Mechanical engineering (ME) encompasses the design, analysis, testing and manufacture of products used in modern society and the conversion of raw energy (fuel, solar, wind, nuclear) into useful power to drive machines and transportation vehicles. Mechanical engineers design components, machines, systems and processes.

Mechanical Engineering appeals to students who are interested in applying their solid backgrounds in math and physical sciences to understand, design, test, and build real-world devices and processes for the improvement of society. Many ME students delight in hands-on design, test and building experiences.

Students will develop an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and general engineering to design and conduct experiments, analyze and interpret data, design systems, components, and processes to meet desired needs.

The undergraduate degree is the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. The University Scholars Program is available for qualified honors students, who apply to graduate school after the junior year and pursue the BSME and MSME simultaneously.

Careers in aerospace, automotive, energy, railroad, manufacturing, food/forest products, appliances, robotics, electric power, electronics, automation, heating/air-conditioning, construction, mining, defense/ military, business, law and medicine.

Entry level engineering jobs in project engineering, production supervision, product design, process design, maintenance, plant layout, technical marketing/ sales, contract supervision, engineering consulting, graduate education in engineering, business, law, medicine and dentistry.

Positions in project leadership, plant management, R&D management, contractors, technical sales/marketing executives, entrepreneurs, consulting "rm executives/ owners, corporate executives/ managers/ owners, business management, physicians, attorneys, dentists, military officers, college faculty, and federal/ industrial researchers.

The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

Semester 1 Semester 2
CH 101 ENGR 141
ENGR 111 EN 102
ME 121 ENGR 161
EN 101 MATH 126
ENGR 131 PH 105
ENGR 151 HUMANITIES OR SOCIAL SCIENCE
MATH 125  
Semester 3 Semester 4
AEM 201 AEM 311
MATH 227 AEM 264
ME 215 MATH 238
PH 106 ME 305
SCIENCE ELECTIVE MTE 271
Semester 5 Semester 6
AEM 250 ME 350
AEM 251 ME 383
ECE 320 ME 360
ME 309 ME 372
ME 349 APPROVED ME ELECTIVE
HUMANITIES OR SOCIAL SCIENCE  
Semester 7 Semester 8
ME 415 OR 407 ME 490
ME 450 APPR TECH ELECTIVE
ME 460 APPR ME ELECTIVE
ME 489 HUMANITIES OR SOCIAL SCIENCE
HUMANITIES OR SOCIAL SCIENCE HUMANITIES OR SOCIAL SCIENCE
HUMANITIES OR SOCIAL SCIENCE  

Disclaimer: This plan is based on a student enrolling in MATH 125 (Calculus I) during their first semester. If you are starting in a different math class, please contact the engineering advising office to see your four-year plan of study.

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