General Engineering

Programs Offered
  • General Engineering (major and minor)

General Engineering (BS)

The BS in General Engineering program provides you with a strong foundation to design and analyze a large range of engineering systems. Concentrations are available in Mechanical Engineering and Appropriate and Sustainable Engineering, or you may complete the major without a concentration.

The BS in General Engineering degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

  • The Mechanical Engineering concentration provides you with a foundation to design and analyze mechanical and thermal systems.
  • The Appropriate and Sustainable concentration is a direct response to our Christian calls for stewardship of our planet and service to the poor. Here, we seek to address our environmental footprint in the developed world through sustainable engineering solutions while addressing the needs of the world’s poor through development of appropriate technology.
  • A minimum 131 credits are required in this major, including 59–64 upper-division credits.
  • Chemistry: If you intend to major in General Engineering, you must complete CHM 1211 General Chemistry I.

General Engineering minor


  • A minimum 53 credits are required for this minor, including 26 upper-division credits.
  • The 49 required credits in the core courses include EGR 1501 CAD Applications for Engineers, EGR 3310 Mechanics of Materials, and EGR 3500 Thermodynamics.
  • The required elective credits can be chosen from courses such as EGR 3430 System Dynamics and EGR 4910 WA State FE Preparation.

Apply to the major or minor

Students who have demonstrated their ability to succeed in engineering classes are welcome to apply to an engineering major.

This ability is demonstrated by completing the following courses at SPU and have a minimum 2.5 GPA, both in coursework required for the engineering major and as the SPU cumulative GPA:

  • GEGR major: EE 2726 Electric Circuits I, or EGR 2891 Statics, or a course taken at SPU requiring “Circuits I” or “Statics” as a prerequisite, prior to applying to this major.

Once you have completed those courses:

  • Apply online for admission to an Engineering major in the Winter Quarter of your sophomore year.
  • Transfer students will be evaluated for major admission on a case-by-case basis.
  • You must complete the major requirements in effect in the SPU Undergraduate Catalog for the year of your admittance to the major.
  • Minor online applications are accepted at any time.

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