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Mechanical Engineering

October 2006 ME News

October 25, 2006

Directed Electives for Winter Quarter

MEEN 334

Cryogenic Systems

12:30 – 1:45 MWF

Dr. Barron

MEEN 450C - 002

Renewable Energy Design

8 - 9:15 MWF

Dr. Barron

Selected courses from other engineering programs can serve as directed electives. Please discuss specific courses with your advisor before registering. At least one of your directed electives should be a mechanical engineering course.

Directed Electives for Spring Quarter

We anticipate that Dr. Heath Tims will teach MEEN 475 - Mechatronics and that Dr. Luke Lee will teach MEEN 413 - Composite Materials Design in the spring quarter of 2007.


Be sure to check the course descriptions for prerequisite information in the University Catalog at www.latech.edu/registrar/bulletin/2006-2007/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 334, MEEN 351, MEEN 381, and MEMT 313 and a 2.0 minimum GPA in MATH 240-243 for entering MEMT 211.

Another Winter Quarter Course of Possible Interest

ENTR 410 – Entrepreneurship for High Tech Start-Ups is a course taught by Dr. Pratt during the winter quarter that may be of interest to some students. This course will involve writing and presenting a business plan. Junior standing is required for entry into this course, and there are no other prerequisites. Although the course will not count as a technical elective due to limited technical content, it could be very valuable to those who would like to start their own business.

David Hall, Ph.D.
Mechanical Engineering Program Chair