Technical Emphasis Courses
Beginning in catalog year 2016-17, students are required to take 9 credits of electives to complete a technical emphasis. These courses must be approved by the student’s advisor to ensure that they represent a suitable emphasis area. Complete the Technical Emphasis Area Proposal Form to obtain advisor approval.
Guiding Principles for Choosing Technical Emphasis Courses
- The list of emphasis areas below is suggestive but not exclusive. Use this list as a starting point in choosing a technical emphasis.
- All 9 credits must be related to one another.
- In general, the credits are expected to be upper division credits; an exception will be made for some emphasis areas.
- Students may propose an emphasis area that would be approved by the undergraduate coordinator (e.g., for a student studying the computational modeling of polymers, the student might propose MSE 464, MSE 397, and MATH 365). To do so, send an email to Megan Frary (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the course names, numbers, and descriptions, along with a paragraph justifying your proposed area of technical emphasis, describing clearly how it relates to or supports the MSE curriculum.