Division of General Engineering
The Division of General Engineering serves as both an entry point for first-year Vanderbilt engineering students and an interdisciplinary hub, connecting students interested in technology and engineering with disciplines such as business management, economics and communications. In addition to housing the Introduction to Engineering courses—which are designed to teach basic engineering problem-solving skills and familiarize students with the broader field—General Engineering also offers the following programs and courses of study:
- Engineering Science major : This is an interdisciplinary program designed to meet a student’s special interests or objectives. Graduates earn a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree, and many have gone on to establish careers requiring interaction with engineers or to other roles requiring analytical and systematic problem-solving abilities.
- Engineering Management minor : One of the most popular programs at Vanderbilt, the 15-credit-hour Engineering Management minor is specifically designed for students hoping to pursue management careers within a technology environment, whether in a startup, corporate or agency setting.
- Online Master’s (M.Eng.) in Engineering Management : This flexible online degree program is uniquely designed for engineering professionals—and those working in technology fields—to advance their business management and leadership skills. Coursework includes finance and accounting, intellectual property management and project management.