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2018-2019 University Catalog 
2018-2019 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Multidisciplinary Engineering, BSE (with General Engineering Concentration)

About the Program

The Multidisciplinary Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Multidisciplinary engineering is for students who plan to practice engineering as a career but whose specific career goals cannot be accommodated within one of the traditional engineering fields. The program offers considerable flexibility and permits you to choose from an established plan of study, or develop an individual plan of study to meet educational goals that can require bringing together multiple engineering disciplines, or non-engineering disciplines, at an advanced level to solve societal challenges. Established plans of study in the program include acoustical engineering, engineering management, visual design engineering, and general engineering, to name a few.

School of Engineering Education

Degree Requirements

120 Credits Required

Multidisciplinary Engineering Major Courses (45 credits)

(Included 18+ credits of 30000 level; 6 credits 40000 level - A maximum of 24 credits allowed in any one engineering discipline)

Engineering Selectives (8 credits)

Engineering Area Elective Courses (12-20 credits)

Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (47-54 credits)

*can be sustituted with approved alternative FYE courses

General Education (24 credits)

University Core Requirements

  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning

For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.

Prerequisite Information:

For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.


Program Requirements

14 Credits

16-17 Credits

Fall 2nd Year

16 Credits

15 Credits

14 Credits

Spring 3rd Year

  • 8
  • Engineering Class5 (follow-up) - Credit Hours: 1.00
  • Engineering Class9 (follow-up) - Credit Hours: 2.00
  • General Education 4 (30000 level or non-intro) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Education 2 (Core Outcome BSS) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Area Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits

Fall 4th Year

15 Credits

Spring 4th Year

15 Credits


  • * Can substitute with approved alternative FYE courses: i.e. ENGR 141/142, etc.
  • ** Satsifies a non-departmental Major Course Requirement.
  • 2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Science in Engineering Degree.
  • Consultation required with Academic Advisor to complete Third Semester to End of coursework.

Multiple Options are available - the most common is listed:

  • +1 statics options
  • +2 thermodynamics options
  • +3 area electives are chosen with aid of advisor to advance the student’s educational objectives
  • +4 dynamics options
  • +5 engineering selectives are chosen with aid of advisor to advance the student’s educational objectives
  • +6 fluids option
  • +7 materials options
  • +8 statistics options
  • +9 design selective
  • +10 Capstone design selective

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