Mechanical Engineering Degree
Students must also complete the Undergraduate Registration Requirement and the degree requirements of their home school.
|Requirements (48 units)|
|Core Courses (32 units) 1|
|4 mathematics courses|
|4 engineering analysis and computer proficiency courses|
|4 units of basic science:|
& PHYSICS 135-3
& PHYSICS 136-2
& PHYSICS 136-3
and General Physics
and General Physics Laboratory
and General Physics Laboratory
& CHEM 141-0
|General Chemistry 1|
and General Chemistry Laboratory 1
|or CHEM 151-0|
& CHEM 161-0
| Accelerated General Chemistry 1|
and Accelerated General Chemistry Laboratory 1
|or CHEM 171-0|
& CHEM 181-0
| Advanced General Inorganic Chemistry|
and Advanced General Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory
|3 design and communications courses|
|5 basic engineering courses:|
|MECH_ENG 233-0||Electronics Design 2|
|CIV_ENV 216-0||Mechanics of Materials I|
|MECH_ENG 241-0||Fluid Mechanics I|
|MAT_SCI 201-0||Introduction to Materials|
|MECH_ENG 222-0||Thermodynamics & Statistical Mechanics - I 3|
|7 social sciences/humanities courses|
|5 unrestricted electives|
|Major Program (16 units)|
|7 required courses:|
|MECH_ENG 202-0||Mechanics II|
|MECH_ENG 224-0||Experimental Engineering|
|MECH_ENG 240-0||Intro to Mechanical Design & Manufactrng|
|MECH_ENG 315-0||Theory of Machines - Design of Elements|
|MECH_ENG 340-1||Comp Integ Manufacturing: Manufacturing Processes|
|MECH_ENG 377-0||Heat Transfer I|
|MECH_ENG 390-0||Intro to Dynamic Systems|
|2 capstone courses:|
& MECH_ENG 398-2
|Engineering Design - Senior Capstone, Quarter 1|
and Engineering Design II - Senior Capstone, Quarter 2 (taken sequentially and counting toward the final 12 units taken before graduation)
|3 advanced study courses, including 1 from each group:|
|See Electives Requirements below|
See Core Courses Requirements for details.
Students planning to take advanced EECS courses may petition to substitute EECS 221-0 Fundamentals of Circuits
- 4 electives
- All technical electives must be 300 level or above.
- 1 technical elective must be a mathematics or basic science course.
- 2 technical electives must be mechanical engineering courses.
- 1 technical elective may be in mathematics, basic science, or engineering
- Students are encouraged to concentrate electives in areas of interest. A list of nine areas of concentration, including appropriate courses and descriptions, is available on the department website.
- No more than 2 units of MECH_ENG 399-0 Projects are allowed.
- DSGN 360-0 Design Competition carries 1 unit of credit only if taken over 2 consecutive quarters. If repeated for credit, only 1 unit may be used as a technical elective, and no more than 2 units total may count toward the degree.
- DSGN 245-0 Introduction to Computer Aided Design I: NX may not be counted toward the degree even as an unrestricted elective.
Advanced Study Courses
|MECH_ENG 314-0||Machine Dynamics|
|MECH_ENG 363-0||Mechanical Vibrations|
|EECS 360-0||Introduction to Feedback Systems|
|MECH_ENG 327-0||Finite Elements for Stress Analysis|
|MECH_ENG 362-0||Stress Analysis|
|MECH_ENG 322-0||Thermodynamics & Statistical Mechanics - II|
|MECH_ENG 373-0||Engineering Fluid Mechanics|