Sep 20, 2021  
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022

Mechanical Engineering, BS


Mechanical engineering is the discipline that applies the principles of engineering, physics, and materials science for the design, analysis, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems. It is the branch of engineering that involves the design, production, and operation of machinery. It is one of the oldest and broadest of the engineering disciplines.

Mechanical Engineering Curriculum


   Department and Number - Descriptive Title of Course Fall Cr. Spr. Cr.

First Year

                                 
 COGNATE  CHEM 112 - (E) General and Analytical Chemistry  — PHYS 140/PHYS 140L - (E) Elements of Physics I   3 4
 COGNATE  MATH 114 - (Q) Calculus I 1 MATH 221 - Calculus II   4 4
 GE WRTG  WRTG 107 - (FYW) Composition   3  
 MAJOR   ENGR 253L - Computer Aided Design (CAD) I  —  ENGR 254L - Computer Aided Design (CAD) II   1 1
 GE EP MAJOR - COGNATE  ENGR 150 - (FYOC, FYDT) Foundations of Physics and Engineering  — CMPS 134 - Computer Science I /CMPS 134L   3 4
 GE PHIL - GE T/RS  PHIL 120 - Introduction to Philosophy  — T/RS 121 - (P) Theology I: Introduction to the Bible   3 3
 GE FSEM  First Year Seminar2    
    17 16

Second Year

   
 MAJOR  ME 240 - Introduction to Mechanical Engineering   3  
 COGNATE  EE 250/EE250L - Computational Tools for Physics and Engineering  — EE 241/EE 241L - (EPW) Circuit Analysis   4 4
 MAJOR  ENGR 250 - Engineering Mechanics - Statics  — ME 260 - Strength of Materials   3 3
 COGNATE  PHYS 141/PHYS 141L - (E) Elements of Physics II  —PHYS 142 - Elements of Physics III   4 3
 COGNATE  MATH 222 - Calculus III  — MATH 341 - Differential Equations   4 4
 GE HUMN  HUMN ELECT - Humanities Elective   3
    18 17

Third Year

   
 MAJOR   ME 370 / ME 370L - Manufacturing Processes Lab   4  
 MAJOR - COGNATE  ENGR 251 - Engineering Mechanics-Dynamics  — PHYS 352 - Statistical and Engineering Thermodynamics   3 3
 MAJOR  ME 270 - Materials Engineering  — ME 360L - Measurement & Instrumentation with Lab   3 3
 COGNATE  ENGR 350 - Applied and Engineering Mathematics   3  
 GE T/RS  T/RS 121 - (P) Theology I: Introduction to the Bible     3
 GE S/BH  ECO 153 - (S) Principles of Microeconomics  — ECO 154 - (S) Principles of Macroeconomics   3 3
 GE PHIL  PHIL 210 - Ethics     3
    16 15

Fourth Year

   
 MAJOR  ME 460 - Senior Design I  — ME 461 - Senior Design II   3 3
 MAJOR  EE 450 - Control Systems /EE 450L  — ME 470 - Vibration Engineering   4 3
 MAJOR  ME 353 - Fluid Mechanics  — ME 440 - Heat Transfer   3 3
 MAJOR  ME 430 - Engineering Economics     3
 GE HUMN  HUMN ELECT - Humanities Elective 3  
 GE HUMN  HUMN ELECT - Humanities Electives 3 3
 GE PHIL or T/RS  PHIL ELECT - Philosophy Elective or T/RS - Theology   3
    16 18
 

Total: 133 Credits

1Math placement score may require additional Mathematics courses to be taken prior to MATH 114 .

2The selection of a First Year Seminar is likely to fulfill requirements both for the First Year Seminar and a General Education Requirement. Thus, the First Year Seminar will not add to the total credits for the semester. Talk with your advisor if you have any questions.