Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Requirements

Graduation Requirements

Upon a student's admission to the Mechanical Engineering major, an engineering faculty member will serve as the student's academic advisor to work with the student in planning a program to complete degree requirements. Students are encouraged to meet with their advisor throughout the semester and are required to meet with their advisor prior to registering for the next semester.

To graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, the student must:

  1. earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses used to meet degree requirements,
  2. complete the general baccalaureate degree requirements for the university,
  3. complete the Mechanical Engineering curriculum requirements specified in the following sections,
  4. pass the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Fundamentals of Engineering examination.

The NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination is offered twice each year, in April and October, and may be taken more than once. Students expecting to complete their course work for an engineering degree in May or August should take the FE exam in October of the preceding year. Those expecting to complete their course work in December should take the exam the preceding April. Detailed information about the FE exam content, exam schedule, registration for the exam, and review sessions is available through the Office of the Dean of Engineering and Computer Science.

Total Semester Credit Hours = 128

Course Requirements

Freshman Year

First Semester

 

CHEM 1311: General Chemistry

3

CHEM 1111: Chemistry I Lab

1

ENGL 1301: Grammar & Comp. I

3

MATH 2413: Calculus I

4

Humanities Elective

3

ENGR 1200: Engineering Methods

2

Total Hours

16

Second Semester

 

PHYS 2325: University Physics I

3

PHYS 2125: Physics I Lab

1

ENGL 1302: Grammar & Comp. II

3

MATH 2414: Calculus II

4

MENG 1201: Mechanical Engr. I

2

Visual and Performing Arts

3

Total Hours

16

Sophomore Year

First Semester

 

PHYS 2326: University Physics II

3

PHYS 2126: Physics II Lab

1

MATH 3404: Multivariate Calculus

4

MENG 2201: Mechanical Engr. II

4

MENG 2301: Statics (or CENG 2301)

2

MATH 3203: Matrix Methods (or MATH 3315)

2

Total Hours

15

Second Semester

 

MATH 3305: Differential Equations

3

EENG 3304: Linear Circuits

3

MENG 3319 Materials & Manuf.

3

ECON 2302: Microeconomics (or ECON 2301)

3

MENG 2302: Dynamics (or CENG 2302)

3

Total Hours

15

Junior Year

First Semester

 

MENG 3301: Thermodynamics I

3

MENG 3306: Mechanics of Materials

3

MENG 3310: Fluid Mechanics

3

MENG 3303: Dyn. of Machinery

3

MENG 3210: Mech. Engr. Lab I

2

MATH 3351: Prob. & Stat. for Eng.

3

Total Hours

17

Second Semester

 

MENG 3304: Thermodynamics II

3

MENG 3316: Heat Transfer

3

MENG 3309: Mech. Systems Design

3

MENG 3211: Mech. Engr. Lab II

2

ENGR 3314: Design Methodology

3

POLS 2306: Intro Texas Politics

3

Total Hours

17

Senior Year

First Semester

 

MENG 4115: Senior Design I

1

MENG 4311: Electro-Mech. Design

3

MENG 4313: Thermal/Fluid Design

3

HIST 1301: U.S. History I

3

POLS 2305: Intro. American Gov't.

3

( ) Technical Elective

3

ENGR 4109: Senior Seminar

1

Total Hours

17

Second Semester

 

MENG 4315: Senior Design II

3

( )Technical Elective

3

HIST 1302: U.S. History II

3

ENGL ___World/European Lit.

3

( ) Technical Elective

3

Total Hours

15

A list of courses from which the student may select appropriate electives should be obtained from the department chair.