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Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Approved Science/Tech Electives and Restricted Elective List

All ME courses below can be used towards the required 12 credit hours of TECH Electives and towards the 3 credit hour of SCI/TECH Elective. In addition EEN (400+) courses and/or MSTE courses listed below can be used towards the ME TECH Elective requirement. Additional engineering courses from other departments may be approved by the advisor on an individual basis.

Please note, ME students must take a minimum of 6 credit hours of "ME" courses towards their tech electives. 

Approved Science Electives (Sci/Tech Elective)

BIOL K101 Concepts of Biology I 5
BIOL K103 Concepts of Biology II 5
BIOL N217 Physiology 5
CHEM C106 Principles of Chemistry II 3
CHEM C310 Analytical Chemistry 3
CHEM C341 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEM C360 Elementary Physical Chemistry 3
PHYS 330 Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism 3
PHYS 342 Modern Physics 3
PHYS 400 Physical Optics 3
PHYS 442 Quantum Mechanics 3
CSCI 240 Computing II 4
CSCI 242 Computing II for Engineers 2
CSCI 265 Advanced Programming 3
CSCI 300 Systems Programming 3
CSCI 362 Data Structures 3
CSCI 414 Numerical Methods 3
MATH 351 Elementary Linear Algebra 3
MATH 510 Vector Calculus 3
MATH 511 Linear Algebra with Applications 3
MATH 520 Boundary Value Problems of Differential Equations 3
MATH 525 Introduction to Complex Analysis 3
MATH 526 Principles of Mathematical Modeling 3
MATH 537 Applied Mathematics for Scientists and Engineers I 3
MATH 528 Advanced Mathematics for Engineering and Physics II 3

Approved Statistics Electives

STAT 350 Introduction to Statistics 3
STAT 511 Statistical Methods I 3
ECE 302 Probabilistic Methods 3

Approved TECH Electives

ME 32600 Engineering Project Management 3
ME 42301 Introduction to Nanotechnology 3
ME 43000 Power Engineering 3
ME 43300 Principles of Turbomachinery 3
ME 49100 Engineering Design Project 1-2
ME 49700 Innovative Product Design/Emphasis in Intellectual Property 1 3
ME 49700 Design for Patentability 3
ME 49700 IP Rights for Engineers 3
ME 50000 Thermodynamics 3
ME 50104 Powertrain Integration 3
ME 50105 Hybrid & Electric Transportation 3
ME 50400 Automotive Control 3
ME 50500 Intermediate Heat Transfer 3
ME 50601 Design Optimization Methods 3
ME 50900 Intermediate Fluid Mechanics 3
ME 51000 Gas Dynamics 3
ME 52301 Nanosystems Principles 3
ME 52500 Combustion 3
ME 52601 Integrated Nanotechnology Process and Devices 3
ME 53501 Introduction to Systems Engineering 3
ME 53502 Systems and Speciality Engineering 3
ME 54200 Introduction to Renewable Energy 3
ME 54600 CAD/CAM Theory and Applications 3
ME 55000 Advanced Stress Analysis 3
ME 55100 Finite Element Analysis 3
ME 55800 Composite Materials 3
ME 56200 Advanced Dynamics 3
ME 56900 Mechanical Behavior of Materials 3
ME 57201 Analysis & Design of Robotic Manipulators 3
ME 58100 Numerical Methods in Mechanical Engineering 3
ME 59700 Additive Manufacturing 3
ME 59700 Ceramics Material for Renewable Energy 3
ME 59700 Design of Complex and Origami Structures 3
ME 59700 Electromechanical Systems and Applied Mechatronics 3
ME 59700 Energy Storage Devices and Systems 3
ME 59700 Environmental Pollution and Emission Control 3
ME 59700 Flexible Electronics 3
ME 59700 Fuel Cell Science & Engineering 3
ME 59700 Imaging-Based Biomedical Flows 3
ME 59700 Introduction to Robotic Systems 3
ME 59700 Kinetic Theory & Computational Modeling in Fluid Dynamics 3
ME 59700 SysML Model Based Systems Engineering 3
ME 59700 Optimal Design of Mechatronic Systems: Robots and Interactive Structures 3
ME 59700 Orthopedic Biomechanics 3
ME 59700 Topology Optimization 3
ME C184, C284, C384, C483, C484 Cooperative Education Practice I-V 3
ME I184, I284, I384, I483, I484 Career Enrichment Internship I-V 1

Energy Engineering

EEN 44500 Compressible Flow and Renewable Kinetic Energy Design
3

Mechatronics Concentration  

ME 42400 Electromechanical Systems and Applied Mechatronics 3
ECE 36200 Microcomputer System Design and Applications 3
ECE 47100

Embedded Microcontroller, Microprocessor & DSP Based Systems

*ME students are allowed to take Mechatronics Courses as Science/Tech Electives

3

Motor Sports

MSTE 42600 Internal Combustion Engines (Spring only) 3
MSTE 47200 Vehicle Dynamics (Fall only) 3
MSTE 48200 Motorsports Aerodynamics (Fall only) 3

Approved Restricted Electives

The restricted elective may be chosen from any of the approved electives listed above (i.e. Science, Statistics, TECH or General Education). In addition, the following courses may be used as Restrictive Elective ONLY and may not be used anywhere else in the ME curriculum.
ME 29500 Intro. to Advanced Manufacturing (Spring and Summer I only) 3
EEN 26000 Sustainable Energy 3
EEN 34500 Renewable Energy Systems and Design 3