2019-2020 Catalog

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Required 129 credits (36 of which must be numbered 300 or above, and 60 of which must be from a 4-year institution) including:

I. Essential Studies Requirements (see University ES listing).

II. The Following Curriculum:

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
First SemesterCredits
CHEM 121 General Chemistry I 1 3
CHEM 121L General Chemistry I Laboratory 1 1
ENGL 110 College Composition I 1 3
ME 101 Introduction to Mechanical Engineering 1,2 3
MATH 165 Calculus I 1 4
Arts and Humanities 3
Second Semester
ENGR 200 Computer Applications in Engineering 1,2 2
ENGL 130 Composition II: Writing for Public Audiences 3
MATH 166 Calculus II 1 4
PHYS 251 University Physics I 1 4
Arts and Humanities 3
Sophomore Year
First Semester
ENGR 201 Statics 1 3
ME 201 Student Design 2 2
ME 341 Thermodynamics 1 3
MATH 265 Calculus III 1 4
PHYS 252 University Physics II 1 4
Second Semester
ENGR 202 Dynamics 1 3
ENGR 203 Mechanics of Materials 1 3
ENGR 206 Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering 3
MATH 266 Elementary Differential Equations 3
PHYS 253
University Physics III 3
or General Chemistry II
Junior Year
First Semester
ME 301 Materials Science 3
ME 306 Fluid Mechanics 3
ME 322 Design of Machinery 3
ENGR 460 Engineering Economy 3
Technical Elective 4 3
Second Semester
ME 323 Machine Component Design 3
ME 323L Machine Component Design Laboratory 1
ME 418 Manufacturing Processes 4
ME 474 Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer 3
MATH 321 Applied Statistical Methods 5 3
Technical Elective 4 3
Senior Year
First Semester
ME 480 Mechanical Engineering Seminar 3
ME 483 Mechanical Measurements Laboratory 3
ME 487 Engineering Design 2
Social Science 3
Technical Electives 4 6
Second Semester
ME 488 Engineering Design 3
ME 370
or CHE 340
or PHIL 250
Engineering Disasters and Ethics 2
or Ethics in Engineering and Science
Arts & Humanities (if taking either ME 370 or ChE 340) or Social Science (if taking Phil 250) 3
Technical Elective 4 6
 Total Credits129

Technical Electives and Optional Concentrations

One technical elective must be taken from each stem unless the student is pursuing the Aerospace Concentration (see below). Students may receive an optional concentration, documented on the transcript, in one of the listed stems as indicated. Students who satisfactorily complete two full-time (40 hours/wk) or three part-time (20 hours+/wk) ME 397 Cooperative Education experiences for a combined total of at least three credit hours are granted a waiver for one technical elective, provided one of the Cooperative Education experiences lasts for the duration of either a fall or spring semester. The waived technical elective is considered as elective at large and is not specified into any one of the three stems listed below.

I. Mechanical Design Stem

ME 424Systems Dynamics and Control (#)3
ME 426Mechanical Vibrations (#)3
ME 429Introduction to Finite Element Analysis (#)3
ME 439Introduction to Robotics3
ME 484Ground Vehicle Dynamics3
ME 485Multiphysics Modeling3
ME 523Advanced Machine Design (#)3
ME 525Metal Fatigue in Engineering (#)3
ME 526Advanced Vibrations (#)3
ME 529Advanced Finite Element Methods (#)3
ME 532Advanced Dynamics (#)3

Mechanical Design Concentration - 129 hours

Requires ME 323 Machine Component Design/ME 323L Machine Component Design Laboratory and any four of the Mechanical Design Stem technical electives.

II. Thermal Sciences Stem

ME 342Intermediate Thermodynamics (#)3
ME 446Gas Turbines (#)3
ME 449Internal Combustion Engines (#)3
ME 451Heating and Air Conditioning3
ME 464Computational Fluid Dynamics (#)3
ME 476Intermediate Fluid Mechanics (#)3
ME 477Compressible Fluid Flow (#)3
ME 485Multiphysics Modeling3
ME 542Thermodynamics of Materials3
ME 545Fluidized-Bed Combustion Engineering3
ME 574Advanced Heat Transfer (#)3
ME 575Conduction and Radiation Heat Transfer (#)3
ME 576Convective Heat Transfer (#)3

Thermal Sciences Concentration - 129 hours

Requires ME 306 Fluid Mechanics, ME 341 Thermodynamics and any four of the Thermal Sciences Stem technical electives.

III. Manufacturing and Materials Stem

ME 313Material Properties and Selection3
ME 420Composite Materials (#)3
ME 428Advanced Manufacturing Processes3
ME 439Introduction to Robotics3
ME 524Deformation and Fracture (#)3
ME 525Metal Fatigue in Engineering (#)3
ME 542Thermodynamics of Materials3

Manufacturing and Materials Concentration - 129 hours

Requires ME 418 Manufacturing Processes and any four of the Manufacturing and Materials Stem technical electives.

IV. Aerospace Concentration - 134 hours

Requires students to complete AVIT 102 Introduction to Aviation (5 credits) plus six technical electives. AVIT 102 Introduction to Aviation includes earning a private pilot license and is recommended for the summer session between the freshman and sophomore years. 6

Technical electives must be chosen from the aerospace group of electives as identified by # in the above technical elective listing. One of the technical electives must be either ME 429 Introduction to Finite Element Analysis or ME 464 Computational Fluid Dynamics. ME 490 Special Laboratory Problems or an ME 590 Special Topics may also be included in the aerospace group at the discretion of the Mechanical Engineering Chair.

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