Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering - Design

Wellness Requirement
APPH 1040Scientific Foundations of Health2
or APPH 1050 The Science of Physical Activity and Health
or APPH 1060 Flourishing: Strategies for Well-being and Resilience
Institutional Priority
CS 1371Computing for Engineers3
Mathematics and Quantitative Skills
MATH 1552Integral Calculus 24
Political Science and U.S. History
HIST 2111The United States to 18773
or HIST 2112 The United States since 1877
or INTA 1200 American Government in Comparative Perspective
or POL 1101 Government of the United States
or PUBP 3000 American Constitutional Issues
Arts, Humanities, and Ethics
Any HUM6
Communicating in Writing
ENGL 1101English Composition I3
ENGL 1102English Composition II3
Technology, Mathematics, and Sciences
PHYS 2211Introductory Physics I 24
PHYS 2212Introductory Physics II4
MATH 1551Differential Calculus 22
MATH 1553Introduction to Linear Algebra 22
or MATH 1554 Linear Algebra
or MATH 1564 Linear Algebra with Abstract Vector Spaces
Social Sciences
Select one of the following:3
Economic Analysis and Policy Problems
The Global Economy
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Any SS6
Field of Study
CHEM 1310Principles of General Chemistry for Engineers 64
ME 1670Introduction to Engineering Graphics and Design3
MATH 2551Multivariable Calculus 24
MATH 2552Differential Equations 24
MSE 2001Principles and Applications of Engineering Materials3
Major Requirements
Ethics Requirement 1
COE 2001Statics 22
ME 2016Computer Applications3
ME 2110Creative Decisions and Design3
ME 2202Dynamics of Rigid Bodies3
ME 3017System Dynamics3
ME 3057Experimental Methodology and Technical Writing3
ME 3322Thermodynamics3
ME 3340Fluid Mechanics3
ME 3345Conduction and Radiation Heat Transfer3
COE 3001Mechanics of Deformable Bodies3
ME 3210Design, Materials, and Manufacture3
ME 4056Mechanical Engineering Systems Laboratory3
ME 4182Mechanical Design Engineering3
or ME 4723 Interdisciplinary Capstone Design
Other Engineering Requirements
ECE 3710Circuits and Electronics2
ECE 3741Instrumentation and Electronics Lab1
ISYE 3025Essentials of Engineering Economy1
MATH 3670Probability and Statistics with Applications3
or ECE 3077 Prob/Stats for ECE
or ISYE 3770 Statistics and Applications
Design Concentration
ME 3180Machine Design 73
or ME 4315 Energy Systems Analysis and Design
Interactive Computer-Aided Design and Computer-Aided Engineering
Environmentally Conscious Design and Manufacturing
Design and Materials Selection for Tribological Applications
Machine Design 7
Energy Systems Analysis and Design
Undergraduate Research 5
Vertically Integrated Project courses 5
Biologically Inspired Design
Probabilistic Risk Assessment
Materials Selection and Design
Free Electives
Free Electives 3,4,56
Total Credit Hours129

No pass-fail courses allowed except for Ethics overlay requirement.

Student must earn a 2.0 GPA within Major Requirements and MSE 2001, ECE 3710, ECE 3741, and ISYE 3025.

If a course is repeated, only the latest grade is included in the calculation of the Major Requirements GPA.


Students must complete one Ethics course during their program.


Minimum grade of C required.


At least 3 credit hours in either the Concentration Electives or Free Electives must be a 3000-level or higher ME course. ME 3141, ME 3700, ME 3720, ME 3743, ME 3744, ME 4699, ME 4741, ME 4742, ME 4753, and ME 4903 are not allowed.


Excludes CEE 2040, PHYS 2802, PHYS 2XXX (AP credit) and MGT 2250.


Up to 6 credit-hours of ME 4699 and VIP coursework combined can be counted toward the Design Concentration. Only 3 hours maximum of ME 4699 can be applied to the Concentration.


 CHEM 1211K can substitute for CHEM 1310. CHEM 1211K and CHEM 1212K are recommended for pre-health students. 


Students are required to take one of the design elective courses, ME 3180 or ME 4315, as part of the Mechanical Engineering curriculum.  Both courses can be included in the Design Concentration; one is required and the other can be taken as a Design elective.