Undergraduate Technical Electives

These courses may be counted toward the Department's 15 unit Technical Elective Requirement. Of these 15 units, 9 are required to be Mechanical Engineering-Sponsored Upper Division.

 

In addition to this list, students may use up to 3 total units of graded research (ME H194 or ME 196) or may also consider petitioning Graduate Level (200+) MechE technical courses to count.  If you would like to take a technical course outside of this list, please submit an official syllabus to the ME Student Services Office for assessment.

 

JOINT MAJORS: Please consult the Undergraduate Student Affairs Officer, Shareena Samson, in 6193 Etcheverry Hall before considering to take courses outside of the department to fulfill technical elective requirements. You need prior written permission to do so and permission is not guaranteed.

 

CATEGORIES

BioE Fluids Ocean Engineering
Controls/Mechatronics/Robotics Manufacturing Physics
Design Materials Quantitative Science
Dynamics Mechanics Business & Econ
Energy Sci & Tech MEMS/Nano Lower Div Options

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COURSE LIST

COURSE NUMBER & CATALOG DESCRIPTION

TITLE & SYLLABI (if applicable)

Bioengineering and Related Topics Electives

 

ME C115 / Bio E C112

Molecular Cell Biomechanics

ME C117 / Bio E C117

Structural Aspects of Biomaterials

ME 118

Introduction to Nanotechnology and Nanoscience

ME 119

Introduction to MEMS (Microelectromechanical Systems)

ME 120

Computational Biomechanics Across Multiple Scales

ME 166

Fluid Mechanics of Biological Systems

ME 167

Microscale Fluid Mechanics

ME C176 / BioE C119

Orthopedic Biomechanics

ME C178/ BioE C137 Designing for the Human Body

ME 185

Introduction to Continuum Mechanics

CHM ENG 170A

Biochemical Engineering

CHM ENG 170B

Biochemical Engineering

CHM ENG C170L

Biochemical Engineering Laboratory

CIV ENG 114

Environmental Microbiology

EL ENG C145B

Medical Imaging Signals and Systems

EL ENG C145L

Introductory Electronic Transducers Laboratory

EL ENG C145M

Introductory Microcomputer Interfacing Laboratory

INT BIO 131

General Human Anatomy

INT BIO 132

Survey of Human Physiology

Controls/Mechatronics/Robotics & Automation and Related Electives

 

ME 101

High Mix/Low Volume Manufacturing

ME 128

Computer-Aided Mechanical Design

ME 130

Design of Planar Machinery

ME 131

Vehicle Dynamics and Control

ME 133

Mechanical Vibrations

ME C134 / EECS C128

Feedback Control Systems

ME 135

Design of Microprocessor-Based Mechanical Systems

ME 136 Introduction to Control of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

ME 146

Energy Conversion Principles

ME 175

Intermediate Dynamics

ME 190L

Practical Control System Design: A Systematic Loopshaping Approach

ME 190M

Model Predictive Control

ME 190Y

Practical Control System Design: A Systematic Optimization Approach

ENG 177

Advanced Programming with MATLAB

CHM ENG 162

Dynamics and Control of Chemical Processes

CIV ENG C154

Introduction to Urban and Regional Transportation Planning

CIV ENG 155

Transportation Systems Engineering

CIV ENG 167

Engineering Project Management

EL ENG 105

Microelectronic Devices and Circuits

EL ENG C106A Introduction to Robotics

EL ENG 113

Power Electronics

EL ENG 117

Electromagnetic Fields and Waves

EL ENG 119

Introduction to Optical Engineering

EL ENG 120

Signals and Systems

EL ENG 121

Introduction to Digital Communication Systems

EL ENG 122

Introduction to Communication Networks

EL ENG 123

Digital Signal Processing

EL ENG C125

Introduction to Robotics

EL ENG 126

Probability and Random Processes

EL ENG 127A

Optimization Models in Engineering

EL ENG C128

Feedback Control Systems

EL ENG 129

Neural and Nonlinear Information Processing

EL ENG 130

Integrated-Circuit Devices

EL ENG 137A Introduction to Electric Power Systems

EL ENG 140

Linear Integrated Circuits

EL ENG 141

Introduction to Digital Integrated Circuits

EL ENG 142

Integrated Circuits for Communications

EL ENG 143

Microfabrication Technology

EL ENG 144

Fundamental Algorithms for Systems Modeling, Analysis, and Optimization

EL ENG C145B

Medical Imaging Signals and Systems

EL ENG C145L

Introductory Electronic Transducers Laboratory

EL ENG C145M

Introductory Microcomputer Interfacing Laboratory

EL ENG C145O

Laboratory in the Mechanics of Organisms

EL ENG 147

Introduction to Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)

EL ENG C149

Introduction to Embedded Systems

EL ENG 192

Mechatronic Design Laboratory

IEOR 170

Industrial Design and Human Factors

Design and Related Topics Electives

 

ME 101

High Mix/Low Volume Manufacturing

ME 110

Introduction to Product Development

ME C117

Structural Aspects of Biomaterials

ME 118

Introduction to Nanotechnology and Nanoscience

ME 119

Introduction to MEMS (Microelectromechanical Systems)

ME 127

Composite Materials--Analysis, Design, Manufacture

ME 130

Design of Planar Machinery

ME 133

Mechanical Vibrations

ME C134 / EECS C128

Feedback Control Systems

ME 135

Design of Microprocessor-Based Mechanical Systems

ME 146

Energy Conversion Principles

ME 151

Advanced Heat Transfer

ME 165

Ocean-Environment Mechanics

ME C176 / BioE C119

Orthopedic Biomechanics

ME C178/ BioE C137 Designing for the Human Body

ENG 128

Advanced Engineering Design Graphics

CHM ENG 150B

Transport and Separation Processes

CHM ENG 154

Chemical Engineering Laboratory

CHM ENG 160

Chemical Process Design

CHM ENG 162

Dynamics and Control of Chemical Processes

CIV ENG 122

Design of Steel Structures

CIV ENG 123

Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures

CIV ENG 124

Structural Design in Timber

CIV ENG 153

Transportation Facility Design

CIV ENG 156

Infrastructure Planning and Management

CIV ENG 169A

Web-Based Systems for Engineering and Management

CIV ENG 169B

Database Systems for Engineering and Management

CIV ENG 169C

Visualization and Simulation for Engineering and Management

CIV ENG 180

Design, Construction, Maintenance of Civil and Environmental Engineered Systems

EL ENG 192

Mechatronic Design Laboratory

IEOR 170

Industrial Design and Human Factors

DES INV 190E Special Topics in Design Innovation

Dynamics Electives

 

ME C134 / EECS C128

Feedback Control Systems

ME 170

Engineering Mechanics III

ME 171

Dynamics of Charged Particulate Systems: Modeling, Theory & Computation

ME 173

Fundamentals of Acoustics

ME 175

Intermediate Dynamics

CHM ENG 162

Dynamics and Control of Chemical Processes

Energy Science & Technology Electives/Combustion/Heat & Mass Transfer and Related Topics Electives

 

ME 140

Combustion Processes

ME 146

Energy Conversion Principles

ME 151

Advanced Heat Transfer

ENG 117

Methods of Engineering Analysis

CHM ENG 140

Introduction to Chemical Process Analysis

CHM ENG 141

Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

CHM ENG 142

Chemical Kinetics and Reaction Engineering

CHM ENG 150A

Transport Processes

CHM ENG 150B

Transport and Separation Processes

CHM ENG 154

Chemical Engineering Laboratory

CHM ENG 160

Chemical Process Design

CHM ENG 162

Dynamics and Control of Chemical Processes

CHM ENG 170A

Biochemical Engineering

CHM ENG 170B

Biochemical Engineering

CHM ENG C170L

Biochemical Engineering Laboratory

CHM ENG 171

Transport Phenomena

CHM ENG 176

Principles of Electrochemical Processes

CIV ENG C106

Air Pollution

CIV ENG 107

Climate Change Mitigation

CIV ENG 108

Air Pollutant Emissions and Control

CIV ENG 111

Environmental Engineering

CIV ENG 112

Environmental Engineering Design

CIV ENG 113N

Ecological Engineering for Water Quality Improvement

CIV ENG 114

Environmental Microbiology

NUC ENG 101

Nuclear Reactions and Radiation

NUC ENG 102

Nuclear Reactions and Radiation Laboratory

NUC ENG 104

Radiation Detection and Nuclear Instrumentation Laboratory

NUC ENG 107

Introduction to Imaging

NUC ENG 120

Nuclear Materials

NUC ENG 124

Radioactive Waste Management

NUC ENG 130

Analytical Methods for Non-proliferation

NUC ENG 150

Introduction to Nuclear Reactor Theory

NUC ENG 155

Introduction to Numerical Simulations in Radiation Transport

NUC ENG 161

Nuclear Power Engineering

NUC ENG 162

Radiation Biophysics and Dosimetry

NUC ENG 167

Nuclear Reactor Safety

Mathematics 121A/121B

Mathematical Tools for the Physical Sciences

Mathematics 128A/128B

Numerical Analysis / Numerical Analysis

Fluids and Related Topic Electives

 

ME 165

Ocean-Environment Mechanics

ME 166

Fluid Mechanics of Biological Systems

ME 167

Microscale Fluid Mechanics

ME 168

Mechanics of Offshore Systems

ME 185

Introduction to Continuum Mechanics

ENG 117

Methods of Engineering Analysis

CHM ENG 140

Introduction to Chemical Process Analysis

CHM ENG 141

Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

CHM ENG 142

Chemical Kinetics and Reaction Engineering

CHM ENG 150A

Transport Processes

CHM ENG 150B

Transport and Separation Processes

CHM ENG 154

Chemical Engineering Laboratory

CHM ENG 160

Chemical Process Design

CHM ENG 162

Dynamics and Control of Chemical Processes

CHM ENG 170A

Biochemical Engineering

CHM ENG 170B

Biochemical Engineering

CHM ENG C170L

Biochemical Engineering Laboratory

CHM ENG 171

Transport Phenomena

CHM ENG 176

Principles of Electrochemical Processes

CIV ENG 111

Environmental Engineering

CIV ENG 112

Environmental Engineering Design

CIV ENG 113N

Ecological Engineering for Water Quality Improvement

CIV ENG 114

Environmental Microbiology

CIV ENG 115

Water Chemistry

CIV ENG 131

Advanced Mechanics of Materials

CIV ENG 173

Groundwater and Seepage

NUC ENG 170A

Nuclear Design: Design in Nuclear Power Technology and Instrumentation

NUC ENG 170B

Nuclear Design: Design in Bionuclear, Nuclear Medicine, and Radiation Therapy

NUC ENG 175

Methods of Risk Analysis

NUC ENG 180

Introduction to Controlled Fusion

Manufacturing/Manufacturing Management/Materials Processing and Related Topics Electives

 

ME 101

High Mix/Low Volume Manufacturing

ME 110

Introduction to Product Development

ME C117 / Bio E C117

Structural Aspects of Biomaterials

ME 122

Processing of Materials in Manufacturing

ME 127

Composite Materials--Analysis, Design, Manufacture

ME 133

Mechanical Vibrations

ME C134 / EECS C128

Feedback Control Systems

ME 130

Design of Planar Machinery

ME 135

Design of Microprocessor-Based Mechanical Systems

ME 163

Engineering Aerodynamics

ME 164

Marine Statics and Structures

ME 165

Ocean-Environment Mechanics

ME 168

Mechanics of Offshore Systems

ME 185

Introduction to Continuum Mechanics

ME 190A

Rapid Prototyping of Mechanical Systems

Comp Sci 184

Foundations of Computer Graphics

ENGIN 120

Principles of Engineering Economics

IEOR 115

Industrial and Commercial Data Systems

IEOR 140

Introduction to Mobile Industrial Robots

IEOR 170

Industrial Design and Human Factors

Materials and Related Topics Electives

 

ME C117 / Bio E C117

Structural Aspects of Biomaterials

ME 127

Composite Materials--Analysis, Design, Manufacture

ME 167

Microscale Fluid Mechanics

ME C176 / BioE C119

Orthopedic Biomechanics

ME 185

Introduction to Continuum Mechanics

CHM ENG C178

Polymer Science and Technology

CHM ENG C179

Process Technology of Solid-State Materials Devices

CIV ENG 130N

Mechanics of Structures

CIV ENG 140

Failure Mechanisms in Civil Engineering Materials

CIV ENG 175

Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering

CIV ENG 176

Environmental Geotechnics

CIV ENG 177

Foundation Engineering Design

CIV ENG C178

Applied Geophysics

CIV ENG 179

Pavement Engineering

MAT SCI 102

Bonding, Crystallography, and Crystal Defects

MAT SCI 103

Phase Transformations and Kinetics

MAT SCI 104

Materials Characterization

MAT SCI 111

Materials Characterization

MAT SCI 112

Corrosion (Chemical Properties)

MAT SCI 113

Mechanical Behavior of Engineering Materials

MAT SCI 117

Properties of Dielectric and Magnetic Materials

MAT SCI C118

Biological Performance of Materials

MAT SCI 120

Materials Production

MAT SCI 121

Metals Processing

MAT SCI 122

Ceramic Processing

MAT SCI 123

Semiconductor Processing

MAT SCI 125

Thin-Film Materials Science

MAT SCI 130

Experimental Materials Science and Design

MAT SCI 136

Materials in Energy Technologies

MAT SCI 140

Nanomaterials for Scientists and Engineers

MAT SCI C150

Introduction to Materials Chemistry

MAT SCI 151

Polymeric Materials

ENGIN 120

Principles of Engineering Economics

IEOR 115

Industrial and Commercial Data Systems

IEOR 140

Introduction to Mobile Industrial Robots

IEOR 170

Industrial Design and Human Factors

Mechanics/Theoretical & Applied Mechanics and Related Topics Electives

 

ME 127

Composite Materials--Analysis, Design, Manufacture

ME 133

Mechanical Vibrations

ME C134 / EECS C128

Feedback Control Systems

ME 163

Engineering Aerodynamics

ME 165

Ocean-Environment Mechanics

ME 166

Fluid Mechanics of Biological Systems

ME 167

Microscale Fluid Mechanics

ME 170

Engineering Mechanics III

ME 173

Fundamentals of Acoustics

ME 175

Intermediate Dynamics

ME C176 / BioE C119

Orthopedic Biomechanics

ME C180 / CE C133

Engineering Analysis Using the Finite Element Method

ME 185

Introduction to Continuum Mechanics

ENG 117

Methods of Engineering Analysis

ENG 177

Advanced Programming with MATLAB

CIV ENG 120

Structural Engineering

CIV ENG 121

Advanced Structural Analysis

CIV ENG 122

Design of Steel Structures

CIV ENG 123

Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures

CIV ENG 124

Structural Design in Timber

CIV ENG 130N

Mechanics of Structures

CIV ENG 131

Advanced Mechanics of Materials

CIV ENG C133

Engineering Analysis Using the Finite Element Method

CIV ENG 140

Failure Mechanisms in Civil Engineering Materials

CIV ENG 165

Concrete Materials and Construction

CIV ENG 166

Construction Engineering

CIV ENG 171

Introduction to Geological Engineering

CIV ENG 172

Introduction to Rock Mechanics

CIV ENG 175

Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering

CIV ENG 177

Foundation Engineering Design

MATH 104

Introduction to Analysis

MEMS/Nano and Related Topics Electives

 

ME 118

Introduction to Nanotechnology and Nanoscience

ME 119

Introduction to MEMS (Microelectromechanical Systems)

ME 130

Design of Planar Machinery

ME C134 / EECS C128

Feedback Control Systems

ME 138

Introduction to Micro/Nano Mechanical Systems Laboratory

ME 175

Intermediate Dynamics

ME C180 / CE C133

Engineering Analysis Using the Finite Element Method

EL ENG 105

Microelectronic Devices and Circuits

EL ENG 113

Power Electronics

EL ENG 117

Electromagnetic Fields and Waves

EL ENG 119

Introduction to Optical Engineering

EL ENG 120

Signals and Systems

EL ENG 121

Introduction to Digital Communication Systems

EL ENG 122

Introduction to Communication Networks

EL ENG 123

Digital Signal Processing

EL ENG C125

Introduction to Robotics

EL ENG 126

Probability and Random Processes

EL ENG 127A

Optimization Models in Engineering

EL ENG C128

Feedback Control Systems

EL ENG 129

Neural and Nonlinear Information Processing

EL ENG 130

Integrated-Circuit Devices

EL ENG 140

Linear Integrated Circuits

EL ENG 141

Introduction to Digital Integrated Circuits

EL ENG 142

Integrated Circuits for Communications

EL ENG 143

Microfabrication Technology

EL ENG 144

Fundamental Algorithms for Systems Modeling, Analysis, and Optimization

EL ENG C145B

Medical Imaging Signals and Systems

EL ENG C145L

Introductory Electronic Transducers Laboratory

EL ENG C145M

Introductory Microcomputer Interfacing Laboratory

EL ENG C145O

Laboratory in the Mechanics of Organisms

EL ENG 147

Introduction to Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)

EL ENG C149

Introduction to Embedded Systems

EL ENG 192

Mechatronic Design Laboratory

Bio Eng 121

Introduction to Micro and Nanobiotechnology: BioMEMS

Physics 141A/Physics 141B

Solid State Physics

Chem C191/Physics C191/Comp Sci C191

Quantum Information Science and Technology

Ocean Engineering and Related Topics Electives

 

ME 101

High Mix/Low Volume Manufacturing

ME 127

Composite Materials--Analysis, Design, Manufacture

ME C134 / EECS C128

Feedback Control Systems

ME 164

Marine Statics and Structures

ME 165

Ocean-Environment Mechanics

ME 167

Microscale Fluid Mechanics

ME 168

Mechanics of Offshore Systems

ME 185

Introduction to Continuum Mechanics

CIV ENG 120

Structural Engineering

CIV ENG 180

Design, Construction, Maintenance of Civil and Environmental Engineered Systems

Math 170

Mathematical Methods for Optimization

IEOR 162

Linear Programming

Physics Electives  
PHYS 105 Analytic Mechanics
PHYS 110A Electromagnetism and Optics
PHYS 110B Electromagnetism and Optics
PHYS 111A Instrumentation Laboratory
PHYS 112 Introduction to Statistical and Thermal Physics
PHYS 130 Quantum and Nonlinear Optics
PHYS 137A Quantum Mechanics
PHYS 137B Quantum Mechanics
PHYS 138 Modern Atomic Physics
PHYS 141A Solid State Physics
PHYS 141B Solid State Physics
PHYS 142 Introduction to Plasma Physics
PHYS 177 Principles of Molecular Biophysics

Courses that may count towards the Quantitative Science Requirement

 

MEC ENG 120 Computational Biomechanics Across Multiple Scales
MEC ENG C180 Engineering Analysis Using the Finite Element Method
ENGIN 117 (considered ME-Sponsored upper division) Methods of Engineering Analysis
ENGIN 177 (considered ME-Sponsored upper division) Advanced Programming with MATLAB

CHM ENG 162

Dynamics and Control of Chemical Processes

CIV ENG 120

Structural Engineering

CIV ENG 121

Advanced Structural Analysis

CIV ENG 130N

Mechanics of Structures

CIV ENG C133

Engineering Analysis Using the Finite Element Method

EL ENG 121

Introduction to Digital Communication Systems

EL ENG 126

Probability and Random Processes

EL ENG 127A

Optimization Models in Engineering

EL ENG 144

Fundamental Algorithms for Systems Modeling, Analysis, and Optimization

EL ENG C149

Introduction to Embedded Systems

ENG 120 Principles of Engineering Economics

MATH C103 - MATH 189

Please see the Mathematics Catalog (Undergraduate Courses Only)

IEOR 115 - IEOR 166, IEOR 172

Please see the IEOR Catalog (Undergraduate Courses Only)

STAT 131A - STAT 151B, STAT 154, 155, 158, 159 Please see the Stat Catalog (Undergraduate Courses Only)
Business Administration and Economics Electives  
UGBA 101A Microeconomic Analysis for Business Decisions
UGBA 101B Macroeconomic Analysis for Business Decisions
ECON 100A Economic Analysis - Micro
ECON 100B Economic Analysis - Macro
ECON 101A Economic Theory - Micro
ECON 101B Economic Theory - Macro
ECON C102 Natural Resource Economics
ECON C103 Introduction to Mathematical Economics
ECON 104 Advanced Microeconomic Theory
ECON 121 Industrial Organization and Public Policy
ECON 123 Government Regulation of Industry
ECON C125 Environmental Economics
ECON 131 Public Economics
ECON 133 Global Inequality and Growth
ECON 136/N136 Financial Economics
ECON 138 Financial and Behavioral Economics
ECON 139 Intermediate Financial Economics
ECON 140 Economic Statistics and Econometrics

ECON 141

Econometric Analysis
ECON C142 Applied Econometrics and Public Policy
ECON 155 Urban Economics
ECON 155A Cities and Public Policy
ECON 157 Health Economics
ECON C181/N181 International Trade
ECON 182 International Monetary Economics
Lower Division Options (a maximum of 3 units can be used towards 15 unit requirement) * = no lab required for fulfillment of tech elective for lower div course
ASTRO 7A Introduction to Astrophysics

ASTRO 7B

Introduction to Astrophysics
BIO ENG 10

Introduction to Biomedicine for Engineers

BIOLOGY 1A & 1AL General Biology Lecture
BIOLOGY 1B General Biology Lecture and Laboratory
CHEM 1B General Chemistry
CHEM 3A* Chemical Structure and Reactivity
CHEM 3B* Chemical Structure and Reactivity
CHEM 4B* General Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis
CIV ENG 11 Engineered Systems and Sustainability
CIV ENG 60 Structure and Properties of Civil Engineering Materials
CIV ENG 70 Engineering Geology
CIV ENG 93 Engineering Data Analysis
COMPSCI C8 Foundations of Data Science
COMPSCI 61A The Structure and Interpretation of Computer ProgramsEngineering Data Analysis

COMPSCI 61B

Data Structures
COMPSCI 61C Machine Structures
COMP SCI 70 Discrete Mathematics and Probability Theory
DES INV 15 Design Methodology
DES INV 22 Prototyping & Fabrication
DES INV 90E Technical Special Topics in Design Innovation
EPS 50 The Planet Earth
EL ENG 16B Designing Information Devices and Systems II

ENGIN 15

Design Methodology
ENGIN 45* or MSE 45* Properties of Materials
MATH 55 Discrete Mathematics
MCELLBI 32* Introduction to Human Physiology
PHYSICS 7C Physics for Scientists and Engineers
STAT 20 Introduction to Probability and Statistics
STAT 21 Introductory Probability and Statistics for Business