Undergraduate Program in General Engineering (GEN)

The Bachelors of Science General Engineering program at the Newark College of Engineering (NCE) is a broad-based and interdisciplinary program in engineering. It is designed for students who desire a rigorous, broad-based course of study in preparation for a professional career. The program provides students with the opportunity to study the traditional foundational engineering concepts in mathematics, science, application, and design. Additionally, built into the program are engineering electives where students can be exposed to courses in civil, mechanical, industrial, biomedical, chemical, computer, and electrical engineering in order to obtain a well-rounded knowledge base.

Students must work closely with the academic adviser to develop a meaningful plan of study to meet their interests and the program graduation requirements.

Program Objectives:

Students in the General Engineering program will learn about the various engineering paths and diverse career fields that they lead to. Through developing a student’s foundational STEM education and broad-based exposure to the traditional engineering fields, students will be prepared to either declare one of the majors offered by NCE or work closely with the academic advisor to plan a general curriculum.

We expect students and graduates of the General Engineering B.S. program to exhibit the following:

  • Professionalism – students work on developing professional skills to help them be successful in the workplace including but, not limited to: communication, time management, leadership, collaboration, and networking.
  • Academic Excellence – students work on enhancing their academic skills in order to be an asset in the various career fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
  • Commitment to Growth & Development – students engage with the community to better understand themselves and others in order to problem solve and improve the lives of those around them.

B.S. in General Engineering

(120 credit minimum)

A minimum of 120 credits is required for the B.S. in General Engineering. Of those 120 credits, at least 58 credits are general engineering electives (18 credits in 200-level courses, 18 credits in 300-level courses, 15 credits in 400-level courses, 4 credits in laboratory courses). Students must work closely with the academic adviser to select the general engineering electives to meet their interests and the program graduation requirements.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
1st SemesterCredits
CHEM 121
Fundamentals of Chemical Principles I 1
or General Chemistry I
3
FED 101 Fundamentals of Engineering Design 1 2
HUM 101 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking I 3
MATH 111 Calculus I 4
PHYS 111 Physics I 3
PHYS 111A Physics I Lab 1
FRSH SEM First-Year Seminar 0
 Term Credits16
2nd Semester
CHEM 124 General Chemistry Laboratory 1
CHEM 122
Fundamentals of Chemical Principles II 2
or General Chemistry II
3
HUM 102 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking II 3
MATH 112 Calculus II 4
PHYS 121 Physics II 3
PHYS 121A Physics II Lab 1
 Term Credits15
Second Year
1st Semester
Select one of the following: 3
Computer Programming and Problem Solving 3  
Roadmap to Computing for Engineers  
Introduction to Computer Science in C++  
Select one of the following: 3
Calculus III A 4  
Calculus III B  
Social Science GER 3
GEN 201 Introduction to Microcontrollers and IoT devices 3
History and Humanities GER 200 level 3
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
MATH 222 Differential Equations 4
MATH 333 Probability and Statistics 3
General Engineering Elective (200 level) 3
General Engineering Elective (200 level) 5 3
General Engineering Elective (200 level) 5 3
 Term Credits16
Third Year
1st Semester
History and Humanities GER 300+ level 3
General Engineering Elective (200 level) 3
General Engineering Elective (200 level) 3
General Engineering Elective (200 level) 3
General Engineering Elective (300 level) 3
General Engineering Lab Elective 1
 Term Credits16
2nd Semester
History and Humanities GER 300+ level 3
ENGR 210 Career Planning Seminar for En 6 1
General Engineering Elective (300 level) 3
General Engineering Elective (300 level) 3
General Engineering Elective (300 level) 3
General Engineering Lab Elective 1
 Term Credits14
Fourth Year
1st Semester
Humanities and Social Science Senior Seminar GER 3
General Engineering Elective (300 level) 3
General Engineering Elective (300 level) 3
General Engineering Elective (400 level) 3
General Engineering Elective (400 level) 3
General Engineering Lab Elective 1
 Term Credits16
2nd Semester
GEN 491 Research Independent Study I 3
General Engineering Elective (400 level) 3
General Engineering Elective (400 level) 3
General Engineering Elective (400 level) 3
 Term Credits12
 Total Credits120

200 level General Engineering elective - At least 4 from Engineering

300 level General Engineering elective - At least 4 from Engineering

400 level General Engineering elective - At least 3 from Engineering

This curriculum represents the maximum number of credits per semester for which a student is advised to register.  A full-time credit load is 12 credits.  First-year students are placed in a curriculum that positions them for success which may result in additional time needed to complete curriculum requirements. Continuing students should consult with their academic advisor to determine the appropriate credit load.