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.