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      Sample Four Year Plan


Sample Four Year Program

California State University, Northridge
College of Engineering and Computer Science
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
FOUR-YEAR CURRICULUM PLAN


Freshman Year                                 
Course
Fall Semester
Units Course
Spring Semester

Units

ME 101/L - Intro. to Mech. Eng.
2
ME 186/L-Computer-Aided Design
2
Chem 101/L - Gen. Chem. & Lab
5
Phys 220A/L - Mechanics & Lab
4
Math 150A - Calculus I
5
Math 150B - Calculus II
5
GE - Fresh. Comp. (e.g. ENGL 155)
3
GE - Oral Comm. (e.g. COMS 151)
3


ME 209 - Programming for ME1
Total
15
Total
15



Sophomore Year                                
Course
Fall Semester
Units Course
Spring Semester

Units

ME 286 - Mechanical. Eng. Design 2 Math 280 - Applied Diff. Equations 3
Math 250 - Calculus III
3
ECE 240/L - Elec. Eng. Fund. & Lab
4
Phys 220B/L - Elec. & Mag. & Lab
4
CE 240 - Eng. Statics
3
MSE 227/L - Eng. Materials & Lab
4
GE - U.S. History (e.g. HIST 270)
3
GE - American Gov (e.g. POLS 155)
3
GE - Comp. Cultural Studies (LD) 3
Total
16
Total
16

                 Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam should be taken at the start of the junior year.


Junior Year                                  
Course
Fall Semester
Units Course
Spring Semester

Units

ME 309 - Num. Analysis Eng. Sys.
2
ME 330 - Machine Design
3
ME 335/L - Mech. Measurements 2 ME 375 - Heat Transfer
3
ME 370 - Thermodynamics
3
ME 386 / L - C-A Analysis & Design
3
AM 316 - Eng. Dynamics 3 ME 390 - Fluid Mechanics
3
CE 340 - Strength of Materials
3
AM 317 - Mechanics Lab
1
GE - Social Science (LD)
3
MSE 304 - Eng. Economic Analysis
3
Total
16
Total
16



Senior Year                                   
Course
Fall Semester
Units Course
Spring Semester

Units

ME 486A - Senior Design in ME I
2
ME 486B - Senior Design in ME II
2
ME 384 - Systems Dynamics
3
ME 435/L - Mechatronics & Lab
3
Senior Elective
3
ME 491 - Thermal-Fluids Lab
1
Senior Elective
3
Senior Elective
3
GE - Arts & Humanities (UD)*
3
Senior Elective
3
GE - Arts & Humanities (LD)3
GE - Comp. Cultural Studies (UD)*3
Total
17
Total
15


* One of  these courses needs to satisfy the Information Competency requirement

Total number of units of Senior Electives: 12
Total number of units in Major: 99 (MATH 102/104 & CHEM 100 do not count as credit for the degree)
Total number of units for Degree: 126

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