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General Engineering Requirements

General engineering is a creative as well as an analytical subject. A degree in General Engineering will typically cover engineering basics - everything from electronics to infrastructure projects, as well as build background skills that will be useful in the workplace. The curriculum provides students with a firm foundation in physics, calculus, and differential equations and introduces core engineering courses such as data analysis and engineering design.

General Engineering Careers

The career trajectory of people with a General Engineering degree appears to be focused around a few careers. The most common career that users with General Engineering degrees have experience in is Engineer, followed by Physicist, Geodesist, Software Engineer, Mechatronics Engineer, Aerospace Engineer, Robotics Engineer, Sales Engineer, Management Consultant, and Stock Trader.

Career % of graduates % of population Multiple
Engineer 7.6% 1.0% 7.6×
Physicist 1.3% 0.1% 15.3×
Geodesist NA NA NA
Software Engineer 1.7% 0.7% 2.4×
Mechatronics Engineer 0.9% 0.0% 27.6×
Aerospace Engineer 1.1% 0.1% 14.9×
Robotics Engineer 0.9% 0.1% 10.5×
Sales Engineer 1.4% 0.2% 8.9×
Management Consultant 1.1% 0.1% 7.6×
Stock Trader 0.4% 0.1% 4.6×

General Engineering Salary

General Engineering graduates earn on average $56k, putting them in the 85th percentile of earners with a degree.

Percentile Earnings after graduation ($1000s USD)
25th (bottom earners) $36k
Median (average earners) $56k
75th (top earners) $69k

General Engineering Underemployment

General Engineering graduates are highly employed compared to other graduates. We have collected data on three types of underemployment. Part-time refers to work that is less than 30 hours per week. Non-college refers to work that does not require a college degree. Low-paying includes a list of low-wage service jobs such as janitorial work, serving, or dishwashing.

Employment Type Proportion of graduates
Jobs that don't require college 30%
Part-Time 15%
Low-paying 7%

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