Bachelors Degree

Degree Requirements

Degree requirements include 121 credits distributed in three main areas: mathematics and basic science, humanities and social sciences, and mechanical engineering.  Students must complete all math, science and Volgenau School of Engineering courses presented as part of the required 121 credits for the degree with a grade of C or better.  

 

Mechanical Engineering B.S. Sample Schedule
Academic Year 2017-2018

Year One

1st Semester

Course code Course Name Credit hrs.
CHEM 211/213 or CHEM 251 Chemistry for Engineers 4

ECON 103

Contemp. Microeconomic Principle 3

ENGH 101

English Composition 3

MATH 113

Analytic Geom. and Calculus I 4
Total Hours   14

 

2nd Semester

Course code Course Name Credit hrs.
CS 112 Introduction to Computer Programming 4

MATH 114

Analytic Geom. And Calculus II 4

ME 151

Practicum in Engineering 2

PHYS 160

University Physics I 3
PHYS 161 University Physics I Lab 1
Total Hours   14

 

Year Two

 

3rd Semester

Course code Course Name Credit hrs.
COMM 100 or COMM 101 Introduction to Oral Communication 3

HIST 100 or HIST 125

History of Western Civilization or Intro. to world History 3

MATH 213

Analytic Geom. and Calculus III 3

ME 211

Statics 3

PHYS 260

University Physics II 3

PHYS 261

University Physics II Lab 1
Total Hours   16

 

4th Semester

Course code Course Name Credit hrs.
- Fine Arts Mason Core Elective 3
MATH 214 Elem. Differential Equations 3

ME 212

Solid Mechanics 3

ME 221

Thermodynamics 3

ME 231

Dynamics 3
Total Hours   15
Year 3

5th Semester

Course code Course Name Credit hrs.

ECE 285

Electrical Circuit Analysis I 3

ME 311

Mechanical Experimentation I 1

ME 313

Material Science 3

ME 322

Fluid Mechanics 3

 

ME 341 or ME 342

 

Design Elective 3

ME 351

Analytical Methods in Engr. 3
Total Hours   16

 

6th Semester

Course code Course Name Credit hrs.
ECE 286 Electrical Circuit Analysis II 3

-

Literature Mason Core Elective 3

-

Math/Science Elective 3

ME 321

Mechanical Experimentation II 1

 

ME 323

 

Heat Transfer 3

ME 352

Entrepreneurship in Engineering 3
Total Hours   16
Year Four

7th Semester

Course code Course Name Credit hrs.

ENGH 302

Advanced Composition  3

ME 443

Mechanical Design I 3

ME 453

Developing the Societal Engineer 2

-

Technical Elective 3

-

Technical Elective 3
Total Hours   14

 

8th Semester

Course code Course Name Credit hrs.
- Global Understanding Mason Core Elective 3

ME 432

Control Engineering 4

ME 444

Mechanical Design II 3

-

Technical Elective 3

-

Technical Elective 3
Total Hours   16
Curriculum Map

Mason Core Requirements for Mechanical Engineering

Written Communication Core Requirement is satisfied by ENGH 101 and ENGH 302

Oral Communication Core Requirement is satisfied by COMM 100 or COMM 101

Quantitative Reasoning Core Requirement is satisfied by MATH 113

Information Technolgy Core Requirement is satsifed by CS 112 and ENGR 453 (Ethics - Pending Approval)

ArtsGlobal Understanding, and Literature Core Requirements can be satisifed by choosing from the list of approved courses here

Natural Science Core Requirement is satisifed  by CHEM 211/213 or CHEM 251 and PHYS 160/161

Social and Behaviorial Sciences Core Requirement must be satisifed by ECON 103

Western Civilization Core Requirement is satisfied by HIST 100 or HIST 125

 

Mason Core Requirements are also satisifed by the Honors Curriculum found here