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Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Prior to Fall 2010

Total Credit Hours of College-Level Courses Required for Graduation: 128

General Requirements

ENGL
111
English Composition I
3
ENGL
112
English Composition II
3
ENGL
211
Literature & Advanced Writing I
3
ENGL
212
Literature & Advanced Writing II
3
CHEM
111
General Chemistry Lecture I
3
CHEM
113
General Chemistry Lab I
1
MATH
151
Calculus I Lecture
3
MATH
152
Calculus II Lecture
3
MATH
253
Calculus III Lecture
3
MATH
155
Calculus I Lab
1
MATH
156
Calculus II Lab
1
MATH
255
Calculus III Lab
1
MATH
260
Differential Equations with Linear Algebra
4
MATH
381
Probability & Statistics
3
PHYS
201
University Physics Lecture I
3
PHYS
202
University Physics Lecture II
3
PHYS
205
University Physics Lab I
1
PHYS
206
University Physics Lab II
1

Required Courses

CSCI
135
Scientific Programming Lecture
3
ELEC
221
Electric Circuits Lecture
3
ELEC
223
Electric Circuits Lab I
1
CVEN
201
Engineering Mechanics I
3
CVEN
202
Engineering Mechanics II
3
CVEN
206
Mechanics of Solids
3
CVEN
207
Mechanics of Solids and Materials Lab
1
CVEN
308
Applied Numerical Analysis
3
MECH
105
Engineering Graphics
3
MECH
205
Material Science
3
MECH
208
Thermodynamics
3
MECH
222
Engineering Measurements
3
MECH
321
Fluid Mechanics
3
MECH
322
Thermodynamics & Fluids Lab
1
MECH
341
Analysis & Synthesis of Mechanics
3
MECH
351
Heat Transfer
3
MECH
361
Machine Design
3
MECH
371
Design of Control Systems
3
MECH
406
Engineering Economics
3
MECH
461
Applied Thermodynamics and Energy Conversion
3
MECH
462
Design of Energy Systems
3
MECH
491
Senior Design Project I
3
MECH
492
Senior Design Project II
3
TCWS
400
Engineering in World Situations
1
 
 
*Technical Electives
9
 
 
Fine Arts Elective
3
 
 
Philosophy Elective
3
 
 
Humanities/ Social Science Electives
6

*Technical Electives: A minimum of nine credit hours of technical elective courses must be taken from the following courses. The electives should be planned to include courses supplementing the basic needs and interests of the student.

MECH
356
Modern Manufacturing Process
3
MECH
455
Mechanical Behavior of Materials
3
MECH
456
Computational Mechanics
3
MECH
457
Design of Noise Controls
3
MECH
458
Finite Element Methods for Mechanical Engineering
3
MECH
470
Thermal Environmental Engineering
3
MECH
475
Gas Turbine Design
3
MECH
476
HVAC Design
3
MECH
495
Special Topics: MEMS
3
MECH
495
Special Topics: Mechatronics
3

Additional Comments or Requirements

Four courses totaling 12 credit hours in the humanities/ social sciences, including fine arts, must be in the non-skill category, with at least two courses at an advanced level. All technical electives must have prior departmental approval. A grade point average of 2.00 is required in major courses. Students are strongly encouraged to take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE/EIT) examination prior to graduation.

Cross-Disciplinary Courses

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences offers the following cross-disciplinary courses. These courses are capstone courses which enhance the students' competencies and skills during the final stages of completion of their programs.


FIRST YEAR - FALL SEMESTER

Course #
Course Name
Credits
 
1133-111
English Composition I
3
1535-151
Calculus I Lec
3
1535-155
Calculus I Lab
1
1507-111
General Chemistry I Lec
3
1507-113
General Chemistry Lab
1
3511-105
Engineering Graphics
3
3529-135
Scientific Programming
3
 
 
Total 17

FIRST YEAR - SPRING SEMESTER

1535-253
Calculus III Lec
3
1535-255
Calculus III Lab
1
1539-202
University Physics II Lec
3
1539-206
University Physics II Lab
1
3509-201
Engineering Mechanics I
3
3511-205
Materials Science
3
3531-221
Electric Circuits I Lec
3
3531-223
Electric Circuits I Lab
1
 
 
Total 18

SECOND YEAR - SPRING SEMESTER

1535-260
Diff. Equations with Lin. Algebra
4
3509-202
Engineering Mechanics II
3
3509-206
Mechanics of Solids Lec
3
3509-207
Mech. of Solids & Materials Lab.
1
3511-208
Thermodynamics
3
3511-222
Engineering Measurements
3
 
 
Total 17

THIRD YEAR - FALL SEMESTER

1535-381
Probability & Statistics
3
3511-321
Fluid Mechanics
3
3511-322
Thermo/Fluid Laboratory
1
3511-341
Anal & Synth of Mechanisms
3
3509-3xx
Applied Numerical Analysis
3
 
*Social Science Elective
3
 
 
Total 16

THIRD YEAR - SPRING SEMESTER

1133-211
Literature & Adv. Writing I
3
3511-351
Heat Transfer
3
3511-361
Machine Design
3
3511-371
Design of Control Systems
3
 
*Social Science Elective
3
 
 
Total 15

FOURTH YEAR - FALL SEMESTER

1133-222
Literature and Adv. Writing II
3
3511-406
Engineering Economics
3
3511-461
Appl. Thermo & Energy Conv.
3
3511-491
Senior Design Project I
3
 
**ME Technical Elective
3
 
 
Total 15

FOURTH YEAR - SPRING SEMESTER

3511-462
Design of Energy System
3
3511-492
Senior Design Project II
3
 
**ME Technical Elective
3
 
**ME Technical Elective
3
2550-400
Engineering in World Situation
1
 
 
Total 13

Total Credits 128

*At least 3 credits of Social Science Elective must be level 200 or higher.

**See list of Mechanical Engineering Electives