Curriculum - Mechanical Engineering

Freshman Year Credits

Fall Semester: Credits
ESC 000.1 Professional Development Seminar 0
Ma 110 Introduction to Linear Algebra 2
Ma 111 Calculus I 4
Ch 110 General Chemistry 3
EID 101 Engineering Design and Problem Solving 3
CS 102 Computer Programming for Engineers 2
HSS 1 Literary Forms and Expressions 3
   
Total Credits Fall Semester 18

 

Spring Semester:  
ESC 000.2 Professional Development Seminar 0
Ma 113 Calculus II 4
Ph 112 Physics I: Mechanics 4
EID 103 Principles of Design 3
Ch 111 General Chemistry Laboratory 1.5
ME 102 Statics 3
HSS 2 Texts and Contexts: Old Worlds and New 3
   
Total Credits Spring Semester 18.5

 

Sophomore Year Credits

Fall Semester: Credits
ESC 000.3 Professional Development Seminar 0
Ma 223 Vector Calculus 2
Ma 240 Ordinary and Partial Differential Equation 3
Ph 213 Physics II: Electromagnetic Phenomena 4
Ph 291 Introductory Physics Laboratory 1.5
ME 211 Dynamics 3
ME 241 Materials Science 3
HSS 3 The Making of Modern Society 3
   
Total Credits Fall Semester 19.5

 

Spring Semester:  
ESC 000.4 Professional Development Seminar 0
Ph 214 Physics III: Optics and Modern Physics 3
ESC 221 Basic Principles of Electrical Engineering 2
ME 212 Mechanics of Materials 3
ME 222 Engineering Thermodynamics 3
ME 242 Design and Prototyping 2
ME 232 Systems Engineering 3
HSS 4 The Modern Context: Figures and Topics 3
   
Total Credits Spring Semester 19

 

Junior Year Credits

Fall Semester: Credits
Ma 224 Probability 2
ME 321 Fluid Mechanics & Flow Systems 3
ME 311 Stress and Applied Elasticity 3
ME 331 Feedback Control Systems 3
ME 333 Process Control Laboratory 1
Engineering or Science Elective 3
Humanities/Social Sciences Elective 3
   
Total Credits Fall Semester 18

 

Spring Semester:  
ME 316 Mechanical Vibrations 3
ME 328 Heat Transfer 3
ME 340 Engineering Experimentation 3
Engineering or Science Elective 3
Humanities/Social Sciences Elective 3
   
Total Credits Spring Semester 15

 

Senior Year Credits

Fall Semester: Credits
ME 343 Manufacturing Engineering 3
ME 323 Advanced Thermodynamics 3
ME 347 Mechanical Engineering Projects 3
ME 300- or 400-level Lecture Course 3
Free Elective 3
   
Total Credits Fall Semester 15

 

Spring Semester:  
ME 348 Capstone Senior Mechanical Engineering Design 3
ME 300- or 400-level Lecture Course 3
Free Electives 6
   
Total Credits Spring Semester 12
Total credits required for degree 135

 

 

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