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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.

Sophomore Year
Cr. First Semester
4 Calculus III—Math 265
5 Introduction to Classical Physics II—Phys 222
2 Principles of Materials Science and Engineering—Mat E 272*
3 Statics of Engineering—E M 274*
3 Written, Oral, Visual and Electronic Composition—Engl 250
17
Cr. Second Semester
4 Elementary Differential Equations and Laplace Transforms—Math 267
3 Engineering Statistics—Stat 305
3 Mechanics of Materials—E M 324*
3 Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Design—M E 270*
3

Engineering Thermodynamics I—M E 231*

R

Mechanical Engineering Professional Planning—M E 202

16
Junior Year
Cr. First Semester
3 Engineering Thermodynamics II— M E 332*
4 Manufacturing Engineering—M E 324*
3 Dynamics—E M 345*
3 Technical Communication—Engl 314
2 Introduction to Circuits and Instruments—E E 442*
2 Introduction to AC Circuits and Motors—E E 448*
17
Cr. Second Semester
3 Machine Design—M E 325*
3 Engineering Measurements and Instrumentation—M E 370*
3 General Education elective1
3 Technical elective2
4 Fluid Flow—M E 335*
16
Senior Year
Cr. First Semester
4 Mechanical Systems and Control— M E 421*
3 General Education elective1
4 Heat Transfer—M E 436*
6 Technical electives2
17
Cr. Second Semester
3 Design elective3
6 Technical electives2
6 General education electives1
15

Communication Proficiency

The department requires a minimum of C– in both Engl 150 and 250 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. Suggested areas of specialization are the following:

Energy conversion and utilization—M E 431, 433, 443, 444, 446, 448, 449; E E 456, 457; I E 305.

Machines and systems—M E 410, 411, 412, 414, 415, 417, 418, 419, 466, 511, 549; E M 514, 525.

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, 446, 447, 448, 449, 475, 530, 532, 536, 538, 539, 540, 542, 545, 546, 547, and applicable courses in other departments.

Propulsion—M E 448, 449, 542; Aer E 411, 412.

3The design elective must be chosen from M E 415 or 442.

*Core professional curriculum. A student must have a minimum grade-point average of 2.00 in this group of courses in order to graduate.