The first three years of the Mechanical and Mechatronics engineering programs consist primarily of fundamental "core" courses that must be taken by all students. Non-technical or "complementary studies" elective courses (CSEs), which you choose, are distributed throughout the program to give academic breadth, however, elective courses are not included every term. For mechanical engineering students, the final year is composed almost entirely of technical electives (TEs) which permit the student to specialize. However, in the Mechatronics final year, five technical electives (TE) are scheduled. These five courses must be chosen from a list of approved courses, and this enables the student to focus on a particular Mechatronics area of interest.