B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Curriculum

FRESHMAN YEAR

Units

1st Quarter

 

Chemistry and Biochemistry 20A—Chemical Structure1

4

English Composition 3—English Composition, Rhetoric, and Language

5

Mathematics 31A—Differential and Integral Calculus1

4

2nd Quarter

 

Chemistry and Biochemistry 20B/20L—Chemical Energetics and Change/General Chemistry Laboratory1

7

Mathematics 31B—Integration and Infinite Series1

4

Physics 1A—Mechanics1

5

3rd Quarter

 

Mathematics 32A—Calculus of Several Variables1

4

Physics 1B/4AL—Oscillations, Waves, Electric and Magnetic Fields/Mechanics Laboratory1

7

HSSEAS GE Elective3

5

SOPHOMORE YEAR

 

1st Quarter

 

Mathematics 32B—Calculus of Several Variables1

4

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 94—Introduction to Computer-Aided Design and Drafting2

4

Physics 1C/4BL—Electrodynamics, Optics, and Special Relativity/Electricity and Magnetism Laboratory1

7

2nd Quarter

 

Materials Science and Engineering 104—Science of Engineering Materials2

4

Mathematics 33A—Linear Algebra and Applications1

4

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 96—Statics and Strength of Materials2

4

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 105A—Introduction to Engineering Thermodynamics2

4

3rd Quarter

 

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering M20 (Introduction to Computer Programming with MATLAB) or Computer Science 31 (Introduction to Computer Science I)2

4

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 82—Mathematics of Engineering2

4

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 102—Dynamics of Particles and Rigid Bodies2

4

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 103—Elementary Fluid Mechanics2

4

JUNIOR YEAR

 

1st Quarter

 

Electrical Engineering 100—Electrical and Electronic Circuits2

4

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 105D—Transport Phenomena2

4

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 183A (Introduction to Manufacturing Processes) or M183B (Introduction to Microscale and Nanoscale Manufacturing)2

4

HSSEAS Ethics Course

4

2nd Quarter

 

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 107—Introduction to Modeling and Analysis of Dynamic Systems2

4

HSSEAS GE Elective3

5

Technical Breadth Course3

4

3rd Quarter

 

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 131A (Intermediate Heat Transfer) or 133A (Engineering Thermodynamics)2

4

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 157—Basic Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Laboratory2

4

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 162A—Introduction to Mechanisms and Mechanical Systems2

4

Technical Breadth Course3

4

SENIOR YEAR

 

1st Quarter

 

Electrical Engineering 110L—Circuit Measurements Laboratory2

2

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 156A—Advanced Strength of Materials2

4

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 171A—Introduction to Feedback and Control Systems2

4

Technical Breadth Course3

4

2nd Quarter

 

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 162D—Mechanical Engineering Design I2

4

HSSEAS GE Electives (2)3

10

Mechanical Engineering Elective2

4

3rd Quarter

 

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 162E—Mechanical Engineering Design II2

4

HSSEAS GE Elective3

5

Mechanical Engineering Elective2

4

TOTAL

  1. Counts as Mathematics and Basic Sciences for ABET, total units Mathematics and Basic Sciences = 50.
  2. Counts as Engineering Concepts for ABET, total units Engineering Concepts = 86.
  3. Students should contact the Office of Academic and Student Affairs for approved lists in the categories of technical breadth and HSSEAS GE (see page 21 for details).

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