ME EN Technical Elective Options

Technical electives are the final phase of undergraduate education in Mechanical Engineering. Considerable latitude is allowed in the selection of technical electives. The objectives of the technical electives are to synthesize the knowledge and skills acquired in required ME EN courses and to broaden the student’s knowledge in other related technical areas.

To see a list of approved courses outside Mechanical Engineering, click here.

Technical Elective Requirements


  1. Twelve technical elective credit hours are required.
  2. All technical electives must be:
    1. Upper division courses (3000-5999);
    2. Taken for a letter grade (except ME EN 5910 Co-op);
    3. Satisfactorily completed with a ‘C’ or better (C- for students admitted to the major before Fall 2016).
  3. Six of the twelve technical elective credits must be completed with in-class 5000-level courses within the Mechanical Engineering department, excluding ME EN 4999, 5910, 5930 and 5950  but including ME EN 3400 if the course counts as a technical elective for your catalog year (see below).
  4. Each of the nontraditional ME courses (ME EN 4999, 5910, 5930, 5950) are capped at 3 credit hours each.
  5. No more than 6 credits total may be taken from the following course numbers: ME EN 4999591059305950, plus the below lists of non-ME technical elective courses.

Co-op, Design, & Research Options


Technical elective credit may be earned for co-op, design, and research experiences through the following courses:

These courses allow the student to have experiences not normally available in regularly scheduled classes.

 


Course
Title
Sp21
Su21
F21
Sp22
Su22
F22
ME EN 5000 Engineering Law and Contracts X
ME EN 5010 Principles of Manufacturing Processes X
ME EN 5035 Design of Experiments X X
ME EN 5050 Fundamentals of Micromachining Processes X X
ME EN 5051 Microsensors X X
ME EN 5053 Microactuators X
ME EN 5055 Microsystems Design and Characterization X X
ME EN 5060 Sustainable Product and Processes X
ME EN 5080 Tribology and Contact Mechanics
ME EN 5100 Ergonomics X X
ME EN 5110 Introduction to Industrial Safety X
ME EN 5130 Design Implications for Human-Machine Systems X
ME EN 5150 Product Safety X X
ME EN 5620 Fundamentals of Microscale Engineering X
ME EN 5730 Microfluidic Chip Design and Fabrication X
ME EN 5960 Advanced Manufacturing (only 1 cr) X X X X X X
ME EN 5960 Laser-Based Manufacturing X
ME EN 5960 Scanning Electron Microscopy
ME EN 5960 Additive Manufacturing X
Course
Title
Sp21
Su21
F21
Sp22
Su22
F22
ME EN 5200 Classical Control Systems X X
ME EN 5205 System Dynamics X X
ME EN 5210 State Space Control X X
ME EN 5220 Robotics X X
ME EN 5230 Introduction to Robot Control X X
ME EN 6240 (instructor consent needed) Advanced Mechatronics X
ME EN 5250 Object-Oriented Programming for Interactive Systems X X
Course
Title
Sp21
Su21
F21
Sp22
Su22
F22
ME EN 5300 Advanced Mechanics of Materials (new title) X X
ME EN 5400 Vibrations
ME EN 5410 Intermediate Dynamics X
ME EN 5500 Engineering Elasticity X
ME EN 5510 Introduction to Finite Elements X X X X
ME EN 5520 Mechanics of Composite Materials X
ME EN 5530 Introduction to Continuum Mechanics X X
ME EN 5535 Intro to Biomechanics/Biomechanics I X X
ME EN 5540 Biomechanics II (Soft Tissue Mechanics) X X
ME EN 5960 Theory of Linear Finite Element Method X
Course
Title
Sp21
Su21
F21
Sp22
Su22
F22
ME EN 5600 Intermediate Thermodynamics X X
ME EN 5630 Nanoscale Heat Transfer X
ME EN 5650 Intermediate Heat Transfer X X
ME EN 5700 Intermediate Fluid Dynamics X X
ME EN 5710 Aerodynamics X
ME EN 5740 Wind Energy X
ME EN 5790 Energy Sys Analysis X
ME EN 5800 Sustainable Energy Engineering X X
ME EN 5810 Thermal Systems Design
ME EN 5820 Thermal Environmental Engineering (HVAC) X
ME EN 5830 Aerospace Propulsion X