Pitt | Swanson Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Minor

The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science is offering a minor for students in the Swanson School of Engineering who are not currently majoring in mechanical engineering. Fifteen units are required to complete the minor. Students must obtain a GPA of at least 2.0 for the courses taken.

Requirements

Options

Students must choose one of the four options below to complete the courses required for a mechanical engineering minor.

Thermal-Fluids Option

MEMS 0051: Introduction to Thermo-Fluids Engineering (3 units)
Pre-reqs: PHYS 0175 and CHEM 0960
Co-req: MATH 0290
MEMS 0071:Introduction to Fluid Dynamics (3 units)
Pre-reqs: PHYS 0175 and CHEM 0960
Co-req: MATH 0290
And one of the following:
MEMS 1051: Applied Thermodynamics (3 units)
Pre-req: MEMS 0051
MEMS 1071: Applied Fluid Dynamics (3 units)
Pre-req: MEMS 0071

Dynamic Systems Option

MEMS 1014: Dynamic Systems (3 units)
Pre-req: MEMS 0031 or ECE 0031 and  MEMS 1015
MEMS 1015: Rigid-Body Dynamics (3 units)
Pre-reqs: MATH 0240 and ENGR 0135 or ENGR 0131
MEMS 1045: Automatic Controls or ECE controls course (3 units)
Pre-req: MEMS 1014

Mechanical Design Option

MEMS 1029: Mechanical Design 2 (3 units)
Pre-reqs: MEMS 0024 and MEMS 1028
MEMS 1033: Fracture Mechanics for Manufacturing and Performance (3 units)
Pre-reqs: ENGR 0022 and MEMS 1028
MEMS 1047: Finite Element Analysis (3 units)
Pre-reqs: MEMS 1028

Mechanical Measurements Option

MEMS 1014: Dynamic Systems (3 units)
Pre-req: MEMS 0031 or ECE 0031 and MEMS 1015
MEMS 1041: Mechanical Measurements 1 (3 units)
Pre-reqs: ENGR 0145 or ENGR 0141
and MEMS 0031 or ECE 0031;
Co-req: MEMS 1014
MEMS 1042: Mechanical Measurements 2 (3 units)
Pre-req: MEMS 1041

Minor application form ( PDF)