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Why Major in General Engineering?

Are you interested in engineering but not sure what your specialty would be?

The General Engineering degree offers a broader experience in science, math, statistics, computer science, and engineering in both of its concentrations in Electronics and Industrial Statistics.

This foundational experience will allow you to work in multiple fields and be flexible for a changing workplace.

Ready to improve your world with some fantastic new use of electronics, a new approach to IT, or a new manufacturing process?

General Engineering might be the right choice for you.

Career Paths

Students graduating in the field can expect to find jobs with titles such as (but not limited to):

  • Application Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • General Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Quality Engineer
  • Test Engineer

Educational Objectives

We prepare engineers who will:

  • seek out engineering challenges to apply their broad knowledge and skills to develop solutions that improve our world.
  • work collaboratively, communicate effectively, and act professionally and ethically to meet the diverse needs of their communities, clients, and businesses.
  • grow into new roles and learn new skills to keep pace with evolving workplace and community needs.

Student Learning Outcomes

By graduation, students will obtain:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Electronics concentration is very similar to an electrical engineering degree.

In a traditional electrical engineering program, however, students would take 2-3 additional classes in electronics and electrical circuits for completion.

The Industrial Statistics concentration offers students coursework that is similar to what an industrial engineer would take.

Just like the Electronics concentration, however, there are a few more courses that an industrial engineer would take that are not in the Industrial Statistics concentration.

You should expect a hands-on experience with a balance of understanding the theoretical background and applying what you’ve learned with equipment that engineers use in the lab and office.

You should also anticipate close relationships with faculty, collaboration with students, and interactions with mentors in the field as you use what you’ve learned to design solutions to engineering problems throughout your undergraduate career.

Enrollment & Graduation Data

Enrollment for Fall 2023
Graduates 2022-23 Academic Year