Mechanical Engineering B.S.ME.
The curriculum leading to a degree of Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering offers instruction in design, solid and thermo-fluid mechanics, materials, manufacturing processes and systems, as well as in engineering, life and physical sciences, humanities, and social sciences.
Engineering design is developed and integrated into each student’s program and culminates in a required major design experience which draws upon prior course work and which focuses on the issues and expectations of professional practice.
Mechanical Engineering Program Educational Objectives
The educational objectives of the Mechanical Engineering program are to provide our graduates with disciplinary breadth and depth to fulfill complex professional and societal expectations by:
1. Pursuing careers as practicing engineers or using their program knowledge in a wide range of other professional, educational and service activities.
2. Assuming leadership roles and seeking continuous professional development.
3. Contributing to their profession and society while appreciating the importance of ethical and sustainable practices, diversity, and inclusion.
The Curriculum for the B.S. in Mechanical Engineering
Students must meet University requirements. Note that the University's Sustainability (SU) and Quantitative Reasoning (QR) requirements and the College's Professional Development requirement are built into the Mechanical Engineering curriculum. Minimum of 125 credits required.
|UNIVERSITY/MECHANICAL ENGINEERING GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (18 CREDITS)|
|Univ FWIL: Foundational Writing & Information Literacy||3|
|Univ D1: Diversity 1||3|
|Univ D1/D2: Diversity 1 or Diversity 2||3|
|ME General Education Electives 1||9|
|MATHEMATICS & STATISTICS REQUIREMENTS (21 CREDITS)|
|MATH 021||QR: Calculus I||4|
|MATH 022||QR: Calculus II||4|
|MATH 121||QR: Calculus III||4|
|MATH 122||QR: Applied Linear Algebra||3|
|or MATH 124||QR: Linear Algebra|
|MATH 271||QR:Adv Engineering Mathematics||3|
|STAT 143||QR: Statistics for Engineering||3|
|COMPUTING & SCIENCE REQUIREMENTS (14 CREDITS)|
|CS 021||QR: Computer Programming I||3|
|CHEM 031||General Chemistry 1||4|
|PHYS 031||Physics for Engineers I||4|
|PHYS 125||Physics for Engineers II||3|
|MECHANICAL ENGINEERING COURSE REQUIREMENTS (53 CREDITS)|
|ME 001||First-Year Design Experience 2||2|
|ME 014||Mechanics of Solids||3|
|ME 042||SU: Applied Thermodynamics||3|
|ME 081||Engineering Shop Experience||1|
|ME 083||Computational Mech Engr Lab||1|
|ME 101||Materials Engineering||3|
|ME 111||System Dynamics||3|
|ME 123||Thermo-Fluid Lab||2|
|ME 124||Materials and Mechanics Lab||2|
|ME 143||Fluid Mechanics||3|
|ME 144||Heat Transfer||3|
|ME 171||Design of Elements||3|
|ME 185||Capstone Design I||3|
|ME 186||Capstone Design II||3|
|ME Electives 3||12|
|ADDITIONAL ENGINEERING/TECHNICAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS (19 CREDITS)|
|EE 100||Electrical Engr Concepts||4|
|EE 101||Digital Control w/Embedded Sys||4|
|ENGR 002||Graphical Communication||2|
|Technical Electives 4||6|
|OPTIONAL/RECOMMENDED COURSES (4 CREDITS)|
|ME 003||Introduction to Robotics||1|
|CEMS 050||CEMS First Year Seminar||1|
|PHYS 030||Physics Problem Solving I||1|
|PHYS 123||Physics Problem Solving II||1|
ME General Education Electives: 9 credits of approved general education electives with a minimum of 3 credits Humanities and 3 credits Social Sciences.
First Year Design Experience: ME 001 is a degree requirement designed for first-year students. Internal and external transfer students may substitute 100-level or higher engineering (BME, CE, EE, ENGR, ME) credits for this requirement.