NME Option for BS ME Majors

Admission: Admission to the ME NME Option is decided in winter quarter of the junior year after completion of ME prerequisites. General admission to the ME NME Option is upon completion of NME 220. Admission decisions are based upon grades including NME 220 and ME courses taken up to this point. A small number of students may be admitted into the NME Option upon application to the department. Students selecting to apply for the NME Option should indicate so in their Mechanical Engineering application and discuss their interests and background in the essay. Prior to submitting the application, it is recommended that it be discussed with an academic advisor in the ME department.

Program Requirement for the ME NME Option (total 26 credits): Core courses: ME 410 (3 credits), ME 411 (3 credits), NME 220 (4 credits), NME 221 (1 credit), NME 321(1 credit), NME 421(1 credit); Electives 13 credits among approved courses. Contact the ME Advising Office for the approved courses.

NME Option Courses in Mechanical Engineering

The following are required NME Option Courses in Mechanical Engineering:

NME 220 (4) Lecture: Introduction to Molecular and Nanoscale Principles. Offered Spring.
NME 221 (1) Seminar: Nanoscience and Molecular Engineering Seminar I. Offered Spring.
NME 321 (1) Seminar: Nanoscience and Molecular Engineering Seminar II. Offered Spring.
NME 421 (1) Seminar: Nanoscience and Molecular Engineering Seminar III. Offered Spring.
ME 410 (3) Nanodevice design and manufacture. Offered in Autumn.
ME 411 (3) Biological frameworks for Engineers. Offered in Autumn.

NME Plan of Study for ME Majors

Required Core Course Schedule for ME NME Option (after admission to the NME Option Program – total 13 credits)

Year 2
Spring Quarter
NME 220 (4)
NME 221 (1)
Year 3
Fall Quarter
ME 410 (3) and/or ME 411 (3)
Year 3
Spring Quarter
NME 321 (1)
Year 4
Fall Quarter
ME 410 (3) and/or ME 411 (3)
Year 4
Spring Quarter
NME 421 (1)

Suggested Course Schedule for Mechanical Engineering NME Option Electives* and Research Experience

Year 3
Winter Quarter
NME Option Elective and/or ME 499 Research (3)
Year 3
Spring Quarter
NME Option Elective and/or ME 499 Research (3)
Year 4
Winter Quarter
NME Option Elective and/or ME 499 Research (3)
Year 4
Spring Quarter
NME Option Elective and/or ME 499 Research (4)

*For a suggested course schedule of ME NME Option Electives, contact the ME Advising Office.