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2014-15 Approved School of Engineering Breadth Courses


Find below links to SoE-approved courses to fulfill 2014-15 Math, Science, Technology in Society, and Engineering Fundamentals requirements for School of Engineering majors. See text below the chart for more information on which math and/or science courses to take and when.
Math Courses 2014-15 New Course: CME 103/EE 103 Introduction to Matrix Methods, 5 units, A Note: For students who elect to take the MATH 50 series but would like to gain experience in MATLAB, MATH 51M is offered autumn quarter for 1 unit, and can be taken simultaneously with MATH 51. OR take 4-week course CME 192 A, W, or S quarters. Science Courses 2014-15 
Engineering Fundamentals Courses 2014-15 The newest version of ENGR 40 (ENGR 40M) will be offered twice in 2014-15, Aut & Spr; enrollment no longer capped. 3-5 units. See ExploreCourses for more detail.
Course Chart for the 2014-15 TiS Requirement Note: CE and MS&E majors must choose from among the courses marked “X” in the major columns. Students in other majors may choose from any of the following courses, although only BMC majors may use HUMBIO 174, BIOE 131 is limited to 20 students (preference to BioE majors), & only CS majors may take CS 181W.

2014-15 Technology in Society

Course
Title Qtr
CE
   *
MS&E
BIOE 131 (WIM)
Ethics in Bioengineering (Preference to BioE Majors), 3 units
   S



CLASSICS 151
Ten Things: An Archaeology of Design, 3 units
   A



COMM 120W (WIM)
Digital Media in Society, 5 units Not Offered 2014-15




COMM 169 Computers and Interfaces, 4-5 units
A   X
    X
CS 181 (Prereq CS 106B or X)
Computers, Ethics, and Public Policy (Prereq: CS 106B or X), 4 units
A,W,S



CS 181W (WIM)
Computers, Ethics, and Public Policy (for CS majors only), 4 units
A,W,S



ECON 116
American Economic History, 5 units (prereq of ECON 1 or 1A)




ENGR 129 (online) The Internet in Global Context (for BOSP abroad students only), 4 units    S


ENGR 130
Science Technology, and Contemporary, 4-5 units-   Not Offered 2014-15
   -
   X
 
   X
ENGR 131
Ethical Issues in Engineering, 4 units
   -
   X
 
   X
ENGR 145
Technology Entrepreneurship, 4 units
  A,W


HUMBIO 174
Foundations of Bioethics (BMC Majors; prereq of HUMBIO core), 3 units
   S




  -- ME 120 -- is no longer a TiS course (PD majors may take any other approved course listed)
 

 

MS&E 181
Issues in Tech & Work for Post-Industrial Economy, 3 units
   S
  

     X
MS&E 193/193W Technology and National Security, 3 units    A

     X
MS&E 197
Ethics and Public Policy, 5 units
  W


     X
POLISCI 114S International Security in a Changing World, 5 units   W
  

PUBLPOL 122 Biosecurity & Bioterrorism Response (must take for 4 units & have research topic approved in advance by Prof McGinn. Email him at <mcginn@stanford.edu> ) 4 units   S


PUBLPOL 194 Technology Policy, 4 units   W   X

STS 1
The Public Life of Science and Technology, 5 units
  W



  • ME students may now take any approved course on this list to satisfy the TiS requirement.

ME 120 is no longer a TiS course for any SoE major program.

MATHEMATICS COURSES
As a general rule, students interested in an engineering major should take a sequence of mathematics courses in their first year. Choosing which sequence to take, however, requires careful thought and the assistance of your advisor. Stanford offers several different entry points and options:

• MATH 41 and 42 present single variable calculus, with an emphasis on differential calculus in the first quarter and integral calculus in the second.
• MATH 19, 20, and 21 cover the same material as MATH 41 and 42, but do so in three quarters instead of two.
• MATH 51, 52, and 53* are taken by students who enter Stanford with 10 units of AP credit, or who have completed either MATH 42 or MATH 21. The 50 series covers differential and integral calculus in several variables, linear algebra, and ordinary differential equations. These courses are taught in an integrated fashion, with differential calculus of several variables and linear algebra being taught in MATH 51, integral calculus with linear algebra in MATH 52, and differential equations, including matrix methods for solving systems, in MATH 53. Students who are unsure of their mathematics preparation should consult with an advisor in the mathematics department before registering for this sequence. Some students have had the opportunity to cover differential and integral calculus in several variables, linear algebra, and/or ordinary differential equations in high school. In these cases students should consult with the Office of Student Affairs in 135 Huang to determine math placement and what requirements can be waived.
* Note: These courses do not include MATLAB. To get MATLAB experience with the MATH 50 series take 1-unit courses MATH 51M (autumn quarter only) or CME 192 (4-week course offered A, W, S).
• MATH 51H, 52H, and 53H cover the same material as in 51, 52, and 53, but with more emphasis on theory and rigor. These courses are designed for students who have a strong interest in majoring in mathematics with an inclination toward pure mathematics.
• CME 100, 102, and 104 or 106 (same as ENGR 154, 155A, 155B, and 155C) cover material that is similar to that in the MATH 51, 52, 53 series, but do so in a different order and with a more explicit engineering focus. The Computational and Mathematical Engineering (CME) courses were developed for undergraduates interested in engineering. CME 100 presents multivariable calculus with engineering applications. It also introduces MATLAB, a computer program that integrates mathematical computing and visualization, providing a deeper, more visual understanding of the basic principles of multivariable calculus. MATLAB is incorporated throughout the CME series and will be useful in many later engineering and science courses. CME 100 can replace the material in MATH 51 and 52 in an engineering undergraduate’s course requirements. Students can continue on with the CME 102/104/106 sequence, which covers the rest of the introductory mathematics curriculum with an emphasis on engineering applications. CME 102 covers ordinary differential equations, CME 104 covers linear algebra and partial differential equations, and CME 106 covers probability and statistics for engineering. CME 102 may be taken before or after CME 100, while CME 106 requires either CME 100 or Math 51 as a prerequisite. CME 104 requires CME 102 as a prerequisite. Students who take both MATH 51 and CME 100 will receive only 7-8 units of credit due to duplication of material.

PHYSICS COURSES
The decision of whether to take a physics course in your first year is not nearly as simple as your decision about mathematics. Given the fact that you will also be taking required courses in writing and the humanities, taking both mathematics and physics in your first year pretty much fills your schedule, leaving little room for seminars or other courses that spark your interest. Furthermore, although all engineering majors require physics, it is often unnecessary to take physics so early in your undergraduate program. For students interested in engineering majors that depend heavily on physics, such as Engineering Physics, some aspects of Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Electrical Engineering, taking physics in your first year makes a great deal of sense because physics is a prerequisite for many of the advanced courses. For most other engineering majors, however, it probably makes sense to delay physics until your sophomore year, giving you more flexibility in your course schedule.

As with mathematics, there are several possible sequences that are appropriate for first-year students:

• PHYSICS 41, 43, and 45 constitute the standard introductory sequence in physics and cover mechanics, electricity and magnetism, and light and heat, respectively. These courses are calculus-based and are generally far more intensive than typical high-school offerings, even at the advanced placement level. Even students who have taken AP Physics—and therefore do not in fact need the credits for these courses—find them challenging. Because the Stanford courses cover so much more material and do so with greater depth and rigor, it often makes sense to give up the Advanced Placement credits and take these courses. Talk with your advisor for guidance in this area. Note that PHYSICS 41 has prerequisites of high school physics or PHYSICS 19, and MATH 41 or 20 or 51 or CME 100 or equivalent. Minimum corequisite: MATH 42 or 21 or 51 or CME 100. See Figure 3-2, Courses Approved for the Science Requirement, in Chapter 3 for detail on all the physics courses.
• PHYSICS 61, 63, and 65 offer a more advanced sequence designed for students who have mastered physics and calculus at the level of AP Physics C and AP Calculus B/C in high school. This series is a good choice for prospective Engineering Physics or Physics majors and those interested in a more rigorous introduction to the field.
• PHYSICS 21, 23, and 25 provide a lower-level introduction to basic physics primarily intended for premedical students. Most departments in the School of Engineering do not accept these courses and require students to take the 40 series or a more advanced offering. However, if you are intending to major in a discipline that allows students to take these courses, such as Computer Science or many of the degree options in Management Science and Engineering, these courses may represent an attractive option.

CHEMISTRY COURSES
For some engineering majors, such as Chemical Engineering and the School of Engineering majors associated with biology or medicine, taking a chemistry course in your first year is far more important than taking physics, largely because Stanford requires students to take a year of introductory chemistry before enrolling in biology. In order to get any advanced biology courses into a four-year degree, it is critical to begin the chemistry sequence early.

The two-quarter sequence Chemistry 31A and 31B is offered in the autumn and winter quarters respectively, and the one-quarter accelerated course, Chemistry 31X, is offered in the autumn quarter only. Additionally, students with a score of 5 on the Chemistry Advanced Placement Exam may continue to start in Chemistry 33, which is offered winter and spring quarters, but see the last paragraph in this section, below, about consequences for those preparing to apply to medical school.

Chemistry 31A and Chemistry 31B cover all the essential topics in general chemistry that are required to prepare students for the subsequent courses in the curriculum. Only the more advanced portions of these same topics are covered in Chemistry 31X. Both tracks use the same textbook and will arrive at the same endpoint. Thus, Chemistry 31X is an accelerated course for students with a strong background in high school chemistry. Chemistry 31A and 31B is for students with moderate or no background in high school chemistry. Chemistry 31A is a prerequisite for taking Chemistry 31B. Students must decide before autumn quarter whether or not they will take the two-quarter track because it will not be offered again until the following year.

ABET Unit Count for Use in Program Sheets from 2010-11 and Before (CHE, CE, EE, ENV, ME only)

Find below Engineering Science, Design, and Experimentation unit allocation for ENGR courses. For ABET values of departmental courses for the accredited majors (Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Environmental, and Mechanical Engineering), see individual sections within Chapter 5 of the Handbook.


Course
Engineering Courses (ENGR)                      
SCI
DES
EXP
Total
ENGR 10
Introduction to Engineering Analysis (Sum)
4
-
-
4
ENGR 14/14S
Applied Mechanics: Statics (A,S/W)
2
1
-
3
ENGR 15
Dynamics (A,S)
2
1
-
3
ENGR 20
Intro to Chemical Engineering (same as CHEMENG 20) (S)
2
1
-
3
ENGR 25B
Biotechnology (same as CHEMENG 25B) (S)
2
1
-
3
ENGR 25E

Energy: Chemical Transformation for Production,

Storage, and Use (same as CHEMENG 25E) (W)

2
1
-
3
ENGR 30
Engineering Thermodynamics (A,W)
3
-
-
3
ENGR 40
Introductory Electronics (A,S)
3
2
2
5
ENGR 50
Intro to Materials Science, Nantechnology Emphasis (W,S)
4
-
-
4
ENGR 50E
Intro to Materials Science, Energy Emphasis (W)
4
-
-
4
ENGR 50M
Intro to Materials Science, Biomaterials Emphasis (A)
4
-
-
4
ENGR 60
Engineering Economy (A,S)
3
-
-
3
ENGR 62
Intro to Optimization (same as MS&E 111) (A,S)
4
-
-
4
ENGR 70A
Programming Methodology (A,W,S,Sum)
3
2
-
5
ENGR 70B
Programming Abstractions (A,W,S,Sum)
3
2
-
5
ENGR 70X
Programming Abstractions, Accelerated (A)
3
2
-
5
ENGR 80
Intro to Bioengineering (S)
4
-
-
4
ENGR 102E
Tech/Professional Writing for Electrical Engineers
-
-
-
1
ENGR 102M
Tech/Profess Writing for Mechanical Engrs
-
-
-
1
ENGR 105
Feedback Control Design (W,Sum)
1
2
-
3
ENGR 120
Fundamentals of Petroleum Engineer (A)
2
1
-
3
ENGR 205
Introduction to Control Design Techniques (A)
1
2
-
3
ENGR 206
Control System Design and Simulation (not given 2010-11)
-
3-4
-
3-4
ENGR 207A
Linear Control Systems I (not given 2010-11)
-
-
-
3
ENGR 207B
Linear Control Systems II (W)
1
2
2
3
ENGR 207C
Linear Control Systems III (A)
-
-
-
3
ENGR 209A
Analysis & Control of Nonlinear Systems (W)
-
3
-
3






<u>Unit Allocation Lists for Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Environmental, and Mechanical Engineering</u> can be found in the 2010-11 UGHB, Chapter 5, the major programs section; see Handbooks page.

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