Mechanical Engineering Minor 2018 - 2019

Mechanical Engineering is the broadest of the engineering disciplines, concerned with anything that moves or uses energy. There are three major stems in mechanical engineering: thermal fluid systems, mechanical systems, and system dynamics and controls. Mechanical Engineers design, build, and analyze complex devices, systems and processes that involve the conversion of energy from one form to another, the production of work, and the transport of energy and mass from one location to another. This minor provides a foundation in mechanical engineering, and is most appropriate for students with a strong mathematics and science background, such as a major in another engineering or science field.

Admission and Minor Requirement

To be admitted to the minor, students must have completed MATH 114 and PHYS 160/161 with a grade of C or better. All students must complete 14 credit hours of core courses and 6-7 credit hours of electives. All courses must be passed with a grade of C or better.

Core Requirements:

Core Requirements

Course code Course Name Credit hrs.
ENGR 107 or ME 151 Introduction to Engineering OR Practicum in Engineering 2
ME 211 Statics 3

ME 212

Solid Mechanics 3

ME 221

Thermodynamics 3

ME 231

Dynamics 3
Total Hours   14
Elective Requirements:

Select two additional courses from the following:

Course Code Course Name Credit hrs.
ME 313 Material Science 3
ME 322 Fluid Mechanics 3
ME 323 Heat Transfer 3
ME 341 Design of Mechanical Elements 3
ME 342 Design of Thermal Systems 3
ME 352 Entrepreneurship in Engineering 3
ME 431 Systems Dynamics 3
ME 432 Control Engineering 4
ME 454 Project Management for Engineers 3
ME 471 Introduction to Astronautics 3
ME 499 Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering 3

*May be repeated for credit


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