General Engineering

Welcome to the General Engineering Program!  

General Engineering (GENE) is a degree program where engineering students create their own curricula to match their interests or career objectives.


GENE Program Office

    • Mailing Address: 1 Grand Ave, 13-263, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
    • Campus Location: Building 13, Room 263
    • Phone: 805-756-6339
    • Email:

Contacting the Director of General Engineering:

  • Director: Dr. Lizabeth Thompson
  • Campus Location: Building 13, Room 263A
  • Email:
  • Office Phone: 805-756-2183
  • Cell Phone: 805-260-4904

Winter student office hours (I always have snacks in my office)

    • Monday 8:10-10:00am, Virtual at
    • Wednesday 10:10am-12:00pm Building 41 Room 230 (inside the MATE office)
    • Thursday 12:10-2:00pm Building 13 Room 263A

2023 GENE Newsletter