Technical Electives

What constitutes a technical elective?

A technical elective is usually any non-freshman course in engineering or science, or some selective courses from other departments, provided that its content does not mostly overlap with one of your other courses

What are the engineering and science departments?

AME – aerospace and mechanical engineering
CE – civil engineering
CBE – chemical and biomolecular engineering
CSE – compter science and engineering
EE – electrical engineering
EG – non-departmental engineering
BIOS- biological sciences
CHEM- chemistry
SC-non-departmental sciences

How do I get a course approved if it’s not in engineering or sciences?

Bring the course description to the CSE’s Director of Undergraduate Studies (Ramzi Bualuan).

Which are some of the departments from which selected courses may be subject to approval?

ROTC coursesARST/DESN (Art Studio/Design)
ARCH (Architecture)
MGTI/MIS (Management Information Sciences)
MUS (Music) (1 course only)
STV (Science/Technology/Values)

What are some of the courses that have often been used as technical electives?

CSE 2/3/40600 CSE Service Projects (3 credits max)
CSE 48901 Undergraduate Research (3 credits max)
EE 30333 Theology and Engineering
EG 40421/40422 Integrated Business Engineering I/II
MGTI 30640 Networking
MGTI 40612 Java Programming
MGTI 40660 Internet Computing
MUS 40500 Music Through Technology

Note: Technical electives can be taken anytime, not necessarily during the semester indicated on the curriculum schedule.