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EE 255Energy Conversion Electromagnetics3
EE 295Energy Conversion Electromagnetics Laboratory1
ME 428Senior Design Project I 42
ME 429Senior Design Project II 42
ME 430Senior Design Project III 42
Technical Electives 1,2,3
Select from the following:11-12
Select at least 8 units from the following ME courses:
Introduction to Mechatronics
Fundamentals of HVAC Systems
Stress Analysis
Orthopedic Biomechanics
Applied Finite Element Analysis
Experimental Methods in Mechanical Design I
Composite Materials Analysis and Design
Energy Conversion
Ground Vehicle Dynamics and Design
Robotics: Fundamentals and Applications
Mechanical Design Techniques
Enhanced Oil Recovery
Drilling Engineering
Petroleum Production Engineering
Nuclear Energy Power Generation
Nuclear Power Plant Design
Nuclear Power Plant Operations
Single Track Vehicle Design
Design of Machinery
Combustion Engine Design
Solar Thermal Power Systems
HVAC Air and Water Distribution System Design
Refrigeration Principles and Design
Building Heating and Cooling Loads
Wind Energy Engineering
Continuum Mechanics and Elasticity
Inelastic Stress Analysis
Finite Element Analysis
System Dynamics
Mechanical Control System Design
Advanced Vibrations
Machinery Vibration and Rotor Dynamics
Viscous Flow
Advanced Thermodynamics
Dynamics and Thermodynamics of Compressible Flow
Advanced Heat Transfer I
Advanced Heat Transfer II
Computational Heat Transfer
Advanced Heat Transfer III
Fluid Power Control
Select 3 to 4 units of non-ME courses from:
Any upper division or graduate level course in the College of Engineering with the exception of GE Area F, ENGR 301, senior project, thesis, special problems, and coop courses.
Total units21-22

Consultation with advisor is recommended prior to selecting technical electives; bear in mind your selections may impact pursuit of post-baccalaureate studies and/or goals.


ME 470, ME 471, ME 570 and ME 571 are variable topics courses and may or may not count as ME electives. Please contact instructor for additional information. A course substitution form is required. Note, substitutions have been approved for the following topics:

  • ME 470: Introduction to Building Energy Modeling; Pressure Water Nuclear Reactor; Advanced Topics in HVAC&R; and Rehabilitation Engineering
  • ME 471: Introduction to Building Energy Modeling; Rehabilitation Engineering Lab

 ME 400 and ME 500 are independent study classes and may be acceptable for technical elective credit. A course substitution form is required.


ENGR 459, ENGR 460 and ENGR 461 (6) may substitute for ME 428, ME 429 and ME 430 (6).