Carnegie Mellon Engineering




Non-Technical Electives (18 units)

This category allows students the flexibility to choose two humanities, social science, or fine arts courses, or non-technical courses from the Tepper School of Business or the Heinz School. Unlike the Depth Sequence, these two courses do not have to be in the same department or college. Accounting, finance, production, and statistics courses are regarded as technical courses and may NOT be used.

Although this requirement is typically satisfied by completing 2 courses of at least 9 units each, some acceptable courses are greater or less than 9 units (e.g. 6-unit art courses). While mini courses of fewer than 9 units may be combined to equal 9-unit courses, the excess units from courses greater 9 units may NOT be used to satisfy this requirement. For example, a 12-unit, 6-unit combination is not acceptable. A 6-unit, 3-unit, 9-unit combination is acceptable.

Below is an example of a completed general education requirement:

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT

COMPLETED BY
(Sem. & Yr./S11/AP/IB/Transfer)

Humanistic Studies

79-012

AP Credit

Cognitions and Institutions

85-102

Spring 2009

Depth 1

73-100

AP Credit

Depth 2

73-230

Fall 2009

Depth 3

73-200

Fall 2010

Non-technical Elective

60-141

Spring 2010

Non-technical Elective

82-102

Spring 2011

76-101 (Must be completed in the first year)

Fall 2008

 

See acceptable non-Dietrich/CFA courses for non-technical electives.