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Curriculum in Mechanical Engineering
Leading to the degree bachelor of science. Total credits required: 128.5. See also Basic Program and Cooperative Programs.
The department requires a minimum of C– in both Engl 104 and 105 with at least a 2.00 average for the two courses.
1 General Education electives must be chosen from department-approved lists and must include Econ 101 or 102, at least six credits in the humanities and at least six credits in the social sciences. Students must select courses that also satisfy the diversity and international perspective requirements of the university. No more than three 100 level courses are allowed.
2 All technical electives must be chosen from a department-approved list. Students must take a minimum of six credits of electives identified on the approved list as mechanical engineering technical electives. Suggested areas of specialization are the following:
Energy conversion and utilization—M E 433, 443, 444, 446, 447, 448, 449; E E 456, 457; I E 305.
Machines and systems—M E 410, 411, 412, 414, 415, 417, 418, 419, 466, 511, 516, 517, 518, 549; E M 514, 515, 517, 518, 519, 525, 544.
Materials and Manufacturing—M E 520, 521, 527, 528; E M 514, 569; Mat E 318, 443, 444.
Thermal and environmental engineering—M E 441, 442, 444, 445, 446, 447, 448, 449, 475, 530, 532, 536, 538, 539, 540, 542, 545, 546, 547, and applicable courses in other departments.
Propulsion—M E 445, 447, 448, 449, 542; Aer E 312, 412.
Nuclear Power—M E 431, 585.
3The design elective must be chosen from M E 415, 442, 446, or 449.
*Core professional curriculum. A student must have a minimum grade-point average of 2.00 in this group of courses in order to graduate.
8 Natural sciences
9 Social sciences from at least two different disciplines
A list of courses acceptable in the general education groups can be obtained from the college office.
36 Distribution Requirements
A minimum of 12 credits is required in each of three of the five distribution areas listed below.
Humanities (literature, philosophy, history, religion, art and music appreciation)
Communications and arts (journalism, speech, writing, drama, art, foreign language)
Natural sciences and mathematical disciplines (chemistry, physics, biology, geological and atmospheric sciences, mathematics, statistics, computer science)
Social sciences (sociology, psychology, economics, political science, anthropology, geography)
Professional fields (business, education, family and consumer sciences, social work, agriculture, engineering, nursing)
At least 24 upper-level credits are required in the three distribution areas with a minimum of 6 upper-level credits in each of the areas.
120 Total credits required for graduation
*The requirement may be met by completion of three or more years of high school study in one foreign language.
Included in the total of 120 credits must be the following:
45 upper-level credits from a four-year college
30 credits from ISU earned during the junior/and or senior year.
Three credits of course work in U.S. Diversity and 3 credits in International Perspectives.
A grade average of at least 2.00 (a C average) in all coursework applied to the B.L.S. degree, in all upper-level coursework, and in all work completed after admission to the B.L.S. program.
Proficiency in English demonstrated by completion of an approved composition course from a four-year college or by faculty evaluation, as advised.