Mechanical Engineering (BS)

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Plan Requirements

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterHours
CH 101 Chemistry - A Molecular Science 1 3
CH 102 General Chemistry Laboratory 1 1
E 101 Introduction to Engineering & Problem Solving 2 1
E 115 Introduction to Computing Environments 1
MA 141 Calculus I 1 4
Acad Writing Research 2 4
Select one of the following Economic courses: 3
Introduction to Agricultural & Resource Economics  
Introduction to Agricultural & Resource Economics  
Principles of Microeconomics  
Fundamentals of Economics  
 Hours17
Spring Semester
CSC 113 Introduction to Computing - MATLAB 3
MA 241 Calculus II 1 4
PY 205
PY 206
Physics for Engineers and Scientists I
and Physics for Engineers and Scientists I Laboratory 1
4
GC 120 Foundations of Graphics 3
E 102 Engineering in the 21st Century 2
 Hours16
Second Year
Fall Semester
MA 242 Calculus III 4
MAE 206 Engineering Statics 2 3
PY 208
PY 209
Physics for Engineers and Scientists II
and Physics for Engineers and Scientists II Laboratory
4
MAE 200 Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Design 1
ST 370 Probability and Statistics for Engineers 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
MA 341 Applied Differential Equations I 3
MAE 208 Engineering Dynamics 2 3
MAE 201 Engineering Thermodynamics I 2 3
MAE 214 Solid Mechanics 2 3
MAE 305 Mechanical Engineering Laboratory I 1
 Hours13
Third Year
Fall Semester
ENG 331 Communication for Engineering and Technology 3
MAE 302 Engineering Thermodynamics II 3
MAE 306 Mechanical Engineering Laboratory II 1
MAE 308 Fluid Mechanics 3
MAE 315 Dynamics of Machines 3
 Hours13
Spring Semester
ECE 331 Principles of Electrical Engineering 3
MAE 310 Heat Transfer Fundamentals 3
MAE 316 Strength of Mechanical Components 3
MSE 200 Mechanical Properties of Structural Materials 3
Tech Elective 3
 Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall Semester
MAE 435 Principles of Automatic Control 3
MAE 405 Controls Lab 1
ISE 311 Engineering Economic Analysis 3
Select one of following ME Senior Design Part 1: 3
Mechanical Engineering Design I (This course should be followed by MAE 416)  
Engineering Entrepreneurship and New Product Development I (This course should be followed by MAE 483)  
Tech Elective 3
 Hours13
Spring Semester
Select one of following ME Senior Design Part 2 based on Senior Design Part 1 choice: 4
Mechanical Engineering Design II  
Engineering Entrepreneurship and New Product Development II
and Engineering Entrepreneurship Senior Design Lab
 
Tech Elective 3
Ethics Elective  
 Hours7
 Total Hours109
GEP Courses
GEP Humanities6
GEP Social Sciences3
GEP Health and Exercise Studies2
GEP Additional Breadth (Humanities/Social Sciences/Visual and Performing Arts)3
GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives3
GEP U.S. Diversity (verify requirement)
GEP Global Knowledge (verify requirement)
Foreign Language Proficiency (verify requirement)
Total Hours17

Ethics Elective

IDS 201Environmental Ethics3
MS 402Advanced Military Science - Military Justice, Ethics and Professionalism3
NS 420Naval Leadership and Ethics3
PHI 214Issues in Business Ethics3
PHI 227Data Ethics3
PHI/STS 325Bio-Medical Ethics3
PHI 375Ethics3
STS 302Contemporary Science, Technology and Human Values3
STS 304Ethical Dimensions of Progress3

Acad Writing Research

Acad Writing Research
ENG 101Academic Writing and Research4
FLE 101Academic Writing and Research4
Transfer Sequence
ENG 1GEP100 Level English Composition3
ENG 202Disciplinary Perspectives in Writing3

Tech Electives

Choose From:
ME technical electives
MAE 342Introduction to Automotive Engineering3
MAE 403Air Conditioning3
MAE 406Energy Conservation in Industry3
MAE 407Steam and Gas Turbines3
MAE 408Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals3
MAE 410Modern Manufacturing Processes3
MAE 412Design of Thermal System3
MAE 413Design of Mechanical Systems3
MAE 420Dynamic Analysis of Human Movement3
MAE 421Design of Solar Energy Systems3
MAE 426Fundamentals of Product Design3
MAE 430Applied Finite Element Analysis3
MAE 440Non-Destructive Testing and Evaluation3
MAE 495Special Topics in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering1-3
MAE 496Undergraduate Project Work in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering1-6
AE technical electives
MAE 452Aerodynamics of V/STOL Vehicles3
MAE 455Boundary Layer Theory3
MAE 456Computational Methods in Aerodynamics3
MAE 457Flight Vehicle Stability and Control3
MAE 459Rocket Propulsion3
MAE 458Propulsion3
MAE 467Introduction to Space Flight3
MAE 470Space Exploration Systems3
MAE 472Aerospace Structures II3
MAE 500-level courses (with departmental approval)
Available to students who are admitted to an engineering ABM program OR have a minimum 3.5 overall GPA and completed all required 3rd year MAE lecture courses
MAE 501Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics3
MAE 504Fluid Dynamics Of Combustion I3
MAE 505Heat Transfer Theory and Applications3
MAE 511Advanced Dynamics I3
MAE 513Principles of Structural Vibration3
MAE 515Advanced Automotive Vehicle Dynamics3
MAE 517Advanced Precision Manufacturing for Products, Systems and Processes3
MAE 518Acoustic Radiation I3
MAE 520Dynamic Analysis of Human Movement3
MAE 521Linear Control and Design For Mimo Systems3
MAE 522Non Linear System Analysis and Control3
MAE 525Advanced Flight Vehicle Stability and Control3
MAE 526Fundamentals of Product Design3
MAE 528Experimental Flight Testing3
MAE 531Engineering Design Optimization3
MAE 532Smart Structures and Micro-Transducers3
MAE 533Finite Element Analysis I3
MAE 534Mechatronics Design3
MAE 535Design of Electromechanical Systems3
MAE 536Micro/Nano Electromechanical Systems3
MAE 537Mechanics Of Composite Structures3
MAE 538Smart Structures and Materials3
MAE 539Advanced Materials3
MAE 540Advanced Air Conditioning Design3
MAE 541Advanced Solid Mechanics I3
MAE 543Fracture Mechanics3
MAE 544Robot Mechanics and Control3
MAE 545Metrology For Precision Manufacturing3
MAE 546Photonic Sensor Applications in Structure3
MAE 550Foundations Of Fluid Dynamics3
MAE 551Airfoil Theory3
MAE 552Introduction to Experimental Fluid Dynamics and Measurement Systems3
MAE 553Compressible Fluid Flow3
MAE 554Hypersonic Aerodynamics3
MAE 555Applications of Acoustic and Elastic Wave Propagation3
MAE 558Microfluidics and Nanofluidics3
MAE 560Computational Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer3
MAE 561Wing Theory3
MAE 562Physical Gas Dynamics3
MAE 570Space Exploration Systems3
MAE 573Hydrodynamic Stability and Transition3
MAE 575Advanced Propulsion Systems3
MAE 577Multiscale Two-phase Flow Simulations3
MAE 589Special Topics In Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering1-6
Other engineering technical electives (with departmental approval)
Contact your MAE academic advisor for options

Semester Sequence

This is a sample.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterHours
CH 101 Chemistry - A Molecular Science 1 3
CH 102 General Chemistry Laboratory 1 1
E 101 Introduction to Engineering & Problem Solving 2 1
E 115 Introduction to Computing Environments 1
ENG 101 Academic Writing and Research 2 4
MA 141 Calculus I 1 4
Select one of the following Economics courses: 3
Fundamentals of Economics  
Principles of Microeconomics  
Introduction to Agricultural & Resource Economics  
GEP Health and Exercise Studies 1
 Hours18
Spring Semester
CSC 113 Introduction to Computing - MATLAB 3
MA 241 Calculus II 1 4
PY 205 Physics for Engineers and Scientists I 1 3
PY 206 Physics for Engineers and Scientists I Laboratory 1 1
E 102 Engineering in the 21st Century 2
GC 120 Foundations of Graphics 3
GEP Health and Exercise Studies 1
 Hours17
Second Year
Fall Semester
MA 242 Calculus III 4
MAE 200 Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Design 1
PY 208 Physics for Engineers and Scientists II 3
PY 209 Physics for Engineers and Scientists II Laboratory 1
MAE 206 Engineering Statics 2 3
ST 370
Probability and Statistics for Engineers
or Introduction to Probability and Distribution Theory
3
GEP Requirement 3
 Hours18
Spring Semester
MA 341 Applied Differential Equations I 3
MAE 208 Engineering Dynamics 2 3
MAE 201 Engineering Thermodynamics I 2 3
MAE 214 Solid Mechanics 2 3
MAE 305 Mechanical Engineering Laboratory I 1
GEP Requirement 3
 Hours16
Third Year
Fall Semester
ENG 331 Communication for Engineering and Technology 3
MAE 308 Fluid Mechanics 3
MAE 315 Dynamics of Machines 3
MAE 306 Mechanical Engineering Laboratory II 1
MAE 302 Engineering Thermodynamics II 3
GEP Requirement 3
 Hours16
Spring Semester
MAE 310 Heat Transfer Fundamentals 3
ECE 331 Principles of Electrical Engineering 3
MSE 200 Mechanical Properties of Structural Materials 3
MAE 316 Strength of Mechanical Components 3
Technical Elective 3
 Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall Semester
MAE 435 Principles of Automatic Control 3
MAE 405 Controls Lab 1
ISE 311 Engineering Economic Analysis 3
Select one of following ME Senior Design Part 1: 3
Mechanical Engineering Design I (This course should be followed by MAE 416)  
Engineering Entrepreneurship and New Product Development I (This course should be followed by MAE 483)  
Technical Elective 3
 Hours13
Spring Semester
Select one of following ME Senior Design Part 2 based on Senior Design Part 1 choice: 4
Mechanical Engineering Design II  
Engineering Entrepreneurship and New Product Development II
and Engineering Entrepreneurship Senior Design Lab
 
Technical Elective 3
Ethics (GEP Requirement) 3
GEP Requirement 3
 Hours13
 Total Hours126