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General Engineering

BS - General Engineering

For selected high-performing students the General Engineering degree is an opportunity to develop a special interdisciplinary major. Students must meet with a General Engineering advisor early in their studies to determine if such a plan is right for them. Other students entering General Engineering are encouraged to explore the various traditional engineering fields and select a program which fits their interests by their second year of study at SJSU. All College of Engineering undergraduate majors are required to maintain a Major GPA of 2.0 or above. Major GPA includes all courses required for the major, including math, science and engineering.

Course Requirements

General Education Requirements30-33
Of the 51 units required by the university, 18-21 units may be satisfied by specified major and support requirements. Consult major advisor for details.
American Institutions(6)
Of the 6 units required by the university, all may be satisfied within general education requirements as specified in the schedule of classes.
Physical Education2
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement(3)
At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. For additional information on the WST, please see Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at
Preparation for the Major29
MATH 030. Calculus IB43
MATH 031. Calculus IIB44
MATH 032. Calculus IIIB43
MATH 129A. Linear Algebra I3
MATH 133A. Ordinary Differential Equations3
PHYS 050. General Physics/MechanicsB1+B34
PHYS 051. General Physics/Electricity and MagnetismB1+B34
CHEM 001A. General ChemistryB1+B35
Requirement of the Major69
Core Courses14
ENGR 010. Introduction to Engineering3
MATE 025. Introduction to Materials3
EE 098. Introduction to Circuit Analysis3
CE 099. Introductory Statics2
CMPE 046. Computer Engineering I3
Concentration Requirements35
ENGR 100W. Engineering ReportsZ+R3
Plus core courses as approved by advisor32
Additional Requirements20
Elective courses and senior design as approved by advisor.

Total Units:130-133