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 101 — 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 and Computer 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

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 156A — Advanced Strength of Materials2

4

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

HSSEAS GE Elective3

4

SENIOR YEAR

 

1st Quarter

 

Electrical and Computer Engineering 110L — Circuit Measurements Laboratory2

2

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

4

HSSEAS GE Elective3

5

Technical Breadth Course3

4

2nd Quarter

 

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 162D — Mechanical Engineering Design I2

4

HSSEAS GE Elective3

5

Mechanical Engineering Elective2

4

Technical Breadth Course3

4

3rd Quarter

 

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 162E — Mechanical Engineering Design II2

4

HSSEAS GE Elective3

5

Mechanical Engineering Elective2

4

TOTAL

181


  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 GE (see page 22 for details).