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Mechanical Program

Standard Program

Below is the list of the typical mechanical engineering undergraduate curriculum. The prerequisites for the course are listed alongside in brackets.

Click on the course names below to go to the corresponding course pages that are offered by the AME Department. You can also view the list of all undergraduate courses offered by the AME Department.

 


First Year Courses

Fall

  • MATH 10550 - Calculus I
  • CHEM 10171, General Chemistry: Fundamental Principles
  • EG 10111 - Introduction to Engineering Systems I
  • Arts and Letters Course
  • FYC 13100 - First Year Composition or University Seminar
  • Physical Education

Spring

  • MATH 10560 - Calculus II
  • CHEM 10122 - General Chemistry II: Biological Processes
  • EG 10112 - Introduction to Engineering Systems II
  • PHYS 10310 - General Physics I
  • FYC 13100 - First Year Composition or University Seminar
  • Physical Education

Second Year Courses

Fall

  • MATH 20550 - Calculus III
  • PHYS 10320 - General Physics II [PHYS 10310]
  • AME 20221 - Mechanics I [MATH 10560, PHYS 10310, EG 10111]
  • AME 20214 - Introduction to Engineering Computing [EG 10112]
  • CBE 30361 - Science of Eng. Materials
  • Arts and Letters Course

Spring

  • MATH 20580 - Introduction to Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
  • AME 20222 - Mechanics II [AME 20214, AME 20221, MATH 20550]
  • AME 20241 - Solid Mechanics [AME 20221, MATH 20550]
  • AME 20213 - Measurements and Data Analysis* or AME 30361 - Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing
  • AME 20231 - Thermodynamics [MATH 20550]

Third Year Courses

Fall

  • AME 30314 - Differential Equations, Vibrations and Controls I [MATH 20580]
  • AME 20213 - Measurements and Data Analysis * or AME 30361 - Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing
  • AME 30331 - Fluid Mechanics [AME 20222, AME 20231, MATH 20580]
  • AME 40423 - Mechanisms and Machines [AME 20222, MATH 20580]
  • Arts and Letters Course

Spring

  • AME 30315 - Differential Equations, Vibrations and Controls II [AME 30314]
  • AME 30363 - Design of Machine Elements [AME 20241]
  • AME 30334 - Heat Transfer [AME 30331]
  • EE 20222 - Introduction to Electrical Engineering
  • Arts and Letters Course

Fourth Year Courses

Fall

Spring

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University Core Curriculum (Arts and Letters Courses)

The University requires 24 credits of Arts & Letters Courses. The following may be taken to satisfy these requirements:

  • Composition - One Course
  • University Seminar - One Course**
  • History - One Course
  • Social Science - One Course
  • Fine Arts or Literature - One Course
  • Philosophy - Two Courses
  • Theology - Two Courses

** The University Seminar may be selected from an appropriate history, social science, fine arts, literature, or the first course in philosophy or theology.

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Technical Electives

Four AME Technical Elective Courses and two General Technical Elective Courses must be taken for a total of 15 credit hours. A comprehensive lists of courses that satisfy the Technical Elective requirements may be found on the Electives Page.

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Administrative Procedures and Recommendations

Equivalence

Approval for course substitutions or for courses no longer offered should be obtained PRIOR to enrollment in the course from the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Any student wishing to deviate from the program must complete a course petition form(form can be picked up from the Administrative Assistant in the AME office) stating what course they want to change and why. This form is then given to the Director of Undergraduate Studies and eventually a copy is given to the College of Engineering's Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs.

Prerequisites

Students who are ahead in their program can take courses that are offered as long as they satisfy the pre- and co-requisites.

Fall and spring courses

The only AME courses offered both semesters are AME 20213/Measurements and Data Analysis, AME 30361/Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing, and AME 40463/Senior Design Project.

50000-level courses

Undergraduates are encouraged to consider taking upper-level undergraduate elective courses, designated as 50000-level, for which they have satisfied the pre-requisites.

60000-level courses

These are considered to be beginning graduate courses and are suitable for some as undergraduate electives. Undergraduates considering these as electives should review the additional detailed course information provided on the web prior to registering for these courses. All of these courses require instructor permission for undergraduates to enroll and the student should pick up an approval form from the AME office, have it signed by the instructor and return it to the office. The approval code will be entered into the online system and a confirming email will be sent to the student. At that point the student can register for the course through the online system.

Non-classroom courses

Students can count toward degree requirements a total of six credits of non-classroom courses such as AME 48491 Undergraduate Research and AME 47099 Special Studies.

Overloads

A course load over 19 credit hours is considered to be an overload. ROTC will be counted toward the maximum number of credits that students are allowed to take per semester. For an overload approval for ROTC, a student must complete a request form available with the Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Engineering office, 257 Fitzpatrick Hall. For an overload for any other reason, students must get their advisor's approval prior to completing the overload request form with the College of Engineering's Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs.

Exemptions

If a student needs an exemption (e.g. does not have the pre-requisites) to register for a class, he/she should: contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies

ROTC

Students who complete an ROTC program may substitute 3 credit hours of ROTC classes for either the History or the Social Science requirement, and 3 credit hours of ROTC classes for the (a) Professional Development elective in the case of AE students, or (b) a General Technical Elective in the case of MEs.

Transfer Credits

Credit for courses taken at another institution can only be given by the College of Engineering's Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs. Approval must be obtained prior to taking such a course. After taking the course an official transcript must be sent to the College of Engineering's Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs and a letter grade of a B or better must be achieved before the course will be transferred to the student’s records.

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