This program is designed to acquaint the mechanical engineering student with the fundamental science and engineering underlying the design of both conventional and high performance internal combustion engines and the fundamentals of emission formation in combustion systems, automobile mechanisms and structures including vibrations and noise. Included are studies of conventional fuels and synthetic fuels of the future such as hydrogen and methanol.

Curriculum Requirements

Engineering Courses
CAE 210Mechanics of Solids I3
ECE 205Principles of Electrical Engineering--I3
IEN 311Applied Probability And Statistics3
MAE 111Introduction to Engineering I3
MAE 112Introduction to Engineering II2
MAE 202Dynamics3
MAE 207Mechanics of Solids II3
MAE 241Measurements Laboratory3
MAE 301Engineering Materials Science3
MAE 302Mechanical Behavior Of Materials3
MAE 303Thermodynamics I3
MAE 309Fluid Mechanics3
MAE 310Heat Transfer3
MAE 341Mechanical Design I3
MAE 342Mechanical Design II3
MAE 351Mechanics Laboratory2
MAE 362Computer Analysis of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Problems3
MAE 404Experimental Engineering Laboratory2
MAE 412System Dynamics3
MAE 415Automatic Control3
MAE 441Design of Fluid and Thermal Systems3
MAE 442Capstone Design Project-I1
MAE 443Capstone Design Project-II2
MAE 503Internal Combustion Engines3
MAE 514Advanced Internal Combustion Engines Experimental Studies3
MAE 521Exhaust Emission Control3
Math and Science Courses
MTH 151Calculus I for Engineers5
MTH 162Calculus II4
MTH 211Calculus III3
MTH 311Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations3
CHM 151Chemistry for Engineers3
CHM 153Chemistry Laboratory for Engineers1
PHY 205University Physics I3
PHY 206University Physics II3
PHY 207University Physics III3
PHY 208University Physics II Lab1
PHY 209University Physics III Lab1
Additional Requirements
ENG 105English Composition I3
ENG 107English Composition II: Science and Technology3
Arts and Humanities Cognate9
People and Society Cognate9
Total Credit Hours126

Technical Electives

MAE 503Internal Combustion Engines3
MAE 514Advanced Internal Combustion Engines Experimental Studies3
MAE 521Exhaust Emission Control3

Plan of Study

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredit Hours
MAE 111 Introduction to Engineering I 3
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
MTH 151 Calculus I for Engineers 5
PHY 205 University Physics I 3
 Credit Hours14
MAE 112 Introduction to Engineering II 2
CAE 210 Mechanics of Solids I 3
ENG 107 English Composition II: Science and Technology 3
MTH 162 Calculus II 4
PHY 206 University Physics II 3
PHY 208 University Physics II Lab 1
 Credit Hours16
Sophomore Year
MAE 207 Mechanics of Solids II 3
IEN 311 Applied Probability And Statistics 3
MTH 211 Calculus III 3
PHY 207 University Physics III 3
PHY 209 University Physics III Lab 1
HA Cognate (HA Elective) 1 3
 Credit Hours16
MAE 202 Dynamics 3
MAE 241 Measurements Laboratory 3
CHM 151 Chemistry for Engineers 3
CHM 153 Chemistry Laboratory for Engineers 1
ECE 205 Principles of Electrical Engineering--I 3
PS Cognate (PS Elective) 1 3
 Credit Hours16
Junior Year
MAE 302 Mechanical Behavior Of Materials 3
MAE 303 Thermodynamics I 3
MAE 309 Fluid Mechanics 3
MAE 341 Mechanical Design I 3
MTH 311 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations 3
 Credit Hours15
MAE 301 Engineering Materials Science 3
MAE 310 Heat Transfer 3
MAE 342 Mechanical Design II 3
MAE 351 Mechanics Laboratory 2
MAE 362 Computer Analysis of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Problems 3
MAE 503 Internal Combustion Engines 3
 Credit Hours17
Senior Year
MAE 404 Experimental Engineering Laboratory 2
MAE 412 System Dynamics 3
MAE 441 Design of Fluid and Thermal Systems 3
MAE 442 Capstone Design Project-I 1
MAE 514 Advanced Internal Combustion Engines Experimental Studies 3
HA Cognate (HA Elective) 3
PS Cognate (PS Elective) 3
 Credit Hours18
MAE 415 Automatic Control 3
MAE 443 Capstone Design Project-II 2
MAE 521 Exhaust Emission Control 3
HA Cognate (Adv. HA Elective) 1 3
PS Cognate (Adv. PS Elective) 1 3
 Credit Hours14
 Total Credit Hours126

You must complete a minimum of 1 PS cognate and 1 HA cognate to be selected from the list of available cognates. Each cognate should be a minimum of three courses (9 credit hours).


Technical Electives are advanced courses in mathematics, science or engineering, approved by the Faculty Advisor, as appropriate for individual objectives.