The General Engineering Plus degree is broad in scope to give students the opportunity to discover hands-on design in multiple branches of engineering, coupled with an engineering discipline emphasis (aerospace, mechanical, architectural, civil or environmental engineering) and the flexibility to explore a customizable concentration area. Thus, the GE+ degree is somewhat a “Design Your Own” engineering degree, as the 12+ credit hour concentration is the students’ choice within, or external to, engineering.
Through the customizable concentration, engineering students can explore another passion without the additional time and cost associated with a second major or additional minor. And, students earn a valuable general engineering degree applicable to technical problem-solving needs of modern business and industry.
Armed with professional skills emphasizing leadership, collaboration and communication attained through multiple team-based design courses, GE+ students will acquire the confidence to apply their engineering education to a broad range of career options such as engineering design, analysis, modeling, measurement, and technical sales.
Because the General Engineering Plus degree is streamlined to focus on hands-on design, the degree requires completion of the same 128 credit hours as other engineering degrees, including the purposeful concentration. Required and elective courses must be completed with a minimum 2.25 grade point average with grades of C- or higher.
The GE+ degree credit hours include: 16 credit hours of mathematics, 16 credit hours of science, ~33 credit hours of core engineering courses, 15 credit hours of discipline-based engineering courses, 4-10 credit hours of discipline-based senior capstone design, 18 credit hours of humanities, 12 credit hours in your approved concentration, and additional electives of your choice to total 128 credit hours. All GE+ students meet with a GE+ advisor prior to registration to tailor their degree program and ensure their course curriculum meets the program requirements.
The General Engineering Plus degree program curriculum meets the standards of excellence expected from all CU engineering degrees. The GE+ degree program will seek ABET accreditation under General Engineering as soon as the first students have graduated. Follow the links below to learn more about the requirements for each of the five General Engineering Plus engineering emphases.
The full scale launch of a broader range of General Engineering Plus concentrations will occur fall 2014. Follow us on Twitter to keep up-to-date on emerging concentrations.