Program Requirements

The mechanical engineering undergraduate program is designed to provide a broad background in all areas of mechanical engineering while allowing flexibility for students to choose electives from within the Mechanical Engineering Department as well as other departments.

The following conditions must be satisfied for the B.S. degree in mechanical engineering:

  • Completion of the Mechanical Engineering Core Curriculum. It is strongly recommended that one core-curriculum course, ENME E3105, be taken in the sophomore year.
  • Completion of 27 points of nontechnical electives during undergraduate study.
  • Completion of 21 points of elective content in the third and fourth years, at least 9 points of technical courses, including 6 points from the Department of Mechanical Engineering (courses with "ME" in their designations: MECE, MEBM, EEME, MECS, and IEME). Students who take APMA E2101 must additionally purpose 3 points of their 9 points of technical elective requirement toward a course with the following course designators: MATH, PHYS, CHEM, BIOL, STAT , APMA, SIEO, or EEEB. Remaining points of electives are intended primarily as an opportunity to complete the four-year, 27-point nontechnical requirement. Consistent with professional accreditation standards, courses in engineering science and courses in design must have a combined credit of 48 points. Students should see their advisers for details.

Note: A maximum of up to 6 points of ME E3900 and/or ME E3901 and/or ME E3998 can be counted toward the 9-point technical elective requirement.

  • Courses in engineering science and courses in engineering design must have a combined credit of 48 points. Completion of the core curriculum in mechanical engineering leads to satisfying 44.5 out of these 48 points. The technical elective requirement allows you to satisfy the remaining 3.5 points.
  • Highly qualified students are permitted to pursue an honors course consisting of independent study under the guidance of a member of the faculty.
  • First- and second-year students are required to take the Botwinick Gateway Laboratory course in computerization and technology, E1102. In addition, at least one professional-level course is required.
  • First and second-year students must also complete math, physics, chemistry, computer-science and physical-education requirements.

Mechanical Engineering Core Curriculum

MECE E1008: Intro to Machining
MECE E3018: Mechanical Engineering Laboratory I
MECE E3028: Mechanical Engineering Laboratory II
ELEN E1201: Introduction to Electrical Engineering
MECE E3100: Fluid Mechanics
MECE E3301: Thermodynamics
MECE E3311: Heat Transfer
MECE E3408: Computer Graphics and Design
MECE E3409: Machine Design
MECE E3420: Engineering Concept & Design
MECE E3430: Engineering Design
MECE E3610: Materials and Processes in Manufacturing
ENME E3105: Engineering Mechanics
ENME E3106: Dynamics and Vibrations
ENME E3113: Mechanics of Solids
EEME E3601: Classical Control Systems

For more information please see the Undergraduate Degree Tracks from the school's online bulletin.