Engineering Mechanics Minor

The engineering mechanics minor involves successful completion of seven MAE courses (4 unit courses), including at least five upper-division courses open to students who meet the course prerequisites.

Our courses provide a good introduction to engineering analysis and would be useful to non-engineering majors desiring a background that could be used in professional communication with engineers.

For students who are interested in taking the fundamentals in engineering (FE) exam to become an Engineer-in-Training (EIT) in Mechanical Engineering, the following courses are recommended: MAE 11, MAE 20, MAE 30A, MAE 30B, MAE 101A, MAE 101B, MAE 101C, MAE 108, MAE 131A, MAE 150, and MAE 170.

In order to declare the MAE minor, please submit a request through the Major and Minor tool.


  • JSOE students are unable to minor within the Jacobs School of Engineering.
  • All courses must be 4-unit courses and must be taken for a letter grade.
  • Students are allowed a maximum of one 'D' letter grade in required courses.
  • Courses that may not be used towards the minor: MAE 93, 152,197, 198  and MAE 199.