Curriculum - Mechanical Engineering, BS

To receive a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at the School of Engineering, you must complete 128 credits, which are broken down into 5 components:

  • Engineering core (50 credits)
  • Mechanical engineering electives (9 credits)
  • Mathematics, sciences and introduction to engineering (39 credits)
  • Humanities and social sciences (24 credits)
  • Non-technical and technical electives (6 credits)

To see the specific courses you might take as you earn your degree, review the Typical Course Schedule for BS in Mechanical Engineering students.

Please note that you must earn an average of 2.0 GPA or better in mechanical engineering required courses, in addition to meeting the Institute requirement of a 2.0 GPA or better for graduation. Seniors with GPAs of 3.5 or better may take certain graduate courses as electives with approval from the departmental adviser.

Minors

Minor in Aerospace Engineering

You can receive a minor in aerospace engineering by taking the following courses for a total of 15 credits:

ME 3213 Mechanics of Materials, Credits: 3.00
AE 4603 Compressible Flow, Credits: 3.00
AE 4613 Aerodynamics, Credits: 3.00
AE 4633 Aerospace Propulsion, Credits: 3.00
AE 4653 Aircraft Flight Mechanics, Credits: 3.00

Students pursuing a BS in Mechanical Engineering can also satisfy the requirements for this minor by taking the 4 AE designated courses in place of the ME and technical electives available in the program.

Interdisciplinary Minor in Nuclear Sciences and Engineering

You can receive a minor in nuclear sciences and engineering, which we offer in collaboration with the Department of Applied Physics, by taking the following courses for a total of 15 credits:

PH 3103 Fundamentals of Applied Nuclear Physics, Credits: 3.00
ME 4383 Introduction to Radiation Physics and Dosimetry, Credits: 3.00
ME 4373 Intro to Nuclear Engineering, Credits: 3.00

2 elective courses chosen from:
ME 4863 Corrosion & Non-Destructive Evaluation of Materials, Credits: 3.00
EE 2613 Fund of Elec Pwr Eng For Non EE Students, Credits: 3.00
FIN 3593 Probabilistic Risk Assessment, Credits: 3.00
PS 2723 Human Factors in Engineering Design, Credits: 3.00

Students pursuing a BS in Mechanical Engineering may complete this minor by taking the 5 courses in place of the ME, technical, and non-technical electives available in the program.