Please review the technical electives criteria specific to the
timeframe that you entered The Ohio State University.
Technical Electives for Transition Students
For Students who Entered the University Spring 2012 or
Required Technical Elective Semester Credit
This is determined in your departmentally reviewed TAP worksheet
under the heading "Tech Electives Semester Hours to Complete".
That number will most likely be a decimal and we will round
all decimals down to the nearest integer (e.g. both 5.7 and 5.4
will round to 5). If you have not completed a TAP, see an
MAE Advisor in N250 as soon as possible.
1. You may take any 5000, 6000 or 7000 level Mechanical
Engineering (MECHENG), Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineeing
(AEROENG) or Nuclear Engineering (NUCLREN) courses to fulfill
your requirement. [NUCLREN 4505 is also included].
This includes all 5194, 6194 and 7194 courses.
2. You may take up to 1 course outside the MAE Department from
the following list*
- Chemistry 2310 and above (this cannot include a course
already counted for the Additional Science Requirement)
- Engineering other than ME;
- BME 4X10, FABE 3481, 3510, 3610 and 3810
- All courses 5000 level and above (excluding FABE 7220)
- Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology 2520
- Neuroscience 3000
- Mathematics: 4000 level and above
- Physics: 3470, 4700 and 5000 level and above
- Physiology and Cell Biology 3101,3102
- Statistics 4201 and above
- All Individual or Group Studies Courses: X193 (4193 and up)
(ME or non-ME) are subject to approval by petition to the
Undergraduate Studies Committee. No more than 4 credit
hours may be applied.
*This includes both quarter and semester courses outside of
MAE, with quarter hours converted to semester hours.
The MAE Department maintains Course Catalogs and Schedules of
Classes for MECHENG, AEROENG and NUCLREN courses on our website
). The Class Schedules provide
course offerings term by term for the AU 2012 through SP 2014
Semesters. They will be updated so that they always go out
4 terms from the current term. This list is provided
because the University SIS Course Catalog does not contain this
information and the University Class Schedule does not go that
far out. In order to plan for Technical Electives you will
need to know this information. These lists also include all
the 7000 level Course Coordinators (see below), and on the
MECHENG list the discipline area within ME is also designated.
Course listings for the entire university are available on the
SIS system in two places.
1. The Course Catalog (Course Bulletin) on Buckeye Link (a
full listing of all courses without any scheduling information)
2. The Schedule of Classes (Master Schedule) on Buckeye
Link. (includes only courses offered in the particular term being
At either of those sites if you specify "Undergraduate" as the
Course Career, you will see courses through the 5000 level.
If you specify "Graduate" as the Course Career, you will
see the 5000 and up courses. Entries in the SIS Course
Catalog for MAE courses are the same as in the Department Course
Catalog, but in some cases both listings are currently incorrect
due to some changes that have not yet made it on these lists.
If you have questions about any prerequisites please ask an
MAE Advisor in N250.
Registration and Permissions:
- You will be able to enroll yourselves in any 5000 level
- For 6000 level courses you will need instructor permission
MAE Advising Office (Scott Lab N250, firstname.lastname@example.org) and you
will be enrolled.
- In order to make sure that a 7000 level course is
appropriate you will need to go to the Course Supervisor
(indicated on the Class Schedules - give link) for individual
Required Technical Elective Semester Credit Hours:
The details of the new Technical Elective Program will be
published sometime in the 2012-2013 Academic Year.
Once admitted to the ME major you will be assigned a faculty
advisor (in addition to your undergraduate academic advisor).
Your faculty advisor will play a different, but complementary
role, to your undergraduate advisor. Faculty advisors assist
students in many areas, including serving as a mentor, discussing
undergraduate research interests, career guidance, preparation
for graduate study, and the selection of technical electives
based on your area of interest.
We strongly encourage you, however, to seek counsel from your
faculty advisor. Your faculty advisor can be of great
assistance to you, but it does take some effort on your part to
get to know them, and to give them a chance to get to know you,