Sample Course Sequence for the Major in Mechanical Engineering

A course planning guide for this major may be found hereThe major course planning guides are not part of the official Undergraduate Bulletin, and are only updated periodically for use as an advising tool. The Undergraduate Bulletin supersedes any errors or omissions in the major course planning guides.  

FRESHMAN

FALL Credits
 First Year Seminar 101 1
 WRT 102 (WRT) 3
 MEC 101 3
 MAT 131 (QPS) 4
 PHY 131/133 (SNW) 4
 HUM course
3
Total 18
 
SPRING Credits
 First Year Seminar 102 1
 MAT 211 or AMS 210
3
MEC 102 2
 MAT 132
4
 PHY 132 & 134 (SNW)
 4
 USA course
3
 Total 17
 
SOPHOMORE

FALL Credits
MAT 203 4
ESG 198 or CHE 131 or CHE 152 4
 MEC 203 3
 MEC 220
 3
 MEC 260 3
 Total 17
 
SPRING Credits
MAT 303  4
Basic Science Elective**  3
MEC 262 3
MEC 363 3
EST 392 (SBS)
3
 Total 16
 
JUNIOR

FALL Credits
ESG 332  3
MEC 225  1
MEC 214 1
MEC 301  3
MEC 310 3
MEC 316 (TECH) 2
MEC 364 3
 Total 16
 
SPRING Credits
MEC 300 1
MEC 305 3
MEC 317 (TECH)
2
MEC 320 3
MEC 325  3
MEC 410 3
 Total  15
 
SENIOR

FALL Credits
MEC 411   4
MEC 422  3
MEC 440*  3
Technical elective #1 3
STAS course  3
 Total 16
 
SPRING Credits
MEC 441*  3 
Technical elective #2 3
Technical elective #3  3 
ARTS course  3
GLO course
 3
  Total  15

 *This course partially satisfies the following: ESI, CER, SPK, WRTD, SBS+, STEM+, EXP+. For more information contact the CEAS Undergraduate Student Office.

**Basic science elective options: PHY 251/252, Modern Physics/Modern Physics Laboratory; ESG 281, Engineering Introduction to the Solid State; PHY 300, Waves and Optics; CHE 132 General Chemistry II; BIO 202, Fundamentals of Biology: Molecular and Cellular Biology; BIO 203, Fundamentals of Biology: Cellular and Organ Physiology; GEO 310, Introduction to Geophysics; GEO 312, Structure and Properties of Materials; AST 203, Astronomy; AST 205, Introduction to Planetary Sciences; ATM 205, Introduction to Atmospheric Sciences