General Engineering

Engineering, General

Engineering—you know you’re interested in pursuing a degree, but narrowing down an option is stressing you out. Don’t worry... at Michigan Tech, you don’t have to make a decision right away. Our general engineering program will help you develop the knowledge you need to select the major that fits you best. Best of all? The program is designed so you can still graduate in four years while taking advantage of our world-class facilities and hands-on, industry-sponsored research opportunities. Pretty smart, in our opinion.

What You Need to Know About This Program

  • You’ll participate in “explorations” during your first year that allow you to learn about the different fields of engineering (including career options).
  • All first-year engineering classes are designed to use active, collaborative, experiential learning techniques.
  • You can get involved in the PACE (Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education) First-Year Design Competition.
  • You’ll be assigned to a group of 20-24 students to form a learning cohort; each cohort has the same math, physics, and engineering classes.
  • Engineering classes place students into teams of four; each team becomes a study, research, and support group.
  • Free help is at your fingertips in the First Year Engineering Learning Center.
  • By the end of your first year, you will be able to make an educated choice about your major and career with the help of the engineering fundamentals advisors.

You can also get involved in our innovative Enterprise program—student-run business teams working to find real solutions for industry. Many first-year engineering majors get involved in SAE Mini-Baja, the SAE Supermileage Systems team, or the FIRST Robotics Enterprise.

Learn more about engineering fundamentals at Michigan Tech!