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The BS degree requires completion of at least 121 credit hours of course work. The curriculum consists of a group of required courses chosen to provide the students with the basic tools for the professional practice of mechanical engineering and to assist students in developing a sense of responsibility as professionals. The objectives of the lower division curriculum are to build a foundation in the basic sciences and mathematics, provide an introduction to engineering design and professional ethics, develop communications and computer programming skills, and acquire an appreciation for the humanities and social sciences. The objectives of the upper division program are to provide a sound foundation in the engineering sciences; build on that foundation for applications in the areas of energy conversion, mechanical systems and control, experimentation, and manufacturing; and encourage creativity culminating in a capstone design experience. To provide sufficient flexibility, technical elective courses enable students to acquire additional competence in areas compatible with their career objectives.  All electives are subject to the approval of an adviser.

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College Requirements

Students must complete the College Requirement courses for engineering.
(see Undergraduate Programs within the College of Engineering)


Departmental Requirements

Students must complete the following coursework:

  • CEE 270 Applied Mechanics I (3)
  • ME 271 Applied Mechanics II (3)
  • EE 160 Programming for Engineers (4)
  • Phys 274 General Physics III (3)
  • MATH 302 Introduction to Differential Equations I (3)
  • ME 360 Computer Methods in Engineering (3)
  • EE 211 Basic Circuit Analysis I (4)
  • ME 213 Introduction to Engineering Design II (3)
  • ME 331 Material Science and Engineering (3)
  • ME 341 Manufacturing Processes and Lab (4)
  • ME 371 Mechanics of Solids (3)
  • ME 372 Component Design (3)
  • ME 374 Kinematics/Dynamics Machinery (3)
  • ME 375 Dynamics of Machines and Systems and Lab (4)
  • ME 311 Thermodynamics (4)
  • ME 322 Mechanics of Fluids and Lab (4)
  • ME 422 Heat Transfer and Lab (4)
  • ME 481 Design Project I (4)
  • ME 482 Design Project II (3)
  • Technical electives (9).  Three courses that can be selected from ME 400-level technical electives (3), one of which can be replaced with a non-ME course (3) (with approval from Dept. Chair) or Biol 171 without approval; and a second that can be replaced with an ME 600-level course (3) (3.00 GPA minimum and approval from Dept. Chair) or ME 499 (3) (with approval from Dept. Chair).


Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

  • (1) Our graduates will be accomplished professionals by being able to formulate, communicate, and solve problems using engineering principles, methodologies, and modern tools
  • (2) Our graduates will be professionals and leaders in industry, national laboratories, academia, and society by employing engineering fundamentals, design skills, thinking creatively, communicating effectively, working collaboratively, and implementing emerging and innovative technologies
  • (3) Our graduates will be professionals and leaders who accept and practice their professional and ethical responsibilities, respect diversity of opinion and culture, and have a proper understanding and consideration for a healthy and aesthetic environment.


Students Outcomes (SOs)

  • (1) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  • (2) an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  • (3) an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • (4) an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  • (5) an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  • (6) an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  • (7) an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.



To view a listing of courses offered visit:

Instructional Laboratories

  • Manufacturing Labs (Holmes Hall 140 & 140A)
  • Measurement & Design Labs (Holmes hall 308 & 309)
  • Machine Shop (Holmes Hall 348)


The BS program in Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET





ME Curriculum Flow Chart with Prerequisites

ME Curriculum Table

ME Curriculum Mapping of Required Courses to Program Outcomes

ME ABET Continuous Program Improvements Double-Loop

ME Safety Guidelines & Forms

Career Planning in ME


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