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Engineering Explorations

Explore Your Future Possibilities

Many engineering students begin their college experience without selecting an engineering discipline. Being undecided is just fine. Other students enter the University being admitted directly to a discipline degree program, but some without fully knowing the breadth of opportunity that exists in the College of Engineering.

As part of your first-year experience in the fall semester, you will have an opportunity to attend Engineering Explorations—special events held by the engineering departments for first-year students that provide a chance to explore the breadth of career and employment opportunities associated with each discipline and degree program offered at Michigan Tech. Students are required to attend several of these exploratory sessions during their first engineering course (ENG1101 or ENG 1001) and, in the process, they will validate their initial choice of major or make progress toward an informed discipline decision.

These sessions offer an open-house atmosphere that allows first-year students to mingle with faculty, upper-class students, and academic advisors while they tour facilities and learn about the engineering disciplines, job placement opportunities, research, and the degree curricula.

Engineering Explorations are offered in the following areas:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Geological Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering
    • Geospatial Engineering
    • Industrial and Service Systems Engineering
    • Mining Engineering
    • Student-defined curricula
  • Engineering Technology Options in the School of Technology