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.
In the curricular listings that follow, students should make note that MATH 271 is an implicit prerequisite for all 100+ level courses in mechanical engineering.
Mechanical Engineering Program Educational Objectives
The Mechanical Engineering program provides a modern mechanical engineering education with focus in engineering decision-making; foundations of mathematics, physical science, engineering science and design; and an appreciation of societal impact of engineering practice, which prepares graduates to:
- Excel as practicing mechanical engineers in a wide range of careers in industry, government service, and consulting;
- Participate in continuous learning throughout their careers, both in more advanced engineering and in other areas of study;
- Communicate and work effectively with teams of people with diverse educational and cultural backgrounds;
- Take on leadership roles in their profession;
- Practice their profession in an ethically, socially, economically, and environmentally responsible manner.
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 are built into the Mechanical Engineering curriculum. Minimum of 126 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 020||QR: Programming for Engineers||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 (54 credits)|
|ME 001||First-Year Design Experience 2||2|
|ME 003||Introduction to Robotics||1|
|ME 014||Mechanics of Solids||3|
|ME 042||SU: Applied Thermodynamics||3|
|ME 081||Mech Engr 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 (0-3 credits)|
|ENGR 050||First Year Engineering Seminar||0-1|
|PHYS 030||Physics Problem Solving I||0-1|
|PHYS 123||Physics Problem Solving II||0-1|
ME General Education Electives: 9 credits of approved general education electives.
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.
ME Electives: ME 161 and all 200-level (or above) ME courses.