Undergraduate NE Curriculum

The NanoEngineering program (B.S.) is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

All students follow the same basic science preparation and core set of classes in NanoEngineering during the first two years.

Every course (except NANO 1 or 4 and NANO 199) must be taken for a letter grade.

All NANO core courses are taught only once per year and are scheduled to be consistent with the curriculum shown below.

The courses listed here other than NANO are under the control of other departments. They may not be offered in the quarter shown here.  Each student is responsible for determining the prerequisites, when the courses are to be offered, and making a schedule of taking the courses that fit into his or her own graduation plan.

Tentative NANO and CENG course offerings for 2021-2022 can be found here.
 

Student curriculum for students accepted prior to FA20:         Curriculum for new students starting FA20:
                                                         See more information regarding curriculum below.
                                                             All courses are 4-units unless stated below.  

                                         To view the current and past catalog information, please click here.  

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Student curriculum for students accepted prior to FA20:

*NANO 15: This course will be offered in the Fall and may be offered in the Winter Quarters. If you cannot register for NANO 15 in the Fall, you may enroll in MAE 8 in Winter or Spring Quarters, if it is being offered.  

****MATH 18:  Formerly MATH 20F

General Education Requirements (various units): This requirement is intended to fulfill the general education requirements (G.E.) from respective colleges. The forty-eight units are shown for Warren College students as an example to fulfill the general education requirements. Students in other colleges need to adjust the plan to match their own college requirements.

NanoEngineering Electives (eight units): This requirement must be chosen from among the upper-division NANO courses (NANO 100 - 199) offered by the department.

Engineering Focus (twenty units):  After the sophomore year, students must choose an Engineering Focus. Students must select all five engineering courses from within one single major to constitute an engineering focus. However, students may take four courses in one major and the fifth in a different area, should scheduling conflicts occur. Pre-approved courses of each of the five focuses are listed here.

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Curriculum for new students starting FA20:

*NANO 15: This course will be offered in the Fall and may be offered in the Winter Quarters. If you cannot register for NANO 15 in the Fall, you may enroll in MAE 8 in Winter or Spring Quarters, if it is being offered.  

****MATH 18:  Formerly MATH 20F

General Education Requirements (various units): This requirement is intended to fulfill the general education requirements (G.E.) from respective colleges. The forty-eight units are shown for Warren College students as an example to fulfill the general education requirements. Students in other colleges need to adjust the plan to match their own college requirements.

NanoEngineering Electives (twenty units): This requirement must be chosen from among the upper-division NANO courses (NANO 100 - 199) offered by the department. Students must petition to use other upper division courses, such as CENG, BENG, MAE, ECE, to fulfill the NanoEngineering Electives requirements.
 

Taking additional courses beyond twelve quarters (students entering in fall 2019 or thereafter): A student who enrolls as a first-year student is allowed to enroll for twelve quarters to complete all requirements for a bachelor's degree. If a student reaches the twelve-quarter limit and needs more time beyond twelve quarters to complete those requirements, they will be required to submit an academic plan and have it approved by their college prior to enrolling for additional quarters to continue work towards the degree. (summer session, as well as quarters during which students are approved for part-time status or have withdrawn from all courses, will not count toward the allowable number of quarters.) More information can be found in the UCSD Catalog.