Prospective Students

From Undergraduate Engineering Handbook

Revision as of 11:36, 7 October 2013 by Dlazar (Talk | contribs)
Jump to: navigation, search

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.


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

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 offering department in column two. Here is a list of the 2013-14 offerings:

Preference to Freshman

Managing Natural Disaster Risk -- CEE 29N
Managing Complex, Global Projects -- CEE 48N
Can Machines Know? Can Machines Feel?  -- CS 21N
Computers and Photography: From Capture to Sharing -- CS 45N
Great Ideas in Computer Science -- CS 54N
Great Discoveries and Inventions in Computing -- CS 56N
The Business of the Internet  -- CS 73N
Digital Dilemmas -- CS 74N
How Musical Instruments Work -- EE 10N
Things about Stuff -- EE 14N
Engineering the Micro and Nano Worlds: From Chips to Genes -- EE 17N
What is Nanotechnology? -- EE 21N
Medical Imaging Systems -- EE 22N
Electronics Rocks -- EE 27N
Science of the Impossible -- MATSCI 82N
How Stuff Is Made -- ME 14N
Haptics: Engineering Touch -- ME 21N
Renaissance Machine Design -- ME 21N
Think Like a Designer -- ME 26N

Preference to Sophomores

Electric Automobiles and Aircraft -- AA 116Q
Medical Device Innovation -- BIOE 70Q
Accessing Architecture Through Drawing -- CEE 31Q
Environmental Regulation and Policy -- CHEMENG 60Q
Masters of Disaster -- CHEMENG 70Q
Art, Chemistry, and Madness: The Science of Art Materials -- CHEMENG 80Q
Japanese Companies and Japanese Society -- MATSCI 159Q
Teamology: Creative Teams and Individual Development -- ME 18Q
The Worldly Engineer -- ME 23Q
Product Realization: Making is Thinking -- ME 103Q
The Flaw of Averages -- MS&E 22Q
International Environmental Policy -- MS&E 92Q
Nuclear Weapons, Energy, Proliferation, and Terrorism -- MS&E 93Q

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

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

ENGR 60. Engineering Economy (A, Sum 2012 is last offering; 3 Units) Fundamentals of economic analysis
ENGR 62. Intro to Optimization (A, S, 4 Units) Formulation and analysis of linear optimization problems

ENGR 40. Introductory Electonics (A, S; 5 units) Overview of electronic circuits & applications.
ENGR 40N. Engineering Wireless Networks (S, 5 units) A hands-on introduction to the design and implementation of modern wireless networks.
ENGR 40P. Physics of Electrical Engineering (W, 5 units) How everything from electrostatics to quantum mechanics is used in common high-technology products

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


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

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; 3 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

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, 5 units) Intensive version of 106B

General Engineering:

ENGR 10. Intro to Engineering Analysis (A, 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). The links below will take you to the departmental website; for a program description, see Major Programs in the Navigation Bar on left.

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

Undergraduate Minors

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

Undergraduate Honors

The School of Engineering Honors programs are explained in detail in the 2011-12 Undergraduate Handbook, pp. 319-330.

  • Architectural Design
  • Atmosphere and Energy
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomechanical Engineering
  • Biomedical Computation
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Science, Technology, and Society (degree program within H&S)

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.

Personal tools