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      Sample Five Year Plan


Sample 5 Year Program

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


First Year                             
Course
Fall Semester
Units Course
Spring Semester

Units

Me 101/L - Intro. to Mech. Eng.
2
ME 186/L - Computer-Aided Design
2
Math 102 - College Algebra
3
Math 104 - Trig. & Geometry
3
Chem. 100 - Principles of Chemistry
3
Chem. 101/L - Gen. Chem. & Lab
5
GE − Fresh. Comp. (e.g. ENGL 155)
3
GE - Oral Comm. (e.g. COMS 151)  3
GE - Comp. Cultural Studies (LD)
3


Total
14
Total
13



Second Year                          
Course
Fall Semester
Units Course
Spring Semester

Units

ME 286 - Mechanical Eng. Design
2
ME 209 - Programming for ME
1
Math 150A - Calculus I
5
Math 150B - Calculus II     
5
GE - Arts & Humanities (LD)
3
Phys 220 A/L - Mechanics & Lab
4
GE - Social Science (LD)  
3
GE - U.S. History (e.g. HIST 270)
3  
GE - American Gov (e.g. POLS 155)
3


Total
16
Total
13



Third Year                            
Course
Fall Semester
Units Course
Spring Semester

Units

ME 309 - Num. Analysis Eng. Syst.
2
ME 370 - Thermodynamics     
3
Math 250 - Calculus III
3
Math 280 - Applied Diff. Equations
3
Phys 220B/L - Elec. & Mag. & Lab
4
CE 240 - Eng. Statics
3
MSE 227/L - Eng. Materials & Lab
4
ECE 240/L - Elec. Eng. Fund. & Lab
4
Total
13
Total
13

                         Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam Should be taken when junior status has been obtained.


Fourth Year                          
Course
Fall Semester
Units Course
Spring Semester

Units

ME 335/L - Mech. Measurements
2
ME 330 - Machine Design
3
ME 375 - Heat Transfer
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 - Arts & Humanities (UD)*
3
MSE 304 - Eng. Economic Analysis
3
Total
14
Total
13



Fifth 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
ME 491 - Thermal-Fluids Lab
1
ME Senior Electives (2)
6
ME Senior Electives (2) 
GE - Comp. Cultural Studies (UD)*
3
Total
12
Total
14

* 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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