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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Engineering - Electronics (GENE) - BS Major

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100-102 S.H. (no minor required)

2.0 GPA required.

Letter grade required in all major courses unless otherwise noted.

Students can only earn one major or minor from the physics department.

General Engineering

The General Engineering program provides students with a broad, foundational, coursework in engineering (core courses) which then requires students to choose from two options, Electronics or Industrial Statistics, to complete their graduation requirements. Our mission is to provide our graduates with a broad skill set in engineering, science, mathematics, and technology so they can tackle the associated issues of our society.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  • an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • an ability to communicate effectively
  • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • a knowledge of contemporary issues
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Program Admission

Admission to the General Engineering major is selective and is determined by the Engineering Admissions Committee. Before students can be considered for admission to the major, they:

  • Must complete 4 S.H. of English composition, 3 S.H. of speech communication, and a minimum of 38 S.H. of required lower-division engineering, physics, mathematics, and chemistry courses. These courses can be taken at WSU or transferred from other institutions. However, courses with grades below C will not be accepted in transfer.
  • Must have obtained a C grade or higher in the courses required for admission into the CME major and have a minimum 2.5 GPA in these required courses. 
  • Must not have more than a total of five repeats in the courses required for admission to the CME major, regardless of whether these courses were taken at WSU or transferred from other institutions.
  • Will not be allowed to enroll in upper-division 300-level engineering courses until either they are admitted into the major or they are granted special permission from their Department of Composite Materials Engineering major advisor.

Probation Policy

General Engineering majors will be placed on probation if their previous semester’s GPA in courses required for the major falls below 2.0 or if they do not complete at least one course in the major each semester. Students will be disqualified from the major if they have been on probation for two consecutive semesters or for three non-consecutive semesters after admission to the major. Petition for reinstatement will be considered by the Department of Composite Materials Engineering.

General Education Requirements

The General Education requirements for General Engineering majors consist of 46 S.H. distributed across the ten General Education Goal Areas. These include the courses listed below under goal areas 1-4 (total of 31 S.H.) and one 3 or 4 S.H. in each of goal areas 5-10 (a minimum of 15 S.H.). At least one course should be dually listed in goal areas 5-10. In addition, 12 S.H. of intensive courses are required; these courses are shown under intensives section. Note: Students who receive a waiver from certain General Education courses must take an equal number of credit hours of elective courses to meet the 128-credit requirement. View the General Education Program for CME Majors .

FE Exam Requirement

In addition to the successful completion of the required courses, the student must also take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam prior to graduation.

Required Core Courses (76-78 S.H.)


◎ = Oral Intensive

◆ = Math/Critical Analysis Intensive

△ = Writing Intensive

✽ = Physical Development and Wellness Graduation Requirement

= Civic Engagement and Service Learning

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