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What courses are taught in General Engineering?

All students in General Engineering must complete the Engineering Disciplines and Skills sequence. This sequence involves the use of Microsoft Excel software.

Most engineering majors will also require the Programming and Problem Solving sequence. This sequence involves the use of MATLAB software.

Some engineering majors also require either the Engineering Graphics and Machine Design course [ENGR 2080/2081], which uses Solidworks software, or the Computer-Aided Design and Engineering Applications course [ENGR 2100/2101], which uses AutoCAD software.

Students solving problems on the white boards

Students participating in class.

ENGR 1410 Students work in teams on robotics projects

General Engineering's unique classroom in historic Holtzendorff Hall.

Students worth together modeling parts in class

Students assist each other in class.

Creative Inquiry

Creative Inquiry allows students to participate in hands-on research with engineering faculty.

Course catalog descriptions of each of our courses are as follows. For more information, please see the current course catalog.

Standard Curriculum

ENGR 1020 Engineering Disciplines and Skills: 2 credits (contact hours:  1 lecture, 2 lab)

Provides solid foundation of skills to solve engineering problems. Students demonstrate problem solving techniques with spreadsheets, dimensions and units; use modeling techniques and interpret validity of experimental results. Students design projects on multi-discipline teams. Introduces professional and societal issues appropriate to engineering. Various forms of technical communication are emphasized. Includes Honors sections.

ENGR 1410 Programming and Problem Solving: 3 credits (contact hours:  2 lecture, 2 lab)

Students formulate and solve engineering problems using MATLAB; estimate answers for comparison to computed solutions; read, interpret and write programs, instructions and output; iterate, evaluate conditional statements; and debug. Various forms of technical communication are emphasized. Includes Honors sections.

ENGR 2080 Engineering Graphics and Machine Design2 credits (contact hours:  1 lecture, 2 lab) 

Students are introduced to engineering graphics principles using SolidWorks; sketching, 3-D part and assembly creation, and documented drawings.  These principles are used to visualize, communicate, and perform graphical analysis of design and engineering problems. Specifically designed for BioE, IE, MSE, and ME students.  Accepted by EnvE for graphics credit. 

ENGR 2100 Computer-Aided Design and Engineering Applications:  2 credits (contact hours:  1 lecture, 2 lab)

Introduction to graphics applications for engineering and related professions. 2-D and 3-D drawings are used to visualize, communicate, rapid prototype and analyze engineering problems. Engineering applications include site plans, contour plots, grading, and architectural, transportation and hydrology drawings.

ENGR 2200 Evaluating Innovation: Fixtures, Fads, and Flops: 3 credits

Introduces foundational theories used to critically analyze the success of consumer products and other technological innovations. Case studies are utilized to exhibit the interactions between innovation and society. Critical thinking skills are emphasized.

ENGR 1900/2900 - Creative Inquiry (1 credit typically)

For a list of Fall 2018 Creative Inquiry projects offered through the General Engineering Program, click here.

To sign up for a GE Creative Inquiry course (ENGR 1900 only), add yourself to ENGR 1900-999 (holding section) if you did not do so at orientation. 

Students who want to enroll in the BE or CE projects on this website may add themselves directly into the course.  Do not add ENGR 1900-999. Some ECE CI projects require a departmental application, then an interview with the instructor.  Please see instructions on our project list.

All students enrolled in ENGR 1900-999 by July 30 will be emailed a CI Student Application. You must complete and submit the Student Application by 5:00 pm Friday, August 3rd, 2018.  Students who do not submit an application by the deadline will be dropped from ENGR 1900-999 reducing their total number of course credits. 

Some project times are listed as TBA. Meeting days and times will be determined by the instructor based on participants' class schedules.

For any questions, contact Elizabeth Crockett by email at

The coordinator of Creative Inquiry in General Engineering is Dr. Steven Brandon. He may be contacted by email at

There are many CI projects sponsored by other departments that are not listed under the ENGR rubric. Those may be found at:

Find a project that interests you. Click I’m interested! You will receive a response from the instructor or project leader about registering for the project.  Do NOT register in ENGR 1900-999.