Courses


Students entering the University of San Diego and/or declaring a major during 2020-2021, should follow information contained in the printed course catalog (also known as the "catalog of record") published on April 1, 2020. Access the catalog of record at https://catalogs.sandiego.edu.

ENGR 101 , ENGR 102 , ENGR 103 , ENGR 110 , ENGR 121 , ENGR 241 , ENGR 294 , ENGR 296 , ENGR 298 , ENGR 299 , ENGR 311 , ENGR 315 , ENGR 351 , ENGR 465 , ENGR 494 , ENGR 496 , ENGR 499

ENGR 101 | INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING

Core Attributes: Science/Tech Inquiry area

Prerequisites: MATH 150 (Can be taken Concurrently)

Introduction to the field of engineering. Students work in small teams to solve open-ended interdisciplinary design problems, including concept generation, analysis, computer aided design (CAD) modeling, construction, testing, development, and documentation. The project work is enhanced with lectures, activities, and reading on design, manufacturing, and engineering tools. Intended for majors in engineering or those exploring careers in engineering. Four hours lecture-laboratory weekly.

ENGR 102 | INTRODUCTION TO ELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEM DESIGN

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

Prerequisites: ENGR 101 and MATH 150 and MATH 151 (Can be taken Concurrently) and (ENGR 121 or COMP 110 or COMP 150) and PHYS 270 (Can be taken Concurrently)

Introduction to the use of sensors, actuators, controllers, and computer interfaces for the use with electro-mechanical systems. Application of the engineering design process culminating in a team-based design project.

ENGR 103 | USER-CENTERED DESIGN

Core Attributes: Domestic Diversity level 1

Prerequisites: ENGR 101 and MATH 150 and MATH 151 (Can be taken Concurrently)

Introduction to strategies for developing designs that emphasize how users will interact with the final product. Iterative design methods to elicit user requirements, generate alternative designs, develop low-fidelity prototypes, and evaluate designs from the user’s perspective. Individual and collaborative strategies for design thinking, concept development, and functional evaluation.

ENGR 110 | THE DESIGN OF COFFEE

Core Attributes: Science/Tech Inquiry area, Lab

This course serves as an introduction to how engineers approach and solve problems, demonstrated by the process of roasting and brewing coffee. Students will be introduced to basic principles of engineering analysis and design, and guided through a series of laboratory experiments testing the effect of design choices on the sensory quality of coffee. Both qualitative and quantitative concepts will be included in the course, along with discussion on the implications of coffee production and harvesting on land use, agriculture industry, labor force, economies, and societies. This course fulfills a Scientific and Technological Inquiry core curriculum requirement for non-majors. Concurrent registration in MATH 115 or higher recommended.

ENGR 121 | ENGINEERING PROGRAMMING

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

Prerequisites: MATH 150 (Can be taken Concurrently)

Fundamentals of computer usage and programming in a structured, high-level language as commonly used in engineering systems development and applications; modular programming principles; use of the operating system and language constructs for program input/output; object-oriented programming. Three hours lecture weekly.

ENGR 241 | ACOUSTICS OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

Core Attributes: Science/Tech Inquiry area

An exploration of the acoustical properties of musical instruments that combines the concepts of musical acoustics with the design and construction of musical instruments. Analysis of musical tones using instrumentation. Analysis of vibrating structures using SolidWorks. The course will culminate in student innovative design projects. Not intended for engineering majors.

ENGR 294 | SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENGINEERING

Units: 1-4 Repeatability: Yes (Can be repeated for Credit)

Special topics in various areas of engineering theory and practice. May be repeated for credit with a different topic.

ENGR 296 | UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

Units: 1-3 Repeatability: Yes (Can be repeated for Credit)

Faculty-directed undergraduate research in engineering. Problem selected after consultation with faculty. Written report required. Prior approval by department chair or dean is required.

ENGR 298 | INTERNSHIP/CO-OP EXPERIENCE

Units: 1-3

Directed lower division internship or co-operative experience in an engineering or related activity. Usually involves a three-month summer work assignment with industrial firms or government agencies. Written report required. Credit not applicable to minimum engineering program graduation requirements. May be repeated for credit.

ENGR 299 | INDEPENDENT STUDY

Units: 1-3 Repeatability: Yes (Can be repeated for Credit)

Individual project in creative design and synthesis under the general supervision of a participating professor. Project proposal must be submitted and approved prior to enrollment. May be repeated for credit.

ENGR 311 | ENGINEERING MATERIALS SCIENCE

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

Prerequisites: (CHEM 151 and CHEM 151L) and MATH 151 and PHYS 271

Basic concepts of material structure and its relation to properties; atomic structure; mechanical, electrical, and magnetic properties; engineering applications; introduction to semiconductor physics. Three hours lecture weekly. Fall semester.

ENGR 315 | COFFEE: ENGINEERING, THE GLOBAL INDUSTRY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

Core Attributes: Global Diversity level 2, Lab

Prerequisites: ISYE 330

This course introduces students to the engineering, science and economic aspects of the coffee growing, harvesting, production, distribution, roasting, grinding and brewing processes. Students will apply fundamental principles of engineering analysis and design, and be guided through a series of laboratory experiments testing the effect of design choices on the sensory quality and measured properties of brewed coffee. This course examines both historical and contemporary systems of the coffee industry and the constructs that have dominated its social, economic and political aspects. Students will also critically examine and recognize how different cultures and social statuses may lead to disparities in coffee experiences, and explore the social, economic and environmental impacts of the coffee industry around the world. Students may not receive credit for both ENGR 110 and ENGR 315.

ENGR 351 | COMMUNITY-BASED PARTICIPATORY ENGINEERING APPRENTICESHIP

Core Attributes: Domestic Diversity level 2

Prerequisites: ENGR 103

Interdisciplinary apprenticeship course to support engineers’ ability to work with community groups around socio-technical problems. Explorations of the historical and contemporary contexts and impacts of designs, systems, processes and products surrounding and involving engineering and engineers will be applied to a community context. Collaborations with communities to share knowledge and understanding and to co-create project briefs related to engineering in support of social justice.

ENGR 465 | FORENSIC ENGINEERING

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

This course deals with the interaction between the engineering and legal communities. Through case studies, students will learn about the legalities associated with being an engineer. The analysis stage of the engineering design process will be dissected and viewed as it is interpreted by the courts. Standard of care and legal standards for review of engineering design will be discussed. Duties of the engineer, the manufacturer, and the end user will be compared and contrasted. Students will perform forensic analyses of product failure cases. Legal concepts will be conveyed via case studies and Law Review articles.

ENGR 494 | SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENGINEERING

Units: 1-4 Repeatability: Yes (Can be repeated for Credit)

Special topics course in areas of special interest to engineering. May be repeated for credit with a different topic.

ENGR 496 | UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

Units: 0.5-3 Repeatability: Yes (Can be repeated for Credit)

Faculty-directed undergraduate research in engineering. Problem proposal must be submitted and approved prior to enrollment. Written report required. Upper division standing in engineering. Prior approval by department chair or dean is required. May be repeated for credit.

ENGR 499 | INDEPENDENT STUDY

Units: 1-3 Repeatability: Yes (Can be repeated for Credit)

Prerequisites: (MATH 130 or MATH 150)

Individual project in creative design and synthesis under the general supervision of a participating professor. Project proposal must be submitted and approved prior to enrollment. May be repeated for credit.


Students entering the University of San Diego and/or declaring a major during 2020-2021, should follow information contained in the printed course catalog (also known as the "catalog of record") published on April 1, 2020. Access the catalog of record at https://catalogs.sandiego.edu.

GENG 221 , GENG 288 , GENG 294 , GENG 299 , GENG 330 , GENG 331 , GENG 350 , GENG 360 , GENG 383 , GENG 384 , GENG 420 , GENG 421 , GENG 422 , GENG 430 , GENG 431 , GENG 432 , GENG 460 , GENG 482 , GENG 491 , GENG 492 , GENG 494 , GENG 496 , GENG 498 , GENG 499

GENG 221 | SOFTWARE FOUNDATIONS

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

Prerequisites: ENGR 101 and ENGR 121 and MATH 150 and MATH 151 (Can be taken Concurrently) and PHYS 270 (Can be taken Concurrently)

Introduction to Object Oriented Programming in Python. Implementation and use of data structures including arrays, structures, classes, stacks, lists, and trees in C and Python.

GENG 288 | INTEGRATED APPROACH TO ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Units: 4 Repeatability: No

Prerequisites: PHYS 271 and MATH 310

Introduction to analysis of a wide range of electrical devices and systems encountered by engineers. DC and AC analysis of circuits containing resistors, capacitors, diodes, and LEDs and application to systems including solar cells, amplifiers, and digital devices. Simulation, testing, and measurement of circuits designed to meet specific requirements. Consideration of social context. Not open to Electrical Engineering majors.

GENG 294 | SPECIAL TOPICS IN INTEGRATED ENGINEERING

Units: 1-4 Repeatability: Yes (Can be repeated for Credit)

Special topics in various areas of Integrated Engineering. May be repeated for credit with a different topic.

GENG 299 | INDEPENDENT STUDY

Units: 1-3 Repeatability: Yes (Can be repeated for Credit)

Individual project in creative design and synthesis under the general supervision of a participating professor. Project proposal must be submitted and approved prior to enrollment. May be repeated for credit.

GENG 330 | BIOMATERIALS DESIGN

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

Prerequisites: ENGR 311 or MENG 311

Introduction to the fundamentals of implantable biomaterials. Study of the design and creation of implantable medical devices that mesh with human biology, physiology, and biomechanics and are suitable for a specific user. Group discussions, design projects and hands-on materials/tissue mechanical testing.

GENG 331 | QUANTITATIVE HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

Prerequisites: (COMP 110 or ENGR 121 or COMP 150) and MATH 310

To introduce the principles of human biology and physiology using a quantitative modeling approach. Students will learn about various physiological systems including the nervous, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, and renal systems. Quantitative models of these physiological systems will be considered. Course goals will be achieved through computer modeling, group discussions and a semester-long project.

GENG 350 | ENGINEERING AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

Core Attributes: Advanced writing competency, Domestic Diversity level 2

Prerequisites: ENGR 103

This course aims to support students understanding of engineering in relation to social justice. It will help students develop critical thinking skills and to apply these to the context of engineering practices and systems. Students will consider the historical and contemporary contexts and impacts of the designs, systems, processes and products surrounding and involving engineering and engineers. The course will be taught in intensive mode, with interactive lectures, workshops and seminars, together with a team project, where students will apply their learning to research a local community need.

GENG 360 | EXPERIMENTAL ENGINEERING

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

Prerequisites: ENGR 102 and ELEC 201 and MENG 210 and MENG 260 (Can be taken Concurrently) and COMP 120 and ENGR 311 and MATH 310 and ISYE 330 (Can be taken Concurrently)

Engineers rely heavily on data when making decisions. This is a course about how engineers collect, analyze, and present data. In this course, students will be introduced to fundamental principles of measurement and instrumentation through a series of hands on experiments in several engineering contexts, including designing your own experiment. Technical communication skills are an integral part of sharing data, therefore both written and oral communication will be taught this class. Every Spring.

GENG 383 | CITIES, COMMUNITIES, ORGANIZATIONS, AND URBAN DESIGN USING GIS

Units: 4 Repeatability: No

Prerequisites: MATH 115 or MATH 130 or MATH 150 or MATH 151 or MATH 250 and ENGR 103

This course explores how urban infrastructure design and the nonprofit sector impacts community health and resiliency through links to public health measures and social welfare outcomes. Students will learn to use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to explore the impact of the placement of resources within a region. Students will choose an open-ended design project to explore the social fabric of cities through the analysis of spatial data and explore whether these issues can be alleviated through engineering planning approaches.

GENG 384 | REMEDIATION AND TREATMENT SEPARATION PROCESSES

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

Prerequisites: CHEM 151 and MATH 250

This course aims to provide an understanding of the principles of fluid separation processes and to develop skills in the design of fluid separation equipment in the context of sustainability and social justice. Physical and chemical processes are presented, including fundamentals of solid-liquid suspension, flocculation, coagulation, flotation, clarification, dewatering and gravity sedimentation processes for the remediation and treatment of water for different purposes.

GENG 420 | DRONES FOR GOOD

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

Prerequisites: GENG 491 (Can be taken Concurrently) or MENG 491 (Can be taken Concurrently) or ELEC 491 (Can be taken Concurrently) or ELEC 491W (Can be taken Concurrently) or MENG 491W (Can be taken Concurrently) or (ISYE 420 (Can be taken Concurrently) or ISYE 430 (Can be taken Concurrently))

Students work in an interdisciplinary team in a semester long project based course to design a drone that will have a positive impact on society. Rooted in the social sciences, the course starts with an investigation of what it means to be an engineer or a peace builder. This is followed by the engineering challenge of building a drone. Students will develop entrepreneurial skills as they identify an unmet social need and design a drone for positive social impact.

GENG 421 | EMBEDDED SYSTEMS PERFORMANCE

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

Prerequisites: COMP 280 with a minimum grade of C-

This course will focus on the application of all available processing power to implement system solutions. Parallel processing, core sequestration, processor affinity, CPU programming, DSP programming, and the integration of disparate processing elements via OpenCL will all be addressed in this course. The impact of coherent and non-coherent memory models will be addressed and the notion of data hazards in non-coherent systems will be detailed. We will also consider the application specific impacts of the relative power efficiency of alternative processing models.

GENG 422 | ADVANCED EMBEDDED SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

Prerequisites: COMP 421 with a minimum grade of C- or GENG 421 with a minimum grade of C-

Development of embedded software (firmware) using a real-time operating system (RTOS). Development of an application as a set of independent threads that communicate with each other via message queues and semaphores.

GENG 430 | BIOINFORMATICS

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

Prerequisites: (COMP 110 or COMP 121 or ENGR 121) and ISYE 330 and GENG 331

To introduce the principles of genomics, transcriptomics, gene editing, and bioinformatics. In addition, students will be asked to consider the ethical and social issues related to gene editing. The learning objectives for this course are achieved through the use of computer simulations, bioinformatics toolkits, group discussions, and ethical case studies. The course will include a semester-long project in which students get hands-on experience using bioinformatics analysis methods and practice communicating their findings.

GENG 431 | BIOMECHANICS

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

Prerequisites: MENG 210 and (MENG 370 (Can be taken Concurrently) or GENG 331 (Can be taken Concurrently))

Introduction to the fundamentals of orthopedic biomechanics. Application of mechanical engineering principles to understand how humans and tissues function, are damaged, and can be repaired by the body and external treatments. Research and methods in orthopedic biomechanics.

GENG 432 | MEDICAL DEVICES

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

Prerequisites: ENGR 103 and (GENG 332 (Can be taken Concurrently) or MENG 370 (Can be taken Concurrently))

Introduction to the medical device market and the engineering requirements for a variety of devices from concept inception through to commercialization. The course will provide an overview of the regulatory and design requirements for medical devices in the US market with discussions including global markets. Application of engineering principles to understand how products are designed and tested with performance expectations for the human body.

GENG 460 | LAW FOR ENGINEERS

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

This course introduces engineering students to the many facets of the law and litigation that are relevant to a career in engineering. Through targeted readings, case studies, and independent legal research students will learn about the legalities associated with a career in engineering, engineering design, contracts, and intellectual property.

GENG 482 | PHOTOVOLTAIC SOLAR ENERGY

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

Prerequisites: ENGR 311 and GENG 350 (Can be taken Concurrently) and GENG 360 (Can be taken Concurrently)

Introduction to photovoltaic (PV) solar energy including materials and device physics of solar cell operation, crystalline silicon technologies, PV systems and applications, and economic and environmental considerations. The course also aims to aid the students' professional development by addressing issues such as the ability to critically evaluate technical papers, conduct effective literature research, and express information orally and in writing.

GENG 491 | ENGINEERING SENIOR DESIGN I

Units: 4 Repeatability: No

Prerequisites: GENG 350 (Can be taken Concurrently) and GENG 360

Proposal and design phase of a capstone project culminating in a documented and approved engineering design project to be implemented in ENGR 492. Computer-aided electrical, mechanical, software, math, science and other discipline design techniques are used to study design alternatives and support the final design selection: evaluation of ethical, cultural, economic, societal, and safety considerations in the design process. The development of individual and group written and oral communication skills. This course prepares students to approach an engineering design project in a small team. Topics include project selection, research methods on chosen project, a review of the design process, including concept generation, concept selection, construction, testing, and evaluation. Fall semester.

GENG 492 | ENGINEERING SENIOR DESIGN II

Core Attributes: Advanced Integration

Prerequisites: GENG 491

Engineering capstone design experience in a realistic engineering environment that applies and integrates engineering and nonengineering topics. Students work in teams, in collaboration with engineering faculty and/or engineering professionals from industry, on an open-ended design project. This involves design, construction, testing and evaluation as well as consideration of issues related to culture, ethics, economics, social justice, safety and professional practice. Course also includes documentation of design project including written reports and oral presentations to multiple audiences. Spring semester.

GENG 494 | SPECIAL TOPICS IN INTEGRATED ENGINEERING

Units: 1-4 Repeatability: Yes (Can be repeated for Credit)

Special topics in areas of interest to Integrated Engineering. May be repeated for credit with a different topic.

GENG 496 | UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

Units: 0.5-3 Repeatability: Yes (Can be repeated for Credit)

Faculty-directed undergraduate research in integrated engineering. Problem proposal must be submitted and approved prior to enrollment. Written report required. Upper division standing in engineering. Prior approval by department chair is required. May be repeated for credit.

GENG 498 | INTERNSHIP/CO-OP EXPERIENCE

Units: 1-3 Repeatability: Yes (Can be repeated for Credit)

Directed upper division level internship/ co-operative experience in engineering research, design, development, manufacturing, or the engineering activity. Written report required. Credit not applicable to minimum program graduation requirement. Placement contingent upon approval of participating organization. May be repeated for credit.

GENG 499 | INDEPENDENT STUDY

Units: 1-3 Repeatability: Yes (Can be repeated for Credit)

Individual project in creative design and synthesis under the general supervision of a participating professor. Project proposal must be submitted and approved prior to enrollment.


Students entering the University of San Diego and/or declaring a major during 2020-2021, should follow information contained in the printed course catalog (also known as the "catalog of record") published on April 1, 2020. Access the catalog of record at https://catalogs.sandiego.edu.

The Engineering Major

All integrated engineering majors must satisfy the core curriculum specified by the university.  The mathematics, science, and engineering courses listed below also satisfy the core curriculum requirements in mathematical reasoning, scientific and technological inquiry, quantitative reasoning, advanced writing, and levels 1 and 2 diversity, inclusion, and social justice (DISJ).

Preparation for the Major

Mathematics and Science Requirements
MATH 150Calculus I4
MATH 151Calculus II4
MATH 250Calculus III 14
MATH 310Applied Mathematics for Science and Engineering I3
ISYE 330Engineering Probability and Statistics3
PHYS 270
270L
Introduction to Mechanics
and Mechanics Lab
4
PHYS 271
271L
Introduction to Electricity and Magnetism
and Introduction to Electricity and Magnetism Lab
4
CHEM 151
151L
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
4
Add'l Math or Science 23-4
Total Math and Science Units33-34
Engineering Requirements
ENGR 101Introduction to Engineering3
ENGR 102Introduction to Electromechanical System Design3
ENGR 103User-Centered Design3
COMP 110Computational Problem Solving3.5
Engineering Units12.5
Total Units45.5-46.5

Major Requirements

Students selecting the BS/BA in Engineering fulfill the requirement for the major by completing a set of common engineering breadth courses required by all students in the major, and by either 1) completing the requirements in a concentration or 2) working with an advisor to develop a plan of study that includes classes from several disciplines to meet individual professional goals. 

Required Engineering Breadth Courses for all Integrated Engineering Options

ENGR 311Engineering Materials Science3
GENG 288Integrated Approach to Electrical Engineering4
COMP 120Programming Abstractions and Methodologies 3.5
ISYE 380Sustainability and Engineering3
MENG 210Statics3
MENG 260Introduction to Thermal Sciences3
GENG 350Engineering and Social Justice3
GENG 360Experimental Engineering3
GENG 491Engineering Senior Design I4
GENG 492Engineering Senior Design II3
Engineering Elective (upper division)3
Total Units35.5

Option 1: Individual Plan of Study (IPS) 

Students may work with a faculty advisor to define a curriculum plan that meets their specific educational and professional goals.  In addition to the BS/BA in Engineering required classes, students must develop a plan that includes at least 24 units of coursework including at least 18 upper division units with at least 6 units of upper division engineering.  Upon approval by the student's advisor and the chair of integrated engineering, this individual plan of study will become major requirements for the degree.

Approved Engineering classes (upper division)6
Approved IPS electives18
Total Units24

Option 2: Embedded Software Concentration (ESW)

Embedded software engineering focuses on software development to control or monitor devices that are typically part of a larger system. For example, as an ESW graduate, you might develop software to control autonomous vehicles, monitor power systems, or control communication networks.  

COMP 280Introduction to Computer Systems3.5
COMP 300Principles of Digital Hardware3.5
COMP 310Operating Systems3.5
COMP 365Principles of Information Security3
COMP 375Networking3.5
GENG 421Embedded Systems Performance3
GENG 422Advanced Embedded Software Development3
Approved Concentration Elective3
Total Units26

At the time of publication, the following courses have been approved for the concentration: 

Any GENG, COMP, ELEC or MATH course 300 level or above that is not already required in the curriculum. 

Option 3: Sustainability (SUST)

The Brundtland Report describes sustainable development as "development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”  This Sustainability Concentration will help you develop the skills needed to apply a sustainability mindset in any field you choose to work in. In addition to the BS/BA in Engineering required classes, students must develop a plan that includes at least 24 units of coursework from three groups of courses including at least 18 upper division units.

EOSC 121Life in the Ocean4
or EOSC 123 Organisms and Ecosystems
EOSC 300Environmental Issues3
or EOSC 303 Environmental Issues Abroad
Group A Electives9-10
Group B Elective3-4
Group A, B, or C Electives3-6
Total Units24

At the time of publication, the following courses have been approved for the concentration:  
Group A Sustainability Engineering: GENG 383, GENG 384, GENG 482, ISYE 385
Group B Sustainability Science: EOSC 305, EOSC 314, EOSC 415, EOSC 420, EOSC 431, EOSC 432, EOSC 434, EOSC 435, EOSC 473, EOSC 474, EOSC 485, EOSC 487, EOSC 488
Group C Sustainability ElectiveBSCM 302, BSCM 305, CHEM 152, CHEM 355, EOSC 220, ECON 308, GENG 420, ETLW 302, ETLW 313, ETLW 403, HIST 370, ISYE 335, ISYE 340, ISYE 420, ISYE 430, ISYE 480, MENG 360, MENG 370, MENG 410, MGMT 304, MGMT 310, MGMT 312, PHIL 338, PHIL 344, PHIL 415, POLS 340, POLS 342, POLS 348, POLS 349, SOCI 315, SOCI 471, SOCI 473, THRS 338

See an integrated engineering faculty member for additional approved courses.

Option 4: Engineering and the Law (LAW)

Interested in working as a patent agent or attorney?  In this concentration, courses taught by engineers, lawyers, political scientists, and others will prepare students for a range of careers at the intersection of engineering and law. Students may have the opportunity to take courses at USD’s School of Law.  In addition to the BS/BA in Engineering required classes, students must develop a plan that includes at least 24 units of coursework related to Engineering and the Law including at least 18 upper division units.  See an integrated engineering faculty member for a list of approved courses in the law-related groups.  Note that classes in USD's School of Law are not on the same academic calendar as USD undergraduate courses.  Enrollment in law classes requires the approval of the Dean's Office of the Shiley-Marcos School Engineering and the School of Law.

Upper Division Engineering Courses Choose 412
Law related Courses Choose 4. 12
At least 2 from same law group, at least 1 outside of that group.
Total Units24

At the time of publication, the following courses have been approved for the concentration: 
Upper Division Engineering: Any GENG, COMP, ELEC, ISYE or MENG course 300 level or above that is not already required in the curriculum. 
Law Group A Public Law: POLS 220, POLS 321, POLS 322D, POLS 326, POLS 327, POLS 329, SOCI 346, SOCI 270
Law Group B Business Law: ECON 327, ETLW 311, ETLW 312, ETLW 313, LWBC 590
Law Group C Health Law: LWGC 523, LWGC 536, LWGC 534, PHIL 331
Law Group D Energy Law: LWPP 540, LWEV 597
Law Group E Intellectual Property: LWIP 525, LWGC 526, LWIP 540, LWIP 550, LWIP 555, LWIP 559, LWIP 564, LWIP 568, LWIP 569, LWIP 570, LWIP 571, LWIP 572, LWIP 577, LWIP 580
Law 
Group F Legal Reasoning: LWCR 570, PHIL 461, Phil 333, PHIL 460

See an integrated engineering faculty member for additional approved courses. 

Option 5: Biomedical Engineering (BME)

Interested in an exciting career developing medical devices or therapeutic strategies that help patients? Biomedical engineering is an interdisciplinary field based on applying engineering principles to biological contexts to develop and enhance medical treatments. This concentration area will give you a toolkit and mindset to apply engineering to biomedical problems.  This will prepare you for a career within the medical device/biotech industry or for graduate school. 

 
GENG 330Biomaterials Design3
GENG 331Quantitative Human Physiology3
GENG 430Bioinformatics3
GENG 431Biomechanics3
GENG 432Medical Devices3
Approved BME electives9
Total Units24
At the time of publication, the following courses have been approved for the concentration:
BIOL 114, BIOL 115, CHEM 301, CHEM 301L, CHEM 302, CHEM 302L, CHEM 331, COMP 380 (and associated prerequisites), ELEC 456 (and associated prerequisites), GENG 460, ISYE 350, ISYE 350L, MENG 351, MENG 352, MENG 360, MENG 360L, MENG 370, MENG 370L, MENG 375, MENG 400, MENG 400L, PHIL 331.  
 
See an integrated engineering faculty member for additional approved courses. 

Additional Requirements 

All integrated engineering majors must satisfy the core curriculum specified by the university and the Connect Career Readiness Program (https://www.sandiego.edu/engineering/resources/careers/connect). 

Recommended Program of Study, Individual Plan of Study

First Year
Semester IUnits
ENGR 101Introduction to Engineering3
MATH 150Calculus I4
CHEM 151
151L
General Chemistry I4
Or 
COMP 110Computational Problem Solving3.5
CC Electives6
Semester IIHours
ENGR 102
or 103
Introduction to Electromechanical System Design
User-Centered Design
3
MATH 151Calculus II4
COMP 110Computational Problem Solving3.5
Or 
CHEM 151
151L
General Chemistry I4
PHYS 270
270L
Introduction to Mechanics4
CC Elective3
Sophomore Year
Semester IHours
ENGR 103
or 102
User-Centered Design
Introduction to Electromechanical System Design
3
MATH 310Applied Mathematics for Science and Engineering I3
PHYS 271
271L
Introduction to Electricity and Magnetism4
CC Electives6
Semester IIHours
MENG 260Introduction to Thermal Sciences3
GENG 288Integrated Approach to Electrical Engineering4
COMP 120Programming Abstractions and Methodologies 3.5
MATH 250Calculus III4
CC Elective3
Junior Year
Semester IHours
ENGR 311Engineering Materials Science3
ISYE 330Engineering Probability and Statistics3
MENG 210Statics3
IPS Elective3
CC Elective3
Semester IIHours
GENG 360Experimental Engineering3
ISYE 380Sustainability and Engineering3
IPS Elective (upper division engineering)3
IPS Elective (upper division)3
CC Elective3
Senior Year
Semester IHours
GENG 350Engineering and Social Justice3
GENG 491Engineering Senior Design I4
IPS Elective (upper division)3
IPS Elective (upper division engineering)3
CC Elective3
Semester IIHours
GENG 492Engineering Senior Design II3
IPS Electives (upper division)6
Engineering Elective (upper division)3
CC Elective3
Senior Year 2
Semester IHours
IPS Elective3
Math/Sci Elective3
CC Elective3
Free Electives9

Recommended Program of Study, Embedded Software Concentration 

First Year
Semester IUnits
ENGR 101Introduction to Engineering3
MATH 150Calculus I4
CHEM 151
151L
General Chemistry I4
Or 
COMP 110Computational Problem Solving3.5
CC Electives6
Semester IIHours
ENGR 102
or 103
Introduction to Electromechanical System Design
User-Centered Design
3
MATH 151Calculus II4
COMP 110Computational Problem Solving3.5
Or 
CHEM 151
151L
General Chemistry I4
PHYS 270
270L
Introduction to Mechanics4
CC Elective3
Sophomore Year
Semester IHours
ENGR 103
or 102
User-Centered Design
Introduction to Electromechanical System Design
3
MATH 310Applied Mathematics for Science and Engineering I3
PHYS 271
271L
Introduction to Electricity and Magnetism4
CC Electives6
Semester IIHours
GENG 288Integrated Approach to Electrical Engineering4
MENG 260Introduction to Thermal Sciences3
COMP 120Programming Abstractions and Methodologies 3.5
MATH 262Discrete Mathematics3
CC Elective3
Junior Year
Semester IHours
ENGR 311Engineering Materials Science3
ISYE 330Engineering Probability and Statistics3
MENG 210Statics3
COMP 280Introduction to Computer Systems3.5
CC Elective3
Semester IIHours
GENG 360Experimental Engineering3
ISYE 380Sustainability and Engineering3
COMP 310Operating Systems3.5
GENG 421Embedded Systems Performance3
CC Elective3
Senior Year
Semester IHours
GENG 350Engineering and Social Justice3
GENG 491Engineering Senior Design I4
GENG 422Advanced Embedded Software Development3
COMP 300Principles of Digital Hardware3.5
CC Elective3
Semester IIHours
GENG 492Engineering Senior Design II3
COMP 365Principles of Information Security3
COMP 375Networking3.5
Engineering Elective (upper division)3
CC Elective3
Senior Year 2
Semester IHours
Concentration Elective3
Math/Sci Elective3
CC Elective3
Free Electives8

Recommended Program of Study, Sustainability Concentration 

First Year
Semester IUnits
ENGR 101Introduction to Engineering3
MATH 150Calculus I4
CHEM 151
151L
General Chemistry I4
Or 
COMP 110Computational Problem Solving3.5
CC Electives6
Semester IIHours
ENGR 102
or 103
Introduction to Electromechanical System Design
User-Centered Design
3
MATH 151Calculus II4
COMP 110Computational Problem Solving3.5
Or 
CHEM 151
151L
General Chemistry I4
PHYS 270
270L
Introduction to Mechanics4
CC Elective3
Sophomore Year
Semester IHours
ENGR 103
or 102
User-Centered Design
Introduction to Electromechanical System Design
3
MATH 310Applied Mathematics for Science and Engineering I3
PHYS 271
271L
Introduction to Electricity and Magnetism4
CC Electives6
Semester IIHours
MENG 260Introduction to Thermal Sciences3
GENG 288Integrated Approach to Electrical Engineering4
COMP 120Programming Abstractions and Methodologies 3.5
EOSC 105
or 110
Natural Disasters with Lab
Introduction to Geosciences
4
CC Elective3
Junior Year
Semester IHours
ENGR 311Engineering Materials Science3
ISYE 330Engineering Probability and Statistics3
EOSC 121
or 123
Life in the Ocean
Organisms and Ecosystems
4
MENG 210Statics3
CC Elective3
Semester IIHours
GENG 360Experimental Engineering3
ISYE 380Sustainability and Engineering3
EOSC 300Environmental Issues3
Concentration-Group A3
CC Elective3
Senior Year
Semester IHours
GENG 350Engineering and Social Justice3
GENG 491Engineering Senior Design I4
Concentration-Group A3
Concentration-Group B3-4
CC Elective3
Semester IIHours
GENG 492Engineering Senior Design II3
Concentration-Group A3
Concentration-Group A, B, or C3
Engineering Elective (upper division)3
CC Elective3
Senior Year 2
Semester IHours
MATH 250Calculus III4
Concentration-Group A, B, or C3
CC Elective3
Free Electives6

Recommended Program of Study, Engineering and the Law Concentration

First Year
Semester IUnits
ENGR 101Introduction to Engineering3
MATH 150Calculus I4
CHEM 151
151L
General Chemistry I4
Or 
COMP 110Computational Problem Solving3.5
CC Electives6
Semester IIHours
ENGR 102
or 103
Introduction to Electromechanical System Design
User-Centered Design
3
MATH 151Calculus II4
COMP 110Computational Problem Solving3.5
Or 
CHEM 151
151L
General Chemistry I4
PHYS 270
270L
Introduction to Mechanics4
CC Elective3
Sophomore Year
Semester IHours
ENGR 103
or 102
User-Centered Design
Introduction to Electromechanical System Design
3
MATH 310Applied Mathematics for Science and Engineering I3
PHYS 271
271L
Introduction to Electricity and Magnetism4
CC Electives6
Semester IIHours
GENG 288Integrated Approach to Electrical Engineering4
MENG 260Introduction to Thermal Sciences3
COMP 120Programming Abstractions and Methodologies 3.5
MATH 250Calculus III4
CC Elective3
Junior Year
Semester IHours
ENGR 311Engineering Materials Science3
ISYE 330Engineering Probability and Statistics3
MENG 210Statics3
ENGR 465Forensic Engineering3
CC Elective3
Semester IIHours
GENG 360Experimental Engineering3
ISYE 380Sustainability and Engineering3
Concentration3
Concentration-Upper Division Enginering3
CC Elective3
Senior Year
Semester IHours
GENG 350Engineering and Social Justice3
GENG 491Engineering Senior Design I4
GENG 460Law for Engineers3
Concentration-Upper Division Engineering3
CC Elective3
Semester IIHours
GENG 492Engineering Senior Design II3
Engineering Elective (upper division)3
Concentration (upper division)6
CC Elective3
Senior Year 2
Semester IHours
Concentration Elective3
Math/Sci Elective3
CC Elective3
Free Electives9
 

Recommended Program of Study, Biomedical Engineering (BME) Concentration

First Year
Semester IUnits
ENGR 101Introduction to Engineering3
MATH 150Calculus I4
CHEM 151
151L
General Chemistry I4
Or 
COMP 110Computational Problem Solving3.5
CC Electives6
Semester IIHours
ENGR 102
or 103
Introduction to Electromechanical System Design
User-Centered Design
3
MATH 151Calculus II4
COMP 110Computational Problem Solving3.5
Or 
CHEM 151
151L
General Chemistry I4
PHYS 270
270L
Introduction to Mechanics4
CC Elective3
Sophomore Year
Semester IHours
ENGR 103
or 102
User-Centered Design
Introduction to Electromechanical System Design
3
MATH 310Applied Mathematics for Science and Engineering I3
PHYS 271
271L
Introduction to Electricity and Magnetism4
CC Electives6
Semester IIHours
GENG 288Integrated Approach to Electrical Engineering4
MENG 260Introduction to Thermal Sciences3
COMP 120Programming Abstractions and Methodologies 3.5
MATH 250Calculus III4
CC Elective3
Junior Year
Semester IHours
GENG 331Quantitative Human Physiology3
MENG 210Statics3
ENGR 311Engineering Materials Science3
ISYE 330Engineering Probability and Statistics3
CC Elective3
Semester IIHours
GENG 330Biomaterials Design3
GENG 360Experimental Engineering3
ISYE 380Sustainability and Engineering3
Concentration Elective3
CC Elective3
Senior Year
Semester IHours
GENG 350Engineering and Social Justice3
GENG 491Engineering Senior Design I4
GENG 430Bioinformatics3
GENG 431Biomechanics3
CC Elective3
Semester IIHours
GENG 492Engineering Senior Design II3
GENG 432Medical Devices3
Concentration Elective (upper division)3
Engineering Elective (upper division)3
CC Elective3
Senior Year 2
Semester IHours
Concentration Elective3
Math/Sci Elective3
CC Elective3
Free Electives9