The mechanical engineering curriculum includes 12 hours of Career Gateway Electives (CGEs), which give students the ability to tailor their curriculum to meet their career goals.

Career Gateway Elective Options

  • Mechanical engineering or related field: Students interested in pursuing a career in mechanical engineering, an ME-related field or attending graduate school in ME should consider using their Career Gateway Electives to build depth in a particular area of ME by selecting one of the Bridges to the Future Credential Programs.
  • Crossing traditional career boundaries: For those students whose interests cross traditional boundaries, students should consider selecting Career Gateway Electives from more than one Bridges to the Future Certificate Programs or selecting other upper division ME technical electives. Students should discuss course options with an undergraduate advisor.
  • Non-engineering strands: Students whose ultimate career goals lie outside of Engineering may wish to consider one of the non-Engineering strands.
  • Design your own career gateway plan: For students who don't fit into any of the above categories, the ME degree provides the flexibility for students to design their own Career Gateway plan. Approved CGEs for this option include other upper-division courses in ME, or in other engineering departments, or approved upper-division courses in Natural Sciences, Architecture and Business or Economics, or any upper-division course in another college or department that is flagged.

To obtain the Career Gateway Elective form, visit the undergraduate advising office in ETC 5.224. 

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