Technical electives in the Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering curriculum provide the student with an opportunity to pursue areas of particular interest. Because of the breadth of technical areas in which mechanical engineers work, at least three of these credits must be in a basic science. The remaining technical electives demonstrate technical depth and are typically courses at or above the 400-level which are taken after much of the basic engineering science has been mastered and comprise a minimum of 12 credits. Although the majority of the technical depth electives are typically drawn from the Mechanical Engineering Department, courses from other departments and colleges may also be selected. Students may always discuss focusing their technical electives with their academic advisor.
The following lists pertain only to courses with permanent course numbers. Because of their very nature, Independent Study (courses with an x66 number) and Experimental Courses (courses with an x67 number) should be discussed and approved by the department before being accepted towards the technical elective requirement.
Basic Science Technical Elective:
In general, the following courses are acceptable towards the basic science (biological, chemical, or physical sciences) technical elective (as noted) but the list is not exhaustive and other courses can be considered through the academic advisor: