Mechanical Engineering Curriculum

Mechanical Engineering Curriculum

A Word Document of the ME Study Plan / Application for Candidacy can be found here.

Term I
Course #Course NameLectureLabStudyCredit
CH 115General Chemistry I 3063
CH 117General Chemistry Laboratory I 0311
E 101Engineering Experiences I1001
E 121Engineering Design I0322
E 120Engineering Graphics0211
E 115Introduction to Programming 1232
MA 121Differential Calculus4082
MA 122Integral Calculus4082
CAL 103
OR
CAL 105
Writing And Communications Colloquium
OR
CAL Colloquium: Knowledge, Nature, Culture
3063
Total16103517
Term II
Course #Course NameLectureLabStudyCredit
S.E.Science Elective (1)3063
E 122Engineering Design II0332
MA 123Series, Vectors, Functions, and Surfaces4082
MA 124Calculus of Two Variables4082
PEP 111Mechanics3063
CAL 105
OR
CAL 103
CAL Colloquium: Knowledge, Nature, Culture
OR
Writing And Communications Colloquium
3063
MGT 103Intro to Entrepreneurship1202
Total1853717
Term III
Course #Course NameLectureLabStudyCredit
MA 221Differential Equations4084
PEP 112Electricity and Magnetism3063
E 126Mechanics of Solids4084
E 245Circuits and Systems2373
E 231Engineering Design III0322
HumHumanities 3063
Total1663719
Term IV
Course #Course NameLectureLabStudyCredit
MA 227Multivariable Calculus3003
E 232Engineering Design IV2373
ME 234Mechanical Engineering Thermodynamics3063
PEP 201Physics II for Engineering Students2373
ME 225Dynamics3063
HumHumanities 3063
Total1663218
Term V
Course #Course NameLectureLabStudyCredit
ME 342Fluid Mechanics3163
E 344Materials Processing3063
E 321Engineering Design V0322
E 243Probability and Statistics for Engineers3063
ME 361Design of Machine Components3063
HumHumanities 3063
Total1543217
Term VI
Course #Course NameLectureLabStudyCredit
ME 345Modeling and Simulation2243
E 355Engineering Economics 3364
ME 322Engineering Design VI2242
ME 335Thermal Engineering3163
ME 358Machine Dynamics and Mechanisms3163
G.E.General Elective (2)3063
Total1693218
Term VII
Course #Course NameLectureLabStudyCredit
ME 354Heat Transfer3063
ME 483Control Systems3063
G.E.General Elective II (2)3063
ME 423Engineering Design VII1643
T.G.Technogenesis Core (3)3063
T.E.Technical Elective (4)3063
Total1663418
Term VIII
Course #Course NameLectureLabStudyCredit
ME 491Manufacturing Processes and Systems3063
T.E.Technical Elective (4)3063
G.E.General Elective II (2)3063
ME 424Engineering Design VIII1643
ME 470Mechanical Engineering Systems Laboratory0322
HumHumanities 3063
Total1393017
(1) Mechanical Engineering students typically take CH 116 (with or without lab) or CH 281 (with or without lab) to satisfy this Science Elective requirement. It is recommended that all Mech Eng students add the labs associated with these courses.
(2) General Elective can be: a) a Mech Eng 4xx or 5xx course;b) an upper level SES, SSE, or Howe course; c) an upper level HUM course (with advisor approval).
(3) TG 401 or TG 421 satisfy the Technogenesis Core requirement for Mechanical Engineering students
(4) Mechanical Engineering Technical Elective (to be selected from available ME 4xx and ME 5xx course offerings), can be used towards ME concentration area.