BSME degree options
Mechatronics and Nanoscience and Molecular Engineering are the two formal degree options for undergraduate ME students. These degree options have competitive application processes that are separate from admission to the ME major. The degree options encompass senior-year curricula that lead to earning a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with Option in Mechatronics or with Option in Nanoscience and Molecular Engineering.
Mechatronics deals with the integration of mechanical, electrical, and computer technologies into the design of complex products. Traditional design methods view these components as separate, but Mechatronics emphasizes global optimization by integrating these components of the design process.
Nanoscience is the study of structures, materials, and devices with nanometer-sized features. Molecular engineering concerns how new materials, systems, and processes can be enabled by designing and tailoring properties and structures at the molecular level. The field of nanoscience and molecular engineering is at the forefront of scientific research.