The requirements for obtaining a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering are described below. In addition to required courses within and outside of the department, students also are required to take four mechanical engineering technical electives, six humanity and social science electives, and one communication skills elective. There are a total of 125 passed units required for graduation, all of which must be taken with the letter-grade option.
Students must satisfactorily complete each of the following mechanical engineering courses. There are 15 required courses for a total of 45 units.
Students must satisfactorily complete each of the following courses from outside the department. There are 14 required courses for a total of 47 units.
Students are required to satisfactorily complete four of the following mechanical engineering technical elective courses, for a total of 12 units. The courses are presented by subject area to assist students who wish to choose courses from an area of personal interest (note that some courses are listed under more than one subject area).
At least one
of the four technical electives must be from the Dynamic Systems subject area.
Please note also the following.
To satisfy the communications skills elective requirement, students must satisfactorily complete one of the following five courses offered by the School of Engineering (ENGR), the Communication Department (COMMRC), and the English Department (ENGCMP). The communication skills elective should be taken as soon as possible, preferably in the fourth term of a student's course of study.
Students must satisfactorily complete a minimum of six humanities and social science electives for a total of 18 credits to satisfy the degree requirements for mechanical engineering. All courses selected must be on the
list of approved humanity/social science courses
that has been prepared by the Office of the Associate Dean. External studies courses are not acceptable, nor are ENGCMP 0150 and ENGCMP 0200.
Students must additionally satisfy the following requirements.
If a student would like to take a humanity or social science elective that is not on the approved list, then the student must complete an
Approval Request for Humanities/Social Science Elective
form. The form must be submitted to the Office of the Associate Dean (323 Benedum Hall) for approval. Students can contact the Undergraduate Office approximately one week after submission to see whether the course was approved. It is helpful to include a copy of the course description.