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California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo
General Engineering B.S.

The mission of the General Engineering Program is to provide students with the highest quality technical and professional engineering education, with a particular emphasis in new or evolving interdisciplinary areas, while allowing the student to participate in designing their curricula. The primary goal of the General Engineering Program is to provide students with a theoretically rigorous and a laboratory-centered, practice-oriented, hands-on education that will allow our graduates to immediately participate and to excel in professional environments. General Engineering graduates are expected to be ready for immediate entry into the professional engineering field. The Bachelor of Science degree in General Engineering is designed to allow students the latitude in course selection required to educate themselves either in the classical study of engineering or in new and evolving interdisciplinary technologies such as bioengineering and mechatronics. The General Engineering program focuses on synthesis, the integration of diverse elements to produce a single entity - an integral activity in the engineering profession. The Synthesis plan of study, developed with the support of the National Science Foundation, stresses integrated design, open-ended problem solving, experimentation, and manufacturing and construction. The program emphasizes phenomenological theory as well as analytical, experimental, and design skills - not in compartmentalized courses, but as a unified entity. The curriculum accents societal context, multidisciplinary teamwork and communication skills. It also emphasizes practical applications as well as principles. The laboratories in many of the courses are constantly evolving, so students benefit from a variety of state-of-the-art equipment.

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