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
    • In–person Student Office Hours (Spring 2022): Tuesday 12pm-2pm
    • Virtual Office Hours (Spring 2022): Wednesday 11am-1pm
    • GENE Tea-Time: Monday 3:10-4:00 in Liz’s officeO

Although we are looking forward to being in person, the situation with COVID changes rapidly. Please see this link to the university’s up to date information.

2023 GENE Newsletter 

Read HERE!