The primary educational objective of this minor, offered by the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, is to provide students from outside MAE the necessary skills and tools to interact technically with mechanical engineers on various multidisciplinary fronts. This minor has the appearance of being very broad since it encompasses nearly all of the MAE upper division courses. However, the prerequisites of the upper-division courses will dictate, to a large extent, that a student concentrate in a sub-area of mechanical engineering. Many upper-level MAE courses have multiple prerequisites. A recommended strategy for designing a minor is to select a few upper-level courses of interest and work backward from them to determine what courses will be needed as prerequisites.
Students in all Majors except Mechanical Engineering may participate in this minor.