Mechanical Engineering Major

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

134 credits

Natural Science Requirements

CHEM 1171
1171L
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab
4
MATH 1141Calculus I for Chemistry, Engineering, and Physics Majors 14
MATH 1142Calculus II for Chemistry, Engineering, and Physics Majors 14
MATH 2243Calculus III for Chemistry, Engineering, and Physics Majors4
MATH 2251Ordinary Differential Equations3
MATH 3332Partial Differential Equations3
PHYS 1171
1171L
General Physics I
and General Physics I Lab 1
4
PHYS 1172
1172L
General Physics II
and General Physics II Lab 1
4
Total Credits30

Major Requirements

For a major in mechanical engineering, students complete the following:

Engineering Foundation
ELEG 2213
2213L
Introduction to Electric Circuits
and Electric Circuits Lab
4
ENGR 1031Fundamentals of Engineering3
ENGR 2130Engineering Graphics I3
ENGR 2145Mathematical Analysis3
ENGR 4961Senior Design Project I3
ENGR 4962Senior Design Project II3
Mechanical Engineering Depth
MEEG 2201Engineering Statics3
MEEG 2203Kinematics and Dynamics3
MEEG 2206LMechanics Lab1
MEEG 2207Materials Science3
MEEG 2307LDynamics Systems Lab1
MEEG 3241Principles of Thermodynamics3
MEEG 3308Strength of Materials3
MEEG 3311Machine Design3
MEEG 3318Finite Element Analysis3
MEEG 3342Applications of Thermodynamics3
MEEG 3347Fluid Mechanics3
MEEG 3348LThermal and Fluids Lab1
MEEG 4325Engineering Systems Dynamics3
MEEG 4349Heat Transfer3
MEEG 4350LEnergy Transfer Lab1
Select five electives in Mechanical Engineering15
Total Credits71

Mechanical Engineering Electives

Possible electives may include:

Thermal Systems
MEEG 4323Thermal Management of Microdevices3
MEEG 4346Energy Conversion3
MEEG 4353Computational Fluid Dynamics3
MEEG 4354Heat and Mass Transfer3
MEEG 4356Renewable Wind Energy3
MEEG 4358Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Systems Design3
MEEG 4362Turbomachinery3
MEEG 4364Combustion3
Mechanical Systems
ENGR 4301Feedback Control Systems3
ENGR 4303Industrial Automation3
ENGR 4305Design of Mechatronics Systems3
ENGR 4330Engineering Graphics II3
MEEG 4310LProduct Manufacturing Lab1
MEEG 4312Advanced Product Design and Manufacturing3
MEEG 4319Applications of Finite Element Analysis3
MEEG 4321Theory and Applications of Robot Kinematics3
MEEG 4322Advanced Dynamics3
MEEG 4324Micro and Nano Manufacturing3
MEEG 4327Fracture Mechanics3
MEEG 4330Mechanics of Composite Materials3
MEEG 4372Applications of Theory of Elasticity3
MEEG 4376Stability of Structures3
MEEG 4990Independent Study1-3

Note: In addition to the undergraduate courses listed, juniors and seniors may take appropriate graduate-level courses as electives with the permission of the department chair and the instructor.

Magis Core Relationship to the Mechanical Engineering Major

In addition to the engineering-specific major requirements, students are required to fulfill the University’s Magis Core requirements. The following table relates the Magis Core requirements to the Mechanical Engineering program.

Tier I: Orientation

English
ENGL 1001Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition3
History
Select one HIST 1000-level course3
Mathematics
MATH 1141Calculus I for Chemistry, Engineering, and Physics Majors4
Modern or Classical Language
Select one language course based on placement 13
Philosophy
PHIL 1101Introduction to Philosophy3
Religious Studies
Select one RLST 1000-level course3
Modern/Classical Language or Mathematics
MATH 1142Calculus II for Chemistry, Engineering, and Physics Majors4
Total Credits23

Tier II: Exploration

Behavioral and Social Sciences
Select two courses from the following fields:6
Communication
Economics
Politics
Psychology (except PSYC 1610)
Sociology and Anthropology (except ANTH 1200 and ANTH 1210)
History, Philosophy, Religious Studies
Select two 2000- or 3000-level courses from two different disciplines6
Literature
Select one course from the following fields:3
Classics
English
Modern Languages and Literatures
Natural Sciences
PHYS 1171
1171L
General Physics I
and General Physics I Lab
4
PHYS 1172
1172L
General Physics II
and General Physics II Lab
4
Visual and Performing Arts
Select one 1000-level course from the following fields in Visual and Performing Arts:3
Art History and Visual Culture
Film, Television, and Media Arts
Music
Studio Art
Theatre
Total Credits26

A typical, full-time, four-year plan of study appears below.  Some variation may be possible.  Students should always discuss their individual plan of study with their advisor prior to registering for courses. 

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
ENGR 1031 Fundamentals of Engineering 3
MATH 1141 Calculus I for Chemistry, Engineering, and Physics Majors 4
PHYS 1171 General Physics I 3
PHYS 1171L General Physics I Lab 1
History Orientation Level 1 3
Modern/Classical Language Orientation Level 5 3
 Credits17
Spring
ENGL 1001 Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition 3
ENGR 2130 Engineering Graphics I 3
MATH 1142 Calculus II for Chemistry, Engineering, and Physics Majors 4
PHYS 1172 General Physics II 3
PHYS 1172L General Physics II Lab 1
Religious Studies Orientation Level 1 3
 Credits17
Second Year
Fall
CHEM 1171 General Chemistry I 3
CHEM 1171L General Chemistry I Lab 1
MATH 2243 Calculus III for Chemistry, Engineering, and Physics Majors 4
MEEG 2201 Engineering Statics 3
MEEG 2206L Mechanics Lab 1
MEEG 2207 Materials Science 3
Visual and Performing Arts Exploration Tier 6 3
 Credits18
Spring
ENGR 2145 Mathematical Analysis 3
ENGR 2145P Mathematical Analysis PLG 0
MATH 2251 Ordinary Differential Equations 3
MEEG 2203 Kinematics and Dynamics 3
MEEG 2307L Dynamics Systems Lab 1
MEEG 3308 Strength of Materials 3
PHIL 1101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
 Credits16
Third Year
Fall
ELEG 2213 Introduction to Electric Circuits 3
ELEG 2213L Electric Circuits Lab 1
MEEG 3241 Principles of Thermodynamics 3
MEEG 3311 Machine Design 3
Behavioral and Social Sciences Exploration Tier 3 3
MATH 3332 Partial Differential Equations 3
 Credits16
Spring
History or Philosophy or Religious Studies Exploration Tier 2 3
MEEG 3318 Finite Element Analysis 3
MEEG 3342 Applications of Thermodynamics 3
MEEG 3347 Fluid Mechanics 3
MEEG 3348L Thermal and Fluids Lab 1
Behavioral and Social Sciences Exploration Tier 3 3
 Credits16
Fourth Year
Fall
ENGR 4961 Senior Design Project I 3
MEEG 4325 Engineering Systems Dynamics 3
MEEG 4349 Heat Transfer 3
MEEG 4350L Energy Transfer Lab 1
Major Elective 4 3
Major Elective 4 3
 Credits16
Spring
ENGR 4962 Senior Design Project II 3
Major Elective 4 3
Major Elective 4 3
Major Elective 4 3
History or Philosophy or Religious Studies Exploration Tier 2 3
Literature Exploration Tier 7 3
 Credits18
 Total Credits134