Do you enjoy the challenge of creating solutions? Can you imagine yourself working at the forefront of technology? If so, a major in general engineering could be the right choice for you.
PLNU’s general engineering program interweaves classical and modern physics, chemistry, and mathematics with engineering, providing you with an opportunity to gain both breadth and depth in the field. Some of our students with this degree will enter the job market immediately, while others will earn a master's degree in a specific engineering field upon graduation.
PLNU offers three emphases of the general engineering major: computer engineering, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering-physics. Each emphasis augments a solid base in physics and mathematics with a selection of engineering courses that will prepare you to work in the private sector, in national laboratories at the very forefront of technology, or to pursue an advanced degree in engineering.
The emphasis in mechanical engineering-physics explores the theory and analysis of forces, stress, and strain within engineering structural elements, in addition to basic circuit elements and conditions of equilibrium. This emphasis can help prepare you for careers in renewable energy, urban planning, seismic science, transportation, and more.