Effective as of Fall 2014:

Engineering Focus (twenty-units): Students are recommended to select all five engineering focus courses from one single major to constitute an engineering focus. However, students are required to take only four of the five courses in one area and the fifth course from a different focus area. (I.e. A student completing the Bioengineering Focus can take BENG 100, 103B, 110; CENG 101A; and NANO 108)

We also accept graduate level courses germane to each area. A petition must be submitted for undergraduate and graduate courses, not on this list. Undergraduate students must have an overall GPA of 3.0 to enroll in a graduate course. 

The courses listed here other than NANO are under the control of other departments. All departments strictly enforce the course prerequisites for all students. Each student is responsible for determining the prerequisites, when courses offered and making a curriculum schedule that fits into his or her own graduation plan.

BENG 100, 103B*, 110, 112A, 112B, 122A*, 130, 186A
*BENG 103B requires CENG 101A.  BENG 122A requires MAE 140. Both prerequisites are accepted as part of the twenty unit Bioengineering focus.

Chemical Engineering
CENG 100, 101A, 101B, 101C, 102, 113, 114, 120, 157
CENG students have first priority for enrollment in their core courses. All prerequisites must have been fulfilled before enrolling in any CENG course.

Electrical Engineering
ECE 100, 103, 109, 134, 135A, 135B, 136L, 138L, 139, 183, 187

Mechanical Engineering
NANO 108, 141A, 161, 174
MAE 101B, 101C, 105, 110A, 110B, 130A, 130B, 131A, 132, 143A, 143B, 160

Materials Science
NANO 100L, 108, 114, 134, 148, 150, 156*, 158, 161, 164, 168, 174, 174L
*NANO 156 and MAE 166 are cross-listed courses. NANO majors must enroll in NANO 156, not MAE 166

Global TIES and Engineering Leadership (Effective Spring 2015)

Students can choose one of the options as one approved Focus Elective:

  1. ENG 100D (4 units): Design for Development
  2. ENG 100L (2 units) and ENG 100L (2 units): Design for Development Lab (total of 4 units)
  3. ENG 100B (2 units) and 100L (2 units): Engineering Leadership and Design for Development Lab (total of 4 units)