To qualify as a technical elective, a course must be a minimum of three credit hours.
Requirement: three technical electives are required to complete the CE degree, including one general technical elective at the 200+ level and two CE technical electives.
A general technical elective (TE) is any course offered by the UB schools listed below that is not explicitly required for the CE degree. A CE technical elective is any course offered by the department, thus the prefix "CE".
Please also read this list of unacceptable courses, due to overlapping with existing required CE content. If you have any doubt that a particular course may be invalid as a TE, it is your responsibility to check with your academic advisor before registering for the course to make sure it will be acceptable as a TE for the CE degree.
1. One General Technical Elective Required:
Possible Technical Elective Schools:
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) - any course with one of the following prefixes:
College of Arts and Science (CAS) - any course with one of the following prefixes:
School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (SMBS) - any course with one of the following prefixes:
School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP) - any course with one of the following prefixes:
If you don't know what you want to take, look at this list of suggested
In some instances, graduate courses may be used as TE's. For more information about this see your CBE Advisor.
2. Two CE Technical Electives Required:
Note that various tutorial courses (TUT) can be used to satisfy technical elective requirements. For example, the following courses can be used to satisfy general TE and/or chemical engineering TE requirements: Chemical Engineering Projects (CE 406), Internship/Practicum (CE 496), Undergaduate Research and Creative Activity (CE 498), and Independent Study (CE 499).
Note the following restrictions on the use of tutorial courses (CE 406, CE 496, CE 498, CE 499)
Effective Summer 2012, the following policy will be applied to the use of tutorial courses (CE 406, 496, 498, and 499) to satisfy the two CBE TE requirements:
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