In order to build the Pantheon, the world’s largest dome for over a thousand years, the Romans carved an oculus, or opening, at the top to lighten the load. Engineers still take on projects like the Pantheon. But they also work on everything from robots small enough to fit into the human body to new ways of breaking the sound barrier.
A general engineering major at the associate’s degree level provides solid preparation for any type of engineering degree at the bachelor’s level. And if you decide to earn a bachelor’s degree in general engineering, you will study many different fields of engineering and business. You could then go on to coordinate teams of engineers, oversee product development from invention to market, or use your engineering know-how in a nonengineering field, such as law or medicine.