Engineering Bachelor’s Degree

Pursue your own unique career pathway in engineering, or enter an emerging field.

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) degree program allows you to turn your innovative ideas into a reality with an engineering degree customized to fit your interests. The BSE curriculum includes courses fundamental to all engineering disciplines and offers a multitude of elective courses for flexibility. Customize up to 40 percent of your degree path to reflect your own interests, selecting any area of study to blend with an engineering focus.

Four Pathway Options


Discover your path! EngineeringPlus starts with a broad foundation in math, science, general education, and a strong engineering base. Personalize your degree by selecting upper level engineering courses in your area of interest. In addition, the program has integrated space to tailor your degree with one of 80minors, such as Business, Law & Society, Public Health, ROTC Leadership, and many more. EngineeringPlus gives students the flexibility to personalize their career path and still stay within 125 total credits.

Engineering with Business

Engineering with Business starts with the same broad foundation in math, science, and general education. It combines a strong engineering base with a substantial business emphasis. This path allows you to personalize your degree by selecting upper level engineering and business courses in your area of interest. In addition, the program has integrated space to tailor your degree with one of 80minors.

Systems Engineering

Systems engineers apply low-fidelity modeling to understand, design, and manage complex systems over their life cycles. As management leaders, systems engineers utilize systems thinking and interdisciplinary skills from across all areas of engineering and management. At Michigan Tech, you will complete courses in the systems engineering core, as well as in a diverse range of engineering, science, and business topics. Threaded through the entire program is an emphasis on a systems dynamics approach to understanding complex, multi-disciplinary systems, and systems of systems.

The goal of the Systems Engineering Program is to develop graduates who can cross disciplinary boundaries, learn new topics quickly, and manage complex, engineered networks that are embedded in social and natural systems. If you have an interest in both engineering and business, Systems Engineering may be for you.

Customize Your Degree with an Individualized Plan

Design roller coasters, use nanoparticles to treat cancer, or design underwater habitats for humans. At Michigan Tech, you can create your own path by customizing your engineering degree. Curriculum will be developed to meet your focus by combining faculty expertise from across campus to prepare you for a career in your chosen field or continuing education.

  • 40%
    of the BSE program is customizable
  • A+
    is Michigan Tech's scorecard for value
  • 80
    minors are available to enhance your degree

Tomorrow Needs Teams That Communicate and Solve Engineering Problems

An engineering degree teaches analysis, design, and implementation of solutions in public and global sectors. Learn to interpret data, perform experiments, and communicate readily in complex engineering projects. The BSE degree program at Michigan Tech offers unparalleled opportunities in undergraduate education:

  • A personalized engineering degree with the option of adding a minor
  • A solid education in basic engineering principles
  • The ability to customize your engineering degree
  • New and innovative course work

Be Career-ready

Earn an engineering degree from Michigan Tech and apply engineering skills to interdisciplinary areas.

Each year, more than 400 employers come to campus to recruit Huskies at our career fairs and our business grads go on to work at Fortune 500 companies, tech startups, small businesses, and everything in between.

Career Opportunities for Engineering

  • Systems
  • Technology
  • Social
  • Natural
  • Business
  • Science
  • Law
  • Health
  • Leadership

Ready to take the next step?

Learn more about studying engineering at Michigan's flagship technological university.


"An ecosystem is a great example of a system. Engineered systems can have that same approach applied to them, except that the goal is to alter the system to make it better."Jon Sticklen, associate professor and former chair of engineering fundamentals

Earn an ABET Accredited Engineering Degree

With ABET accreditation, you can be sure that your Michigan Tech degree meets the quality standards that prepares you to enter a global workforce.

And, because it requires comprehensive, periodic evaluations, ABET accreditation demonstrates our continuing commitment to the quality of your program—both now and in the future.

Sought Worldwide

ABET's voluntary peer-review process is highly respected. Its criteria are developed by technical professionals and focuses on what you, as a student, experience and learn. It adds critical value to academic programs in technical disciplines—where quality, precision, and safety are of the utmost importance.

The EF Department

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Real Engineering. Meaningful Work.

We are committed to inspiring students, advancing knowledge, and innovating technological solutions to create a sustainable, just, and prosperous world. With an entering engineering class of about 1,000 students, 17 degrees to choose from, and 160 faculty in the College of Engineering alone, we provide a world-class education with the trusted reputation of Michigan Tech.

As a student at Michigan Tech you’ll work closely with faculty mentors, immerse yourself in experience-powered learning, and gain a thorough understanding of engineering practice. Collaborate and innovate in laboratories, coursework, Enterprise, and Senior Design—you'll work with industry partners on real engineering projects and develop strong skill sets for your future.

You could study abroad, with engineering opportunities ranging from a few weeks to one full year. Or focus on problems facing disadvantaged communities in countries around the world. Michigan Tech’s Global and Community Engagement program offers you a range of options.

More than 400 employers regularly recruit our students for internships, co-ops, and full-time employment. Engineering students average seven interviews, and 98 percent are employed within their field of study, enlist in the military, or enroll in a graduate school within six months of graduation. A degree in engineering from Michigan Tech can take you anywhere.

Tomorrow Needs You

Engineers do a lot of things, but there's one thing we do first and foremost: we help people. We use creative ideas and technologies to solve problems in health care, energy, transportation, hunger, space exploration, climate change, and more—much more. Become an engineer who is ready for what tomorrow needs.

Student Stories

"I’ve never been at a place where every single person around you wants you to succeed in the way that you want to succeed."Anna Browne, electrical engineering student