ENG and ESMB Electives


Within the technical elective are requirements for "Advanced Engineering" and "Advanced Engineering/Math/Science/Business" courses. Classes fulfilling these requirements are found below. Students may petition the department Undergraduate Committee (through Dr. Knotts) to count courses that are not included, or that are explicitly excluded, as either engineering or EMSB. Petitions are handled on a case-by-case basis.

Engineering Elective (ENG)

Courses taken to fulfill the Engineering Elective must meet the ABET definition of "engineering topics" which include "engineering sciences" and "engineering design." The engineering sciences have their roots in mathematics and basic sciences but carry knowledge further toward creative application. Engineering design is the process of devising a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.

In general (exceptions are noted below), courses that are 300 level or above, which are taught in the departments of Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering, may be taken to fulfill the engineering elective. In addition to these, the following courses also count towards the advanced engineering elective.

Additional Courses which fulfill the advanced engineering elective

  • CH EN 199R (Co-op/Internship)
  • CFM 302, 320, 335
  • IT 327, 344, 347, 350, 441, 466, 529, 548, 566
  • MFG 331, 355, 431, 434, 480, 531, 532, 533, 555, 574, 580
  • NDFS 355, 362
  • ME 272
  • GEOL 330, 521
  • ENG T 497R (note: IAS 397R, required for GEO Study Abroad, does NOT count for ENG or EMSB)
  • CE EN 103, 203, 204
  • EC EN 220
  • CS 142, 235, 240, 340, 345, 360, 428, 431, 452, 455, 456, 460, 462, 465, 470, 478, 484, 513, 557

Courses which do not fulfill the advanced engineering elective

The following courses do not fulfill the advanced engineering elective either due to overlap with core chemical engineering courses or lack of significant "engineering" content.

  • Any seminar course
  • Any special topics or "###R" course without petition
  • CE EN 300A, 300B, 332, 400A, 400B, 400C, 493R, 498R, 555
  • EC EN 360, 370, 391, 462, 493R, 522R, 542R
  • ME 312, 321, 340, 373, 393, 422, 495R, 497R, 499R, 521, 595R

Engineering, Math, Science, Business Elective (EMSB)

In general (exceptions are noted below), courses that are 300 level or above, which are "engineering, math, science, or business," may be taken to fulfill EMSB elective. Business is defined as courses taught in the Marriott School of Management. Math and Science are defined as courses taught in the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences or the College of Life Sciences (with the exception of the Departments of Exercise Sciences, Health Science, and Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science). Engineering (in the EMSB context) is defined as courses taught in the College of Engineering (including the School of Technology). In addition to these, the following courses also count towards the EMSB elective.

Additional courses which fulfill the EMSB elective

  • CHEM 223, 227
  • CS 236
  • PHSCS 281
  • EX SC 362
  • ECON 380, 381
  • BUSM 201, 241, 371R, 491R, 494R (only one credit of 371R may be used for EMSB)
  • MSB 250, 381R, 491R, 494R (only one credit of 381R may be used for EMSB)
  • MKTG 201
  • FIN 201
  • ACC 200
  • PSYCH 330
  • PWS 288
  • Any course explicitly included as "Engineering Elective" as discussed above

Courses which do not fulfill the EMSB elective

The following courses do not fulfill the EMSB elective due to overlap with core chemical engineering courses or because they lack "advanced" topics.

  • Any seminar course 
  • Any special topics or "###R" course without petition 
  • BIOL 347
  • CE EN 300A, 300B, 332, 400A, 400B, 400C, 493R, 498R
  • EC EN 360, 391, 493R, 522R, 542R
  • ME 312, 321, 340, 393, 422, 495R, 497R, 499R, 521, 595R
  • CM 491R, 494R
  • FPM 494R
  • INDES 494R
  • IT 391R, 491R, 492R, 515R
  • MFG 490R, 491R
  • TEE 476R, 490R
  • CHEM 462 (CHEM 463 does count for EMSB if CHEM 462 was taken in place of CHEM 467.  See here.)
  • Courses in the departments of Exercise Sciences, Health Science, and Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science that are not explicitly stated above as approved for EMSB.