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Mechanical Engineering

Spring 2008 Student Information Newsletter

January 29, 2008

Directed Electives for Spring Quarter

MEEN 449 Intro to Computational Fluid Dynamics 10 - 11:50 TR Dr. Liu (Math)
MEEN 450C Durability of Materials 9:30 – 10:45 MWF Dr. Cardenas
MEEN 475 Mechatronics 10 - 1:15 MW Dr. Tims
MSE 405 Nanotechnology Principles 9:30 – 10:45 MWF Dr. O’Neal
MATH 490-002 Calculus of Variations & Optimal Control (C or better in MATH 245 required) TBA (will be taught using online video) Dr. Evans

Selected courses from mathematics and other engineering programs can serve as directed electives. Please discuss specific courses with your advisor before registering; a petition should be filed for any non MEEN or MEMT directed elective. At least one of your directed electives must be a mechanical engineering course.

CO-OP, Internship, Summer and Full-Time Positions

Remember that Spring Career Day will be held from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Student Center on Thursday, February 15. Sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students are encouraged to attend. You must register at the Career Center in Keeny Hall 337 to attend.

NOTE: If you are a student who will be taking a light load next year because you are off-schedule with your courses, you might be a perfect candidate for a co-op position. Talk to your advisor about which quarter would be best for you to miss next year. Internships and co-op experiences enrich your education and provide valuable job experience that will make you more attractive to potential employers.


Be sure to check the course descriptions for prerequisite information in the University Catalog at http://www.latech.edu/registrar/bulletin/2007-2008/partiv.pdf. In particular, freshman and sophomore students should be aware of the MATH 240-244 minimum GPA requirement of 2.0 on all attempts to enter MEEN 332, MEEN 351, MEEN 382, and MEMT 313. A minimum GPA of 2.0 in MATH 240-243 is required for entry into MEMT 212.

Mechanical Engineering Program Chair
David Hall, Ph.D.