Independent Study Credit Enrollment

ME 199

-UNGRADED (pass/not pass) research. 

-Cannot be used towards the Technical Elective requirement. 

-Okay if students outside of MechE use this.

-Can be used for all levels including freshmen and sophomores.

 

Student Procedures

  1. Email shareena@me.berkeley.edu and say you would like to enroll in ME 199/ungraded research.  Include the following information:
    1. How many units you want
    2. Which faculty member you are working with
  2. Copy that faculty member on the message.
  3. Shareena then checks with your faulty sponsor and if cleared, will enroll you in the course.

 

ME 196

  • -GRADED research.
  • -Can be used towards the Technical Elective requirement (up to 3 units total of 15 required units).
  • -Final paper is required for grade.  Abstract also due at the end of the semester.
  • -Okay for students outside of MechE use this.
  • -For ME students with less than a 3.3 GPA (no exceptions)
  • -If students outside of MechE want graded research, they would use this number (never ME H194, regardless of GPA)
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  • Class restrictions/eligibility
    • -If requestor is a 4th year s/he can do this without exception.
    • -If a requestor is a 3rd year, the sponsoring faculty needs to send an exception request which must be approved by the Ugrad VC before Shareena can enroll.
    • -If student is a lowerclassman (sophomore with junior or senior standing or lower), s/he should take pass/not pass option.  ME 196 or ME H194 (graded research) is intended for 4th years (or actual seniors rather than folks with “senior-standing”).  Graded research is considered "senior research."

 

Student Procedures If No Exception Is Needed

  1. Email shareena@me.berkeley.edu and say you would like to enroll in ME 196/graded research.  Include the following information:
    1. How many units desired (1 unit corresponds to roughly 3 hours of work per week during the semester)
    2. Which faculty member you are working with
  2. Copy that faculty member on the email message.
  3. Shareena then checks with your faulty sponsor and if cleared, will enroll you in the course.

 

ME H194

  • -GRADED research.
  • -Can be used towards the Technical Elective requirement.
  • -Final paper is required for a grade.  Abstract also due at the end of the semester.
  • -Students outside of MechE cannot use this, including exchange students or visitors who are invited to study in the department.  These students must use ME 196.
  • -For ME students with 3.3 or higher GPA (no exceptions on this)
  •  
  • Class restrictions/eligibility
    • -If requestor is a 4th year s/he can do this without exception.
      • -If a requestor is a 3rd year, the sponsoring faculty needs to send an exception request which must be approved by the Ugrad VC before Shareena can enroll.
      • -If student is a lowerclassman (sophomore with junior or senior standing or lower), s/he should take pass/not pass option.  ME 196 or ME H194 (graded research) is intended for 4th years (or actual seniors rather than folks with “senior-standing”).  Graded research is considered "senior research."

 

Student Procedures If No Exception Is Needed

  1. Email shareena@me.berkeley.edu and say you would like to enroll in ME 196/graded research.  Include the following information:
    1. How many units desired (1 unit corresponds to roughly 3 hours of work per week during the semester)
    2. Which faculty member you are working with
  2. Copy that faculty member on the email message.
  3. Shareena then checks with your faulty sponsor and if cleared, will enroll you in the course.