Mechanical Engineering (MC27)


The Mechanical Engineering Program has a traditional four-year curriculum involving mechanics, vibrations, thermodynamics, fluid flow, heat transfer, materials, control theory and mechanical design. Graduates of this program find employment in the high-technology elector-mechanical industry as well as in the mechanical and aerospace industry.

The B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Four year plans

Three year plans

Prerequisite Guides(Prerequisites must be taken before a course, not concurrently)

*All MAE required courses must be taken for a letter grade unless stated otherwise by the department.



Five to ten years after completing our program, our alumni are expected to:

  1. Enjoy successful careers where they utilize a strong technical foundation to excel as engineers, technology leaders, innovators, or other contributors to society.
  2. Keep pace with rapid technological change and further develop their knowledge and skills across a range of disciplines throughout their professional careers or in pursuit of advanced education.
  3. Lead local or global teams, where they will communicate effectively, interact ethically and knowledgeably, and take into account societal issues to provide a positive impact on society.



Graduates of ME are expected to have:
  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgements, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgement to draw conclusions.
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
  8. An ability to work professionally in mechanical systems areas.
  9. An ability to work professionally in thermal systems areas.
  10. An ability to apply principles of engineering, basic science, and mathematics (including multivariate calculus and differential equations).
  11. An ability to model, analyze, design, and realize physical systems, components or processes.



  13/14 14/15 15/16 16/17 17/18 18/19 19/20
Freshman 49 56 57 73 113 20 52
Sophomore 55 67 97 104 119 119 92
Junior 83 94 95 123 140 203 160
Senior 211 200 203 223 259 280 396
TOTAL 398 417 452 523 631 622 700

*Enrollment figures are based on fall week three headcounts. Class level is based on the total number of units completed, so Senior standing does not necessarily reflect the number of students taking 4th year classes.



2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19
95 106 80 101 132 134