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Technical Electives

Technical Electives

Major

Total # of TE Course Units Required

Minimum # of TE Course Units with "Engineering" Content

Bioengineering

8 Units

4 Units

Bioengineering:Biotechnology

8 Units

6 Units

Bioengineering:Biosystems

8 Units

8 Units

Bioengineering:Bioinformatics

12 Units

 

TE course requirements can be satisfied by 4-unit, upper-division “engineering” courses or by a combination of “engineering and science” courses, as described below.  All courses must be taken for letter grades.

Courses with “engineering” as the primary component which are usually approved, include most 4-unit, upper-division (100 series) courses taken for a letter grade, not required for the major and taught in one of the departments of the Jacobs School of Engineering. NOTE:  Any prerequisite courses required for a course to be used to satisfy a TE must also be completed.

 Any portion of the 8 unit TE requirement not fulfilled by “engineering” courses must be fulfilled by “science” courses. Courses with “science” as the primary component which are usually approved, are 4-unit, upper-division (100 series) courses taken for a letter grade, not required for the major and taught in the Division of Biological Sciences, or the Departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry, or Physics. Courses having a laboratory component are acceptable.

 BENG 199, Independent Study Research courses (or "19" courses from another engineering department) may also be used to satisfy the TE requirement. Students majoring in Bioengineering, Bioengineering: Biotechnology and Bioengineering: Biosystems must enroll (with the same faculty member) in two sequential quarters of BENG 199. Receiving a passing grade (BENG 199 courses are only graded on a P/NP basis) for both quarters of BENG 199 will satisfy the eight units of TE course requirements as well as the required number of "engineering-related" TE units for these three majors.

Bioengineering: Bioinformatics majors may satisfy the 12-unit TE requirements by completion of "engineering", "science" and/or 199 courses.  Students interested in research are encouraged to enroll for a minimum of two quarters of BENG 199 to promote more "in-depth" study of the research topic.  Such 199 courses may be used to satisfy the TE requirements up to a maximum of two (8-units) of the three required TE courses in the major.  (It is sometimes possible for 199 courses from another department to be used to satisfy the TE requirement in the Bioengineering: Bioinformatics major.  Interested studnts should contact staff in the Bioengineering Student Affairs Office and submit a petition that must be approved prior to startin 199 courses.)

BENG 196, BENG 197, or BENG 198 courses may not be used to satisfy TE requirements in any majors in the Department of Bioengineering.

 

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