Typical Course Schedule - Mechanical Engineering, BS

Below is a semester-by-semester presentation of what your schedule might look like as you work to fulfill the 128 credits required for a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at the School of Engineering. Following the schedule are Important Notes about the types and requirements of the electives you will take.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

EG 1001 Engineering and Technology Forum, Credits: 1.00
EG 1003 Introduction to Engineering and Design, Credits: 3.00
MA 1024 Calculus I, Credits: 4.00
CM 1004 General Chemistry For Engineers, Credits: 4.00
EN 1013W College Writing Workshop, Credits: 3.00

Spring Semester

MA 1124 Calculus II, Credits: 4.00
PH 1013 Mechanics, Credits: 3.00
ME 1012 Introduction to Mechanical Engineering, Credits: 2.00
CS 1133 Engineering Problem Solving and Programming, Credits: 3.00
HuSS 1023W First-Year Writing Seminar, Credits: 3.00

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

MA 2012 Elements of Linear Algebra I, Credits: 2.00 (half semester)
MA 2132 Ordinary Differential Equations, Credits: 2.00 (half semester)
PH 2023 Electricity, Magnetism, & Fluids, Credits: 3.00
PH 2021 Introductory Physics Laboratory I, Credits: .50
MT 2811 Materials Science Laboratory, Credits: 1.00
MT 2813 Introduction to Materials Science, Credits: 3.00
ME 2112 Computer Aided Design, Credits: 2.00
Humanities and Social Sciences Elective, Credtis: 3.00

Spring Semester

MA 2112 Multivariable Calculus A, Credits: 2.00 (half semester)
MA 2122 Multivariable Calculus B, Credits: 2.00 (half semester)
MA 2212 Data Analysis I, Credits: 2.00 (half semester)
ME 2211 Statics Laboratory, Credits: 1.00
ME 2213 Statics, Credits: 3.00
PH 2031 Introductory Physics Laboratory II, Credits: .50
PH 2033 Waves, Optics, & Thermodynamics, Credits: 3.00
Humanities and Social Sciences Elective, Credits: 3.00

Junior Year

Fall Semester

ME 3333 Thermodynamics, Credits: 3.00
ME 3211 Mechanics of Materials Laboratory, Credits: 1.00
ME 3213 Mechanics of Materials, Credits: 3.00
ME 3511 Measurement Systems Laboratory, Credits: 1.00
ME 3513 Measurement Systems, Credits: 3.00
ME 3223 Dynamics, Credits: 3.00
Humanities and Social Sciences Elective, Credits: 3.00

Spring Semester

ME 3233 Machine Design, Credits: 3.00
ME 3311 Fluid Mechanics Laboratory, Credits: 1.00
ME 3313 Fluid Mechanics, Credits: 3.00
ME 3411 Automatic Control Laboratory, Credits: 1.00
ME 3413 Automatic Control, Credits: 3.00
Mechanical Engineering (ME) Elective, Credits: 3.00
Humanities and Social Sciences Elective, Credits: 3.00

Senior Year

Fall Semester

ME 4112 Senior Design I, Credits: 2.00
ME 4214 Finite Element Modeling, Design and Analysis, Credits: 4.00
ME 4311 Heat Transfer Laboratory, Credits: 1.00
ME 4313 Heat Transfer Laboratory, Credits: 3.00
ME Elective, Credits: 3.00
Humanities and Social Sciences Elective, Credits: 3.00

Spring Semester

ME 4113 Senior Design II, Credits: 3.00
ME Elective, Credits: 3.00
Technical Elective, Credits: 3.00
Non-Technical Elective, Credits: 3.00
Humanities and Social Sciences Elective, Credits: 3.00

Important Notes

  • Humanities and Social Sciences Electives are classes that must begin with one of the following prefixes: AH, AN, EC, EN, HI, MU, PL, PS, CAM, SEG, STS, or URB. At least 1 of these courses must be Level 3 or Level 4 (3xxx or 4xxx). At least 1 of these courses must be writing intensive (xxxxW).
  • ME Electives are courses with the following prefixes: AE, ME, MT.
  • Technical Electives are engineering or applied physics courses that are Level 2 or higher.
  • Non-Technical Electives are non-engineering, science based courses that need to have 1 of the following prefixes: AH, AN, EC, EN, HI, MU, PL, PS, CAM, SEG, STS, URB, MA, PH or BMS. The approval of the ME Undergraduate Adviser is required.