General Engineering ... Exploring the Engineering ProfessionMany people 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.
The General Engineering program allows students to make progress towards an engineering degree while they are exploring the opportunities afforded by the various engineering disciplines. General Engineering is not a major, and students at Trine University cannot earn a degree in General Engineering.
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.
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.
What are the Engineering options available at Trine University?
Bachelor of Science degrees are offered in the fields of chemical, civil, computer, electrical, mechanical engineering and design engineering technology. The Master of Engineering degree provides an additional year of design based, practice oriented education, with majors in civil and mechanical engineering. Both mechanical engineering and civil engineering offer five year programs, in which both the BS and the Master of Engineering degrees are awarded after five academic years and one summer of study.
In addition to these majors, minors are available in aeronautical, architectural, bioprocess, environmental, and metallurgical engineering, and in entrepreneurship and mathematics. These minors allow you to concentrate your electives into a specific specialized area. This additional specialization is denoted on the transcript.
V.K. Sharma, Dean
Allen School of Engineering & Technology
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Angola, Indiana 46703