These electives are a diverse set of courses in design, thermal systems, dynamic systems, and other relevant areas of engineering, mathematics and science. These courses give students the opportunity to study advanced topics in their areas of interest. Technical electives emphasize the application of fundamental concepts and provide a sound basis for graduate study and professional practice in Mechanical Engineering.

1) The Following Courses count as Technical Electives:

– All Mechanical Engineering technical electives (plus ME 360/371 until the class of 2006)
– All Civil, Electrical, and Chemical Engineering courses at the 300 or higher level
– All Chemistry, Physics, and Biology courses at the 300 or higher level plus Chemistry 221 and 222
– All Math courses at the 300 or higher level, except MATH 360
– All Engineering Studies courses (EGRS) at the 400 level
– Some Psychology courses at the 300 level or higher may be used. See Department Head.
– All Computer Science and Computational Methods courses at the 300 or higher level

2) Courses in the above departments at the 200 level may be considered as technical electives under the following circumstances:

– The course forms part of a minor field of study
– The course is important for professional practice goals
– The course is necessary for entrance into a professional degree program

This determination will be made by the student’s advisor in consultation with the Department Head.

3) Students wishing to take courses as technical elective that are not included on this list may petition the Mechanical Engineering Department for consideration.