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Mechanical Engineering (BSME) Curriculum

See Undergraduate Bulletin for course descriptions and additional info

 
Freshman Year
Fall Course
Units
ECO 101 Principles of Microeconomics 1
MAT 127 Calculus A 1
PHY 201 General Physics I 1
FYW 102 First-Year Writing 1
ENG 142 Fundamentals of Engineering Design or CSC 215 – Computer Science I 1
ENG 091 Engineering Seminar I 0
ENG 095 Introduction to Engineering 0
Spring
CSC 215 Computer Science I or ENG 142 – Fundamentals of Engineering Design 1
MAT 128 Calculus B 1
PHY 202 General Physics II 1
FYS 16x First-Year Seminar 1
ENG 092 Engineering Seminar II 0
CHE 201 General Chemistry I 1
Sophomore Year
Fall
ENG 212 Circuits Analysis 1
ENG 214 Circuits Analysis Laboratory 0.5
ENG 222 Statics 1
ENG 232 Manufacturing Processes 1
ENG 272 Advanced Engineering Mathematics I 1
Liberal Learning Elective* 1
Spring
MAT 229 Multivariable Calculus 1
ENG 152 Engineering Material Science 1
ENG 262 Dynamics 1
MEC 251 Strength of Materials 1
MEC 263 Mechanical Engineering Laboratory I 0.5
IDS 252 Society, Ethics & Technology 1
Junior Year
Fall
ENG 093 Engineering Seminar III 0
ENG 322 Thermodynamics I 1
ENG 342 Advanced Engineering Mathematics II 1
MEC 311 Mechanical Design Analysis I 1
MEC 321 Numerical Analysis 1
Liberal Learning Elective* 1
Spring
ENG 094 Engineering Seminar IV 0
ENG 372 Engineering Economy 1
MEC 361 Fluid Mechanics 1
MEC 363 Mechanical Engineering Laboratory II 0.5
MEC 371 Thermodynamics II 1
Mechanical Engineering Elective** 1
Senior Year
Fall
ENG 099 Senior Professional Seminar 0
ENG 352 Control Systems 1
ENG 354 Control Systems Laboratory 0.5
MEC 411 Heat Transfer 1
MEC 433 Mechanical Engineering Laboratory III 0.5
MEC 460 Finite Elements in Mechanical Design 1
MEC 495 Senior Project I 0
Mechanical Engineering Elective** 1
Spring
ENG 098 Fundamentals of Engineering Review 0
ENG 312 Digital Circuits & Microprocessors 1
MEC 463 Mechanical Engineering Laboratory IV 0.5
MEC 496 Senior Project II 1
Mechanical Engineering Elective** 1
Liberal Learning Elective* 1
Total Course Units 39

Mechanical Engineering Electives GROUP A – Mechanical Design MEC 343/Biomechanics MEC 421/Kinematics & Mechanisms MEC 423/Introduction to Biomaterials MEC 431/Mechanical Design Analysis II MEC 481/Advanced Strength of Materials

GROUP B – Thermal Systems MEC 451/Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning MEC 461/Thermal Systems Design MEC 471/Compressible Fluid Mechanics

GROUP C – Dynamic Systems & Other MEC 381/Introduction to Mechatronics MEC 441/Vibration Analysis MEC 453/Digital Control Systems MEC 483/Robotics MEC 492/Independent Study ENG 412/Process & Quality Control  ENG 472/Special Topics in Engineering

* By advisement only.

** Students must take at least one course from Group A and Group B.

Advanced Placement (AP) is awarded for a number of courses including Calculus, Physics, Chemistry, etc. For further details on AP placement click here