General Engineering Coursework

The General Engineering major provides students with a rigorous introduction to the fundamentals of the engineering discipline. It strengthens student problem-solving skills and comprehension of the role of engineering in modern society. Problem solving skills include the ability to understand, apply, and integrate liberal arts, math, science, computing, technology and engineering science. The program of study enables students to appreciate and comprehend engineering practice in the context of fields typically outside of engineering. As such, the major is not ABET accredited, and is not intended for students wishing to practice engineering for their careers; students who intend to be practicing engineers should choose one of our traditional engineering majors. For current information, please see the Miami Bulletin.


Core Requirements
MTH 151 Calculus I (5)
MTH 251 Calculus II (4) or
MTH 249 Calculus II (5)
At least two additional MTH or STA courses depending on your Engineering Concentration area (6-8).

Natural and Physical Sciences (18-19 hours)
PHY 191 General Physics with Laboratory I (5)
CHM 141, 144 College Chemistry and Lab (3, 2) 

Completion of one of the following science sequences:
CHM 141, 142, 144, 145 College Chemistry and Lab (3, 2) 
PHY 191, 192 General Physics with Laboratory I&II(5)
BIO/MBI 115, 116
If you complete the PHY or CHM sequence, you will also need to complete a Miami Plan Biological Science (MPF IVA)*

English Composition (6 hours)
Miami Plan English Composition (3)
ENG 313 Technical Writing (3)

Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Science (9 hours)
Miami Plan Fine Arts (3)
Miami Plan Humanities (3) ECO 201 Principles of Microeconomics (3) or
ECO 202 Principles of Macroeconomics (3) 

Global Perspectives (6 hours)

Study Abroad (6 hours to fulfill requirement) or
G-courses (6) or
G-cluster (6)

Foreign Language (4-8 hours)
Pass a language course at the 102-level or higher (excludes any course taught in English).

Social and Ethical Perspectives on Technology (3 hours)

Choose one of the following courses:
BIO 255 Introduction to Biotechnology (3)
CEC 266 Metal on Metal: Engineering and Globalization in Heavy Metal Music (3) 
CSE 262 Technology, Ethics, and Global Society (3)
IES 275 Principles of Environmental Science (3)
IES 431 Principles and Applications of Environmental Science (3)
IES 450 Environmental Law (3)
IMS 201 Information Studies in the Digital Age (3)
MUS/IMS 221 Music Technologies (3)

Engineering Core (16 hours)
CEC 101 Computing, Engineering, and Society (1)
CPB 102 Introduction to Chemical and Bioengineering (3) or
CSE/ECE 102 Introduction to Computing and Engineering (3) or
MME 102 Introduction to Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (3)

An introductory programming course:
CSE 153 Introduction to C/C++ Programming (3) or
CSE 163 Introduction to Computer Concepts and Programming (3) or
CSE 174 Fundamentals of Programming and Problem Solving (3)

Three of the following four courses:
CPB 204 Material and Energy Balances (3)
CSE 273 Optimization Modeling (3)
ECE 205 Electric Circuit Analysis I (4)
MME 211 Static Modeling of Mechanical Systems (3)

Engineering Concentration (18 hours minimum)
The concentration in engineering must consist of at least six courses (minimum of 18 credit hours) within CEC which are related thematically or departmentally. At least two of these courses must be at the advanced level (300 or above). Students are required to develop their Engineering Concentration with the help of their faculty advisor.

Capstone Experience (3-4 hours)
Select one of the following two-semester capstone experiences; these courses are in addition to the hours required for the Engineering Concentration area:
CPB 471,472 Engineering Design I, II (2, 2) MPC
CSE 448, 449 Senior Design Project (2 ,2) MPC
ECE 448, 449 Senior Design Project (2 ,2) MPC
MME 448,449 Senior Design Project (2 ,2) MPC

Non-Engineering Focus Area and Thematic Sequence (18 hours)
The focus area requirement can be filled by (1) completing a minor outside CEC, (2) completing the pre-professional requirements for advanced study in a health care field or law, (3) completing another major or co-major outside CEC, or (4) proposing and receiving approval for a cohesive group of courses outside CEC that includes a thematic sequence. This requirement may overlap with required MTH, Science or Miami Plan courses and will likely meet the Miami Plan thematic sequence requirement.