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Curriculum in Mechanical Engineering

Leading to the degree bachelor of science.

Total credits required: 128.5 cr. See also Basic Program and Special Programs.

International Perspectives: 3 cr.*
U.S. Diversity: 3 cr.*

Communication Proficiency/Library requirement:
Engl 150 and Engl 250 with minimum grade of C); Lib 160. (See Basic Program for credit requirements.)
Remaining Communication Courses: 3 cr.
Engl 314, 3 cr.

General Education Electives: 15 cr.
Econ 101, 3 cr. or Econ 102, 3 cr.
Complete 3 additional credits of Social Science Electives.**
Complete 6 cr. of Humanities Electives.**
Complete 3 additional General Education credits.**

Basic Program: 26.5 cr.****
Complete with 2.00 GPA including transfer courses: Chem 167 or Chem 177, 4 cr.; Engl 150, 3 cr. and Engl 250, 3 cr. (see above for grade requirements); Engr 101, R cr.; Engr 160, 3 cr.***; Lib 160, 0.5 cr.; Math 165, 4 cr. and Math 166, 4 cr.; and Phys 221, 5 cr. (See Basic Program rule)

Math and Physical Science: 20 cr.
Engr 170, 3 cr.; Chem 167L, 1 cr. or Chem 177L, 1 cr.; Math 265, 4 cr.; Math 267, 4 cr. or Math 266, 3 cr. with Math 268, 1 cr.; Phys 222, 5 cr.; Stat 305, 3 cr.

Mechanical Engineering Core: 46 cr.****
E M 274, 3 cr.; E M 324, 3 cr.; E M 345, 3 cr.; E E 442, 2 cr.; E E 448, 2 cr.; M E 270, 3 cr.; M E 231, 3 cr; M E 324, 4 cr.; M E 325, 3 cr.; M E 332, 3 cr.; M E 335, 4 cr.; M E 370, 3 cr.; M E 421, 4 cr.; M E 436, 4 cr.; Mat E 272, 2 cr.

Other Remaining Courses: 18 cr.
Complete one course from M E 415, 3 cr.; M E 442, 3 cr. or M E 486, 3 cr. Complete 15 cr. Technical Electives.**

Seminar/Co-op/Internships:
M E 102, R cr.; M E 202, R cr. Co-op/Internship Optional

* These university requirements will add to the minimum credits of the program unless the university-approved courses are also approved by the department to meet other course requirements within the degree program. U.S. diversity and international perspectives courses may not be taken Pass/Not Pass.
** Choose from department approved list.
*** See Basic Program for Professional Engineering Curricula for accepted substitutions for curriculum designated courses in the Basic Program.
****2.00 GPA average required including transfer courses.
Transfer Credit Requirements - The Mechanical Engineering Department requires a grade of a C or better for any transfer credit course that is applied to the degree program. The degree program must include a minimum of 15 credits taken from courses offered through the Mechanical Engineering Department at Iowa State University. Of these 15 credits, three must be from one of the senior capstone design courses. The remaining 12 credits may be from the core curriculum program (if a student is deficient in these courses) or from 400-level ME technical electives. No more than 3 credits of ME 490 (independent study) shall be applied to meet the 12 credit requirement.