General engineering graduates contribute to a firm’s overall engineering personnel by having a broad based engineering education. This engineering mindset, combined with solid engineering skill set allows for maximum flexibility in placement into nearly any firm or industry, across a broad range of potential roles, including but not limited to: production engineering, technical sales, continuous improvement engineering, operations management, manufacturing engineering, tooling engineering, process engineering, supply chain, etc. Students take courses in engineering, and augment their skills with coursework ranging from CAD, product life cycle management, six- sigma, technical sales, project management or other areas of interest to their desired career.
Students from this concentration may work in a wide range of industries, and range of company sizes.
The work of general engineers may include improving production or operations including those involving production machinery, production processes, or work flows. It might also include looking for ways to improve quality or cost effectiveness, speed to market, or the purchase or sales of raw materials or finished goods or services for a firm. The career opportunities of this role are open ranging, aided by the technical and social skills developed while in the program, and networking achieved through internships and career fairs.
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Last Updated: March 18, 2019