Mechanical Engineering Degree

Students must also complete the Undergraduate Registration Requirement and the degree requirements of their home school.

Course Title
Requirements (48 units)
Core Courses (32 units) 1
4 mathematics courses
4 engineering analysis and computer proficiency courses
4 units of basic science: 2
General Physics
and General Physics
and General Physics Laboratory
and General Physics Laboratory
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry Laboratory 1
Accelerated General Chemistry 1
and Accelerated General Chemistry Laboratory 1
Advanced General Inorganic Chemistry
and Advanced General Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory
3 design and communications courses
5 basic engineering courses:
Electronics Design 3
Mechanics of Materials I
Fluid Mechanics I
Introduction to Materials
Thermodynamics & Statistical Mechanics - I 4
7 social sciences/humanities courses
5 unrestricted electives
Major Program (16 units)
8 required courses:
Mathematical Foundations of Comp Science 5
Organic Chemistry
Scientific and Embedded Programming in Python
Machine Dynamics
Intro to Mechanical Design and Manufactrng
Theory of Machines: Design of Elements
Computer Integrated Manufacturing: Manufacturing Processes
Heat Transfer
Intro to Dynamic Systems
2 capstone courses:
Engineering Design I
and Engineering Design II (taken sequentially and counting toward the final 12 units taken before graduation)
6 concentration courses from one of the nine concentration areas:
ME Breadth; Aerospace Engineering; Design; Energy and Sustainability; Engineering Mechanics of Materials and Structures; Fluids, Energy, and Thermal Systems; Manufacturing; Micro-Nano Engineering; and Robotics.
(Courses in each concentration area are specified on the department website)