Mechanical Engineering Electives & Technical Electives in the Mechanical Engineering Curriculum

The Mechanical Engineering curriculum includes nine credit hours of Mechanical Engineering (ME) electives and nine credit hours of Technical (TE) electives. The elective program enables students to specialize their background in a technical area of special interest (e.g., automotive, aerospace, biotechnology, etc.).

Please note: this is for students beginning in ME fall 2019 and later. If you enrolled 2018 and before, click here.

Mechanical Engineering (ME) Electives

ME electives are any non-required ME 300, ME 400, or ME 500 level course. Students are required to take nine credit hours of ME electives. Courses students can choose from are below:

ME 300 Thermodynamics II
ME 363 Principles and Practices of Manufacturing Processes (may not take both ME 363 and IE 370)
ME 413 Noise Control
ME 430 Power Engineering
ME 433 Principles of Turbomachinery
ME 434 Gas Turbines for Power and Propulsion
ME 440 Automotive Prime Movers: Green Engines and Clean Fuel
ME 444 Computer-Aided Design and Prototyping
ME 452 Machine Design II
ME 455 Vehicle Design and Fabrication (open only to active participants on a sponsored vehicle team)
ME 475 Automatic Control Systems
ME 489 Introduction to Finite Element Analysis
ME 492 Technology and Values
ME 49601 Experimental Courses – variable credit hours (must have approval from Undergraduate office)
ME 497 Mechanical Engineering Projects – variable credit hours (must have approval from Undergraduate Office)
ME 498 Research in Mechanical Engineering I – variable credit hours (must have approval from Undergraduate Office)
ME 499 Research in Mechanical Engineering II – variable credit hours (must have approval from Undergraduate Office)
ME 500 Advanced Thermodynamics
ME 501 Statistical Thermodynamics
ME 503 Micro-and-Nano Scale Energy Transfer Process
ME 505 Intermediate Heat Transfer
ME 506 Two-Phase Flow and Heat Transfer
ME 507 Laser Processing
ME 509 Intermediate Fluid Mechanics
ME 510 Gas Dynamics
ME 513 Engineering Acoustics
ME 514 Fundamentals of Wind Energy
ME 518 Analysis of Thermal Systems
ME 522 Indoor Environmental Analysis and Design
ME 525 Combustion
ME 526 Spray Applications and Theory
ME 533 Turbomachinery
ME 540 Internal Combustion Engines
ME 553 Product Design and Process
ME 554 Intellectual Property (1 credit)
ME 556 Lubrication, Friction, and Wear
ME 557 Design for Manufacturability
ME 559 Micromechanics of Materials
ME 562 Advanced Dynamics
ME 563 Mechanical Vibrations
ME 570 Machine Design
ME 572 Analysis and Design of Robotic Manipulators
ME 575 Theory and Design of Control Systems
ME 576 Computer Control of Manufacturing Processes
ME 577 Human Motion Kinetics
ME 578 Digital Control
ME 579 Digital Signal Processing
ME 581 Numerical Methods in Mechanical Engineering
ME 586 Microprocessors in Electromechanical Systems
ME 587 Engineering Optics
ME 588 Mechatronics
ME 597 Advanced Mechanical Engineering Projects I (must have approval from Undergraduate Office).

*Unless otherwise noted, all courses are three credit hours

**Select 500 level courses require a grade of B or better in the undergraduate level pre-requisite course.

Technical (TE) Electives

Students are required to take nine credit hours of TE electives. Generally, students may select courses from the broad classifications listed below.

  1. Physics courses of level higher than PHYS 241.
  2. Chemistry courses requiring CHM 116 or 124 as prerequisites.
  3. Advanced biology courses and veterinary science courses.
  4. Mathematics courses more advanced than MA 303.
  5. Technical Writing, ENGL 421 (may not be used for general education elective credit – ENGL 420 and ENGL 421 cannot both be used to satisfy degree requirements).
  6. 300, 400, or 500 level courses in any engineering school other than Mechanical Engineering that are not duplicates of other courses taken.

Please note that NUCL 320/325 may not be used as a Tech Elective.

However, not all courses within these classifications are acceptable for technical elective credit. Before registering for a course, be sure it appears in the list of pre-approved technical electives provided below. If a course does not appear on the pre-approved list, a written request (or email) may be submitted to the Undergraduate Office to have a course considered for technical elective credit.

Comprehensive List of Technical Electives

AAE 251 Introduction to Aerospace Design
AAE 301 Signal Analysis for Aerospace Engineering
AAE 334 Aerodynamics
AAE 338 Thermal Sciences
AAE 339 Aerospace Propulsion
AAE 340 Dynamics and Vibrations
AAE 35103 Aerospace Systems Design
AAE 352 Structural Analysis
AAE 364 Control System Analysis
AAE 412 Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics
AAE 421 Flight Dynamics and Control
AAE 439 Rocket Propulsion
AAE 490 Special Problems in Aero Engineering (Must have approval from Undergraduate Office prior to registering for course)
AAE 512 Computational Aerodynamics
AAE 514 Intermediate Aerodynamics
AAE 519 Hypersonic Aerothermodynamics
AAE 520 Experimental Aerodynamics
AAE 532 Orbit Mechanics
AAE 539 Advanced Rocket Propulsion
AAE 550 Multidisciplinary Design Optimization
AAE 553 Elasticity in Aerospace Engineering
AAE 555 Mechanics of Composite Materials
AAE 564 Systems Analysis and Synthesis

ABE 330 Design of Machine Components
ABE 336 All-Terrain Vehicle Design
ABE 435 Hydraulic Control Systems for Mobile Equipment
ABE 450 Finite Element Method in Design and Optimization
ABE 460 Sensors and process Control
ABE 501 Welding Engineering

ASM 345 Power Units and Power Trains
ASTR 363 The Solar System
ASTR 364 Stars and Galaxies
ASTR 370 Cosmology

BIOL 121-122 Biology I: Diversity, Ecology, and Behavior
BIOL 131-132 Biology II: Development, Structure, and Function of Organisms
BIOL 201 Human Anatomy and Physiology
BIOL 202 Human Anatomy and Physiology
BIOL 203 Human Anatomy and Physiology
BIOL 230 The Biology of the Living Cell
BIOL 231-232 Biology II: Cell Structure and Function
BIOL 241-242 Biology IV: Genetics and Molecular Biology
BIOL 301 Human Design: Anatomy and Physiology
BIOL 302 Human Design: Anatomy and Physiology

BME 204 Biomechanics of Hard and Soft Tissues
BME 540 Biomechanics
BME 551 Tissue Engineering

CE 222 Lifecycle Engineering and Management of Constructed Facilities
CE 311 Architectural Engineering
CE 32201 Project Control and Life Cycle Execution of Constructed Facilities
CE 340 Hydraulics
CE/EEE 350 Introduction to Environmental and Ecological Engineering
CE 355 Engineering Environmental Sustainability
CE 361 Transportation Engineering
CE 371 Structural Analysis I
CE 413 Building Envelope Design and Thermal Loads
CE 414 Building Mechanical and Electrical System Design
CE 440 Urban Hydraulics
CE/EEE 456 Water and Wastewater Treatment
CE 457 Air Pollution Control and Design
CE 463 Highway Transportation Characteristics
CE 470 Structural Steele Design
CE 473 Reinforced Concrete Design
CE 474 Structural Analysis II
CE 479 Design of Building Components and Systems
CE 497 Civil Engineering Projects (must have approval from the Undergraduate Office)
CE 513 Lighting of Buildings
CE 51401 Building Controls
CE 51501 Building Energy Audits
CE 524 Legal Aspects in Engineering Practice
CE 540 Open Channel Hydraulics
CE 542 Hydrology
CE 557 Air Quality Management
CE 560 Public Mass Transportation
CE 563 Airport Design
CE 570 Advanced Structural Mechanics
CE 573 Structural Dynamics
CE 595 Finite Elements in Elasticity

CHE 461 Biomedical Engineering

CHM 255 Organic Chemistry
CHM 25501 Organic Chemistry Lab
CHM 256 Organic Chemistry
CHM 25601 Organic Chemistry Lab
CHM 261 Organic Chemistry
CHM 373 Physical Chemistry
CNIT 280 Systems Analysis and Design Methods
CNIT 315 Systems Programming
CNIT 320 Policy Regulation and Globalization in Information Technology
CNIT 325 Object-Oriented Application Development
CNIT 480 Managing Information Technology Projects
CNIT 372 Database Programming
CNIT 392 Enterprise Data Management

CS 240 Programming in C
CS 250 Computer Architecture
CS 251 Data Structures and Algorithms
CS 252 Systems Programming
CS 307 Software Engineering I
CS 314 Numerical Methods
CS 352 Compilers: Principles and Practice
CS 354 Operating Systems
CS 381 Introduction to the Analysis of Algorithms
CS 471 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
CS 514 Numerical Analysis
CS 515 Numerical Analysis of Linear Systems
CS 565 Programming Languages
EAPS 421 Atmospheric Thermodynamics
EAPS 422 Atmospheric Dynamics I
EAPS 423 Atmospheric Dynamics II

ECE 202 Linear Circuit Analysis II
ECE 255 Introduction to Electronics Analysis and Design
ECE 264 Advanced C Programming
ECE 270 Introduction to Digital System Design
ECE 30010 Introduction to Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition
ECE 301 Signals and Systems
ECE 302 Probabilistic Methods in Electrical Engineering
ECE 311 Electric and Magnetic Fields
ECE 321 Electromechanical Motion Devices
ECE 362 Microprocessor Systems and Interfacing
ECE 423 Electromechanical Motion Control
ECE 432 Elements of Power System Engineering
ECE 433 Power Electronics

ECON 451 Gaming Theory (may not be used for general education elective credit)
ECON 461 Industrial Organization (may not be used for general education elective credit)

EEE 430 Industrial Ecology and Life Cycle Analysis
EEE 495 Environmental and Ecological Engineering Projects*(Must have approval from Undergraduate Office)
EEE 530 LCA: Principles and Applications
EEE 595 Environmental and Ecological Engineering Projects(Must have approval from Undergraduate Office)
ENGL 421 Technical Writing (may not be used for general-education elective credit)
ENTR 310 Marketing and Management for New Ventures
EPCS 301 Jr. Participation in Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) - 1 Credit
EPCS 302 Jr. Participation in Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) - 2 Credits
EPCS 401 Sr. Participation in Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) - 1 Credit
EPCS 402 Sr. Participation in Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) - 2 Credits
FNR 598 Urban Ecology
HSCI 312 Radiation Science Fundamentals

IE 335 Operations Research - Optimization
IE 343 Engineering Economics
IE 370 Manufacturing Processes I (IE 370 and ME 363 cannot both be taken for Elective Credit)
IE 470 Manufacturing Processes II
IE 472 Imagine, Model, Make
IE 490 Special Topics in IE* Must have approval from Undergraduate Office prior to registering for course
IE 530 Quality Control
IE 535 Linear Programming
IE 537 Discrete Optimization Models and Algorithms
IE 556 Job Design
IE 570 Manufacturing Process Engineering
IE 577 Human Factors in Engineering

MA 301 Introduction to Proof Through Real Analysis
MA 341 Foundations Through Analysis
MA 353 Linear Algebra II with Applications
MA 362 Topics in Vector Calculus
MA 375 Introduction to Discrete Mathematics
MA 416 Probability
MA 421 Linear Programming and Optimization Techniques
MA 425 Elements of Complex Analysis
MA 428 Introduction to Fourier Analysis
MA 440 Real Analysis (Honors)
MA 442 Multivariate Analysis (Honors)
MA 450 Algebra (Honors)
MA 453 Elements of Algebra I
MA 454 Galois Theory (Honors)
MA 460 Geometry
MA 510 Vector Calculus
MA 511 Linear Algebra
MA 523 Introduction to Partial Differential Equations
MA 527 Advanced Mathematics for Engineers and Physicists I

MFET 300 Applications of Automation in Manufacturing

MGMT 201 Management Accounting I

MGMT 254 Legal Foundations of Business I
MGMT 304 Introduction to Financial Management
MGMT 310 Financial Management
MGMT 323 Introduction to Market Analysis
MGMT 324 Marketing Management
MGMT 350 Intermediate Accounting I
MGMT 351 Intermediate Accounting II
MGMT 44301 Management of Human Resources
MGMT 455 Legal Background of Business I
MGMT 488 Data Driven Decisions in Digital Markets
MSE 240 Processing and Properties of Materials

MSE 250 Physical Properties in Engineering Systems
MSE 260 Thermodynamics of Materials
MSE 270 Atomistic Materials Science
MSE 330 Processing and Properties of Materials
MSE 335 Materials Characterization Laboratory
MSE 370 Electrical, Optical, & Magnetic Properties of Materials
MSE 382 Mechanical Response of Materials
NS 212 Naval Weapon Systems
NS 350 Naval Ship Systems

NUCL 200 Introduction to Nuclear Engineering
NUCL 300 Nuclear Structure of Radiation Interactions
NUCL 310 Introduction to Neutron Physics
NUCL 402 Engineering of Nuclear Power Plants
NUCL 460 Introduction to Controlled Thermonuclear Fusion
NUCL 470 Fuel Cell Engineering
NUCL 501 Nuclear Engineering Principles
NUCL 504 Nuclear Engineering Experiments
NUCL 510 Nuclear Reactor Theory I
NUCL 560 Introduction to Fusion Technology

OBHR 330 Introduction to Organizational Behavior

PHYS 310 Intermediate Mechanics
PHYS 322 Intermediate Optics
PHYS 330 Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism
PHYS 342 Modern Physics
PHYS 344 Modern Physics
PHYS 360 Quantum Mechanics
PHYS 422 Waves and Oscillations
PHYS 560 Stellar Evolution

STAT 350 Introduction to Statistics
STAT 416 Probability
STAT 417 Statistical Theory
STAT 511 Statistical Methods
STAT 512 Applied Regression Analysis
STAT 513 Statistical Quality Control
STAT 514 Design of Experiments
SYS 300 It's A Complex World - Addressing Global Challenges
SYS 350 Systems Theories and Approaches

To assist students in their selection of technical electives, the list of pre-approved courses is divided into 47 topic areas. Neither the list of topic areas, nor the list of pre-approved courses within each area, is intended to be all-inclusive. Students should refer to the appropriate undergraduate catalog for course description and prerequisite information or click on any of the course links below for online course information.

Students are encouraged to discuss their career plans and technical elective program with faculty members whose expertise are in their area of special interest. Students may wish to consider 3-6 credits of ME 498/499 projects to study contemporary areas of research not covered by the standard curriculum. Undergraduate research is an excellent option for students considering graduate study in engineering.

TECHNICAL SELECTIVE TOPICS

Acoustics and Noise Control
Aerodynamics
Applied Mathematics
Applied Thermal Sciences
Architectural Engineering
Automotive Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Combustion
Computer Aided Design
Computer Science
Construction Engineering
Control Systems
Design / Mechanical
Dynamics
Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Electrical Engineering
Energy Systems
Engineering Professionalism
Environment
Fire Protection Engineering
Fluid Mechanics
Heat and Mass Transfer
Hydraulics

Management
Manufacturing
Materials
Mathematics
Measurement Systems
Mechatronics
Naval Sciences
Nuclear Engineering
Numerical Analysis
Physics Plant Engineering
Power Engineering
Pre-Medical
Propulsion
Robotics
Software Engineering for Manufacturing Automation
Special Topics/Research
Statistics
Stress Analysis
Structures
Thermodynamics
Turbomachinery
Vibrations

 

TECHNICAL SELECTIVE LIST

Acoustics and Noise Control (also see AerodynamicsVibrations)

  • ME 413 Noise Control
  • ME 513 Engineering Acoustics
  • ME 563 Mechanical Vibrations
  • ME 579 Digital Signal Processing

Aerodynamics

  • AAE 334 Aerodynamics
  • AAE 340 Dynamics and Vibrations
  • AAE 372 Jet Propulsion Power Plants
  • AAE 416 Viscous Flows
  • AAE 512 Computational Aerodynamics
  • AAE 514 Intermediate Aerodynamics
  • AAE 514 Unsteady Aerodynamics
  • AAE 532 Orbit Mechanics
  • AAE 550 Multidisciplinary Design Optimizations 

Applied Mathematics (also see Numerical Analysis)

  • ABE 450 Finite Element Method in Design and Optimization
  • MA 301 Introduction to Proof Through Real Analysis
  • MA 341 Foundations Through Analysis
  • MA 375 Introduction to Discrete Mathematics
  • MA 425 Elements of Complex Analysis
  • MA 510 Vector Calculus
  • MA 511 Linear Algebra
  • MA 527 Advanced Mathematics for Engineers and Physicists I

Applied Thermal Sciences (also see Automotive EngineeringCombustionFluid MechanicsHeat and Mass TransferPower EngineeringPropulsionThermodynamics)

  • ME 434 Gas Turbines for Power and Propulsion
  • ME 440 Automotive Prime Movers: Green Engines and Clean Fuel
  • ME 460 Power Engineering
  • ME 518 Analysis of Thermal Systems
  • ME 522 Indoor Environmental Analysis and Design 

Architectural Engineering

  • CE 311 Architectural Engineering
  • CE470 Structural Steele Design
  • CE 473 Reinforced Concrete Design
  • CE 479 Design of Building Components and Systems
  • CE 513 Lighting of Buildings
  • CE 51401 Building Controls
  • CE 51501 Building Energy Audits
  • CE 560 Public Mass Transportation
  • CE 563 Airport Design

Automotive Engineering (also see Acoustics and Noise ControlControl Systems, and Vibrations)

  • ME 440 Automotive Prime Movers: Green Engines and Clean Fuel
  • ME 455 Vehicle Design and Fabrication
  • ME 565 Vehicle Dynamics
  • ABE 435 Hydraulics Control Systems for Mobile Equipment
  • ABE 545 Design of Off-Highway Vehicles
  • ASM 345 Power Units and Power Trains
  • CE 463 Highway Transportation Characteristics
  • CE 557 Air Quality Management

Biomedical Engineering

  • ME 508 Heat Transfer in Biomedical Systems
  • ME 577 Human Motion Kinetics
  • BIOL 110 Fundamentals of Biology I
  • BIOL 111 Fundamentals of Biology II
  • BIOL 131-132 Biology II: Development, Structure, and Function of Organisims
  • BIOL 230 The Biology of the Living Cel
  • BIOL 241-242 Biology IV: Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • BIOL 301 Human Design: Anatomy and Physiology
  • BIOL 302 Human Design: Anatomy and Physiology
  • BME 204 Biomechanics of Hard and Soft Tissues
  • BME 540 Biomechanics
  • BME 551 Tissue Engineering
  • CHE 461 Biomedical Engineering
  • CHM 255 Organic Chemistry
  • CHM 25501 Organic Chemistry Lab
  • CHM 256 Organic Chemistry
  • CHM 25601 Organic Chemistry Lab
  • HSCI 312 Radiation Science Fundamentals

Combustion

  • ME 430 Power Engineering
  • ME 501 Statistical Thermodynamics
  • ME 525 Combustion
  • ME 540 Internal Combustion Engines

Computer Aided Design (also see Design)

  • ME 444 Computer Aided Design and Prototyping
  • ME 576 Computer Control of Manufacturing Processes
  • ME 586 Microprocessors in Electromechanical Systems 

Computer Science

  • CNIT 280 Systems Analysis and Design Methods
  • CNIT 300+ level or higher courses
  • CNIT 315 Systems Programming
  • CNIT 320 Policy, Regulation and Globalization in Information Technology
  • CNIT 325 Object-Oriented Application Development
  • CNIT 372 Database Programming
  • CNIT 392 Enterprise Data Management
  • CNIT 480 Managing Information Technology Projects
  • CS 240 Programming in C
  • CS 250 Computer Architecture
  • CS 251 Data Structures and Algorithms
  • CS 252 Systems Programming
  • CS 307 Software Engineering I
  • CS 314 Numerical Methods
  • CS 352 Compilers: Principles and Practice
  • CS 354 Operating Systems
  • CS 381 Introduction to the Analysis of Algorithms
  • CS 471 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
  • CS 565 Programming Languages

Construction Engineering

  • CE 222 Lifecycle Engineering and Management of Constructed Facilities
  • CE 32201 Project Control and Life Cycle Execution of Constructed Facilities
  • CE 355 Engineering Environmental Sustainability
  • CE 361 Transportation Engineering

Control Systems (also see Robotics)

  • ME 575 Theory and Design of Control Systems
  • ME 576 Computer Control of Manufacturing Processes
  • ME 578 Digital Control
  • ME 579 Digital Signal Processing
  • ME 586 Microprocessors in Electromechanical Systems
  • AAE 301 Signal Analysis for Aerospace Engineering
  • AAE 364 Control System Analysis
  • AAE 421 Flight Dynamics and Controls
  • AAE 564 Systems Analysis and Synthesis
  • ABE 435 Hydraulic Control Systems for Mobile Equipment
  • ABE 460 Sensors and Process Control
  • ECE 301 Signals and Systems
  • ECE 321 Electromechanical Motion Devices

Design – Mechanical (also see Computer Aided DesignControl SystemsDynamicsMaterialsStress AnalysisVibrations)

  • ME 489 Finite Element Analysis
  • ME 553 Product and Process Design
  • ME 554 Intellectual Property (1 credit)
  • ME 556 Lubrication, Friction, and War
  • ME 557 Design for Manufacturability
  • ME 565 Vehicle Dynamics
  • ME 570 Machine Design
  • ME 572 Analysis and Design of Robotic Manipulators
  • AAE 251 Introduction to Aerospace Design
  • AAE 35103 Aerospace Systems Design
  • ABE 330 Design of Machine Components
  • ABE 336 All-Terrain Vehicle Design
  • ABE 501 Welding Engineering
  • CE 414 Building Mechanical and Electrical System Design
  • ENTR 310 Marketing and Management for New Ventures
  • EPCS 301 Jr. Participation in Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) - 1 Credit
  • EPCS 302 Jr. Participation in Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) - 2 Credits
  • EPCS 401 Sr. Participation in Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) - 1 Credit
  • EPCS 402 Sr. Participation in Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) - 2 Credits

Dynamics (also see Control SystemsRoboticsVibrations)

  • ME 562 Advanced Dynamics
  • ME 565 Vehicle Dynamics
  • ME 580 Nonlinear Engineering Systems
  • AAE 340 Dynamics and Vibrations

Earth and Atmospherics Sciences

  • ASTR 363 The Solar System
  • ASTR 364 Stars and Galaxies
  • ASTR 370 Cosmology
  • EAPS 421 Atmospheric Thermodynamics I
  • EAPS 422 Atmospheric Dynamics I
  • EAPS 423 Atmospheric Dynamics II

Electrical Engineering

  • ME 588 Mechatronics
  • ECE 202 Linear Circuit Analysis II
  • ECE 255 Introduction to Electronics Analysis and Design
  • ECE 264 Advanced C Programming
  • ECE 270 Introduction to Digital System Design
  • ECE 30010 Introduction to Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition
  • ECE 301 Signals and Systems
  • ECE 302 Probabilistic Methods in Electrical Engineering
  • ECE 311 Electric and Magnetic Fields
  • ECE 362 Microprocessors
  • ECE 365 Introduction to Design of Digital Computers
  • ECE 368 Data Structures
  • ECE 423 Electromechanical Motion Control
  • ECE 433 Power Electronics
  • PHYS 330 Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism

Energy Systems

  • ME 430 Power Engineering
  • ME 440 Automotive Prime Movers: Green Engines and Clean Fuel
  • ME 518 Analysis of Thermal Systems
  • NUCL 402 Engineering of Nuclear Power Plants

Engineering Professionalism

  • ME 492 Technology and Values
  • CE 524 Legal Aspects in Engineering Practice
  • EEE 530 LCA: Principles and Applications
  • ENGL 421 Technical Writing (may not be used for general education elective credit – ENGL 420 and ENGL 421 cannot both be used to satisfy degree requirements)
  • IE 577 Human Factors in Engineering
  • OBHR 330 Introduction to Organizational Behavior

Environment

  • ME 413 Noise Control
  • BIOL 121-122 Biology I: Diversity, Ecology, and Behavior
  • CE/EEE 350 Introduction to Environmental and Ecological Engineering
  • CE/EEE 456 Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • CE 457 Air Pollution Control and Design
  • CE 557 Air Quality Management
  • EEE 430 Industrial Ecology and Life Cycle Analysis
  • EEE 530 LCA: Principles and Applications
  • FNR 598 Urban Ecology

Fire Protection Engineering

  • ME 430 Power Engineering
  • ME 444 Computer Aided Design and Prototyping
  • ME 505 Intermediate Heath Transfer
  • ME 509 Intermediate Fluid Mechanics
  • ME 525 Combustion
  • ME 581 Numerical Methods in Mechanical Engineering
  • CE 355 Engineering Environmental Sustainability
  • CE 524 Legal Aspects in Engineering Practice
  • NUCL 200 Introduction to Nuclear Engineering

Fluid Mechanics (see also AerodynamicsAtmospheric SciencesHydraulicsPropulsionTurbomachinery)

  • ME 506 Two-Phase Flow and Heat Transfer
  • ME 509 Intermediate Fluid Mechanics
  • ME 510 Gas Dynamics
  • ME 514 Fundamental of Wind Energy
  • ME 517 Micro/Nano Scale Physical Processes 
  • ME 526 Spray Applications and Theory
  • AAE 412 Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • ASM 345 Power Units and Power Trains

Heat and Mass Transfer

  • ME 503 Micro/Nano Scale Physical Processes
  • ME 505 Intermediate Heath Transfer
  • ME 506 Intermediate Heat Transfer
  • ME 507 Laser Processing
  • ME 518 Analysis of Thermal Systems

Hydraulics

  • CE 340 Hydraulics
  • CE 440 Urban Hydraulics
  • CE 540 Open Channel Hydraulics
  • CE 542 Hydrology

Management

  • MGMT 201 Management Accounting I (pre-req MGMT 200)
  • MGMT 304 Introduction to Financial Management
  • MGMT 310 Financial Management 
  • MGMT 323 Introduction to Market Analysis 
  • MGMT 324 Marketing Management (Pre-req ECON 252 and MGMT 201)
  • MGMT 350 Intermediate Accounting I (Pre-req MGMT 201)
  • MGMT 351 Intermediate Accounting 11 (Pre-req MGMT 350)
  • MGMT 354 Legal Foundations of Business I
  • MGMT 44301 Management of Human Resources
  • MGMT 455 Legal Background of Business I
  • MGMT 488 Data Driven Decisions in Digital Markets
  • OBHR 330 Introduction to Organizational Behavior

Manufacturing (also see Control Systems)

  • ME 363 Principles and Practices of Manufacturing Processes (IE 370 and ME 363 cannot both be taken for Technical Elective credit)
  • ME 557 Design for Manufacturability
  • ME 576 Computer Control of Manufacturing Processes
  • ABE 501 Welding Engineering
  • IE 343 Engineering Economics
  • IE 370 Manufacturing Processes I (IE 370 and ME 363 cannot both be taken for Technical Elective Credit)
  • IE 470 Manufacturing Processes II
  • IE 530 Quality Control
  • IE 570 Manufacturing Process Engineering
  • MFET 300 Applications of Automation in Manufacturing
  • STAT 511 Statistical Methods

Materials (also see Stress Analysis)

  • ME 559 Micromechanics of Materials
  • AAE 555 Mechanics of Composite Materials
  • MSE 250 Physical Properties in Engineering Systems
  • MSE 260 Thermodynamics of Materials
  • MSE 270 Atomistic Materials Science
  • MSE 330 Processing and Properties of Materials
  • MSE 382 Mechanical Response of Materials

Mathematics

  • ECON 451 Gaming Theory (may not be used for general education elective credit)
  • MA 301 Introduction to Proof Through Real Analysis
  • MA 341 Foundations Through Analysis
  • MA 353 Linear Algebra II with Applications
  • MA 362 Topics in Vector Calculus
  • MA 375 Introduction to Discrete Mathematics
  • MA 416 Probability
  • MA 421 Linear Programming and Optimization Techniques
  • MA 425 Elements of Complex Analysis
  • MA 428 Introduction to Fourier Analysis
  • MA 440 Real Analysis (Honors)
  • MA 450 Algebra (Honors)
  • MA 453 Elements of Algebra I
  • MA 454 Galois Theory (Honors)
  • MA 460 Geometry
  • MA 523 Introduction to Partial Differential Equations

Measurement Systems

  • ME 579 Digital Signal Processing
  • ME 586 Microprocessors in Electromechanical Systems
  • ME 587 Engineering Optics

Mechatronics

  • ME 588 Mechatronics
  • ME 597 Integrated Design of Electro-Mechanical Systems
  • ECE 423 Electromechanical Motion Control

Naval Sciences

  • NS 212 Naval Weapon Systems
  • NS 350 Naval Ship Systems

Nuclear Engineering

  • NUCL 200 Introduction to Nuclear Engineering
  • NUCL 300 Nuclear Structure of Radiation Interactions
  • NUCL 310 Introduction to Neutron Physics
  • NUCL 402 Engineering of Nuclear Power Plants
  • NUCL 460 Introduction to Controlled Thermonuclear Fusion
  • NUCL 470 Fuel Cell Engineering
  • NUCL 501 Nuclear Engineering Principles
  • NUCL 504 Nuclear Engineering Experiments
  • NUCL 510 Nuclear Reactor Theory I
  • NUCL 560 Introduction to Fusion Technology

Numerical Analysis

  • ME 581 Numerical Methods in Mechanical Engineering
  • ABE 450 Finite Element Method in Design and Optimization
  • CS 415 Computation Methods for Differential Equations
  • CS 515 Numerical Analysis of Linear Systems
  • IE 335 Operations Research – Optimization
  • IE 535 Linear Programming
  • IE 537 Discrete Optimization Models and Algorithms

Physics

  • PHYS 310 Intermediate Mechanics
  • PHYS 322 Intermediate Optics
  • PHYS 330 Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism
  • PHYS 342 Modern Physics
  • PHYS 344 Modern Physics
  • PHYS 360 Quantum Mechanics
  • PHYS 422 Waves and Oscillations
  • PHYS 560 Stellar Evolution

Plant Engineering (also see Process EngineeringPower EngineeringApplied Thermal SciencesStress Analysis)

  • ME 413 Noise Control
  • ME 518 Analysis of Thermal Systems
  • IE 343 Engineering Economics
  • IE 556 Job Design

Power Engineering

  • ME 430 Power Engineering
  • ME 433 Principles of Turbomachinery
  • ME 518 Analysis of Thermal Systems
  • ECE 321 Electromechanical Motion Devices
  • ECE 432 Elements of Power System Engineering
  • NUCL 402 Engineering of Nuclear Power Systems

Pre-Medical

  • BIOL 110 Fundamentals of Biology I
  • BIOL 111 Fundamentals of Biology II
  • BIOL 131-132 Biology II: Development, Structure, and Function of Organisms
  • BIOL 201 Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • BIOL 202 Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • BIOL 203 Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • BIOL 241-242 Biology IV: Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • CHM 255 Organic Chemistry
  • CHM 256 Organic Chemistry
  • CHM 261 Organic Chemistry

Propulsion

  • ME 433 Principles of Turbomachinery
  • ME 434 Gas Turbines for Power and Propulsion
  • ME 510 Gas Dynamics
  • ME 533 Turbomachinery II
  • ME 538 Air Breathing Propulsion
  • AAE 339 Aerospace Propulsion
  • AAE 439 Rocket Propulsion
  • AAE 539 Advanced Rocket Propulsion

Robotics (also see Control SystemsDynamics)

  • ME 572 Analysis and Design of Robotic Manipulators
  • ME 588 Mechatronics
  • ECE 321 Electromechanical Motion Devices

Software Engineering for Manufacturing Automation

  • ME 586 Microprocessors in Electromechanical Systems
  • CS 307 Software Engineering I
  • CS 565 Programming Languages
  • ECE 362 Microprocessors Systems and Interfacing
  • ECE373 Numerical Methods for Engineers

Special Topics/Research (*Must have approval from Undergraduate Office prior to registering for any special topics course)

  • CE 497 Civil Engineering Projects*
  • ME 497 Mechanical Engineering Projects*
  • ME 597 Advanced Mechanical Engineering Projects*
  • AAE 490 Special Problems in Aero Engineering*
  • EEE 495 Environmental and Ecological Engineering Projects*
  • EEE 595 Environmental and Ecological Engineering Projects*
  • IE 490 Special Topics in IE*

Statistics

  • STAT 350 Introduction to Statistics
  • STAT 416 Probability
  • STAT 417 Statistical Theory
  • STAT 512 Applied Regression Analysis
  • STAT 513 Statistical Quality Control
  • STAT 514 Design of Experiments

Stress Analysis (also see MaterialsStructuresVibrations)

  • ME 489 Finite Element Analysis
  • ME 582 Thermal Stress Analysis
  • AAE 553 Elasticity in Aerospace Engineering
  • CE 595 Finite Elements in Elasticity

Structures (also see MaterialsStress AnalysisVibrations)

  • ME 489 Finite Element Analysis
  • AAE 352 Structural Analysis
  • CE 371 Structural Analysis I
  • CE 474 Structural Analysis II
  • CE 570 Advanced Structural Mechanics
  • CE 573 Structural Dynamics

Thermodynamics (also see Applied Thermal SciencesCombustionPower Engineering)

  • ME 500 Advanced Thermodynamics
  • ME 501 Statistical Thermodynamics
  • AAE 519 Hypersonic Aerothermodynamics
  • CE 412 Building Envelope Design and Thermal Loads
  • CHM 373 Physical Chemistry

Turbomachinery

  • ME 433 Principles of Turbomachinery
  • ME 434 Gas Turbines for Power and Propulsion
  • ME 533 Turbomachinery II
  • ME 538 Air Breathing Propulsion
  • AAE 372 Jet Propulsion Power Plants

Vibrations

  • ME 513 Engineering Acoustics
  • ME 563 Mechanical Vibrations
  • ME 575 Theory and Design of Control Systems
  • ME 580 Nonlinear Engineering Systems
  • AAE 340 Dynamics and Vibrations
  • CE 573 Structural Dynamics

 

The Mechanical Engineering curriculum (program 284) includes 12 hours of technical electives as a requirement for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. The technical elective program enables students to specialize their background in a technical area of special interest (e.g., automotive, aerospace, biotechnology, etc.)

The purpose of this document is to suggest specific courses that students may wish to consider for their technical elective program. Generally, courses can be selected from the broad classifications listed below.

  1. Non-required ME 300, 400 and 500 level courses.
  2. Physics courses of level higher than PHYS 241.
  3. Chemistry courses requiring CHM 116 or 124 as prerequisites.
  4. Advanced biology courses and veterinary science courses.
  5. Mathematics courses more advanced than MA 303.
  6. Technical Writing, ENGL 421 (may not be used for general education elective credit – ENGL 420 and ENGL 421 cannot both be used to satisfy degree requirements).
  7. 300, 400, or 500 level courses in any engineering school other than mechanical engineering that are not duplicates of other courses taken.
  8. NUCL 320/325 may not be used as a Tech Elective.

However, not all courses within these classifications are acceptable for technical elective credit. Before registering for a course, be sure it appears in the list of pre-approved technical electives provided below. If a course does not appear on the pre-approved list, a written request (or email) may be submitted to the Undergraduate Office to have a course considered for technical elective credit.

To assist students in their selection of technical electives, the list of pre-approved courses is divided into 47 topic areas. Neither the list of topic areas, nor the list of pre-approved courses within each area, is intended to be all-inclusive. Students should refer to the appropriate undergraduate catalog for course description and prerequisite information or click on any of the course links below for online course information.

Students are encouraged to discuss their career plans and technical elective program with faculty members whose expertise are in their area of special interest. Students may wish to consider 3-6 credits of ME 497 projects to study contemporary areas of research not covered by the standard curriculum. Undergraduate research is an excellent option for students considering graduate study in engineering.

TECHNICAL SELECTIVE TOPICS

TECHNICAL SELECTIVE LIST

Acoustics and Noise Control (also see Aerodynamics, Vibrations)

  • ME 413 Noise Control
  • ME 513 Engineering Acoustics
  • ME 563 Mechanical Vibrations
  • ME 579 Digital Signal Processing

Aerodynamics

  • AAE 334 Aerodynamics
  • AAE 340 Dynamics and Vibrations
  • AAE 372 Jet Propulsion Power Plants
  • AAE 416 Viscous Flows
  • AAE 512 Computational Aerodynamics
  • AAE 514 Intermediate Aerodynamics
  • AAE 515 Rotorcraft Aerodynamics
  • AAE 514 Unsteady Aerodynamics
  • AAE 532 Orbit Mechanics
  • AAE 550 Multidisciplinary Design Optimizations 

Applied Mathematics (also see Numerical Analysis)

  • ABE 450 Finite Element Method in Design and Optimization
  • MA 301 Introduction to Proof Through Real Analysis
  • MA 341 Foundations Through Analysis
  • MA 351 Elementary Linear Algebra
  • MA 375 Introduction to Discrete Mathematics
  • MA 425 Elements of Complex Analysis
  • MA 510 Vector Calculus
  • MA 511 Linear Algebra
  • MA 520 Boundary Value Problems of Differential Equations
  • MA 527 Advanced Mathematics for Engineers and Physicists I

Applied Thermal Sciences (also see Automotive Engineering, Combustion, Fluid Mechanics, Heat and Mass Transfer, Power Engineering, Propulsion, Thermodynamics)

  • ME 434 Gas Turbines for Power and Propulsion
  • ME 440 Automotive Prime Movers: Green Engines and Clean Fuel
  • ME 460 Power Engineering
  • ME 518 Analysis of Thermal Systems
  • ME 522 Indoor Environmental Analysis and Design 

Architectural Engineering

  • CE 311 Architectural Engineering
  • CE470 Structural Steele Design
  • CE 473 Reinforced Concrete Design
  • CE 479 Design of Building Components and Systems
  • CE 513 Lighting of Buildings
  • CE 51401 Building Controls
  • CE 51501 Building Energy Audits
  • CE 560 Public Mass Transportation
  • CE 563 Airport Design

Automotive Engineering (also see Acoustics and Noise Control, Control Systems, and Vibrations)

  • ME 440 Automotive Prime Movers: Green Engines and Clean Fuel
  • ME 455 Vehicle Design and Fabrication
  • ME 565 Vehicle Dynamics
  • ABE 435 Hydraulics Control Systems for Mobile Equipment
  • ABE 545 Design of Off-Highway Vehicles
  • ASM 345 Power Units and Power Trains
  • CE 463 Highway Transportation Characteristics
  • CE 557 Air Quality Management

Biomedical Engineering

  • ME 508 Heat Transfer in Biomedical Systems
  • ME 577 Human Motion Kinetics
  • BIOL 110 Fundamentals of Biology I
  • BIOL 111 Fundamentals of Biology II
  • BIOL 131-132 Biology II: Development, Structure, and Function of Organisims
  • BIOL 230 The Biology of the Living Cel
  • BIOL 231-232 Biology III: Cell Structure and Function
  • BIOL 241-242 Biology IV: Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • BIOL 301 Human Design: Anatomy and Physiology
  • BIOL 302 Human Design: Anatomy and Physiology
  • BME 201 Biomolecules: Structure, Function, and Engineering Applications
  • BME 204 Biomechanics of Hard and Soft Tissues
  • BME 540 Biomechanics
  • BME 551 Tissue Engineering
  • CHE 461 Biomedical Engineering
  • CHM 255 Organic Chemistry
  • CHM 25501 Organic Chemistry Lab
  • CHM 256 Organic Chemistry
  • CHM 25601 Organic Chemistry Lab
  • HSCI 312 Radiation Science Fundamentals

Combustion

  • ME 430 Power Engineering
  • ME 501 Statistical Thermodynamics
  • ME 525 Combustion
  • ME 540 Internal Combustion Engines

Computer Aided Design (also see Design)

  • ME 444 Computer Aided Design and Prototyping
  • ME 576 Computer Control of Manufacturing Processes
  • ME 586 Microprocessors in Electromechanical Systems 

Computer Science

  • CNIT 280 Systems Analysis and Design Methods
  • CNIT 300+ level or higher courses
  • CNIT 315 Systems Programming
  • CNIT 320 Policy, Regulation and Globalization in Information Technology
  • CNIT 325 Object-Oriented Application Development
  • CNIT 372 Database Programming
  • CNIT 392 Enterprise Data Management
  • CNIT 480 Managing Information Technology Projects
  • CS 240 Programming in C
  • CS 250 Computer Architecture
  • CS 251 Data Structures and Algorithms
  • CS 252 Systems Programming
  • CS 307 Software Engineering I
  • CS 314 Numerical Methods
  • CS 334 Fundamentals of Computer Graphics
  • CS 352 Compilers: Principles and Practice
  • CS 354 Operating Systems
  • CS 381 Introduction to the Analysis of Algorithms
  • CS 471 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
  • CS 565 Programming Languages

Construction Engineering

  • CE 222 Lifecycle Engineering and Management of Constructed Facilities
  • CE 322 Introduction to Construction Engineering
  • CE 32201 Project Control and Life Cycle Execution of Constructed Facilities
  • CE 355 Engineering Environmental Sustainability
  • CE 361 Transportation Engineering
  • CE 424 Human Resource Management in Construction
  • CE 426 Construction Cost Control Concepts
  • CE 485 Legal Aspects in Engineering Practice

Control Systems (also see Robotics)

  • ME 575 Theory and Design of Control Systems
  • ME 576 Computer Control of Manufacturing Processes
  • ME 578 Digital Control
  • ME 579 Digital Signal Processing
  • ME 586 Microprocessors in Electromechanical Systems
  • AAE 301 Signal Analysis for Aerospace Engineering
  • AAE 361 Introduction to Random Variables in Engineering
  • AAE 364 Control System Analysis
  • AAE 421 Flight Dynamics and Controls
  • AAE 564 Systems Analysis and Synthesis
  • ABE 435 Hydraulic Control Systems for Mobile Equipment
  • ABE 460 Sensors and Process Control
  • ECE 301 Signals and Systems
  • ECE 321 Electromechanical Motion Devices
  • ECE 483 Digital Control Systems – Analysis and Design 

Design – Mechanical (also see Computer Aided Design, Control Systems, Dynamics, Materials, Stress Analysis, Vibrations)

  • ME 489 Finite Element Analysis
  • ME 553 Product and Process Design
  • ME 554 Intellectual Property (1 credit)
  • ME 556 Lubrication, Friction, and War
  • ME 557 Design for Manufacturability
  • ME 565 Vehicle Dynamics
  • ME 570 Machine Design
  • ME 572 Analysis and Design of Robotic Manipulators
  • AAE 251 Introduction to Aerospace Design
  • AAE 35103 Aerospace Systems Design
  • AAE 450 Spacecraft Design
  • AAE 451 Aircraft Design
  • ABE 330 Design of Machine Components
  • ABE 336 All-Terrain Vehicle Design
  • ABE 501 Welding Engineering
  • CE 414 Building Mechanical and Electrical System Design
  • ENTR 310 Marketing and Management for New Ventures
  • EPCS 301 Jr. Participation in Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) - 1 Credit
  • EPCS 302 Jr. Participation in Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) - 2 Credits
  • EPCS 401 Sr. Participation in Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) - 1 Credit
  • EPCS 402 Sr. Participation in Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) - 2 Credits

Dynamics (also see Control Systems, Robotics, Vibrations)

  • ME 562 Advanced Dynamics
  • ME 565 Vehicle Dynamics
  • ME 580 Nonlinear Engineering Systems
  • AAE 340 Dynamics and Vibrations

Earth and Atmospherics Sciences

  • ASTR 363 The Solar System
  • ASTR 364 Stars and Galaxies
  • ASTR 370 Cosmology
  • EAPS 403 Physical Oceanography
  • EAPS 421 Atmospheric Thermodynamics I
  • EAPS 422 Atmospheric Dynamics I
  • EAPS 423 Atmospheric Dynamics II

Electrical Engineering

  • ME 588 Mechatronics
  • ECE 202 Linear Circuit Analysis II
  • ECE 255 Introduction to Electronics Analysis and Design
  • ECE 264 Advanced C Programming
  • ECE 266 Digital Logic Design
  • ECE 270 Introduction to Digital System Design
  • ECE 30010 Introduction to Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition
  • ECE 301 Signals and Systems
  • ECE 302 Probabilistic Methods in Electrical Engineering
  • ECE 311 Electric and Magnetic Fields
  • ECE 362 Microprocessors
  • ECE 365 Introduction to Design of Digital Computers
  • ECE 368 Data Structures
  • ECE 423 Electromechanical Motion Control
  • ECE 425 Electric Machines
  • ECE 433 Power Electronics
  • PHYS 330 Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism

Energy Systems

  • ME 430 Power Engineering
  • ME 440 Automotive Prime Movers: Green Engines and Clean Fuel
  • ME 518 Analysis of Thermal Systems
  • NUCL 402 Engineering of Nuclear Power Plants

Engineering Professionalism

  • ME 492 Technology and Values
  • CE 524 Legal Aspects in Engineering Practice
  • EEE 530 LCA: Principles and Applications
  • ENGL 421 Technical Writing (may not be used for general education elective credit – ENGL 420 and ENGL 421 cannot both be used to satisfy degree requirements)
  • IE 558 Safety Engineering
  • IE 577 Human Factors in Engineering
  • OBHR 330 Introduction to Organizational Behavior

Environment

  • ME 413 Noise Control
  • BIOL 121-122 Biology I: Diversity, Ecology, and Behavior
  • BIOL 585 Ecology
  • CE/EEE 350 Introduction to Environmental and Ecological Engineering
  • CE/EEE 456 Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • CE 457 Air Pollution Control and Design
  • CE 485 Environmental Law and Public Policy (Not PWL; Regional Campus Only)
  • CE 557 Air Quality Management
  • EEE 430 Industrial Ecology and Life Cycle Analysis
  • EEE 530 LCA: Principles and Applications
  • FNR 598 Urban Ecology

Fire Protection Engineering

  • ME 430 Power Engineering
  • ME 444 Computer Aided Design and Prototyping
  • ME 505 Intermediate Heath Transfer
  • ME 509 Intermediate Fluid Mechanics
  • ME 525 Combustion
  • ME 581 Numerical Methods in Mechanical Engineering
  • CE 355 Engineering Environmental Sustainability
  • CE 524 Legal Aspects in Engineering Practice
  • CE IE 558 Safety Engineering
  • NUCL 200 Introduction to Nuclear Engineering

Fluid Mechanics (see also Aerodynamics, Atmospheric Sciences, Hydraulics, Propulsion, Turbomachinery)

  • ME 506 Two-Phase Flow and Heat Transfer
  • ME 509 Intermediate Fluid Mechanics
  • ME 510 Gas Dynamics
  • ME 514 Fundamental of Wind Energy
  • ME 517 Micro/Nano Scale Physical Processes 
  • ME 526 Spray Applications and Theory
  • AAE 412 Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • ASM 345 Power Units and Power Trains

Heat and Mass Transfer

  • ME 503 Micro/Nano Scale Physical Processes
  • ME 505 Intermediate Heath Transfer
  • ME 506 Intermediate Heat Transfer
  • ME 507 Laser Processing
  • ME 518 Analysis of Thermal Systems

Hydraulics

  • CE 340 Hydraulics
  • CE 418 Hydraulics Engineering
  • CE 440 Urban Hydraulics
  • CE 442 Introduction to Hydrology
  • CE 540 Open Channel Hydraulics
  • CE 542 Hydrology

Management

  • MGMT 201 Management Accounting I (pre-req MGMT 200)
  • MGMT 304 Introduction to Financial Management
  • MGMT 305 Business Statistics (Pre-req STAT 225)
  • MGMT 306 Management Sciences (Pre-req MGMT 305)
  • MGMT 310 Financial Management 
  • MGMT 323 Introduction to Market Analysis 
  • MGMT 324 Marketing Management (Pre-req ECON 252 and MGMT 201)
  • MGMT 350 Intermediate Accounting I (Pre-req MGMT 201)
  • MGMT 351 Intermediate Accounting 11 (Pre-req MGMT 350)
  • MGMT 354 Legal Foundations of Business I
  • MGMT 361 Operations Management (Pre-req STAT 255)
  • MGMT 382 Management Information Systems (pre-req CS 235)
  • MGMT 44301 Management of Human Resources
  • MGMT 455 Legal Background of Business I
  • MGMT 456 Legal Background of Business II (pre-req MGMT 455 or MGMT 354)
  • MGMT 488 Data Driven Decisions in Digital Markets
  • OBHR 330 Introduction to Organizational Behavior
  • OBHR 428 Human Resource Management (Pre-req OBHR 330 and MGMT 305)

Manufacturing (also see Control Systems)

  • ME 363 Principles and Practices of Manufacturing Processes (IE 370 and ME 363 cannot both be taken for Technical Elective credit)
  • ME 557 Design for Manufacturability
  • ME 576 Computer Control of Manufacturing Processes
  • ABE 501 Welding Engineering
  • IE 343 Engineering Economics
  • IE 370 Manufacturing Processes I (IE 370 and ME 363 cannot both be taken for Technical Elective Credit)
  • IE 470 Manufacturing Processes II
  • IE 530 Quality Control
  • IE 570 Manufacturing Process Engineering
  • IE 574 Industrial Robotics and Flexible Assembly
  • IE 575 Computer-Aided Manufacturing
  • MFET 300 Applications of Automation in Manufacturing
  • STAT 511 Statistical Methods

Materials (also see Stress Analysis)

  • ME 559 Micromechanics of Materials
  • AAE 554 Fatigue of Structures and Materials
  • AAE 555 Mechanics of Composite Materials
  • CE 333 Civil Engineering Materials
  • MSE 250 Physical Properties in Engineering Systems
  • MSE 260 Thermodynamics of Materials
  • MSE 270 Atomistic Materials Science
  • MSE 330 Processing and Properties of Materials
  • MSE 382 Mechanical Response of Materials
  • MSE 540 High Temperature Alloys

Mathematics

  • ECON 451 Gaming Theory (may not be used for general education elective credit)
  • MA 301 Introduction to Proof Through Real Analysis
  • MA 341 Foundations Through Analysis
  • MA 351 Elementary Linear Algebra
  • MA 353 Linear Algebra II with Applications
  • MA 362 Topics in Vector Calculus
  • MA 366 Ordinary Differential Equations
  • MA 375 Introduction to Discrete Mathematics
  • MA 416 Probability
  • MA 421 Linear Programming and Optimization Techniques
  • MA 425 Elements of Complex Analysis
  • MA 428 Introduction to Fourier Analysis
  • MA 440 Real Analysis (Honors)
  • MA 450 Algebra (Honors)
  • MA 453 Elements of Algebra I
  • MA 454 Galois Theory (Honors)
  • MA 460 Geometry
  • MA 462 Elementary Differential Equations
  • MA 474 Methods of Random Modeling
  • MA 523 Introduction to Partial Differential Equations

Measurement Systems

  • ME 579 Digital Signal Processing
  • ME 586 Microprocessors in Electromechanical Systems
  • ME 587 Engineering Optics
  • ECE 554 Electronic Instrumentation and Control Circuits

Mechatronics

  • ME 588 Mechatronics
  • ME 597 Integrated Design of Electro-Mechanical Systems
  • ECE 423 Electromechanical Motion Control
  • ECE 425 Electric Machines

Naval Sciences

  • NS 212 Naval Weapon Systems
  • NS 350 Naval Ship Systems

Nuclear Engineering

  • NUCL 200 Introduction to Nuclear Engineering
  • NUCL 300 Nuclear Structure of Radiation Interactions
  • NUCL 310 Introduction to Neutron Physics
  • NUCL 402 Engineering of Nuclear Power Plants
  • NUCL 460 Introduction to Controlled Thermonuclear Fusion
  • NUCL 470 Fuel Cell Engineering
  • NUCL 501 Nuclear Engineering Principles
  • NUCL 504 Nuclear Engineering Experiments
  • NUCL 510 Nuclear Reactor Theory I
  • NUCL 560 Introduction to Fusion Technology

Numerical Analysis

  • ME 581 Numerical Methods in Mechanical Engineering
  • AAE 453 Matrix Methods in Aerospace Structures
  • AAE 558 Finite Element Methods in Aerospace Structures
  • ABE 450 Finite Element Method in Design and Optimization
  • CS 414 Numerical Methods
  • CS 415 Computation Methods for Differential Equations
  • CS 514 Numerical Analysis
  • CS 515 Numerical Analysis of Linear Systems
  • IE 335 Operations Research – Optimization
  • IE 535 Linear Programming
  • IE 537 Discrete Optimization Models and Algorithms

Physics

  • PHYS 310 Intermediate Mechanics
  • PHYS 322 Intermediate Optics
  • PHYS 330 Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism
  • PHYS 342 Modern Physics
  • PHYS 344 Modern Physics
  • PHYS 360 Quantum Mechanics
  • PHYS 422 Waves and Oscillations
  • PHYS 515 Thermal and Statistical Physics
  • PHYS 560 Stellar Evolution

Plant Engineering (also see Process Engineering, Power Engineering, Applied Thermal Sciences, Stress Analysis)

  • ME 413 Noise Control
  • ME 518 Analysis of Thermal Systems
  • CE 520 Construction Project Control Systems
  • IE 343 Engineering Economics
  • IE 556 Job Design
  • IE 558 Safety Engineering

Power Engineering

  • ME 430 Power Engineering
  • ME 433 Principles of Turbomachinery
  • ME 518 Analysis of Thermal Systems
  • ECE 321 Electromechanical Motion Devices
  • ECE 432 Elements of Power System Engineering
  • ECE 532 Computational Methods for Power System Analysis
  • NUCL 402 Engineering of Nuclear Power Systems

Pre-Medical

  • BIOL 110 Fundamentals of Biology I
  • BIOL 111 Fundamentals of Biology II
  • BIOL 131-132 Biology II: Development, Structure, and Function of Organisms
  • BIOL 201 Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • BIOL 202 Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • BIOL 203 Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • BIOL 231-232 Biology III: Cell Structure and Function
  • BIOL 241-242 Biology IV: Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • CHM 255 Organic Chemistry
  • CHM 256 Organic Chemistry
  • CHM 261 Organic Chemistry

Process Engineering

  • ABE 555 Biological and Food Processing Unit Operations
  • ABE 556 Biological and Food Process Design
  • ABE 580 Process Engineering of Renewable Resources

Propulsion

  • ME 433 Principles of Turbomachinery
  • ME 434 Gas Turbines for Power and Propulsion
  • ME 510 Gas Dynamics
  • ME 533 Turbomachinery II
  • ME 538 Air Breathing Propulsion
  • AAE 339 Aerospace Propulsion
  • AAE 372 Jet Propulsion Power Plants
  • AAE 439 Rocket Propulsion
  • AAE 539 Advanced Rocket Propulsion

Robotics (also see Control Systems, Dynamics)

  • ME 572 Analysis and Design of Robotic Manipulators
  • ME 588 Mechatronics
  • ECE 321 Electromechanical Motion Devices
  • ECE 569 Introduction to Robotic Systems
  • IE 574 Industrial Robotics and Flexible Assembly

Software Engineering for Manufacturing Automation

  • ME 586 Microprocessors in Electromechanical Systems
  • CS 307 Software Engineering I
  • CS 565 Programming Languages
  • ECE 362 Microprocessors Systems and Interfacing
  • ECE373 Numerical Methods for Engineers
  • ECE 562 Artificial Intelligence
  • IE 559 Cognitive Engineering of Interactive Software

Special Topics/Research (*Must have approval from Undergraduate Office prior to registering for any special topics course)

  • CE 497 Civil Engineering Projects*
  • ME 497 Mechanical Engineering Projects*
  • ME 597 Advanced Mechanical Engineering Projects*
  • AAE 490 Special Problems in Aero Engineering*
  • EEE 495 Environmental and Ecological Engineering Projects*
  • EEE 595 Environmental and Ecological Engineering Projects*
  • IE 490 Special Topics in IE*

Statistics

  • STAT 350 Introduction to Statistics
  • STAT 416 Probability
  • STAT 417 Statistical Theory
  • STAT 512 Applied Regression Analysis
  • STAT 513 Statistical Quality Control
  • STAT 514 Design of Experiments

Stress Analysis (also see Materials, Structures, Vibrations)

  • ME 489 Finite Element Analysis
  • ME 582 Thermal Stress Analysis
  • AAE 453 Matrix Methods in Aerospace Structures
  • AAE 547 Experimental Stress Analysis
  • AAE 553 Elasticity in Aerospace Engineering
  • AAE 558 Finite Element Methods in Aerospace Structures
  • CE 595 Finite Elements in Elasticity

Structures (also see Materials, Stress Analysis, Vibrations)

  • ME 489 Finite Element Analysis
  • AAE 352 Structural Analysis
  • AAE 453 Matrix Methods in Aerospace Structures
  • AAE 556 Aeroelasticity
  • AAE 558 Finite Element Methods in Aerospace Structures
  • CE 371 Structural Analysis I
  • CE 474 Structural Analysis II
  • CE 570 Advanced Structural Mechanics
  • CE 573 Structural Dynamics

Thermodynamics (also see Applied Thermal Sciences, Combustion, Power Engineering)

  • ME 500 Advanced Thermodynamics
  • ME 501 Statistical Thermodynamics
  • AAE 519 Hypersonic Aerothermodynamics
  • CE 412 Building Envelope Design and Thermal Loads
  • CHE 205 Chemical Engineering Calculations
  • CHM 373 Physical Chemistry
  • PHYS 415 Heat and Thermodynamics
  • PHYS 417 Thermal and Statistical Physics
  • PHYS 515 Thermodynamics

Turbomachinery

  • ME 433 Principles of Turbomachinery
  • ME 434 Gas Turbines for Power and Propulsion
  • ME 533 Turbomachinery II
  • ME 538 Air Breathing Propulsion
  • AAE 372 Jet Propulsion Power Plants

Vibrations

  • ME 513 Engineering Acoustics
  • ME 563 Mechanical Vibrations
  • ME 575 Theory and Design of Control Systems
  • ME 580 Nonlinear Engineering Systems
  • AAE 340 Dynamics and Vibrations
  • AAE 556 Aeroelasticity
  • CE 573 Structural Dynamics