Prospective Students

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To campus visitors: The UG Admission office is a source for both School of Engineering flyers (that will give you background and information on the School), as well as details on a basic engineering course you may attend as part of your day's activities here. The Admissions office is located at 355 Galvez St, Montag Hall.

To prospective engineering students: On this page you will find ways to explore engineering topics as an enrolled student at Stanford, as well as find links to the School of Engineering departments and summer programs open to high school or other non-matriculated students.

Pre-Collegiate Stanford Experience and Summer Classes: Check these two websites for summer programs that are offered to pre-college, college, and international students:

Stanford Summer College Academy

Summer Learning at Stanford

Contents

Science & Engineering Quad Tour

Go to the SEQ Tour site to learn more and reserve space in this tour that covers the Main Quad, the Science & Engineering Quad, and other campus areas.

Exploring Engineering

Once you are accepted to Stanford University, there are a variety of ways to explore different topics within the School of Engineering that can help you decide on a major and/or minor program:

1-Unit Survey Courses


CHEMENG 10: The Chemical Engineering Profession
CS 546 or 547:  Seminar on Liberation Technologies or Human-Computer Interaction Seminar
EE 100: The Electrical Engineering Profession
MS&E 472: Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders

Introductory Seminars with an Engineering Focus

Stanford School of Engineering Introductory Seminars offer a popular and hands-on way to experience engineering ideas and projects during your frosh and/or soph year. These IntroSems are designed to explore a topic that often isn't otherwise part of the curriculum for a particular major, and do it with a faculty instructor in a small-class setting (maximum of 14-16 students). To get a further hint of the emphasis of the class, check the course description by entering the course number (e.g. BIOE32Q) on the Explore Courses site. Here is a list of the 2016-17 offerings:

Preference to Freshman

HOW TO DESIGN A SPACE MISSION -- AA 118N
3D PRINTED AEROSPACE STRUCTURE -- AA 119N
DAWN OF THE DRONES -- AA 122N
MANAGING NATURAL DISASTER RISK -- CEE 29N
INFLUENCES ON STRUCTURAL DESIGN -- CEE 80N
WHEN CHEM MEETS ENGINEERING -- CHEMENG 31N
COMPUTERS AND PHOTOGRAPHY -- CS 45N
GREAT IDEAS IN CS -- CS 54N
MAN VERSUS NATURE -- EE 60N
THINGS ABOUT STUFF  -- EE 14N
IMAGING: FROM ATOM TO UNIVERSE  -- EE 23N
ART & SCIENCE ENGINEERING DESIGN  -- EE 15N
WHAT IS NANOTECHNOLOGY  -- EE 21N
BIOENGINEERING MATERIALS TO HEAL THE BODY  -- MATSCI 81N
GREAT INVENTIONS -- MATSCI 83N
RE-ENGINEERING ENERGY -- MATSCI 84N
SCIENCE OF THE IMPOSSIBLE -- MATSCI 82N
THE GREAT PRINCIPLE OF SIMILITUDE -- ME 13N
SMART ROBOTS IN OUR MIX -- ME 22N

Preference to Sophomores

ELECTRIC AUTOMOBILES AND AIRCRAFT -- AA 116Q
HOW TO DESIGN A SPACE MISSION: FROM CONCEPT TO EXECUTION -- AA 118N
3D PRINTED AEROSPACE STRUCTURE -- AA 119N
BUILDING TRUST IN AUTONOMY -- AA 120Q
IT IS ROCKET SCIENCE! -- AA 121Q
DAWN OF THE DRONES: HOW WILL UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS CHANGE OUR WORLD? -- AA 122N

BON APPÉTIT, MARIE CURIE! -- BIOE 32Q
MEDICAL DEVICE INNOVATION -- BIOE 70Q
ACCESSING ARCHITECTURE THROUGH DRAWING -- CEE 31Q
HOW TO BE GOVERNED OTHERWISE: ART, ACTIVISM, AND THE CITY -- CEE 131Q
COMPUTATIONAL MODELLING FOR FUTURE LEADERS -- CME 20Q
MASTERS OF DISASTER -- CHEMENG 70Q
ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION & POLICY -- CHEMENG 60Q
ART, CHEMISTRY & MADNESS: SCIENCE OF ART MATERIALS -- CHEMENG 80Q
JAPANESE COMPANIES + SOCIETY -- MATSCI 159Q
TEAMOLOGY -- ME 18Q
NUCLEAR ISSUES TODAY -- MS&E 93Q
INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY -- MS&E 92Q

Engineering Fundamentals 

Engineering Fundamentals are technically rigorous introductory courses from a range of engineering disciplines. Almost every UG student in engineering must complete three of these courses, two of which are often specified by the major chosen. The Fundamentals options are listed below by topic.

BioE and/or ChemE:

ENGR 20. (S, 3 units) Overview of chemical engineering through discussion and engineering analysis of physical and chemical processes.
ENGR 25B. Biotechnology (S, 3 Units) Biology and chemistry fundamentals

ENGR 50M. Intro to Materials Science, Biomaterials Emphasis (W, 4 units) relationship between atomic structure and macroscopic properties of man-made and natural materials; mechanical and thermodynamic behavior of surgical implants
ENGR 80. Intro to Bioengineering (S, 4 units) Overview of bioengineering focused on engineering analysis and design of biological systems

Civil/Environmental:
ENGR 90. Environmental Science and Technology (A, 3 units) Introduction to environmental quality and technology of understanding environmental issues

ENGR 14. Intro to Solid Mechanics (for structures and solids)
Economic/MS&E:
ENGR 62. Intro to Optimization (A, S, 4 Units) Formulation and analysis of linear optimization problems

Electronics:
ENGR 40. Introductory Electonics (W, S; 5 units) Overview of electronic circuits & applications.

ENGR 40A. Introductory Electronics (first 7 weeks of E40) (W; 3 units)
ENGR 40M. Making Stuff: What is EE (A, S) A hands-on introduction to EE design
ENGR 40P. Physics of Electrical Engineering (W, 5 units) How everything from electrostatics to quantum mechanics is used in common high-technology products

Energy:
ENGR 25E. Energy: Chemical Transformations for Production, Storage, and Use (W, 3 units) An introduction and overview to the challenges and opportunities of energy supply and consumption.
ENGR 50E. Introduction to Materials Science - Energy Emphasis (A, 4 units)
Materials structure, bonding and atomic arrangements leading to their properties and applications

Materials:

ENGR 50. Intro to Materials Science, Nanotechnology Emphasis (S, 4 units) The structure, bonding, & atomic arrangements in materials leading to their properties & applications.

Mechanics:
ENGR 14. Introduction to Solid Mechanics (A, W, S; 4 units) Introduction to engineering analysis using the principles of engineering solid mechanics.
ENGR 15. Dynamics (A, S; 4 units) The application of Newton's Laws to solve static and dynamic problems, particle and rigid body dynamics, freebody diagrams, and writing equations of motion.
ENGR 30. Engineering Thermodynamics (a, W, Sum; 3 units) The basic principles of thermodynamics

Programming:
ENGR 70A (same as CS 106A). Programming Methodology (A,W,S,Sum; 5 units) Introduction to the engineering of computer applications
ENGR 70B (same as CS 106B). Programming Abstractions (A,W,S,Sum; 5 units) Abstraction and its relation to programming. Uses the programming language C++
ENGR 70X (same as CS 106X). Programming Abstractions Accelerated (A,W,S,Sum 5 units) Intensive version of 106B

General Engineering:

ENGR 10. Intro to Engineering Analysis (S, Sum; 4 units) Integrated approach to the fundamental scientific principles that are the cornerstones of engineering analysis

School of Engineering Undergraduate Majors

Stanford offers 16 defined undergraduate majors, plus the option to design your own (the Individually Designed Major in Engineering). See Departmental Links to get to the departmental website; for a program description and list of requirements, see Major Programs in the Navigation Bar on left.

  • Bioengineering (BioE)
  • Chemical Engineering (CHEME)
  • Civil Engineering (CE)
  • Computer Science (CS)
  • Electrical Engineering (EE)
  • Engineering - interdisciplinary programs resulting in an Engineering (ENGR) degree include:

   o Aeronautics and Astronautics
   o Architectural Design
   o Atmosphere and Energy
   o Biomechanical Engineering
   o Biomedical Computation
   o Engineering Physics
   o Product Design

  • Environmental Systems Engineering (ENVSE)
  • Individually Designed (IDMEN)
  • Management Science and Engineering (MGTSC)
  • Materials Science and Engineering (MATSC)
  • Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Undergraduate Minors

  • Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Systems Engineering
  • Management Science and Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Undergraduate Honors

The School of Engineering Honors programs are explained in detail on the Honors page

  • Architectural Design
  • Atmosphere and Energy
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomechanical Engineering
  • Biomedical Computation
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering

Summer Programs at Stanford

Summer at Stanford: Find summer courses/program for high school students, students from other colleges who would like to take summer classes here, and other offerings.


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