Students who are interested in a more formal link to other Engineering departments may enrol in a designated option. If all requirements for the option are satisfactorily completed, the option is designated on the student's graduation transcript and UW degree. In order to add an Option, you must submit a Plan Modification Form to your academic advisor for approval and processing.
There are 13 designated Options described in the UW Calendar. The most popular Options among MME students are: Mechatronics, Management Sciences, Software, Artificial Intelligence, Computing and Biomechanics.
Each Option requires students to complete a set of specific technical elective courses, and extra courses must usually be taken in addition to the regular academic workload. Some Options permit Complementary Studies Courses, defined in the UW Calendar, to be included in the courses that count toward the Option. Students interested in a Designated Option should plan the choice of complementary studies courses carefully in order to ensure that both the Option requirements and the complementary studies requirements will be met.
It is also highly recommended to work with an Option coordinator to have your plan approved and discuss any challenges you may face while trying to satisfy the requirements.
Those who may be interested in pursuing a minor can find information in the Undergraduate Calendar. Minor requirements are listed in the relevant department's academic plans. A minor typically requires satisfactory completion of ten or more lecture courses.