B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Curriculum

Courses

Units

Freshman Year

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

UCLA Samueli GE Elective3

5

Sophomore Year

1st Quarter

Materials Science and Engineering 104 – Science of Engineering Materials2

4

Mathematics 32B – Calculus of Several Variables1

4

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

7

2nd Quarter

Mathematics 33A – Linear Algebra and Applications1

4

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 94 – Introduction to ComputerAided Design and Drafting2

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 (Intro to Computer Programming with MATLAB) or Computer Science 31 (Intro 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 156A – Advanced Strength of Materials2

4

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

4

UCLA Samueli Ethics Course

4

2nd Quarter

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 105D – Transport Phenomena2

4

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

4

UCLA Samueli GE Elective3

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 and Computer Engineering 110L – Circuit Measurements Laboratory2

2

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

4

Technical Breadth Course3

4

UCLA Samueli GE Elective3

5

2nd Quarter

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 162D – Mechanical Engineering Design I2

4

Mechanical Engineering Elective2

4

Technical Breadth Course3

4

UCLA Samueli GE Elective3

5

3rd Quarter

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 162E – Mechanical Engineering Design II2

4

Mechanical Engineering Elective2

4

UCLA Samueli GE Elective3

5

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 pages 22 and 23 for details).