Mechanical Engineering (BS)


This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2018–Spring 2019 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (ME BMC)
Unit: Speed School of Engineering (SS)
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Program Information

Students specializing in Mechanical Engineering will complete a program consisting of two semesters in Engineering Fundamentals and a further period of study in the Department of Mechanical Engineering—ten semesters in Departmental Studies—to complete the Bachelor of Science degree, followed by a fifth year in Graduate Studies for the Master of Engineering degree. This curriculum is structured as an integrated five-year program, with a cooperative education component, culminating in the Master of Engineering degree.

The Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering programs are both individually accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET

Degree Summary

General Education Requirements 131
(19 hours of General Education requirements may be satisfied through coursework required by the degree program)
College/School Requirements 138
Program/Major Requirements75
Minimum Total Hours125

Specific coursework information can be found on the Degree Requirements tab.

Departmental Admission Requirements

Acceptance into a Speed School academic department requires that a student have a 2.25 GPA in the prescribed set of courses totaling 30 semester hours in Engineering Fundamentals. In addition, the student must be in good standing (university GPA ≥ 2.25/4.0).

General Education Requirements

General Education Requirements 131
The following courses are required by the program and satisfy the respective General Education Requirement(s):
Engineering Analysis I - QR
Introduction to College Writing - WC
Intermediate College Writing - WC
General Chemistry I - S
Introduction to Chemical Analysis I - SL
Introductory Mechanics, Heat and Sound - S
Introduction to Public Speaking - OC
Business and Professional Speaking - OC

All degrees require the completion of the University-wide General Education Program (link provided above).  To complete the degree in the minimum number of hours listed on the Overview tab, some hours from the General Education Requirements must be satisfied by courses defined by the unit and/or program. Using other courses to satisfy General Education requirements will require additional hours to complete the degree requirements.

College/School Requirements

Speed School Core
ENGR 101Engineering Analysis I - QR 24
ENGR 102Engineering Analysis II4
ENGR 110Engineering Methods, Tools, and Practice I2
ENGR 111Engineering Methods, Tools and Practice ll2
ENGL 101Introduction to College Writing - WC 2,33
ENGL 102Intermediate College Writing - WC 2,33
CHEM 201General Chemistry I - S 23
CHEM 207Introduction to Chemical Analysis I - SL 21
PHYS 298Introductory Mechanics, Heat and Sound - S 24
Select one of the following: 23
Introduction to Public Speaking - OC
Business and Professional Speaking - OC
Engineering Fundamentals 4
ENGR 151Engineering Graphics Technology1
ENGR 201Engineering Analysis III4
ENGR 205Differential Equations for Engineering2
ENGR 307Numerical Methods for Engineering2
Minimum Total Hours38

Program/Major Requirements

Mechanical Engineering Department
ME 206Mechanics II: Dynamics3
ME 251Thermodynamics I3
ME 288Mechanical Engineering Cooperative Education Seminar0
ME 289Mechanical Engineering Cooperative Education I1
ME 310Thermodynamics II3
ME 311Fluid Mechanics I3
ME 312Fluid Mechanics Laboratory1
ME 323Mechanics of Materials3
ME 324Mechanics of Materials Laboratory1
ME 380Computer Aided Design2
ME 381Introduction to Manufacturing2
ME 389Mechanical Engineering Cooperative Education II1
ME 401Fluid Mechanics II3
ME 414Mechanical Measurements3
ME 415Senior Mechanical Engineering Laboratory1
ME 422Machine Design I3
ME 435System Dynamics3
ME 440Heat Transfer3
ME 442Machine Design II3
ME 489Mechanical Engineering Cooperative Education III1
ME 497Mechanical Engineering Capstone Design Project - CUE (CUE)3
ME 5XX Electives6
Mechanical Engineering Core
CHEM 202General Chemistry II - S3
PHYS 295Introductory Laboratories I - SL1
Supporting Courses
CECS 130Introduction to Programming Languages3
CEE 205Mechanics I: Statics3
CHE 253Materials Science3
ECE 252Introduction to Electrical Engineering3
IE 370Engineering Economic Analysis3
PHYS 299Introductory Electricity, Magnetism and Light4
Minimum Total Hours75

Candidates for the Bachelor of Science degree must be in good standing  (GPA ≥ 2.25) and must attain a GPA of at least 2.25 for all courses used to satisfy degree requirements. 

Culminating Undergraduate Experience (Graduation requirement)
Requirement fulfilled by completing:
Mechanical Engineering Capstone Design Project - CUE

Flight Plan

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing - WC 3
ENGR 101 Engineering Analysis I - QR 4
ENGR 110 Engineering Methods, Tools, and Practice I 2
CHEM 201 General Chemistry I - S 3
CHEM 207 Introduction to Chemical Analysis I - SL 1
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences, or Social & Behavioral Sciences Historical Persepective - AH, SB, or SBH 3
ENGL 102 Intermediate College Writing - WC 3
ENGR 102 Engineering Analysis II 4
ENGR 111 Engineering Methods, Tools and Practice ll 2
CHEM 202 General Chemistry II - S 3
PHYS 298 Introductory Mechanics, Heat and Sound - S 4
PHYS 295 Introductory Laboratories I - SL 1
CEE 205 Mechanics I: Statics 3
ENGR 201 Engineering Analysis III 4
PHYS 299 Introductory Electricity, Magnetism and Light 4
Year 2
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences, or Social & Behavioral Sciences Historical Persepective US Diversity - AHD1, SBD1, or SBHD1 3
ENGR 151 Engineering Graphics Technology 1
ME 206 Mechanics II: Dynamics 3
ME 251 Thermodynamics I 3
ME 288 Mechanical Engineering Cooperative Education Seminar 0
ME 323 Mechanics of Materials 3
ME 324 Mechanics of Materials Laboratory 1
CHE 253 Materials Science 3
ME 289 Mechanical Engineering Cooperative Education I 1
CECS 130 Introduction to Programming Languages 3
COMM 111
Introduction to Public Speaking - OC
or Business and Professional Speaking - OC
IE 370 Engineering Economic Analysis 3
ME 310 Thermodynamics II 3
Year 3
ME 389 Mechanical Engineering Cooperative Education II 1
ECE 252 Introduction to Electrical Engineering 3
ENGR 205 Differential Equations for Engineering 2
ME 311 Fluid Mechanics I 3
ME 312 Fluid Mechanics Laboratory 1
ME 380 Computer Aided Design 2
ME 381 Introduction to Manufacturing 2
ME 422 Machine Design I 3
ME 489 Mechanical Engineering Cooperative Education III 1
Year 4
HIST 101
History of Civilizations I - D2, SBH
or History of Civilizations II - D2, SBH
ENGR 307 Numerical Methods for Engineering 2
ME 401 Fluid Mechanics II 3
ME 414 Mechanical Measurements 3
ME 415 Senior Mechanical Engineering Laboratory 1
ME 442 Machine Design II 3
Mechanical Engineering Elective I (500 level) 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences, or Social & Behavioral Sciences Historical Persepective - AH, SB, or SBH 3
Mechanical Engineering Elective II (500 level) 3
ME 435 System Dynamics 3
ME 440 Heat Transfer 3
ME 497 Mechanical Engineering Capstone Design Project - CUE 3
 Minimum Total Hours125

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