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College of Engineering

Bachelor of Science (BS), General Engineering

Program Overview

The General Engineering program will teach you the fundamentals of electrical, computer, and mechanical engineering so you can serve as an effective centerpoint on a multi-disciplinary engineering team. You’ll learn about ethically conducting your work, the business side of engineering, and how to effectively communicate innovative ideas to a wide range of audiences. This program of study builds upon a strong foundation of math, computer science, and the physical sciences. You’ll have the freedom to use your upper-level courses to take STEM focused electives. A degree in general engineering opens up career paths in a great variety of fields.

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Program at a
Glance

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

130

DETAILS

Total Credit Hours: 130
Program Type: BS
Location: Seated (Main Campus)
Time to Complete: 4 years (8 semesters)
Start Date: Fall: August | Spring: January
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Why AU?

Ready for the next chapter in your academic, professional, and spiritual life? Whether you are graduating high school or pursuing a master’s or doctorate degree, we invite you to be a part of one of the top regional universities in the South (U.S. News & World Report). Come discover why the Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc. identified Anderson University as one of the top-ranked, most affordable colleges in the country. Take the next step in your journey of academic excellence today.
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The Knowledge You Will Gain

General engineering is an interdisciplinary, broadly focused major that allows you to study concepts related to several engineering disciplines. Your degree in general engineering will be useful in a diverse range of industries and will provide flexibility in your career choices. Anderson University’s general engineering students graduate with knowledge and skills that include: Problem-solving: You will be trained to analyze complex engineering problems, identify solutions, and implement them effectively. Analytical skills: You will have a strong mathematical foundation in calculus, differential equations, and linear algebra. You will apply mathematical concepts to model and solve engineering problems. Physics and science: You will develop a strong understanding of physics and foundational science principles. This knowledge is essential for engineering analysis and design. Engineering fundamentals: You will learn core engineering principles and, including mechanics, thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, and materials science. These principles form the basis for engineering solutions. Design and creativity: You will study the principles of engineering design and will be encouraged to think creatively when developing solutions to engineering challenges. Computer skills: You will become proficient in computer-aided design (CAD) software, programming languages, and simulation tools. These will allow you to model, analyze, and design systems and components. Communication skills: You will graduate with the understanding that effective communication is crucial in the engineering field. You will learn how to convey complex technical information through written reports, oral presentations, and visual aids. Teamwork and collaboration: You will learn how to work effectively in multidisciplinary teams which is essential for many engineering projects. Ethical practices: You will be able to demonstrate commitment to Christian, ethical values and will understand the importance of responsible design and practices in stewardship of God-given resources. Research skills: You will gain experience in research methods and will learn how to conduct engineering research and experimentation.

Career Outlook

As a General Engineering student you will be prepared for a wide range of careers across the industry including manufacturing engineer, quality engineer, project coordinator, and sales engineer. Many small firms look for general engineers because the degree covers so many different facets of engineering. Starting salaries for candidates with a Bachelor of Science in degree range from $60,000 to $80,000. If you choose to attend graduate school instead of going directly into the workforce, possible graduate programs include degrees in Engineering Management, Systems Engineering, Business Administration, and Engineering Technology.



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Knowledge You’ll Gain

General engineering is an interdisciplinary, broadly focused major that allows you to study concepts related to several engineering disciplines. Your degree in general engineering will be useful in a diverse range of industries and will provide flexibility in your career choices. Anderson University’s general engineering students graduate with knowledge and skills that include: Problem-solving: You will be trained to analyze complex engineering problems, identify solutions, and implement them effectively. Analytical skills: You will have a strong mathematical foundation in calculus, differential equations, and linear algebra. You will apply mathematical concepts to model and solve engineering problems. Physics and science: You will develop a strong understanding of physics and foundational science principles. This knowledge is essential for engineering analysis and design. Engineering fundamentals: You will learn core engineering principles and, including mechanics, thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, and materials science. These principles form the basis for engineering solutions. Design and creativity: You will study the principles of engineering design and will be encouraged to think creatively when developing solutions to engineering challenges. Computer skills: You will become proficient in computer-aided design (CAD) software, programming languages, and simulation tools. These will allow you to model, analyze, and design systems and components. Communication skills: You will graduate with the understanding that effective communication is crucial in the engineering field. You will learn how to convey complex technical information through written reports, oral presentations, and visual aids. Teamwork and collaboration: You will learn how to work effectively in multidisciplinary teams which is essential for many engineering projects. Ethical practices: You will be able to demonstrate commitment to Christian, ethical values and will understand the importance of responsible design and practices in stewardship of God-given resources. Research skills: You will gain experience in research methods and will learn how to conduct engineering research and experimentation.

Career Outlook

As a General Engineering student you will be prepared for a wide range of careers across the industry including manufacturing engineer, quality engineer, project coordinator, and sales engineer. Many small firms look for general engineers because the degree covers so many different facets of engineering. Starting salaries for candidates with a Bachelor of Science in degree range from $60,000 to $80,000. If you choose to attend graduate school instead of going directly into the workforce, possible graduate programs include degrees in Engineering Management, Systems Engineering, Business Administration, and Engineering Technology.



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Anderson University is a national leader in higher education in its use of technology to support and enhance all aspects of its core function—teaching and learning, which has led to the institution being recognized as an Apple Distinguished School since 2014. Through Anderson’s Digital Learning Initiative, Anderson has provided all of its residential undergraduate students and select graduate program students with an iPad Air and Apple Pencil. The mission of transforming learning experiences and preparing students to serve their communities and careers in the twenty-first century is enhanced through mobile devices developed by Apple.

Admission Requirements

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Previous Degree Required

No previous degree is required to enroll in this program.

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Transcript Requirements

Official high school or GED transcripts will need to be submitted as part of the application process for this program. Transfer students must submit official transcripts from their previous school.

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Additional Admission Requirements

Two essays (prompts) OR Official SAT, ACT, or CLT scores

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Application Deadline

Anderson University has a rolling admission process (students are notified when the are accepted whenever that is during the year) but students are encouraged to apply by the following dates: December 1st for the best scholarship consideration and no later than July 1st to begin in the fall semester.

More Information

I-20 Approved: Yes
I-17 Approved: Yes
Non Degree Option Available (Minor): No
Program Director:
Dr. Lisa Zidek
Breakdown of Credit Hours:
42 Credit Hours – University Core Requirements | 22 Credit Hours – Engineering Core Requirements | 30 Credit Hours – General Engineering Major Core Requirements | 27 Credit Hours – Cognate Course Requirements | 9 Credit Hours – General Electives
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