Curriculum Requirements for the Mechanical Engineering Major

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 303Thermodynamics3
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 440Introduction to Capstone Design3
MAE 441Design of Fluid and Thermal Systems3
MAE 442Capstone Design Project-I1
MAE 443Capstone Design Project-II2
MAE Technical Electives6
Technical Elective3
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 221University Physics I3
PHY 222University Physics II3
PHY 223University Physics III3
PHY 224University Physics II Lab1
PHY 225University 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 Hours129

Curriculum Requirements for the Mechanical Engineering Major with a Concentration in Aerospace Engineering

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 303Thermodynamics3
MAE 309Fluid Mechanics3
MAE 310Heat Transfer3
MAE 341Mechanical Design I3
MAE 351Mechanics Laboratory2
MAE 371Aerodynamics3
MAE 404Experimental Engineering Laboratory2
MAE 415Automatic Control3
MAE 440Introduction to Capstone Design3
MAE 442Capstone Design Project-I1
MAE 443Capstone Design Project-II2
MAE 446Aircraft Design3
MAE 470Introduction to Aerospace Structures3
MAE 471Flight Dynamics3
MAE 472Design of Aerospace Structures3
MAE 473Aerospace Propulsion3
MAE Technical Elective6
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 221University Physics I3
PHY 222University Physics II3
PHY 223University Physics III3
PHY 224University Physics II Lab1
PHY 225University 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 Hours132

 Curriculum Requirements for the Mechanical Engineering Major with a Concentration in Internal Combustion Engines

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 303Thermodynamics3
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 440Introduction to Capstone Design3
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 221University Physics I3
PHY 222University Physics II3
PHY 223University Physics III3
PHY 224University Physics II Lab1
PHY 225University 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 Hours129

Technical Electives

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

Plan of Study for the Mechanical Engineering Major

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 221 University Physics I 3
 Credit Hours14
Spring
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 222 University Physics II 3
PHY 224 University Physics II Lab 1
 Credit Hours16
Sophomore Year
Fall
MAE 207 Mechanics of Solids II 3
IEN 311 Applied Probability and Statistics 3
MTH 211 Calculus III 3
PHY 223 University Physics III 3
PHY 225 University Physics III Lab 1
PS Cognate (PS Elective) 1 3
 Credit Hours16
Spring
MAE 202 Dynamics 3
MAE 241 Measurements Laboratory 3
ECE 205 Principles of Electrical Engineering--I 3
CHM 151 Chemistry for Engineers 3
CHM 153 Chemistry Laboratory for Engineers 1
HA Cognate (HA Elective) 1 3
 Credit Hours16
Junior Year
Fall
MAE 302 Mechanical Behavior of Materials 3
MAE 303 Thermodynamics 3
MAE 309 Fluid Mechanics 3
MAE 341 Mechanical Design I 3
MTH 311 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations 3
PS Cognate (PS Elective) 1 3
 Credit Hours18
Spring
MAE 301 Engineering Materials Science 3
MAE 310 Heat Transfer 3
MAE 342 Mechanical Design II 3
MAE 351 Mechanics Laboratory 2.00
MAE 362 Computer Analysis of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Problems 3
MAE 440 Introduction to Capstone Design 3
 Credit Hours17
Senior Year
Fall
MAE 404 Experimental Engineering Laboratory 2.00
MAE 412 System Dynamics 3
MAE 441 Design of Fluid and Thermal Systems 3
MAE 442 Capstone Design Project-I 1
Technical Elective 2 3
PS Cognate 1 3
HA Cognate 1 3
 Credit Hours18
Spring
MAE 443 Capstone Design Project-II 2
MAE 415 Automatic Control 3
MAE Technical Elective 2 6
HA Cognate (Adv. HA Elective) 1 3
 Credit Hours14
 Total Credit Hours129

Plan of Study for the Mechanical Engineering Major with a Concentration in Aerospace Engineering

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 221 University Physics I 3
 Credit Hours14
Spring
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 222 University Physics II 3
PHY 224 University Physics II Lab 1
 Credit Hours16
Sophomore Year
Fall
MAE 207 Mechanics of Solids II 3
IEN 311 Applied Probability and Statistics 3
MTH 211 Calculus III 3
PS Cognate (PS Elective) 1 3
PHY 223 University Physics III 3
PHY 225 University Physics III Lab 1
 Credit Hours16
Spring
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
HA Cognate (HA Elective) 1 3
 Credit Hours16
Junior Year
Fall
MAE 301 Engineering Materials Science 3
MAE 302 Mechanical Behavior of Materials 3
MAE 303 Thermodynamics 3
MAE 309 Fluid Mechanics 3
MAE 341 Mechanical Design I 3
MTH 311 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations 3
 Credit Hours18
Spring
MAE 310 Heat Transfer 3
MAE 342 Mechanical Design II 3
MAE 351 Mechanics Laboratory 2
MAE 371 Aerodynamics 3
MAE 362 Computer Analysis of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Problems 3
MAE 440 Introduction to Capstone Design 3
 Credit Hours17
Senior Year
Fall
MAE 404 Experimental Engineering Laboratory 2
MAE 412 System Dynamics 3
MAE 441 Design of Fluid and Thermal Systems 3
MAE 471 Flight Dynamics 3
PS Cognate (PS Elective) 1 3
MAE 473 Aerospace Propulsion 3
MAE 442 Capstone Design Project-I 1
 Credit Hours18
Spring
MAE 443 Capstone Design Project-II 2
MAE 415 Automatic Control 3
MAE 470 Introduction to Aerospace Structures 3
HA Cognate (HA Elective) 1 3
PS Cognate (Adv. PS- Elective) 1 3
HA Cognate (Adv. HA Elective) 1 3
 Credit Hours17
 Total Credit Hours132

Plan of Study for the Mechanical Engineering Major with a Concentration in Internal Combustion Engines

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 221 University Physics I 3
 Credit Hours14
Spring
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 222 University Physics II 3
PHY 224 University Physics II Lab 1
 Credit Hours16
Sophomore Year
Fall
MAE 207 Mechanics of Solids II 3
IEN 311 Applied Probability and Statistics 3
MTH 211 Calculus III 3
PHY 223 University Physics III 3
PHY 225 University Physics III Lab 1
HA Cognate (HA Elective) 1 3
 Credit Hours16
Spring
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
Fall
MAE 301 Engineering Materials Science 3
MAE 302 Mechanical Behavior of Materials 3
MAE 303 Thermodynamics 3
MAE 309 Fluid Mechanics 3
MAE 341 Mechanical Design I 3
MTH 311 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations 3
 Credit Hours18
Spring
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 440 Introduction to Capstone Design 3
MAE 503 Internal Combustion Engines 3
 Credit Hours17
Senior Year
Fall
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) 1 3
PS Cognate (PS Elective) 1 3
 Credit Hours18
Spring
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 Hours129

Mission

The mission of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is to provide excellent undergraduate education in aerospace engineering and undergraduate and graduate education in mechanical engineering that will prepare graduates to meet Society’s changing needs and aspirations.

The mission of the Mechanical Engineering program is to provide excellent undergraduate education in Mechanical Engineering that will prepare graduates to meet society’s changing needs and aspirations.

Goals

The educational objectives of the undergraduate Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.) Program are to prepare graduates, within a few years after graduation, to be:

  • working as a professional or as an entrepreneur in an area related to mechanical engineering, and/or
  • exhibiting lifelong learning by pursuing or having completed a graduate or professional degree and/or demonstrated professional development.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.