Many students are interested in engineering as a career, but are confused by the many different fields of engineering. To help these students, the Allen School of Engineering and Technology admits engineering students who are undecided about a major into the category General Engineering.
While general engineering is not a major and students at Trine University cannot earn a degree in general engineering, this program allows students to make progress towards an engineering degree while exploring the opportunities afforded by the various engineering disciplines.
General Engineering students are not required to select an engineering major until they register for their fourth semester. This allows more than two semesters to explore the vast field of engineering and find the field that's right for you.
All engineering programs require the same basic courses in mathematics, science, and communication. Thus, the first year of study is common for all engineers. Any specialized courses in a specific major (such as Engineering Graphics), that are normally taken during the freshman year, can be easily interchanged with social science and humanities courses taken in the sophomore year.