General Education Component for Students Admitted Prior to Summer 2015 (click here) 

General Education Component for Students Admitted Summer 2015 or Later (Below)

The General Education Component (GEC) of the College of Engineering curriculum requires at least 15 semester hours of course credit.
The requirements are the following:

  1. Engineering Be Creative: Complete 3 s.h.
    The above link will take you to a list of courses on MyUI that have been approved as Engineering Be Creative available in the upcoming semester. 
    You can also find a full list of the courses approved on the Engineering Be Creative Course List. Not all courses are offered each semester. 

    Certain courses have sections designated "Restricted to Engineering Majors." Please register for these sections.

    If a Be Creative course has listed prerequisites, students who want to enroll in these courses will need to request for the prerequisite to be waived by completing the "Request Prerequisite Special Permission" form.

    It is recommended that students complete the "Request Prerequisite Special Permission" form, located on MyUI, several weeks before their early registration date . Select “My reason is not listed above” and upload a snapshot of your “Program of Study & Advisors” (can be found on MyUI/Student Information/Advising), proving you are currently an Engineering student.

    Receiving confirmation that the prerequisite has been waived does not guarantee a seat in the course.

  2. CLAS General Education Course:  Complete 3 s.h.
    Students must complete 3 s.h. of coursework from one of the approved CLAS GEC categories (listed below). The link above will provide students with a list of courses approved in the category that are offered during a specific semester (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer).
    • Diversity and Inclusion
    • Historical Perspectives 
    • International and Global Issues 
    • Interpretation of Literature 
    • Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts
    • Social Science
    • Values and Culture
    • World Languages

Students in the Industrial Engineering Program of Study are required to complete PSY:1001 Introduction to Psychology.

  1. Complete 9 s.h Approved Course Subjects: Students may choose courses from ANY of the subjects listed.


If you wish to complete a minor while satisfying the general education requirements click here.