All students are required to complete the University's general education curriculum, in addition to the course work required for their majors. During your first two years, you will take four core courses: Perspectives on Inquiry, World Cultures, Revisions, and Institutions.
Your general education experience will begin with Perspectives on Inquiry. You will learn how knowledge from a wide variety of perspectives can contribute to a better understanding of the way we think, read, write, and speak. Various Perspectives on Inquiry course sections are offered, including Africa in the Popular Imagination, Hockey History and Culture, Great Voices in Religion, and Wolves and Humans. A list of sections will be provided during Orientation and will also be posted on the Perspectives on Inquiry website.
During Orientation, you will register for a Perspectives on Inquiry course based on your personal preference and course availability.
Michigan Tech offers a variety of minors to broaden your academic study. A typical minor consists of 16–20 credits. For more information about minors or other degree options, consult the Undergraduate Catalog
Important Scheduling Info for Engineering Majors
The first-year engineering program is designed to provide an overview of the engineering profession. In addition to introducing students to engineering fundamentals, this program groups students together in cohorts. Each cohort exists of 20 to 24 students who will all be enrolled in the same calculus, physics, and engineering courses. Engineering students who are enrolled in or who have received credit for calculus will be placed in a cohort together.
Students enrolled in Data, Functions, and Graphs Plus and Engineering and Science Application in Precalculus will be scheduled for common classes. This common schedule provides the same benefits as a cohort. If you aren't enrolled in both of these courses, you will be placed in a cohort when you are ready to take Calculus I.
Engineering students will be automatically scheduled for their core courses based on their math ACT score, Advanced Placement Test score, or the results of their online Math Placement Test. Any additional courses will be scheduled during Orientation.
If you have questions about the first-year engineering program or scheduling, contact Engineering Fundamentals at 906-487-3057.