Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering requires the following:

·         completion of at least 129 credit hours

·         completion of an Exit Survey and Interview

·         a minimum 2.0 average in all CU courses taken

Required Courses


Communication Skills (6 Semester Hours)


·         ENGL 1310 - Rhetoric and Writing I: Academic Reading and Analytical Writing

Humanities and Social Sciences (9 Semester Hours)


Choose Three Courses, One Must Be 200-Level or Greater.

Courses must be socially and culturally broadening. Acceptable subject matter: Literature, Language, History, Economics, Music, Psychology, Sociology, Political Science, Visual or Performing Arts, Ethnic Studies, Communications, Film Studies, Fine Art History, Music Appreciation, Philosophy, Women's Studies, Professional Writing, or Anthropology.

Basic Science (13 Semester Hours)


·         CHEM 1030 - General Chemistry I

·         PES 1110 - General Physics I - Calculus Based

·         PES 1120 - General Physics II

Business (6 Semester Hours)


Complete two courses from the following list

·         ACCT 2010 - Introduction to Financial Accounting

·         BUAD 1000 - Introduction to Business

·         MGMT 3300 - Introduction to Management and Organization

·         MKTG 3000 - Principles of Marketing

·         MAE 3040 - Engineering Ethics

·         MAE 3342 - Engineering Economy

Mathematics (21 Semester Hours)


·         MATH 1350 - Calculus I

·         MATH 1360 - Calculus II

·         MATH 2350 - Calculus III

·         MATH 3130 - Introduction to Linear Algebra

·         MATH 3400 - Introduction to Differential Equations

·         MATH 3810 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics -or-

·         ECE 3610 - Engineering Probability & Statistics

Basic Engineering and Computer Background (3 Semester Hours)


·         CS 1090 - Introduction to Programming Using MATLAB

Mechanical Engineering Core Courses (59 Semester Hours)


·         MAE 1503 - Introduction to Engineering Design

·         MAE 1502 - Principles of Engineering

·         MAE 2103 - Engineering Mechanics I

·         MAE 2104 - Engineering Mechanics II

·         MAE 2200 - Materials Engineering

·         MAE 2301 - Engineering Thermodynamics I

·         MAE 3005 - Engineering Measurement Laboratory

·         MAE 2055 - Mech-Etronics I

·         MAE 3055 - Mech-tronics II

·         MAE 3130 - Fluid Mechanics 

·         MAE 3130 - Fluid Mechanics Laboratory  (Lab sections will show as 010, 020 etc)

·         MAE 3201 - Strength of Materials

·         MAE 3302 - Engineering Thermodynamics II

·         MAE 3310 - Heat and Mass Transfer

·         MAE 3310 - Heat Transfer Laboratory  (Lab sections will show as 010, 020 etc)

·         MAE 3501 - Machine Design I

·         MAE 4120 - Machine Design II

·         MAE 4402 - Intermediate Dynamics

·         MAE 4421 - Automatic Control of Aerospace and Mechanical Systems

·         MAE 4510 - Engineering Design I

·         MAE 4511 - Engineering Design II

Technical Electives (12 Semester Hours)


At least 12 hours of technical courses; all 4 must be 3000 or above classes, with at least two being 4000 and above classes.

Select from the following departments:

·         Computer Science

·         Electrical and Computer Engineering

·         Mathematics

·         Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering , or

·         Physics and Energy Science

Sample Schedule


Freshman Year

Fall Semester (17 credits)

Spring Semester (15 credits)

·         ENGL 1310 - Rhetoric and Writing I: Academic Reading and Analytical Writing

·         MATH 1350 - Calculus I

·         MAE 1502 - Principles of Engineering

·         PES 1110 - General Physics I - Calculus Based

·         Humanities/Social Science Elective (3cr)

·         MATH 1360 - Calculus II

·         MATH 1360 - Calculus II

·         PES 1120 - General Physics II

·         PES 1120 - General Physics II

Sophomore Year

Fall Semster (16 credits)

Spring Semester (15 credits)

·         MAE 2200 - Materials Engineering

·         CS 1090 - Introduction to Programming Using MATLAB

·         MATH 2350 - Calculus III

·         MAE 2055 - Mech-Etronics I

·         MAE 2103 - Engineering Mechanics I

·         MATH 3400 - Introduction to Differential Equations

·         MATH 3810 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics

-or-

ECE 3610 - Engineering Probability & Statistics

·         MAE 2104 - Engineering Mechanics II

·         MAE 2301 - Engineering Thermodynamics I

·         MAE 3055 - Mech-tronics II

Junior Year

Fall Semester (15 credits)

Spring Semster (16 credits)

·         ENGL 2090 - Technical Writing and Presentation

·         MATH 3130 - Introduction to Linear Algebra

·         MAE 3005 - Engineering Measurement Laboratory

·         MAE 3201 - Strength of Materials

·         MAE 3302 - Engineering Thermodynamics II

·         MAE 3401 - Modeling and Simulation of Dynamic Systems

·         MAE 3130 - Fluid Mechanics

·         MAE 3131 - Fluid Mechanics Laboratory

·         MAE 3501 - Machine Design I

·         MAE 4421 - Automatic Control of Aerospace and Mechanical Systems

·         Technical Elective (3 cr)

·         Humanities/Social Science Elective (3 cr)

Senior Year

Fall Semester (18 credits)

Spring Semester (15 credits)

·         MAE 3310 - Heat and Mass Transfer

·         MAE 3311 - Heat Transfer Laboratory

·         MAE 4120 - Machine Design II

·         MAE 4402 - Intermediate Dynamics

·         MAE 4510 - Engineering Design I

·         Business Elective (3cr)

·         Technical Elective (3 cr)

·         MAE 4511 - Engineering Design II

·         Humanities/Social Science Elective (3 cr)

·         Business Elective (3 cr)

·         2 Technical Electives (6 cr)

Total Credits: 129