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The BSE Curriculum, Mechanical Specialization
The undergraduate curriculum covers the fundamentals of engineering, emphasizes basic principles, and educates the student in the use of these principles to reach optimal design solutions for engineering problems. Successful completion of this curriculum prepares the student for a career in one of the many phases of practice as a mechanical engineer, or for advanced education in graduate school.
Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) Degree Requirements:
Mechanical Specialization
 
BSE General Education
32 hours
 
 
Engineering Core
45 hours
 
 
Additional Mathematics and Laboratory Science
3 hours
MAT 293. Multivariable Calculus
 
 
Required MAE Courses
37 hours
MAE 205. Visualization and Graphics
 
MAE 250L. Manufacturing Practices
 
MAE 301. Experimental Methods for Mechanical Engineers
 
MAE 301L. Mechanical Engineering Laboratory
 
MAE 310. Engineering Analysis for Mechanical Engineers
 
MAE 320. Solid Mechanics
 
MAE 322. Machine Design
 
MAE 330. Fluid Mechanics
 
MAE 362. Structure and Properties of Materials
 
MAE 402L. Mechanical Engineering Laboratory II
 
MAE 430. Heat Transfer
 
MAE 435. Thermal Systems Analysis
 
MAE 460. Engineering Materials
 
MAE 480. Introduction to Senior Design
 
MAE 487. Engineering Design Exhibit I
MAE 488. Engineering Design Exhibit II
 
 
 
Technical Electives
12 hours
This specialization requires twelve hours of technical elective courses, chosen by the student with the approval of the student’s faculty advisor. The student must take at least six hours in MAE technical electives. The remaining six technical elective hours can be satisfied by any non-required 300-level or 400-level course in BME, ECE, EGR, EVE, ISE, MAE, CHM, CSC, MAT, or PHY.
 
 
Total Semester Hours Required
129 hours
 
Mechanical Specialization
 
Freshman Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
TCO 141
Intro to Prof Comm
 
TCO 141
Intro to Prof Comm
 
Or
 
3 0 3
Or
 
3 0 3
EGR 126
Programming for Engr
 
EGR 126
Program for Engr
 
MAT 191
Calculus I
4 0 4
EGR 107
Intro to Engr Dsgn
3 0 3
CHM 111
General Chemistry I
3 3 4
MAT 192
Calculus II
4 0 4
UNV 101
Freshman Experience
1 0 1
PHY 161
General Physics I
3 3 4
XXX
Gen Ed Grp 2/3/4
3 0 3
XXX
Gen Ed Grp 2/3/4
3 0 3
 
 
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14 3 15
 
 
16 3 17
 
 
Sophomore Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
EGR 232
Statics/Solid Mech
3 0 3
EGR 236
Dynamics
3 0 3
EGR 244
Electr Circuit Ana.
3 0 3
EGR 235
Thermodynamics
3 0 3
EGR 251
Intro to Prf Ethics
1 0 1
EGR 245
Intro Ele & Ele Power
3 0 3
MAT 330
Intro to Diff Equation
3 0 3
EGR 246L
Electr Circuits Lab
0 3 1
XXX
Laboratory Science
3 3 4
EGR 252
Prob & Stats for Engr
3 0 3
XXX
Gen Ed Grp 2/3/4
3 0 3
MAE 205
Visual and Graphics
0 6 2
 
 
 
MAT 293
Multivariable Calculus
3 0 3
 
 
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16 3 17
 
 
15 9 18
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Junior Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
EGR 312
Engineering Econ
 
EGR 312
Engineering Econ
 
Or
 
3 0 3
Or
 
3 0 3
EGR 386
Feedback Control
 
EGR 386
Feedback Control
 
MAE 250L
Manuf Practices Lab
0 6 2
MAE 301
Exp Meth for ME’s
3 0 3
MAE 310
Engr Analysis for ME
3 0 3
MAE 301L
Mech Engr Lab
0 3 1
MAE 320
Solid Mechanics II
3 0 3
MAE 322
Machine Design
3 0 3
MAE 330
Fluid Mechanics
3 0 3
MAE 362
Struc & Prop of Mat
3 0 3
TCO 341
Tech Comm
3 0 3
MAE 430
Heat Transfer
3 0 3
 
 
 
MAE 480
Intro to Sr Design
0 1 0
 
 
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15 6 17
 
 
15 4 16
 
 
Senior Year (Standard BSE Program)
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
MAE 402L
Mech Engr Lab II
0 3 1
XXX
Tech Elective
3 0 3
MAE 435
Thermal Sys Analys
3 0 3
MAE 488
Engr Dsgn Exhibit II
0 6 2
MAE 460
Engineering Material
3 0 3
MAE 4xx
Tech Elective
3 0 3
MAE 487
Engr Dsgn Exhibit I
0 6 2
XXX
Tech Elective
3 0 3
MAE 4xx
Technical Elective
3 0 3
XXX
Hum/SS/Comm Elec
3 0 3
XXX
Hum/SS/Comm Elec
3 0 3
 
 
 
 
 
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12 9 15
 
 
12 6 14
 
4+1 Bachelor of Science in Engineering/
Master of Science in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering
Students who complete the first three years of the Bachelor of Science in Engineering with a Mechanical Specialization with grades which qualify them for graduate study may directly pursue the Master of Science in Engineering during their fourth and fifth years of study. A full calendar year is needed to complete the Master of Science in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering degree. See the graduate studies section near the back of this catalog for more information about the master of science in engineering programs.
 
 
Senior Year (4+1 Bachelor of Science in Engineering/
Master of Science in Engineering students only)
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
MAE 487
Engr Dsgn Exhibit I
0 6 2
MAE 488
Engr Dsgn Exhibit II
0 6 2
MAE 402L
Mech Engr Lab II
0 3 1
MAE 435
Thermal Sys Analys
3 0 3
MAE 460
Engineering Material
3 0 3
XXX
Tech Elective
3 0 3
XXX
Hum/SS/Comm Elec
3 0 3
XXX
Hum/SS/Comm Elec
3 0 3
MAE 5xx/6xx
Graduate Course
3 0 3
MAE 6xx**
Grad Course
3 0 3
MAE 6xx**
Graduate Course
3 0 3
MAE 5xx
Grad Course
3 0 3
 
 
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12 9 15
 
 
15 6 17
 
**Graduate credit courses require additional enrollment procedures and are limited to 9 credit hours total.
 
 
Graduate Year (4+1 BSE/MSE students only)
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
MAE 6xx
Graduate Course
3 0 3
MAE 6xx
Graduate Course
3 0 3
EGR 6xx
Graduate Course
3 0 3
EGR 6xx
Graduate Course
3 0 3
EGR 5/6xx
Graduate Course
3 0 3
EGR 5/6xx
Graduate Course
3 0 3
 
 
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9 0 9
 
 
9 0 9
 
 
The EGR graduate course prefix includes BME, ECE, EGR, ETM, EVE, MAE, or SSE graduate courses.
See the graduate section of this catalog for more information about the Integrated Bachelor of Science in Engineering/Master of Science in Engineering Program.