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Tomorrow needs engineers.

Undergraduate Engineering Majors

Ready to make a positive impact on the world around you? As you embark on your journey to become an engineer, we're here every step of the way to ensure your educational journey aligns with your goals.

Design Thinking. Small teams. Faculty mentors. Industry experts. Hands-on projects. At Michigan Tech learning takes place in the classroom, yes, but also in the makerspace or lab, in the community, in the field, and around the globe.

Your own path? It can depend on your interests and goals—and how they evolve.

Tomorrow Needs the Next Generation of Game Changers

  • Immerse yourself in hands-on, experience-powered learning.
  • Benefit from individual attention and guidance with our award-winning faculty.
  • Distinguish yourself with industry co-ops and internships.
  • Collaborate with industry on real engineering problems through Enterprise and Senior Design.
  • Be highly recruited by employers who value your ability to perform on the job from day one.

In fact, through participation in a wide array of programs, our students begin to contribute solutions to the world's increasingly complex problems right here on campus, well before they graduate.

So explore your options and get ready to jump right in.

Bachelor's Degrees

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With 15+ engineering programs to choose from, you're sure to find an academic home at a top-rated engineering college where you can geek out with other students who love the same things you do. Not sure which engineering major is right for you? Request engineering information to learn more about our college. You can even start in our general engineering option and take up to two semesters to explore your options before making a decision.

Applied Geophysics

Our applied geophysics major is the application of the study of Earth through the use of physics to the betterment of mankind and the environment. Understand past climates and continental positions, identify oil and gas reserves or water supplies, and evaluate and mitigate natural hazards.

Bachelor of Science in Engineering

Is engineering a major? Yes! Pursue your own unique path. Customize our bachelor of science in engineering major to fit your career goals or select the systems engineering path.

Biomedical Engineering

With our biomedical engineering major, apply engineering approaches to understand living systems. Design new medical devices for diagnosis and therapy. Establish methods to replace damaged or diseased organs, image the internal structures of the body, and discover many ways to make our lives healthier and safer.

Chemical Engineering

Our chemical engineering major combines chemistry and engineering to produce chemicals and discover new ways to use them. Take on environmental challenges, such as desalination of seawater and refining petroleum more efficiently. Develop ways to mass-produce lifesaving drugs and vaccines.

Civil Engineering

Plan, build, and manage the facilities essential to our civilization—bridges, dams, highways, transit systems, airports, tunnels, irrigation systems, and commercial buildings with our civil engineering major. Meet the challenges of deteriorating infrastructure, traffic congestion, energy needs, and natural disasters.

Computer Engineering

As a computer engineering major, learn how computing hardware and software interact and how to combine these technologies into complete, innovative systems. Develop design skills in computer networks, computer architecture, embedded systems, robotics, and autonomous vehicles, and how to make these systems secure.

Construction Management

Our construction management major prepares you to take charge of building projects, from industrial buildings and roads to homes and hospitals. Learn the basics of surveying, utility systems, construction, and materials.

Electrical Engineering

Harness the combined power of applied physics and applied mathematics to design products and systems ranging from sustainable power grids, to medical devices, to communications, signal processing, photonics, and robotics with our electrical engineering major. Learn the skills to build the Internet of Things, the central nervous system for the modern connected world.

Environmental Engineering

Our environmental engineering major focuses on creating systems that provide safe drinking water, maintaining or improving air quality, controlling pollution in rivers and lakes, cleaning up contaminated land and water resources, and helping industry minimize pollution in many ways.

Geological Engineering

Understand, explore, and safely manage the Earth and its resources for the future with our geological engineering major. Uncover and restore groundwater supplies; stabilize rock and soil slopes for dams, highways, and property development; and minimize the danger from landslides, earthquakes, and volcanoes.


Study the Earth, Earth materials, and Earth systems. Our Geology major is a physical and natural science. Explore and extract minerals, search for energy resources, dispose of nuclear and chemical waste, choose the best sites for structures, and study volcanoes and earthquakes.

Geospatial Engineering

Geospatial engineering majors measure the physical features of the Earth with great precision. They verify and establish land boundaries and are key players in the design and layout of infrastructure, including roads, bridges, and cell phone towers.

Materials Science and Engineering

Explore how properties develop in the materials that are used for all engineering applications, from aerospace and automotive to biotechnology to consumer product to electronics with our materials science and engineering major. Learn (and see) how processing establishes material structure at the atomic and microscopic level, and use this to unlock the secrets of material performance.

Mechanical Engineering

Design or work with everything from prosthetic devices, power systems, and factory production lines to vehicles for land, sea, air, and space. Mechanical Engineering majors employ the latest technologies to help solve today's problems in energy, transportation, world hunger, space travel, and global warming.

Mechanical Engineering Technology

The mechanical engineering technology major prepares students for design or production engineering careers solving problems in mechanical components and systems. MET graduates are problem solvers, and they can adapt product designs to the manufacturing process, saving their companies time and money.

Mining Engineering

Our mining engineer major not only prepares you to plan, design and supervise the exploitation of both the surface and underground mining operations for safe and profitable extraction, but also to bring innovative decisions for making the mining operation sustainable in challenging environmental and difficult market conditions.

Robotics Engineering

The robotics engineering major provides students the knowledge and skills needed to research and develop the robust autonomous systems that define Industry 4.0. RE is at the intersection of electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and applied computing.

Michigan Tech: Up here, we're all in it together.

"The reason I picked Michigan Tech was because they offered so many different opportunities in diverse areas."Jake Voss, chemical engineering

Connected, innovative.

Build real skills at Michigan Tech. Become an engineer.

Gain diverse experience.

Engage in design and research.

Leap forward in your program.

Connect with students and industry.

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Ready to take the next step?

Learn more about the College of Engineering undergraduate degree program at Michigan's flagship technological university.


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.

Learn more about general/undecided engineering in the Department of Engineering Fundamentals, including how to transition to a major.

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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 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

"Engineering is one of the safest degrees for job markets. College students have multiple career options with these majors."Yakima Herald-Republic on The 15 Best College Majors for Top-Paying Jobs