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B.S. Mechanical Engineering

To advance to upper-division courses, a student majoring in mechanical engineering must earn certification: the student may accumulate no more than three grades of D or F in the mathematics, science or engineering courses used to satisfy certification requirements. Included in this number are multiple repeats of a single course or single repeats in multiple courses and courses transferred from other institutions.

In addition, students must also earn at least five grades of 'B' or better in these mathematics, science or engineering courses: Chem 111, Engr 210, Engr 220, Engr 240, Math 170, Math 175, Math 275, Math 310, Math 330, ME 123, ME 223, ME 301, MSE 201, Phys 211, and Phys 212. A grade of P (pass) in any of these courses is considered as a C grade in satisfying this certification requirement.

To graduate in this program, a student cannot accumulate no more than five grades of D or F in the mathematics, science, or engineering courses used to satisfy graduation requirements. Included in this number are multiple repeats of a single course or single repeats in multiple courses and courses transferred from other institutions.

Required course work includes the university requirements (see regulation J-3), completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination and:

  • CE 411 Engineering Fundamentals (1 credit)
  • Chem 111 Principles of Chemistry I (4 credits) Comm 101 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (2 credits)
  • Engl 317 Technical Writing (3 credits)
  • Engr 210 Engineering Statics (3 credits)
  • Engr 220 Engineering Dynamics (3 credits)
  • Engr 240 Introduction to Electrical Circuits (3 credits)
  • Engr 335 Engineering Fluid Mechanics (3 credits)
  • Engr 350 Engineering Mechanics of Materials (3 credits)
  • MSE 201 Elements of Materials Science (3 credits)
  • Math 170 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (4 credits)
  • Math 175 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II (4 credits)
  • Math 275 Analytic Geometry and Calculus III (3 credits)
  • Math 310 Ordinary Differential Equations (3 credits)
  • Math 330 Linear Algebra (3 credits)
  • ME 123 Introduction to Mechanical Design (3 credits)
  • ME 223 Mechanical Design Analysis (3 credits)
  • ME 301 Computer Aided Design Methods (3 credits)
  • ME 313 Dynamic Modeling of Engineering Systems (3 credits)
  • ME 322 Mechanical Engineering Thermodynamics (3 credits)
  • ME 325 Machine Component Design I (3 credits)
  • ME 330 Experimental Methods for Engineers (3 credits)
  • ME 341 Intermediate Mechanics of Materials (3 credits)
  • ME 345 Heat Transfer (3 credits)
  • ME 424 Mechanical Systems Design I (3 credits)
  • ME 426 Mechanical Systems Design II (3 credits)
  • ME 430 Senior Laboratory (3 credits)
  • ME 435 Thermal Energy Systems Design (3 credits)
  • Phil 103 Ethics (3 credits)
  • Phys 211, Phys 211L Engineering Physics I and Lab (4 credits)
  • Phys 212, Phys 212L Engineering Physics II and Lab (4 credits)

One from the following (3-4 credits):

  • Econ 201 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credits)
  • Econ 202 Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits)
  • Econ 272 Foundations of Economics (4 credits)

Technical Elective requirements for Mechanical Engineering: Fifteen credits of technical electives are required from the list below. The breakdown of credits will be as follows: nine credits must be an ME upper division course, three credits must be an upper division Math, Statistics or Physics course, the remaining three credits may be any course listed in below:

  • Bus 414 Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
  • Bus 456 Quality Management (3 credits)
  • Engr 360 Engineering Economy (2 credits)
  • Math 371 or Phys 371 Mathematical Physics (3 credits)
  • Math 420 Complex Variables (3 credits)
  • Math 428 Numerical Methods (3 credits)
  • Math 432 Numerical Linear Algebra (3 credits)
  • Math 437 Mathematical Biology (3 credits)
  • Math 451 Probability Theory (3 credits)
  • Math 452 Mathematical Statistics (3 credits)
  • Math 453 Stochastic Models (3 credits)
  • Math 471 Introduction to Analysis I (3 credits)
  • Math 472 Introduction to Analysis II (3 credits)
  • Math 480 Partial Differential Equations (3 credits)
  • ME 401 Engineering Team Projects (2-3 credits)
  • ME 404 Special Topics (credits vary)
  • ME 410 Principles of Lean Manufacturing (3 credits)
  • ME 412 Gas Dynamics (3 credits)
  • ME 413 or ME 513 Engineering Acoustics (3 credits)
  • ME 414 or ME 514 HVAC Systems (3 credits)
  • ME 417 or ME 517 Turbomachinery (3 credits)
  • ME 420 or ME 520 Fluid Dynamics (3 credits)
  • ME 421 Advanced Computer Aided Design (3 credits)
  • ME 422 Applied Thermodynamics (3 credits)
  • ME 425 Machine Component Design II (3 credits)
  • ME 433 Combustion Engine Systems (3 credits)
  • ME 444 Air Conditioning Engineering (3 credits)
  • ME 452 or ME 552 TechVentures: High Technology Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
  • ME 461 Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics (3 credits)
  • ME 464 or ME 564 Robotics: Kinematics, Dynamics, and Control (3 credits)
  • ME 472 Mechanical Vibrations (3 credits)
  • ME 481 Control Systems (3 credits)
  • ME 529 Combustion and Air Pollution (3 credits)
  • ME 539 Advanced Mechanics of Materials (3 credits)
  • ME 540 Continuum Mechanics (3 credits)
  • ME 541 Mechanical Engineering Analysis (3 credits)
  • ME 542 Optimal Control of Dynamic Systems (3 credits)
  • ME 544 Conduction Heat Transfer (3 credits)
  • ME 546 Convective Heat Transfer (3 credits)
  • ME 547 Thermal Radiation Processes (3 credits)
  • ME 548 Elasticity (3 credits)
  • ME 549 Finite Element Analysis (3 credits)
  • ME 578 Neural Network Design (3 credits)
  • ME 580 Linear System Theory (3 credits)
  • ME 583 Reliability of Engineering Systems (3 credits)
  • Phys 351 Introductory Quantum Mechanics I (3 credits)
  • Phys 305 Modern Physics (3 credits)
  • Phys 411 Advanced Physics Lab (4 credits)
  • Phys 425 or Phys 525 Relativity (3 credits)
  • Phys 428 or Phys 528 Numerical Methods (3 credits)
  • Phys 443 or Phys 543 Optics (3 credits)
  • Phys 444 or Phys 544 Quantum Optics (3 credits)
  • Phys 464 Materials Physics and Engineering (3 credits)
  • Phys 465 or Phys 565 Particle and Nuclear Physics (3 credits)
  • Phys 484 or Phys 584 Astrophysics (3 credits)
  • Stat 301 Probability and Statistics (3 credits)
  • Stat 431 Statistical Analysis (3 credits)
  • Stat 446 Six Sigma Innovation (3 credits)
  • Any approved 400/500 level course in another engineering discipline

A maximum of 3 credits of the following may be used:

  • ME 307 Group Mentoring I (1 credit)
  • ME 308 Group Mentoring II (1 credit)
  • ME 401 Engineering Team Projects (2-3 credits)
  • ME 407 Group Mentoring III (1 credit)

Courses to total 128 credits for this degree, not counting Engl 101, Math 143, and other courses that might be required to remove deficiencies.

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