There are those who will look at a piece of cutting-edge technology or a stunning new innovation and not be content to just appreciate it and use it. They want to understand how it works —the design process, the components, the glitches, and the solutions to said glitches. They would also like to go through life using that kind of knowledge in one way or another. If that describes you, a degree in general engineering from the University of New Haven will give you the essential components you need for a career that involves engineering — but is not limited to it.
The study of engineering needn’t lead to a career as a practicing engineer in a specific discipline. You can use your engineering knowledge in one of many dynamic career paths. Our program keeps things flexible — simply requiring that you select a minor from another recognized program at the University of New Haven. Popular minors include:
What if I want to be an engineer, but I’m undecided about which branch to choose, you ask? Then our general engineering program is still right for you. During your first year, you’ll take the same foundation courses as students in specific engineering majors while you make your decision. Then, in your sophomore year, you can make a seamless transition to a specific discipline such as chemical, civil, computer, electrical, or mechanical engineering.
You’ll get a comprehensive education that gives you the tools you’ll need for engineering-related careers. We emphasize:
Your engineering instructors come from our ABET-accredited programs in chemical, civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering. Accessible, engaged, and actively interested in your academic and personal welfare, they will give you guidance and support as you come to a decision on further studies. Once you choose a minor, you will have the advice of faculty in that field as well.
As a student at the University of New Haven, you’ll be in demand by local companies for part-time and summer jobs as well as internships and co-op positions. Many engineering firms — like Sikorsky and Pratt & Whitney — are within easy commuting distance, as are numerous large corporations and small businesses in a wide spectrum of industries.
After their temporary stints at these companies, many of our students return as permanent, full-time hires after graduation.