Students are required to satisfactorily complete four of the following mechanical engineering technical elective courses, for a total of 12 units. The courses are presented by subject area to assist students who wish to choose courses from an area of personal interest (note that some courses are listed under more than one subject area). At least one of the four technical electives must be from the Dynamic Systems subject area.

**Technical Electives By Subject Area**

**Dynamic Systems**

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MEMS 1020: Vibrations (3 units)

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MEMS 1045: Automatic Controls (3 units)

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MEMS 1049: Mechatronics (3 units)

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ME 2027: Advanced Dynamics (3 units)

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ME 2045: Linear Control Systems (3 units)

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ME 2046: Digital Control Systems (3 units)

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ME 2080: Introduction to Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) (3 units)

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ME 2082: Principles of Electromechanical Sensors and Actuators (3 units)

**Engineering Mathematics and Computation**

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MEMS 1047: Finite Element Analysis (3 units)

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MEMS 1055: Computer Aided Analysis in Transport Phenomena (3 units)

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ME 2001: Differential Equations (3 units)

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ME 2002:] Linear and Complex Analysis (3 units)

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ME 2060: Numerical Methods (3 units)

**Fluid/Thermal Systems**

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MEMS 1055: Computer Aided Analysis in Transport Phenomena (3 units)>

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MEMS 1065: Thermal Systems Design (3 units)

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ME 2003: Introduction to Continuum Mechanics (3 units)

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ME 2056: Introduction to Combustion Theory (3 units)

**Manufacturing**

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MEMS 1032: Automotive Fabrication (3 units)

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MEMS 1033: Fracture Mechanics for Manufacturing and Performance (3 units)

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MEMS 1045: Automatic Controls (3 units)

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MEMS 1047: Finite Element Analysis (3 units)

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MEMS 1057: Micro/Nano Manufacturing (3 units)

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MEMS 1049: Mechatronics (3 units)

**Nuclear Engineering**

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ENGR 1700: Introduction to Nuclear Engineering (3 units)

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ENGR 1701: Fundamentals of Nuclear Reactors (3 units)

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ENGR 1702: Nuclear Plant Technology (3 units)

**Solid Mechanics**

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MEMS 1033: Fracture Mechanics for Manufacturing and Performance (3 units)

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MEMS 1047: Finite Element Analysis (3 units)

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MEMS 1062: Orthopedic Engineering (3 units)

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ME 2003: Introduction to Continuum Mechanics (3 units)

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ME 2022: Applied Solid Mechanics (3 units)

**Special Projects**

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MEMS 1097: Engineering Research Special Projects 1 (1-3 units)

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MEMS 1098: Engineering Research Special Projects 2 (1-3 units)

**Please note also the following:**

• Co-op students can earn three units for completing three co-op rotations and a written technical report on their co-op experience, which may be substituted for one of the technical electives. However, the Dynamic Systems technical elective requirement must still be satisfied.

• Upper-level engineering courses from other engineering departments may be substituted for mechanical engineering technical electives, subject to the approval of the undergraduate director. A list of courses that are not accepted can be found on this **page
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• Technical electives are not offered during the summer term.

• Students must complete the proper prerequisites before enrolling in any of the technical electives and should have acquired senior standing.