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General Engineering Minor

Students must fulfill the following requirements for a minor in general engineering:

One course selected from COEN 10, COEN 11, COEN 44, COEN 45, CENG 15, or other approved programming course
MECH 10, 121
Two courses selected from CENG 10, CENG 43, (COEN 21/21L or ELEN 21/21L), MECH 11, MECH 15, MECH 140
A two-course sequence selected from CENG 115 and CENG 118, CENG 121 and CENG 143, COEN 70 and any upper-division COEN course, ELEN 100 and ELEN 110, MECH 122 and MECH 132, MECH 123 and MECH 131

Lower-Division Courses: General Engineering

ENGR 1. Introduction to Engineering
Introduction to the different engineering disciplines. Interdisciplinary aspects of engineering. Engineering professionalism, civic engagement, and ethics. (1 unit)

ENGR 2. Community Engineering Applications
Students participate in practical engineering projects that are designed to contribute to the local or global community. Prerequisite: ENGR 1. (1 unit)

ENGR 15. Environmental Quality Engineering
Behavior of chemicals in the environment. Environmental protection strategies. Environmental impact assessment. Risk analysis and economic considerations. Discussion of local, regional, and global environmental problems and alternative solutions. For non-engineering majors. Prerequisite: MATH 6 or equivalent. (4 units)

ENGR 19. Ethics in Technology
Formal inquiry into normative ethics. Special attention to general ethical principles and the application of these principles to current moral issues arising in science and technology. Topics may include ethical dilemmas in the engineering, biology, chemistry, pharmaceutical, computer, military, energy, environmental, and agricultural disciplines. (4 units)

ENGR 20. Topics in Robotics
Participate in a project-based, hands-on engineering project in a team-based environment. Gain exposure to sensing, actuation, and control techniques and components in the process of developing a robotic system or subsystem. Prerequisite: Instructor permission required. (1 unit)

ENGR 90. Solar Decathlon Workshop
Workshop to develop aspects of the solar decathlon entry. May include design, communication, construction, research, analysis, planning, documentation, fundraising, and other activities. Students will meet together to share information, brainstorm, collaborate, and make decisions, and will also work independently or in small teams in focused areas. (1 unit)

ENGR 98. Independent Study
Independent study of an approved engineering problem and preparation of a suitable project report. (1–4 units)

Upper-Division Courses: General Engineering

ENGR 101. Professional Issues in Engineering
Current issues in engineering professionalism and ethics. Responsibilities of the practicing engineer in addressing the impact of existing and developing technologies on society. Prerequisite: Junior status. (1 unit)

ENGR 110. Engineering Projects for the Community
Students participate in engineering projects of interest to the local or international community. May be repeated for additional credit. (1–2 units)

ENGR 180. Marine Operations
Introduction to the design, operation, deployment, piloting, and safety issues involving the use of underwater robots. Prerequisite: Instructor permission required. (1 unit)

ENGR 181. Advanced Marine Operations
Technical operation, maintenance, and advanced piloting of underwater robots. Crew management. Operational and safety procedures. Prerequisite: Instructor permission required. (1 unit)

ENGR 199. Directed Research/Reading
Investigation of an approved engineering problem and preparation of a suitable project report. Conferences with faculty advisor are required. Prerequisite: Instructor approval. (1–5 units)

Lower-Division Courses: Bioengineering

BIOE 10. Introduction to Bioengineering
An introduction to the central topics of bioengineering, including the application of engineering methods and science to problems in biology and medicine, and the integration of engineering and biology. Current issues and opportunities in the field will be discussed. Course may include lectures, class discussions, guest lectures, field trips, short lab exercises, and team projects. Open to all engineering and science majors. (4 units)

Upper-Division Courses: Bioengineering

BIOE 154. Introduction to Biomechanics
Overview of basic human anatomy, physiology, and anthropometry. Applications of mechanical engineering to the analysis of human motion, function, and injury. Review of issues related to designing devices for use in, or around, the human body including safety, biocompatibility, ethics, and FDA regulations. Offered every other year. Also listed as MECH 254. (4 units)

BIOE 156. Introduction to Biomaterials
Introduction to each class of biomaterial. Exploration of research, commercial, and regulatory literature. Written and oral reports by students on a selected application requiring one or more biomaterials. Also listed as MECH 256. (2 units)

BIOE 161. Biosensors and Bioinstrumentation
Transducers and biosensors from traditional to nanotechnology; bioelectronics and measurement system design; interface between biological system and instrumentation; data analysis; clinical safety. Laboratory component will include traditional clinical measurements and design and test of a measurement system with appropriate transducers. No human or animal subjects will be used. Also listed as ELEN 161. Prerequisites: BIO 21, PHYS 33, ELEN 21, ELEN 115. (5 units)

BIOE 162. BioSignals and Processing
Origin and characteristics of bioelectric,bio-optical and bioacoustic signals generated from biological systems. Behavior and response of biological systems to stimulation. Acquisition and interpretation of signals. Signal processing methods include FFT spectral analysis and time-frequency analysis. Laboratory component will include modeling of signal generation and analysis of signals such as electrocardiogram (ECG), electroglottogram (EGG) and vocal sound pressure waveforms. Also listed as ELEN 162. Prerequisites: BIO 24 PHYS 33, ELEN 50. (5 units)

BIOE 192. Bioengineering Capstone
Introduction to the design process as applied to bioengineering projects. Integration of topics in early courses in biology, chemistry, and engineering. Team projects leading to formal design reports. Discussion of senior design projects. Prerequisite: Junior standing. (4 units)

BIOE 194. Design Project I
Specification of an engineering project, selected with the mutual agreement of the student and the project advisor. Complete initial design with sufficient detail to estimate the effectiveness of the project. Initial draft of the project report. (2 units)

BIOE 195. Design Project II
Continued design and construction of the project, system, or device. Second draft of project report. Prerequisite: BIOE 194. (2 units)

BIOE 196. Design Project III
Continued design and construction of the project, system, or device. Final report. Prerequisite: BIOE 195. (2 units)

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