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Main Campus - Melbourne

Nondegree Program in General Engineering

Edward H. Kalajian, Ph.D., P.E., Associate Dean
Matthew Jensen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

A student who wishes to postpone the selection of a major may enroll for up to one year as a general engineering student, following the curriculum described below. This curriculum is designed to allow students more time to become familiar with all College of Engineering academic programs. Students are urged to select degree programs as early in the year as possible; those who take the courses listed below and no others for the entire freshman year may have up to nine credit hours of coursework to make up later.

ASC 1000 University Experience 1
CHM 1101 General Chemistry 1 4
COM 1101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
EGN 1000 Introduction to Engineering 3
MTH 1001 Calculus 1 4


COM 1102 Writing about Literature 3
CSE 1502 Introduction to Software Development with C++ or CSE 1503 Introduction to Software Development with FORTRAN (CL)
MTH 1002 Calculus 2 4
PHY 1001 Physics 1 4
PHY 2091 Physics Lab 1 1

Students in this program are advised by the college’s associate dean of academic administration until a degree program is selected. Once 30 credit hours (not including remedial courses) have been successfully completed, the student is expected to select a degree program. Acceptance into the desired degree program is automatic unless the student has been academically dismissed.