General/Undecided Engineering

First-year students get insight from the lecturer.

Undecided about which area of engineering to pursue? No problem. You’ll have a chance to explore them all. Every engineering student at Michigan Tech takes the same core courses, and chooses a major after two or three semesters. You will get exposure to all the engineering fields before choosing a career path. While you are at it, you will gain the fundamental skills for success.

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Advisors are available for every part of your journey.

Career Advising

Academic Advising

Engineering Explorations

As part of the first-year engineering program, students attend Engineering Explorations events held by the engineering departments. Explorations allow students to confirm their interest in their chosen major. For undecided students, these explorations provide an opportunity to make an informed decision about their discipline.

Transition to a Major

Undergraduate academic advisors guide students by helping them to understand requirements that must be met before moving to their department of choice.

MTU engineering

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 D80 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

“Like many students, when I started university,
I had only a vague notion about what my major would be.
So, I selected courses that would count in any major.”

Dean Janet Callahan

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Janet Callahan addresses first-year engineering students.