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.

 

2018-2019 Sample Schedule for Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering Majors

Year One

First Semester

Course code Course Name Credit hrs.
CHEM 211/213 or CHEM 271/272 Chemistry for Engineers 4

ECON 103

Contemp. Microeconomic Principle 3

MATH 113

Analytic Geom. and Calculus I 4
  Mason Core* 3
Total Hours   14

 

Second Semester

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

MATH 114

Analytic Geometry 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

Third Semester

Course code Course Name Credit hrs.

MATH 213

Analytic Geometry and Calculus III 3

ME 211

Statics 3

PHYS 260

University Physics II 3

PHYS 261

University Physics II Lab 1
  Mason Core* 3
  Mason Core* 3
Total Hours   16

 

Fourth Semester

Course code Course Name Credit hrs.
MATH 214 Elem. Differential Equations 3

ME 212

Solid Mechanics 3

ME 221

Thermodynamics 3

ME 231

Dynamics 3
  Mason Core* 3
Total Hours   15

 

 

Year Three

Fifth Semester

Course code Course Name Credit hrs.

ECE 330

Circuit Theory 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

 

Sixth Semester

Course code Course Name Credit hrs.
ENGH 302 Adv Comp (Nat Aci secyion)*** 3

 

Math/Science Elective 3

ME 321

Mechanical Experimentation II 1

ME 323

Heat Transfer 3
ME 331 Mechatronics 3

ME 352

Entrepreneurship in Engineering 3
Total Hours   16

 

 

Year Four

Seventh Semester

Course code Course Name Credit hrs.
ME 432 Control Engineering 4

ME 443

Mechanical Design I 3

ME 453

Developing the Societal Engineer 2

 

Technical Elective 3

 

Technical Elective 3
Total Hours   15

 

Eight Semester

Course code Course Name Credit hrs.

ME 444

Mechanical Design II 3

 

Technical Elective 3

 

Technical Elective 3
  Mason Core* 3
  Mason Core* 3
Total Hours   15

* http://masoncore.gmu.edu One course from each Mason Core Categories: ENGH 101, Oral Communication, Literature, Arts, Western Civilization/World History, and Global Understanding. VSE students do not need to seek out IT, Quantitative Reasoning, Natural Science, and Social & Behavioral Sciences categories as they are built into the major curriculum.
*** ENGH 101 and Mason Core-Literature must be completed before taking ENGH 302.

 

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

Schedule for Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering Majors 2017-18

Schedule for Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering Majors 2016-17