Mechanical Engineering Electives
Elective courses are intended to allow students to pursue topics of personal interest in engineering, computer science, statistics, business, and other fields.
- Elective courses outside of the School of Engineering require the written approval of the graduate program director prior to the start of the class. A form is available on the School of Engineering web site: www.gvsu.edu/engineering.
- At most, nine credit hours of course work not taken in the School of Engineering may be applied toward the MSE degree. This includes transfer course work as well as electives.
- A student may elect to take any 600-level engineering course as an elective. Pre-requisite knowledge may be required.
Independent study courses may be arranged through the graduate program director.
- These courses provide the opportunity to study closely with a faculty member on a topic not covered by the regularly scheduled courses.
- Independent study may be used to extend the capstone experience (EGR 692/693 or EGR 696/697) to 7, 8, or 9 credits.
- Typical courses are in biomedical engineering and advanced production operations areas.
- A graduate practicum experience is available for full-time students. This experience provides the opportunity to work with a local company full time for one semester for 3 credit hours. This experience should be arranged through the graduate program director.
Courses that are redundant with existing School of Engineering classes may not be taken for credit toward MSE program requirements.
- MGT 561 and MGT 661 are redundant with EGR 640 and thus may not be taken for credit toward the MSE program requirements.
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