To obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, students are required to complete the following courses:

Freshman Composition3-6
COLLEGE WRITING I
COLLEGE WRITING II
Humanities and Fine Arts9
Fine Art: Choose one3
ARH SURV:ANCIENT-MEDIEVAL
ARH SURV:RENAISSANCE-MODERN
ARH SUR:NON-WESTERN TRADITIONS
DRAWING: FOUNDATIONS
THEATRE APPRECIATION
INTRO TO MUSIC LITERATURE
Literature: Choose one or two 13-6
READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE I
READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE 2
MYTHOLOGY
Humanities: Choose one3
INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
INTRO TO ETHICS
TECH, SCIENCE & HUMAN VALUES
INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC
Any 100 or 200 level Foreign Language 3
INTRO WOMEN'S & GENDER STUDIES
Mathematics and Natural Sciences12
Mathematics4
CALCULUS A 2
Natural Sciences8
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB I
GEN PHYSICS W/CALCULUS I
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB I
History and Social and Behavioral Sciences9
History: Choose one or two 13-6
WORLD HISTORY TO 1500
WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1500
UNITED STATES TO 1877
UNITED STATES SINCE 1877
Social and Behavioral Science: Choose one or two3-6
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY I
INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY
ANALYSIS OF SOCIAL PROBLEMS
INTRO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
MARRIAGE AND FAMILY
INTRO TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT
INTRO TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS
WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY
PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
PRINC OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINC OF MICROECONOMICS
GLOBAL SYSTEMS AND CULTURES
Additional Mathematics and Science
MA 172CALCULUS B4
MA 201CALCULUS C4
MA 238APPL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS3
MA 244INTRO TO LINEAR ALGEBRA3
PH 112GEN PHYSICS W/CALC II3
PH 115GENERAL PHYSICS LAB II1
Select on of the following science electives:3-4
PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
GEN PHYSICS W/CALC III
Any 300 or 400 level Mathematics
First Year Engineering
FYE 101CHARGER SUCCESS1
ENG 101INTRO COMPUTING ENGINEERS3
Mechanical Engineering
MAE 211INTRO COMPUTATIONAL TOOLS2
EE 213ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT ANALYSIS I3
MAE 271STATICS3
MAE 272DYNAMICS3
MAE 284NUMERICAL METHODS3
MAE 310FLUID MECHANICS I3
MAE 311PRIN MEASUREMENT & INSTRUMEN3
ISE 321ENGINEERING ECONOMY3
MAE 341THERMODYNAMICS I3
MAE 342THERMODYNAMICS II3
MAE 364KINEMATICS/DYNAM MACHINE4
MAE 370MECHANICS OF MATERIALS4
MAE 378MATERIALS & MFG PROCESS3
MAE 450INTRO TO HEAT & MASS TRANSFER4
MAE 455DESIGN OF THERMAL SYSTEMS3
MAE 466MECH & DSGN MACH ELEMENT3
MAE 488ANALY ENGINEERING SYSTEM3
MAE 489COMPUTER AIDED ENGR3
MAE 490INTRO TO ENGINEERING DESIGN3
Select one of the following:3
PRODUCT REALIZATION
MISSION DESIGN & DEVELPMNT
ROCKET DESIGN
AIRCRAFT DESIGN
Mechanical Engineering Technical Electives
Select two 3-semester hour technical electives from the College of Engineering or the College of Science at the 300-level or higher.6
ME students may not take both MA 385 AND ISE 390 for credit. ME students may not take MAE 330 for credit.
Total Semester Hours128
 
1

 Students must take one literature and one history course. Students must also take either a second literature or history course to complete a sequence. (EH 207 + EH 208EH 209 + EH 210HY 103 + HY 104, or HY 221 + HY 222)

2

Based on Math placement, prerequisite (MA 112 and/or MA 113) Mathematics courses may be required. 

3

For choices see the World Languages and Culture department.

Suggested Schedule for Full-Time Students

Year 1
FallSemester Hours
MA 171CALCULUS A 4
CH 121
CH 125
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB I
4
FYE 101CHARGER SUCCESS 1
EH 101COLLEGE WRITING I 3
HSBS/HFA  3
 Term Semester Hours: 15
Spring
MA 172CALCULUS B 4
PH 111
PH 114
GEN PHYSICS W/CALCULUS I
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB I
4
ENG 101INTRO COMPUTING ENGINEERS 3
EH 102COLLEGE WRITING II 3
HSBS/HFA  3
 Term Semester Hours: 17
Year 2
Fall
MA 201CALCULUS C 4
PH 112
PH 115
GEN PHYSICS W/CALC II
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB II
4
MA 244INTRO TO LINEAR ALGEBRA 3
MAE 271STATICS 3
MAE 211INTRO COMPUTATIONAL TOOLS 2
 Term Semester Hours: 16
Spring
MA 238APPL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS 3
MAE 272DYNAMICS 3
MAE 284NUMERICAL METHODS 3
ISE 321ENGINEERING ECONOMY 3
HSBS/HFA  3
Science Elective  3
 Term Semester Hours: 18
Year 3
Fall
MAE 341THERMODYNAMICS I 3
MAE 370MECHANICS OF MATERIALS 4
MAE 310FLUID MECHANICS I 3
EE 213ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT ANALYSIS I 3
HSBS/HFA  3
 Term Semester Hours: 16
Spring
MAE 342THERMODYNAMICS II 3
MAE 311PRIN MEASUREMENT INSTRUMEN 3
MAE 378MATERIALS MFG PROCESS 3
MAE 364KINEMATICS/DYNAM MACHINE 4
HSBS/HFA  3
 Term Semester Hours: 16
Year 4
Fall
MAE 450INTRO TO HEAT MASS TRANSFER 4
MAE 466MECH DSGN MACH ELEMENT 3
MAE 489COMPUTER AIDED ENGR 3
MAE 490INTRO TO ENGINEERING DESIGN 3
Technical Elective  3
 Term Semester Hours: 16
Spring
MAE 455DESIGN OF THERMAL SYSTEMS 3
MAE 488ANALY ENGINEERING SYSTEM 3
Select one of the following:  3
PRODUCT REALIZATION  
MISSION DESIGN DEVELPMNT  
ROCKET DESIGN  
AIRCRAFT DESIGN  
Technical Elective  3
HSBS/HFA  3
 Term Semester Hours: 15
 Total Semester Hours: 129