College of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical EngineeringAcademicsUndergraduateCurriculum

Mechanical Engineering Curriculum

At the undergraduate level, the Department of Mechanical Engineering offers a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree (BME).

Because of the breadth of mechanical engineering opportunities, the department offers a number of program specializations that provide unique training and course selection to those students who wish to concentrate in a particular area or technology.

Current program specializations:

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Pulp/Paper/Bio-Resource Engineering



Automotive Engineering and Manufacturing

Business Engineering Technology (BET)

Materials Engineering

Materials Science

Nuclear Power Generation Systems



MATH 1610 Calculus I4MATH 1620 Calculus II4
ENGL 1100 English Composition I3PHYS 1600 Engineering Physics I4
Core History13ENGL 1120 English Composition II3
CHEM 1030 Fundamentals Chemistry I3Core Social Science13
CHEM 1031 Fundamental Chemistry I Laboratory1ENGR 1110 Introduction to Engineering2
COMP 1200 Introduction to Computing for Engineers and Scientists2 
ENGR 1100 Engineering Orientation0 
 16 16
PHYS 1610 Engineering Physics II4MATH 2660 Topics in Linear Algebra3
MECH 2020 Manufacturing Technology Lab2ENGR 2010 Thermodynamics3
MATH 2630 Calculus III4MATL 2100 Introduction to Materials Science3
MATH 2650 Linear Differential Equations3MECH 2AA0 Mechanical Engineering Progress Assessment I0
MECH 2130 Mechanical Engineering Statics3MECH 2220 Computer-Aided Engineering3
 MECH 2140 Kinematics and Dynamics3
 16 15
ELEC 3810 Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering3INSY 3600 Engineering Economy3
MECH 3020 Thermodynamics II3MECH 3AA0 Mechanical Engineering Progress Assessment II0
MECH 3030 Fluid Mechanics3MECH 3040 Heat Transfer3
MECH 3200 Concepts in Mechanical Design2MECH 3050 Measurement and Instrumentation3
MECH 3120 Mechanics of Materials3MECH 3140 System Dynamics and Controls3
MECH 3150 Dynamics Lab1MECH 3230 Machine Design3
 MECH 3160 Mechanics Lab1
 15 16
Core Literature23Core Social Science13
PHIL 1020 Introduction to Ethics, 1040 Business Ethics, or 1110 Ethical and Conceptual Foundations of Science (Core Ethics)3Core Fine Arts3
MECH 4240 Comprehensive Design I2MECH 4250 Comprehensive Design II2
Technical Elective6Technical Elective3
 Free Elective3
 UNIV 4AA0 Creed to Succeed0
 14 14
Total Hours: 122

Technical Elective - see adviser for approved course listing.