Mechanical Engineering Sample Curriculum

The exact chronological order of the courses depends on AP credits, summer courses, choice of electives, and number of credits per semester. Thus, different students will take some courses in different chronological order.

Below is a typical schedule, shown as an example of the chronological order, not as a fixed course schedule for all students. However, some courses are essential prerequisites for more advanced courses.

Freshman Year

Semester 1CreditsSemester 2Credits
CHEM 1070/1075 ENG CHEMISTRY I / Lab 4CSCI 1060 Scientific Programming (cc-MATH 1510) 3
ENGL 1920 ADV. Writing for Professionals3MENG 1002 Computer Aided Engineering Design1
MENG 1001 Intro to Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering1MATH 1520 Calculus II (p-MATH 1510) ** 4
MATH 1510 Calculus I * 4PHYS 1610 Engineering Physics I (p-MATH 1510) 3
THEO 1000 Theological Foundations 3PHYS 1620 Engineering Physics I Lab (c-PHYS 1610) 1
        HUMANISTIC VALUES ELECTIVE$  3  
 15 15

Sophomore Year

Courses in bold may only be offered once a year.

Semester 3CreditsSemester 4Credits
MENG 2011 Engineering Shop Practice  1 ECE 2001 Electrical Engineering (p-MATH 1520, p-PHYS 1610) 3
ESCI 2100 Statics (cc-PHYS 1610) 3ECE 2002 Electrical Engineering Lab (c-ECE 2001) 1
ESCI 2300 Thermodynamics (cc-MATH 2530) 3ESCI 3100 Mech. of Solids (p-ESCI 2100, cc-MATH 2530) 3
MATH 2530 Calculus III (p-MATH 1520) 4ESCI 3101 Mech of Solids Lab (cc-ESCI 3100) 1
PHYS 1630 Engineering Physics II (p-MATH 1520, p-PHYS 1610) 3MENG 2000 Foundation to Engineering Design (cc-PHYS 1610, cc-MENG 1002) 3
PHYS 1640 Engineering Physics II Lab (c-PHYS 1630) 1MENG 2600 MFG. Process/Lab (p-ESCI 2011) 3
      
MENG 2300 Applied Thermo (p-ESCI 2300)   3  
 15 17

Junior Year

Courses in bold may only be offered once a year.

Semester 5CreditsSemester 6Credits
ESCI 2150 Dynamics (cc-ESCI 2100, p-MATH 1520) 3ESCI 3110 Linear Vibs (p-ESCI 2150, p-MATH 3550) 3
ESCI 3200 Fluid Dynamics (cc-MATH 2530 ) 3MATH 3270 Adv. Math for Engineers (cc-MATH 3550) 3
ESCI 3201 Fluid Dynamics Lab (cc-ESCI 3200) 1MENG 3001 ME Lab (cc-MENG 3430, cc-MENG 3510) 1
MATH 3550 Diff. Equations (p-MATH 2530) 3MENG 3430 Measurements (p-ECE 2001, p-ECE 2002) 3
AENG 3100 Computer Aided Engineering (p-CSCI 1060, p-ESCI 3100)3MENG 3010 Machine Design (p-MENG 2000, +cc-AENG 3100) 3
Humanistic Values Elective$  3  MENG 3510 Material Science (p-CHEM 1070, p-ESCI 3100)   3  
 16 16

Senior Year

Courses in bold may only be offered once a year.

Semester 7CreditsSemester 8Credits
ESCI 3410 Linear Systems (p-ESCI 3110) 3MENG 4014 Design II/Lab (p-MENG 4004) 3
MENG 4450 Prin. of Mechtr. (p-ECE 2001) 3MENG 4300 Heat Transfer (p-CSCI 1060, p-ESCI 2300, p-ESCI 3200) 3
MENG 4004 Design I/Lab (p-MENG 2600, cc-MENG 3010) 3PHIL 3400 Engineering Ethics 3
Math / Science Elective% 3Cultural Diversity Elective ## 3
Tech. Elective% 3Tech. Elective % 3
            
 15 15

Total Hours: 124

  • p = pre-requisite; must be taken before 
  • $ = humanistic values elective shall be chosen from Philosophy, Theology, Social and Behavioral sciences, or humanities 
  • c = co-requisite; must be taken at the same time 
  • % = Select from an approved list of courses 
  • cc = concurrent; can be taken before or at the same time 
  • ## = Replace with Hum-Values elective for students with international origin or experience (study abroad) 
  • * requires proficiency exam; must earn a grade of C- or above 
 
  • ** must earn a grade of C- or above