Bachelor of Science in general engineering
Across multiple industries there is a growing demand of versatile problem solvers and project managers. The bachelor of science program in general engineering at Wayne State University meets that industrial need by providing students with a strong foundation in engineering principles, experimental design and teamwork that can be applied to nearly all facets of engineering and business.
What you'll learn in general engineering
The B.S. in general engineering is a broadly-focused, interdisciplinary program that will draw from all eight departments in the College of Engineering and strengthen students' grasp of concepts related to physics, design systems and mathematics. The program will cater to first-year and transfer students alike, as well as international students from institutions affiliated with Wayne State through 3+1 agreements.
Students will gain technical training and expertise that will prepare them to:
- Solve complex challenges with consideration of economic, environmental, cultural and public health factors
- Communicate effectively with an array of audiences
- Provide leadership and cultivate collaboration to prioritize tasks and meet project goals
- Conduct experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and draw from engineering knowledge base to reach conclusions
Curriculum for the B.S. in general engineering
The bachelor of science in general engineering requires the completion of 120-123 credits, depending on the selection of directed electives. The first two years of the program will follow the College of Engineering's general education guidelines. Students can choose a minor in their third year, ranging from business administration, law or one of the College of Engineering's four minor programs — computer science, electrical and computer engineering, industrial engineering, or mechanical engineering. In their fourth year, students can select an area of concentration that aligns with practical experience gained via an internship or co-op.
Career outlook for individuals with a B.S. in general engineering
The U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics projects nearly 140,000 new engineering jobs by 2026. Wayne State's bachelor of science in general engineering provides outstanding flexibility and seemingly limitless career paths in such fields as:
- Control engineering
- Data analytics
- Urban planning
- Engineering management
- Architecture and design
Learn more about Wayne State University's B.S. in general engineering
The bachelor's in general engineering at Wayne State University will provide you with the skills and training necessary to become an adaptable engineer who is not only an effective leader and communicator, but also a creative technician that can solve complex challenges with consideration of economic, environmental, cultural and public health factors. With broad interdisciplinary knowledge and hands-on experience, you'll stand out in the engineering domain — and you'll connect with a global network of Wayne State alumni who are trailblazers in their fields.