March 21, 2017
What electives can I take for the BSME degree?
Every semester, we offer a varied mix of MECE 53xx electives, depending on student interest, faculty interest and faculty availability. Once offered, the course also needs to meet the required minimum enrollment (10). For example, for Fall 2017, the following are being offered:
- MECE 5397: Semiconductor materials and Photonic devices
- MECE 5397: Microfabrication, MEMS and flexible electronics
- MECE 5319: Introduction to Nanotechnology
- MECE 5321: Nanoscale Design and Fabrication
- Note that if after you take one of the courses from this pair -- MECE 4371 and MECE 4372, then you can take the other course from this pair as a ME senior elective.
- You are also allowed to take one (and only one) independent study course MECE 4398. For this, you need to make arrangements with a ME faculty who needs to agree to be your 4398 supervisor.
You can also take one (and only one) course outside the ME department as part of your electives requirement, provided you meet the prerequisites for this non-ME course. The rules are:
- An approved 33XX course from another engineering or math or science department. (Recall that if you take a MATH 43XX course, you can go to Math Dept. and apply for a Minor in Math).
When seeking approval from a ME advisor about 33XX or 43XX courses from other engineering majors in the Cullen College, the main restriction is that the outside course should not be similar to a course required in the BSME curriculum
For example, CHEE 3363 (Fluid Mechanics) and CHEE 3300 (Materials Science and Engineering) will not be approved since they are similar to the respective ME courses.
- Some suggested non-ME electives are CIVE 3331 (Environmental Engineering), CIVE 3337 (Structural Engineering), ECE 3317 (Applied EM Waves), ECE 3318 (Applied EM), INDE 3330 (Finance and Cost Management), INDE 3432 (Manufacturing Processes) and INDE 3381 (Linear Optimization).
If you are planning to take one of these courses, please check first with that course instructor to make sure that you have the required prerequisites, and that the class has enrollment capacity to accommodate ME students.
- IMPORTANT NOTE: MATH 4388: History of Math -- is not allowed as a ME elective replacement.