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      BSME Degree Requirements


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Special Grade Requirements:

  • All students must pass the English Placement Test with a score of 151 or higher to enroll in any engineering courses at the 200 level

  • All students must complete the lower-division writing requirement before enrolling in any 300-level engineering courses.

  • Students must take the UDWPE no later than the semester in which 75 units are completed.

  • Senior year courses cannot be taken unless the student has previously completed, or is concurrently completing, all freshman, sophomore, and junior year requirements. A grade of C- or better is required in all courses in the major. The Mathematics Department requires a C grade in its prerequisite courses.


LOWER-DIVISION REQUIRED COURSES (47 UNITS)


Freshman Year
Course
Title Units
ME 101/L
Introduction to Mechanical Engineering and Lab
1/1
ME 186/LComputer-Aided Design1/1
CHEM 101/L
General Chemistry and Lab
4/1
Math 150A
Calculus I
5
MATH 150B
Calculus II
5
PHYS 220A/L
Mechanics and Lab
3/1
Total
 
23
Sophomore Year
Course
Title Units
ME 209
Programming for Mechanical Engineers 1
ME 286Mechanical Engineering Design
2
CE 240
Engineering Statics
3
ECE 240/LElectrical Engineering Fundamentals and Lab
3/1
MATH 250
Calculus III
3
MATH 280
Applied Differential Equations
3
MSE 227/L
Engineering Materials and Lab
3/1
PHYS 220B/L
Electricity and Magnetism and Lab
3/1
Total
 
24


UPPER-DIVISION REQUIRED COURSES (52 UNITS)


Junior Year
Course
Title Units
ME 309Numerical Analysis of Engineering Systems2
ME 330
Machine Design
3
ME 335/LMechanical Measurements and Lab1/1
ME 370Thermodynamics3
ME 375Heat Transfer I3
ME 386/LComputer-Aided Analysis & Design2/1
ME 390Fluid Mechanics3
AM 316
Engineering Dynamics
3
AM 317
Mechanics Lab
1
CE 340
Engineering Mechanics II
3
MSE 304Engineering Economic Analysis
3
Total
 
29
Senior Year
Course
Title Units
ME 384
System Dynamics: Modeling, Analysis and Simulation
3
ME 435/L
Mechatronics and Lab
2/1
ME 486A
Senior Design in Mechanical Engineering
2
ME 486B
Senior Design in Mechanical Engineering
2
ME 491
Experimental Methods in Thermal-Fluids Systems
1
Total
 
11


UPPER-DIVISION SENIOR ELECTIVES (12 UNITS):

Students must select 12 units of electives from 400 and/or 500-level engineering courses. These electives together with the required senior year courses listed above, constitute the student’s Mechanical Engineering senior year. The elective program must be approved by the Mechanical Engineering Department before the student files a graduation check.

Suggested Senior Electives by Area of Emphasis (.pdf)


TOTAL UNITS IN THE MAJOR: 99



GENERAL EDUCATION (27 UNITS):

Mechanical Engineering majors have to follow a modified general education program depending upon the year and enrollment status as a college student. Returning and transfer students should consult an advisor before planning their general education programs. The requirements for students entering in Fall 2006 under the new PLAN R is described here. Continuing students and some first time transfer students may elect to continue with the former GE Plan C. Students should refer to prior catalog editions and consult with an academic advisor in selecting their required GE courses.

Mechanical Engineering students are required to take courses in the following GE sections: Analytical Reading and Expository Writing (3 units), Oral Communication (3 units), Social Sciences (3 units), Arts and Humanities (6 units), Comparative Cultures (6 units), Title 5 (6 units). All other GE requirements are met through completion of courses in the major.


Students are required to complete one upper-division Subject Explorations or Title 5 course that satisfies the Information Competency requirement.

TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE: 126


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