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.

Mechanical Engineering Completion Curriculum

Students who have earned the Texas Associate of Science in Engineering Science degree from an ASAC/ABET accredited program at a participating community college, with an overall GPA of at least 2.50/4.00 and with no grade lower than "C," are eligible to pursue the Mechanical Engineering Completion Program to earn a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. If you are eligible, this program will likely enable you to complete the degree in the shortest time. Before beginning study, however, you should discuss your eligibility with an engineering advisor.

Total Semester Credit Hours = 128

Course Requirements

Freshman Year

First Semester (16 hrs.)

CHEM 1311: General Chemistry

CHEM 1111: Chemistry I Lab

ENGL 1301: Grammar & Composition I

MATH 2413: Calculus I

Humanities Elective

ENGR 1201: Introduction to Engineering

Second Semester (16 hrs.)

PHYS 2325: University Physics I

PHYS 2125: Physics I Lab

ENGL 1302: Grammar & Composition II

MATH 2414: Calculus II

MENG 1201: Mechanical Engineering I

Visual and Performing Arts

Sophomore Year

First Semester (15 hrs.)

PHYS 2326: University Physics II

PHYS 2126: University Physics II Lab

MATH 3404: Multivariate Calculus

MENG 2201: Mechanical Engineering II

ENGR 2301: Statics (or CENG 2301)

MATH 3203: Matrix Methods (or MATH 3315)

Second Semester (15 hrs.)

MATH 3305: Differential Equations

EENG 3304: Linear Circuits

MENG 3319 Materials Science and Manufacturing

ECON 2302: Microeconomics (or ECON 2301)

MENG 2302: Dynamics (or CENG 2302)

Junior Year

First Semester (17 hrs.)

MENG 3301: Thermodynamics I

MENG 3306: Mechanics of Materials

MENG 3310: Fluid Mechanics

MENG 3303: Dynamics of Machinery

MENG 3210: Mechanical Engineering Lab I

MATH 3351: Probability and Statistics for Engineers.

Second Semester (17 hrs.)

MENG 3304: Thermodynamics II

MENG 3316: Heat Transfer

MENG 3309: Mechanical Systems Design

MENG 3211: Mechanical Engineering Lab II

ENGR 3314: Design Methodology

POLS 2306: Introductory Texas Politics

Senior Year

First Semester (17 hrs.)

MENG 4115: Senior Design I

MENG 4311: Electro-Mechanical Systems. Design

MENG 4313: Thermal/Fluid Design

HIST 1301: United States History I

POLS 2305: Introductory American Government

( ) Technical Elective

ENGR 4109: Senior Seminar

Second Semester (15 hrs.)

MENG 4315: Senior Design II

( )Technical Elective

HIST 1302: United States History II

ENGL ___World/European Literature.

( ) Technical Elective

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