Mechanical Engineering, B.S. Curriculum

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Mechanical Engineering, B.S. - Typical Course Sequence

Below is a typical course sequence for the Mechanical Engineering bachelor's degree program. Schedules will vary by student, depending on areas of interest.

Semester 1 Credits   Semester 2 Credits
Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 4 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II 4
Chemical Principles I 3 General Physics: Mechanics 4
Experimental Chemistry I 1 Programming for Engineers with MATLAB 3
Rhetoric and Composition 3 Introduction to Microeconomics 3
Introduction to Engineering Design 3 Matrices 2
Arts Course 3 Total Credits 16
Total Credits 17    
 
Semester 3     Semester 4  
Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations 4 Electrical Circuits and Power Distribution 3
Calculus and Vector Analysis 4 Dynamics 3
General Physics: Electricity and Magnetism 4 Strength of Materials 3
Statics 3 Engineering Thermodynamics 3
Health and Physical Activity 1.5 General Physics: Wave Motion and Quantum Physics 2
Total Credits 16.5 Humanities Course 3
    Total Credits 17
 
Semester 5     Semester 6  
Fluid Flow 3 Properties and Processing of Engineering Materials 3
Instrumentation, Measurements, and Statistics 4 System Dynamics 3
Intermediate Mechanics of Materials 3 Machine Design 3
Effective Writing: Technical Writing 3 Heat Transfer 3
Machine Dynamics 3 Materials Testing Laboratory 1
Total Credits 16 Effective Speech 3
    Total Credits 16
 
Semester 7     Semester 8  
Engineering for Manufacturing 3 Mechanical Design Project 3
Lab Elective 1 Technical Elective 3
Engineering Design Concepts 3 Technical Elective 3
Technical Elective 3 Arts course 3
Social and Behavioral Science course 3 Humanities course 3
Technical Elective 3 Health and Physical Activity 1.5
Total Credits 16 Total Credits 16.5

This program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.