engineering), and also serves as a first-year home for students who are still discovering their passion for a specific engineering discipline.

If you choose General Engineering as a major, you will take courses in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and civil engineering as well as the math and science courses common to all engineering majors, while being well-prepared for the national Fundamentals of Engineering Examination. General engineering enables students to understand engineering practice in the context of a variety of fields.

Careers for the Common Good

Students in a classroomEmployers in general engineering often look for graduates with skills in problem-solving and project management, as well as a strong grasp of physics, design systems and math. Graduates of the general engineering programs enter a diverse spectrum of technical and non-technical fields in all sectors of the economy, such as public policy, policy analysis, technical sales, and other fields where an advanced technology background is an advantage.

Practice Your Purpose.

Student working in the iMakerSpaceBecoming an engineer is more than mastering the science and math needed to design and build. Solving today’s engineering problems require working in complex, interdisciplinary teams. With more than 30 student clubs, organizations, and teams—combined with co-op and internship opportunities to get real-world experience—Tech offers opportunities to solve problems with peers and grow your network.

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