Program Schedule

The majority of these courses require prerequisites and are only offered once a year. Because of this its important that all mechanical engineering majors follow the schedule outlined below. Taking courses in a different order, or deviating from the schedule will likely result in not being able to graduate in four years.

If you anticipate deviating significantly from this program or declaring an additional major or minor, please contact undergraduate coordinator Sarah Weise.

First Year
Fall Courses (16 Credit Hours)Spring Courses (16 Credit Hours)
ME 104: Engineering of Bridges *highly recommended OR Other Technical ElectiveMATH 162: Calculus IIA
CHEM 131: Chemistry Concepts OR CHM 137: Chemical Principles for EngineersPHYS 121: Mechanics
WRTG 105: Primary Writing RequirementME 120: Engineering Mechanics I – Statics
MATH 161: Calculus IACluster Course #1
Second Year
Fall Courses (16 Credit Hours)Spring Courses (16 Credit Hours)
MATH 165: Linear Algebra with Differential EquationsMATH 164: Multidimensional Calculus
PHYS 122: Electricity and MagnetismME 123: Thermodynamics
WRT 273: Communicating Your Professional Identity (2 Credits)ME 226: Intro to Solid Mechanics
ME 121: Engineering Mechanics II – DynamicsME 260: Engineering Computations II (2 Credits)
ME 160: Engineering Computation I (2 Credits)ME 110: Intro to CAD and Drawing (2 credits)
Third Year
Fall Courses (16 Credit Hours)Spring Courses (16 Credit Hours)
ME 225: Intro to Fluid DynamicsME 223: Heat Transfer
ME 280: Intro to Materials ScienceME 241: Fluids Lab
ME 240: Fundamentals in InstrumentationOPT 210: Circuits and Microcontrollers for Engineers
Cluster Course #2Cluster Course #3
Fourth Year
Fall Courses (16 Credit Hours)Spring Courses (16 Credit Hours)
ME 204: Mechanical DesignME 205: Advanced Mechanical Design
Natural Science Distribution Requirement (NSDR)ME 251: Heat Power Application
ME 213: Mechanical Systems – VibrationsElective *if additional credit needed
Additional Course in Social Sciences of HumanitiesElective *if additional credit needed

Prerequisites

We’ve put together a detailed list of all of the prerequisites required for the courses in our program. Many of these courses require multiple prerequisites, and may even require a prerequisite course that also requires prerequisites.

Requires MATH 161:

  • PHYS 121: Mechanics
  • MATH 162: Calculus IIA
  • ME 260: Engineering Computation II
  • ME 120: Engineering Mechanics I

Requires MATH 144, 162, or 172:

  • PHYS 122: Electricity and Magnetism
  • MATH 164: Multidimensional Calculus
  • MATH 165: Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
  • ME 123: Thermodynamics
  • ME 260: Engineering Computation II

Requires MATH 164:

  • ME 225: Intro to Fluid Dynamics
  • ME 260: Engineering Computation II

Requires MATH 165:

  • OPT 210: Circuits
  • ME 213: Mechanical Systems
  • ME 225: Intro to Fluid Dynamics
  • ME 223: Heat Transfer

Requires ME 120:

  • ME 121: Engineering Mechanics II
  • ME 160: Engineering Computation I

Requires MATH 161:

  • ME 121: Engineering Mechanics II

Requires MATH 162:

  • ME 121: Engineering Mechanics II

Requires PHYS 099 or ME 104:

  • PHYS 121: Mechanics

Requires PHYS 121:

  • ME 225: Intro to Fluid Dynamics
  • PHYS 122: Electricity and Magnetism

Requires PHYS 122:

  • OPT 210: Circuits
  • ME 240: Fundamentals of Instrumentation/Measurement
  • ME 280: Intro to Material Science

Requires ME 226:

  • ME 204: Mechanical Design

Requires ME 120:

  • ME 225: Intro to Fluid Dynamics
  • ME 226: Intro to Solid Mechanics

Requires ME 121:

  • ME 213: Mechanical Systems
  • ME 123: Thermodynamics

Requires ME 123:

  • ME 223: Heat Transfer
  • ME 251: Heat Power Application

Requires ME 160:

  • ME 260: Engineering Computation II

Requires ME 204:

  • ME 205: Advanced Mechanical Design

Requires ME 225:

  • ME 223: Heat Transfer
  • ME 241: Fluids Lab
  • ME 251: Heat Power Application (may also be taken concurrently with ME 225)

Requires ME 226:

  • ME 213: Mechanical Systems
  • ME 240: Fundamentals of Instrumentation/Measurement
  • ME 280: Intro to Material Science