Technical-Science Electives

As part of the mechanical engineering curriculum, students are required to complete four technical/science electives (at least 12 hours total). These electives can be categorized into three groups:

  1. Mechanical Engineering Electives

    All mechanical engineering courses at or above the 4000 level not already required in the BSME curriculum are acceptable. Special Project courses, MEEG 492V Individual Study in Mechanical Engineering, are allowed as electives only after approval in advance by the department head.

  2. Other Engineering Electives

    The rules governing the selection of engineering electives are:

    Engineering or Computer Science/Computer Engineering courses at or above the 3000 level not already required in the BSME curriculum are allowed as technical-science electives. Courses with content remedial to required courses are not allowed, and courses considered redundant to required courses are not allowed. Some courses are very similar to courses required in the BSME curriculum and are not allowed, including:

    • INEG 2413 - Engineering Economic Analysis
    • CVEG 3213 - Hydraulics
    • INEG 3513 - Manufacturing System Design
    • CHEG 3143 - Heat Transport

         Three hours of CSCE 2004 Programming Foundations I may be used as a technical science elective.

  1. Science-Math Electives

    The following science and math courses are accepted as technical-science electives:


    • 2262 Analytical Chemistry Lecture
    • 2272 Analytical Chemistry Lab
    • 2613 Organic Physiological Chemistry
    • 3113 Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry
    • 3453 Elements of Physical Chemistry
    • 3451L Elements of Physical Chemistry Lab
    • 3504 Physical Chemistry I
    • 3514 Physical Chemistry II
    • 3512L Physical Chemistry Laboratory
    • 3603 Organic Chemistry I
    • 3613 Organic Chemistry II


    • 3113 Analytical Mechanics
    • 3453 Electromagnetic Theory I
    • 3544 Optics
    • 3613 Modern Physics
    • 4073 Intro to Quantum Mechanics
    • 4333 Thermal Physics


    • 3083 Linear Algebra
    • 4423 Introduction to Partial Differential Equations