BSME in Mechanical Engineering
Degree Program Description
Mechanical Engineering focuses on thermal and mechanical systems areas. The curriculum presents a strong experimental program through laboratory experiences to expose undergraduate students to modern instrumentation and measurement methodologies. Students work in well-equipped laboratories in design optimization, engineering computation, fluid power dynamics and control, materials, structural dynamics, measurement and instrumentation, laser processing, heat transfer and fluid dynamics, stress measurement and nondestructive evaluation. Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering prepares students for employment in industry or government or for further study toward other degrees such as the JD, MD, MS and PhD.
Major Program Requirements
The MAE curriculum allows students to transfer among departments during the first two years. Students concentrate on departmental requirements during the junior year. The senior year includes three MAE electives that allow students to develop individual study programs. This enables students to complete a traditional program or create their own with special emphasis on system design, materials, manufacturing, energy systems, controls, or aerospace.
Experience in design is integrated throughout the required courses in the curriculum and culminates in the capstone design sequence. The capstone design experience integrates earlier technical work with economic, safety and environmental considerations. The projects are primarily obtained from industrial or private business clients. The presentations of project results are made to a review panel consisting of members of the faculty, the MAE Industrial Advisory Council and representatives of the client firms.
Major Core Requirements
In addition to the University general education and graduation requirements, the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering requires the following courses:
|CHEM 1320||College Chemistry I||4|
|ENGINR 1100||Engineering Graphics Fundamentals||2|
|ENGINR 1110||Solid Modeling for Engineering Design||1|
|IMSE 2710||Engineering Economic Analysis||3|
|MATH 1500||Analytic Geometry and Calculus I||5|
|MATH 1700||Calculus II||5|
|MATH 2300||Calculus III||3|
|MATH 4100||Differential Equations||3|
|STAT 4710||Introduction to Mathematical Statistics||3|
|or IMSE 2110||Probability and Statistics for Engineers|
|PHYSCS 2750||University Physics I||5|
|PHYSCS 2760||University Physics II||5|
|ENGINR 1200||Statics and Elementary Strength of Materials||3|
|ENGINR 2100||Circuit Theory for Engineers||3|
|ENGINR 2200||Intermediate Strength of Materials||3|
|MAE 2100||Programming and Software Tools||2|
|MAE 3100||Computational Methods for Engineering Design||4|
|MAE 3200||Engineering Materials||4|
|MAE 3400||Fluid Mechanics||3|
|MAE 3600||Dynamic Systems and Control||3|
|MAE 3800||Instrumentation and Measurements Laboratory||3|
|MAE 3900||Mechanism Design||3|
|MAE 4300||Heat Transfer||3|
|MAE 4500||Manufacturing Methods (Pending approval effective FS2020)||4|
|MAE 4800||Applied Thermal/Fluids Laboratory||4|
|MAE 4900||Machine Element Design||3|
|MAE 4980||Senior Capstone Design||3|
|Elective in approved area of Engineering, Science or Math, 3000-level or above||3|
|MAE 4000 +: MAE elective||9|
Below is a sample plan of study, semester by semester. A student's actual plan may vary based on course choices where options are available.
|MATH 1500||5||MATH 1700||5|
|ENGINR 1100||2||ENGLSH 1000||3|
|Approved Political Science or History Course||3||CHEM 1320||4|
|Social/Behavioral Science Elective||3||ENGINR 1110||1|
|Social/Behavioral Science Elective||3|
|MATH 2300||3||MAE 2100||2|
|PHYSCS 2750||5||MATH 4100||3|
|ENGINR 1200||3||PHYSCS 2760||5|
|Humanities/Fine Arts Elective||3||ENGINR 2200||3|
|Humanities/Fine Arts Elective||3|
|MAE 3100||4||IMSE 2110 or STAT 4710||3|
|MAE 2300||3||MAE 3400||3|
|MAE 2600||3||ENGINR 2100||3|
|MAE 3200||4||MAE 3900||3|
|IMSE 2710||3||MAE 4800||4|
|MAE 4300||3||MAE 4900||3|
|MAE 3800||3||MAE 4000+ Elective||3|
|MAE 3600||3||Humanities/Fine Arts Elective||3|
|3000+ Technical Elective||3|
|MAE 4000+ Elective||3|
|MAE 4000+ Elective||3|
|Total Credits: 125|
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