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Typical Mechanical Engineering B.S. Sequence

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Planning a Program of Study

Students in the mechanical engineering program work closely with their faculty advisors to plan their programs of study in order to ensure that they make satisfactory progress toward the completion of their degrees. As an illustration of this planning process, a typical sequence of courses is shown below for a full-time student.

Fall Freshman Year (17)

COMM 101 Oral Communications 3
UNIV 101 City-University Life 3
MATH 181 Pre-Calculus (Investigate Math) 4
NSET 101 Intro to NSET (Disc Technology) 3
CHEM 101 General Chemistry 3
CHEM 103 General Chemistry Lab 1

Spring Freshman Year (17)

ENGL 101 College Composition 3
MATH 190 Calculus I 4
CHEM 102 General Chemistry II 3
CHEM 104 General Chemistry II Lab 1
ME 101 Statics 3
CORE__ Core Choice 3

Fall Sophomore Year (17)

PHYS 201 Fundamentals of Physics I 3
PHYS 103 Physics I Lab 1
MATH 210 Calculus II 4
ME 212 Properties of Materials 3
ET 204 Computer Programming for Science and Technology 3
CORE__ Core Choice 3

Spring Sophomore Year (17)

PHYS 202 Fundamentals of Physics II 3
PHYS 104 Physics II Lab 1
MATH 300 Calculus III 4
ME 102 Dynamics 3
ME 213 Strength of Materials 3
CORE __ Core Choice 3

Fall Junior Year (16)

EE 101 Circuit Analysis I 3
EE 103 Circuit Analysis Lab I 1
MATH 310 Differential Equations 3
MATH 330 Mathematical Statistics 3
ME 215 Thermodynamics 3
ME 331 Engineering Design Using Pro/ENGINEER®

Spring Junior Year (18)

EE 102 Circuit Analysis II 3
EE 104 Circuit Analysis Lab II 1
MATH 230 Linear Algebra 3
ME 320 Kinematics of Machine Elements 4
ME 405 Heat Transfer 4
CORE __ Core Choice 3

Fall Senior Year (16)

ET 405 Fundamentals of Engineering Exam I 0
EGR 401 Engineering Design I 3
ME 411 Fluid Mechanics 3
ME 416 Mechanical Vibrations 3
ME 421 Machine Design
CORE __ Core Choice 3

Spring Senior Year (14)

ET 406 Fundamentals of Engineering Exam II 0
EGR 402 Engineering Design II (Senior Capstone) 3
ME 424 Finite Element Analysis (FEA) 3
ME 425 FEA with ANSYS® 2
CORE __ Core Choice 3
CORE __ Core Choice 3

Grand Total: 132 credits

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