MBA/MEng course requirements

Required MBA courses

Course # Course title Units
MBA 200S Data and Decisions 2
MBA 205 Leading People 2
MBA 200C Leadership Communication 1
MBA 201A Economics for Business Decision Making 2
MBA 202 Financial Accounting 2
MBA 203 Introduction to Finance 2
MBA 206 Marketing 2
MBA 201B Macroeonomics in the Global Economy 2
MBA 204 Operations 2
MBA 207 Ethics and Responsible Business Leadership 1
MBA 299 Strategic Leadership 2
MBA 200P Fundamentals of Design Thinking 1
  Applied Innovation Elective (choose from list) 2
  MBA Electives* 19

*includes 6 units of courses designed for concurrent program

Required interdisciplinary project

Course # Course title Units
[pending] MBA/MEng Capstone Project 3

 

Required general MEng courses

Course # Course title Units
E270B R&D Technology Management and Ethics 1
E270C Teaming and Project Management 1

Bioengineering

Choose one track:

General Bio Engineering and Entrepreneurship Track

Course # Course title Units
Bio Eng 252 Clinical Need-Based Therapy Solutions 2
Bio Eng 280 Ethical & Social Issues in Translational Medicine 1
Bio Eng 290 Hacking for Impact: Tackling Societal Challenges with the Lean Launchpad Method 1-4
Bio Eng 290 Biotechnology Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Product Development 1-4
  plus other electives to total at least 12 units  

 

Biomedical Engineering Design (choose at least 12 units)

Course # Course title Units
Bio Eng 252 Clinical Need-Based Therapy Solutions 3
Bio Eng 280 Ethical & Social Issues in Translational Medicine 3
Bio Eng 282 Model-Based Design of Clinical Therapies 3
pending Clinical Immersion [pending]  
pending Biomedical Engineering Design [pending]  
Bio Eng 290 Biotechnology Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Product Development 3
Bio Eng 295 Bringing Biomedical Devices to Market 3

 

Biomaterials and Biomedical Devices Track (choose at least 12 units)

Course # Course title Units
Bio Eng C208 Biological Performance of Materials 4
Bio Eng C215 Adv. Structural Aspects of Biomaterials 4
Bio Eng C216 Macromolecular Science in Biotechnology and Medicine 4
Bio Eng 221 BioMEMS and Medical Devices 4
Bio Eng 221L BioMEMS and BioNanotechnology Lab 4
Bio Eng C223 Polymer Engineering 3
Bio Eng 224 Basic Principles of Drug Delivery 3
Bio Eng C237 Adv. Designing for the Human Body 4
Bio Eng C250 Nanomaterials in Medicine 3
Bio Eng 251 Micro/Nanofluidics for Bio Engineering & Lab-on-a-Chip 4
Bio Eng 252 Clinical Need-Based Therapy Solutions 2
Bio Eng 295 Bringing Biomedical Devices to Market 3

 

Biomedical Imaging Track (choose three courses)

Course # Course title Units
Bio Eng 252 Clinical Need-Based Therapy Solutions 4
Bio Eng C261 Medical Imaging Signals & Systems 4
Bio Eng 263 Principles of Molecular & Cellular Biophotonics 4
Bio Eng 263L Molecular & Cellular Biophotonics Lab 4
Bio Eng C265 Principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging 4

 

Mechanobiology (choose at least 12 units)

Course # Course title Units
Bio Eng C209 Advanced Orthopedic Biomechanics 4
Bio Eng 211 Cell & Tissue Mechanotransduction 3
Bio Eng C214 Advanced Tissue Mechanics 3
Bio Eng C215 Molecular Biomechanics & Mechanobiology of the Cell 4
Bio Eng C217 Biomimetic Engineering — Engineering from Biology 3

 

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (choose at least 12 units)

Course # Course title Units
Bio Eng 225 Biomolecular Structure Determination 3
Bio Eng 231 Intro to Computational Molecular & Cell Biology 4
Bio Eng 235 Frontiers in Microbial Systems Biology 4
Bio Eng 241 Probabilistic Modeling in Computational Biology 4
Bio Eng 245 Intro to Machine Learning in Computational Biology 4

 

Synthetic Biology (choose at least 12 units)

Course # Course title Units
Bio Eng 235 Frontiers in Microbial Systems Biology 4
Bio Eng 232 Genetic Devices 4
Bio Eng 247 Principles in Synthetic Biology 4
Bio Eng 248 Bioenergy & Sustainable Chemical Synthesis 3

Civil & Enviromental Engineering

Choose one track:

Systems Track (choose four courses from the List)

Course # Course title Units
CE 263N Scalable Spatial Analytics 3
CE 264 Behavioral Modeling for Engineering, Planning and Policy Analysis 3
CE 271 Sensors and Signal Interpretation 3
CE 290I Civil Systems: Control and Information Management 3
CE C291F Control and Optimization of Distributed Parameters Systems 3
CE 295 Energy Systems and Control 3

 

Transportation Track
(first two courses are required; choose two others from the list)

Course # Course title Units
CE 251 Transportation Questions (REQUIRED) 3
CE 252 Transportation Systems Analysis (REQUIRED) 3
CE 253 Intelligent Transportation Systems 3
CE 255 Highway Traffic Operations 3
CE 259 Public Transportation Systems 3
CE 260 Air Transportation 3
CE 264 Behavioral Modeling for Engineering, Planning and Policy Analysis 3

Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences

EECS courses

  Units
Three courses from a concentration-specific approved list that is updated annually 9
One additional course in any concentration 3

Areas of Concentration:

  • Data Science and Systems
  • Physical Electronics and Integrated Circuits
  • Robots and Embedded Software
  • Signal Processing and Communication
  • Visual Computing and Computer Graphics

Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Choose one concentration:

Management Science and Engineering Concentration

Course # Course title Units
IEOR 240 Optimization Analytics (REQUIRED) 3
IEOR 241 Risk Modeling, Simulation and Data Analysis (REQUIRED) 3
  Two additional courses numbered 200 or above in IEOR from approved list 6

 

FinTech Concentration (first three are required; choose two other courses)

Course # Course title Units
IEOR 240 Optimization Analytics (REQUIRED) 3
IEOR 241 Risk Modeling, Simulation and Data Analysis (REQUIRED) 3
IEOR 242 Applications in Data Analysis (REQUIRED) 3
IEOR 221 Introduction to Financial Engineering 3
IEOR 222 Financial Engineering Systems I 3
IEOR 224 Portfolio and Risk Analytics 3

 

Data Analytics and Intellectual Property Strategy Concentration
(first four courses are required; choose one additional course)

Course # Course title Units
IEOR 240 Optimization Analytics (REQUIRED) 3
IEOR 241 Risk Modeling, Simulation and Data Analysis (REQUIRED) 3
IEOR 242 Applications in Data Analysis (REQUIRED) 3
  Strategy elective during Spring boot camp (REQUIRED) 1
IEOR 215 Analysis and Design of Databases 3
IEOR 221 Introduction to Financial Engineering 3
IEOR 224 Financial Engineering Systems I 3
IEOR 290 Applied Data Science with Venture Applications 3

 

Materials Science & Engineering

Student may choose a concentration or select own courses with approval.

General Concentration (choose at least 12 units)

Course # Course title Units
MSE 200A Survey of Materials Science 4
MSE 201A Thermodynamics of Solids 4
MSE 204 Theory of Electronic Microscopy and X-Ray Diffraction 3
MSE 223 Semiconductor Materials 3
MSE C226 Photovoltaic Materials 3
MSE 202 Crystal Structure and Bonding 3
MSE 205 Defects in Solids 3
MSE C212 Deformation, Fracture and Fatigue 4
MSE 213 Environmental Effects on Materials Properties and Behavior 3
MSE 215 Computational Materials Science 3
MSE C216 Macromolecular Science in Biotechnology and Medicine 4
MSE 221 Fuel Cells, Batteries and Chemical Sensors 3
MSE C225 Thin Film Science and Technology 3

 

Biomaterials Concentration (choose at least 12 units)

Course # Course title Units
MSE 200A Survey of Materials Science 4
MSE 201A Thermodynamics of Solids 4
MSE 204 Theory of Electronic Microscopy and X-Ray Diffraction 3
MSE C208 Biological Performance of Materials 4
MSE C216 Macromolecular Science in Biotechnology and Medicine 4
MSE 251 Polymer Surfaces and Interfaces 3
MSE 260 Surface Properties of Materials 3

 

Advanced Structural Materials Concentration (choose at least 12 units)

Course # Course title Units
MSE 200A Survey of Materials Science 4
MSE 201A Thermodynamics of Solids 4
MSE 204 Theory of Electronic Microscopy and X-Ray Diffraction 3
MSE 205 Defects in Solids 3
MSE C211 Mechanics of Solids 3
MSE C212 Deformation, Fracture and Fatigue 4
MSE 213 Environmental Effects on Materials Properties and Behavior 3
MSE C214 Micromechanics 3
MSE 215 Computational Materials Science 3

 

Electronic, Magnetic and Optical Materials Concentration
(choose at least 12 units)

Course # Course title Units
MSE 200A Survey of Materials Science 4
MSE 201A Thermodynamics of Solids 4
MSE 202 Crystal Structure and Bonding 3
MSE 205 Defects in Solids 3
MSE 223 Semiconductor Materials 3
MSE 224 Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 3
MSE 215 Computational Materials Science 3
MSE C225 Thin Film Science and Technology 3
MSE C226 Photovoltaic Materials 3

 

Computational Materials Concentration (choose at least 12 units)

Course # Course title Units
MSE 200A Survey of Materials Science 4
MSE 201A Thermodynamics of Solids 4
MSE 202 Crystal Structure and Bonding 3
MSE 205 Defects in Solids 3
MSE C211 Mechanics of Solids 3
MSE C212 Deformation, Fracture and Fatigue 4
MSE C214 Micromechanics 3
MSE 215 Computational Materials Science 3
MSE C286 Modeling and Simulation of Advanced Manufacturing Processes 3

 

Chemical and Electrochemical Materials Concentration
(choose at least 12 units)

Course # Course title Units
MSE 200A Survey of Materials Science 4
MSE 201A Thermodynamics of Solids 4
MSE 204 Theory of Electronic Microscopy and X-Ray Diffraction 3
MSE 223 Semiconductor Materials 3
MSE C226 Photovoltaic Materials 3
MSE 205 Defects in Solids 3
MSE 213 Environmental Effects on Materials Properties and Behavior 3
MSE 221 Fuel Cells, Batteries and Chemical Sensors 3
MSE C225 Thin Film Science and Technology 3
MSE 260 Surface Properties of Materials 3

 

Mechanical Engineering

Choose one concentration:

Advanced Energy Technology Concentration (Choose four courses)

Course # Course title Units
Mech Eng 235 Design of Microprocessor-Based Mechanical Systems 3
Mech Eng 246 Advanced Energy Conversion Principles 3
Mech Eng 250A Conductive and Radiative Transport 3
Mech Eng 250B Convective Transport and Computational Methods 3
Mech Eng 254 Thermodynamics 3
Mech Eng 255 Advanced Combustion Processes 3
Mech Eng 258 Heat Transfer with Phase Change 3
Mech Eng 259 Microscale Thermophysics and Heat Transfer 3

 

Biomechanics Concentration (Choose at least 12 units)

Course # Course title Units
Mech Eng C210 Advanced Orthopaedic Biomechanics 4
Mech Eng C211 The Cell as a Machine 3
Mech Eng C213 Fluid Mechanics of Biological Systems 3
Mech Eng C214 Advanced Tissue Mechanics 3
Mech Eng C215 Advanced Structural Aspects of Biomaterials 4
Mech Eng C216 Molecular Biomechanics and Mechanobiology of the Cell 4
Mech Eng C223 Polymer Engineering 3
Mech Eng C278 Advanced Designing for the Human Body 4
Mech Eng C290L Introduction to Nano-Biology 3
Mech Eng C292C Advanced Special Topics in Design: Designing an Upper Limb Prosthesis 1-4
Mech Eng 292C Advanced Special Topics in Design: Human-Centered Design Methods 1-4

 

Control of Robotic and Autonomous Systems Concentration
(Choose at least 12 units)

Course # Course title Units
Mech Eng C231A Experiential Advanced Control Design I 3
Mech Eng C231B Experiential Advanced Control Design II 3
Mech Eng C232 Advanced Control Systems I 3
Mech Eng 233 Advanced Control Systems II 3
Mech Eng 235 Design of Microprocessor-Based Mechanical Systems 3
Mech Eng 237 Control of Nonlinear Dynamic Systems 4
Mech Eng 292B Advanced Special Topics in Controls: Control and Dynamics of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles 1-4
Mech Eng 292B Advanced Special Topics in Controls: Feedback Control of Legged Robots 1-4

 

Fluids and Ocean Concentration (Choose at least 12 units)

Course # Course title Units
Mech Eng 240A Advanced Marine Structures I 3
Mech Eng 240B Advanced Marine Structures II 3
Mech Eng 241A Marine Hydrodynamics I 3
Mech Eng 241B Marine Hydrodynamics II 3
Mech Eng 243 Advanced Methods in Free-Surface Flows 3
Mech Eng 245 Oceanic and Atmospheric Waves 3
Mech Eng 260A Advanced Fluid Mechanics I 3
Mech Eng 260B Advanced Fluid Mechanics II 3
Mech Eng 262 Theory of Fluid Sheets and Fluid Jets 3
Mech Eng 263 Turbulence 3
Mech Eng 266 Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics 3
Eng 266A Finite Difference Methods for Fluid Dynamics 4
Eng 266B Spectral Methods for Fluid Dynamics 4

 

Micro-Electromechanical Systems (MEMS)/Nanotechnology Concentration
(first course is required; choose three others)

Course # Course title Units
ME C218/
EE 247B
Introduction to MEMS Design (REQUIRED) 3
Mech Eng C231A Experiential Advanced Control Design I 3
Mech Eng C231B Experiential Advanced Control Design II 3
Mech Eng 235 Design of Microprocessor-Based Mechanical Systems 3
Mech Eng 238 Advanced Micro/Nano Mechanical Systems Laboratory 3
Mech Eng 259 Microscale Thermophysics and Heat Transfer 3
Mech Eng 280A Introduction to the Finite Element Method 3
Mech Eng 290G Laser Processing and Diagnostics 3
Mech Eng 290L Introduction to Nano-Biology 3
Mech Eng 290T Plasmonic Materials 3

 

Mechanics and Dynamics Concentration
(first three courses are required; choose one other course)

Course # Course title Units
Mech Eng 287 Introduction to Continuum Mechanics (REQUIRED) 3
Mech Eng 280A Introduction to the Finite Element Method (REQUIRED) 3
Mech Eng 275 Intermediate Dynamics (REQUIRED) 3
Mech Eng 273 Linear Vibrations 3
Mech Eng 274 Advanced Dynamics 3
Mech Eng 277 Nonlinear and Random Vibrations 3
Mech Eng 282 Theory of Elasticity 3
ME C279/
CE C235
Statistical Mechanics of Elasticity 3
Mech Eng 280B Finite Element Methods in Nonlinear Continua 3
Mech Eng 281 Methods of Tensor Calculus and Differential Geometry 3
Mech Eng 283 Wave Propagation in Elastic Media 3
Mech Eng 284 Nonlinear Theory of Elasticity 3
Mech Eng 285A Foundations of the Theory of Continuous Media 3
Mech Eng 285B Surfaces of Discontinuity and Inhomogeneities in Deformable Continua 3
Mech Eng 285C Electrodynamics of Continuous Media 3
Mech Eng 285D Engineering Rheology 3
Mech Eng 286 Theory of Plasticity 3
Mech Eng 288 Theory of Elastic Stability 3
Mech Eng 289 Theory of Shells 3

 

Modeling and Simulation Concentration
(first two course are required; choose two other courses)

Course # Course title Units
Mech Eng C201 Modeling and Simulation of Advanced Manufacturing Processes (REQUIRED) 3
Mech Eng 280A Introduction to the Finite Element Method (REQUIRED) 3
Mech Eng C219 Parametric and Optimal Design of MEMS 3
Mech Eng 221 Graduate Introduction to Lean Manufacturing Systems 3
Mech Eng C223 Polymer Engineering 3
Mech Eng 224 Mechanical Behavior of Engineering Materials 3
Mech Eng C225 Deformation and Fracture of Engineering Materials 4
Mech Eng 226 Tribology 3
Mech Eng 227 Mechanical Behavior of Composite Materials 3
Mech Eng 229 Design of Basic Electro-Mechanical Devices 3
Mech Eng C231A Experiential Advanced Control Design I 3
Mech Eng 280B Finite Element Methods in Nonlinear Continua 3
Mech Eng 290D Solid Modeling and CAD/CAM Fundamentals 3
Mech Eng 290G Laser Processing and Diagnostics 3
Mech Eng 290H Green Product Development: Design for Sustainability 3
Mech Eng 290I Sustainable Manufacturing 3
Mech Eng 290R Topics In Manufacturing 3

 

Product Design Concentration (Choose at least 12 units)

Course # Course title Units
Mech Eng C205 Critical Making 4
Mech Eng C223 Polymer Engineering 3
Mech Eng 229 Design of Basic Electro-Mechanical Devices 3
Mech Eng 231A Experiential Advanced Control Design I 3
Mech Eng 235 Design of Microprocessor-Based Mechanical Engineering 4
Mech Eng 290H Green Product Development: Design for Sustainability 3
Mech Eng 290KA Innovation Through Design Thinking 2
Mech Eng 290KB Life Cycle Thinking 1
Mech Eng 290P New Product Development 3
Mech Eng 290U Interactive Device Design 4
Mech Eng 292C Advanced Special Topics in Design: Human-Centered Design Methods 1-4

Nuclear Engineering

Nuclear Engineering courses

  Units
12 units from an approved list of Nuclear Engineering graduate courses that is updated annually 12

Listed below are recommended courses for four concentrations. Please check the department web site for updates.

Nuclear Reactor Design, Management and Infrastructure Concentration

Course # Course title Units
NE 200M Introduction to Nuclear Engineering 3
NE 215M Nuclear Reactor Theory 4
NE 220M Nuclear Materials 3
NE 256M Nuclear Criticality Safety 3
NE 260 Thermal Aspects of Nuclear Reactors 4
NE 261M Nuclear Power Engineering 4
NE 267 Risk-Informed Design for Advanced Nuclear Systems 3
NE 270 Advanced Nuclear Reactors 3
NE 275 Principles and Methods of Risk Analysis 4

 

Applied Nuclear Science and Radiation Detection Concentration

Course # Course title Units
NE 220M Nuclear Materials 3
NE 204 Advanced Concepts in Radiation Detection and Measurements 3
NE 210M Nuclear Reactions and Radiation 4
NE 211M Radiation Detection and Nuclear Instruments 4
NE 220M Nuclear Materials 3
NE 230 Analytical Methods for Non-Proliferation 3
NE C282 Charged Particle Sources and Beam Technology 3
NE C285 Nuclear Security: The Nexus Between Policy and Technology 4

 

Nuclear Materials and Manufacturing Concentration

Course # Course title Units
NE 200M Introduction to Nuclear Engineering 3
NE 210M Nuclear Reactions and Radiation 4
NE 220M Nuclear Materials 3
NE 220 Irradiation Effects in Nuclear Materials 3
NE 221 Corrosion in Nuclear Power Systems 3
NE 261M Nuclear Power Engineering 4
NE 270 Advanced Nuclear Reactors 3
NE C226 Modeling and Simulation of Advanced Manufacturing Processes 3

 

Medical Physics Concentration

Course # Course title Units
NE 200M Introduction to Nuclear Engineering 3
NE 210M Nuclear Reactions and Radiation 4
NE 211M Radiation Detection and Nuclear Instruments 4
NE 262 Radiobiology 3
BIOE C261* Medical Imaging Signals and Systems 4
BIOE 263* Principles of Molecular and Cellular Biophotonics 4
BIOE C265* Principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging 4

*to be cross-listed