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General Engineering (No Concentration)
General Engineering Major - Appropriate and Sustainable Eng
General Engineering Major - Mechanical Engineering Focus
General Engineering Minor


Otto Miller Hall

FACULTY:  Adam Arabian, Daniel Keene

John Lindberg, Physics/GEngr Appropriate and Sustainable Engineering

Elaine P. Scott, Engineering/Director of Engineering Programs


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General Engineering Major

The general engineering (GEngr) program at SPU offers a solid engineering foundation through its core engineering requirements, breadth in the liberal arts through the university common curriculum requirements, and a concentration in appropriate and sustainable engineering (ASE) or mechanical engineering (ME). Students also can pursue the degree without selecting a concentration. The core general engineering requirements include basic engineering courses along with mathematics and science prerequisites for upper division engineering courses. General engineering students at Seattle Pacific University will learn to think critically, develop engineering problem solving skills, and work closely with students in a variety of engineering disciplines in design projects within a Christian environment concentrated in the liberal arts. 

All General Engineering majors must pass (50% or higher on both sections) a practice version of the Fundamentals of Engineering exam.

No Concentration

Upon completion of the core engineering requirements, students seeking the general engineering degree with no concentration have the opportunity to select their engineering courses to focus on their own specific interests.

Course Requirements for the General Engineering Major with No Concentration

Appropriate and Sustainable Engineering (ASE) Concentration

The ASE concentration is in response to our Christian calls for stewardship of our planet and service to the poor. Students in this concentration will focus on the design and use of technology to address the complex issues facing our global society, such as sustainable energy systems for the U.S. and localized water treatment systems for the developing world. 

Course Requirements for the General Engineering Major with an Appropriate and Sustainable Engineering Concentration


Mechanical Engineering (ME) Concentration

Mechanical engineers play a critical role in improving our society by applying the principles of physics to analyze and design a wide range of mechanical and energy systems, such as automobiles, aircraft, ships, heating and cooling systems, prosthetics, robots, household appliances, and industrial equipment and machinery. At Seattle Pacific, students in the ME concentration will engage in hands-on applications and will develop communication skills crucial for success in today’s complex global society.

Course Requirements for the General Engineering Major with a Mechanical Engineering Concentration

Additional Information

Suggested schedules and other advising documents are available on the General Engineering academic page of the Engineering Department Website. All students interested in majoring in General Engineering should contact Prof. Elaine Scott scotte@spu.edu) for detailed advising.


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