Engineering Mechanics, BS

for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering Mechanics


department website: http://mechse.illinois.edu/

department faculty: Mechanical Science & Engineering Faculty


overview of college admissions & requirements: The Grainger College of Engineering

college website: https://grainger.illinois.edu/

Current Program Educational Objectives: https://mechse.illinois.edu/undergraduate


The Engineering Mechanics program at Illinois (accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org) is a major that focuses on the principles of mechanics that underpin design and engineering in diverse industries including materials, energy, biotechnology, civil, and aerospace to name a few. Students learn rigorous mathematical, scientific, and engineering principles in subject areas such as statics, dynamics, strength of materials, and fluid dynamics. Further, Engineering Mechanics students learn how to apply these basic principles in modern engineering design through laboratory and project work. The program also benefits from a cohesive secondary field which students can tailor to fit their academic and career objectives. Engineering Mechanics is well suited for students with an interest in analysis and design, and physical principles.

for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering Mechanics


Graduation Requirements

Minimum Technical GPA: 2.0

TGPA is required for required Engineering courses and any technical elective courses. See Technical GPA to clarify requirements.

Minimum Overall GPA: 2.0


Minimum hours required for graduation: 128 hours


General education: Students must complete the Campus General Education requirements including the campus general education language requirement. Specific Advanced Composition courses required for this degree are listed below.


Orientation and Professional Development

ENG 100Engineering Orientation 10
TAM 195Mechanics in the Modern World1
ME 290Seminar0
Total Hours1

Foundational Mathematics and Science

CHEM 102General Chemistry I3
CHEM 103General Chemistry Lab I 21
CHEM 104General Chemistry II3
CHEM 105General Chemistry Lab II 21
MATH 221Calculus I 34
MATH 231Calculus II3
MATH 241Calculus III4
MATH 257Linear Algebra with Computational Applications 43
MATH 441Differential Equations 53
MATH 442Intro Partial Diff Equations3
PHYS 211University Physics: Mechanics4
PHYS 212University Physics: Elec & Mag4
PHYS 213Univ Physics: Thermal Physics2
PHYS 214Univ Physics: Quantum Physics2
Total Hours40

Engineering Mechanics Technical Core

CS 101Intro Computing: Engrg & Sci 63
ECE 205Electrical and Electronic Circuits 73
ME 170Computer-Aided Design3
ME 200Thermodynamics3
ME 470Senior Design Project 83
TAM 211Statics3
TAM 212Introductory Dynamics 93
TAM 251Introductory Solid Mechanics3
TAM 252Solid Mechanics Design1
TAM 270Design for Manufacturability3
TAM 324Behavior of Materials 84
TAM 335Introductory Fluid Mechanics4
TAM 412Intermediate Dynamics4
TAM 445Continuum Mechanics4
TAM 470Computational Mechanics3
Total Hours47

Secondary Field Option Electives

Secondary field electives selected from departmentally approved courses for Secondary Field Options. Each secondary field generally specifies two required courses and two additional courses from a list of approved elective courses. For each of the secondary fields, the required and approved elective courses specified for each are listed below. To add flexibility to the program and to accommodate particular interests, the student may fashion an individualized secondary field option. The only requirements are that the courses be related to mechanics, form a coherent and cohesive group, include at least two engineering courses, and total at least 12 hours of advanced-level coursework that are distinct from required courses in the Engineering Mechanics curriculum. This can include 500-level courses, if the student has the adequate preparation, for any of the secondary field elective courses. Each student must formally declare their choice of secondary field with a Mechanical Science and Engineering Undergraduate Programs Office advisor using a Secondary Field Options form. 12
Biomechanics
Required Courses
MCB 150Molec & Cellular Basis of Life4
MCB 151Molec & Cellular Laboratory1
TAM 461Cellular Biomechanics4
Approved Courses
ECE 473Fund of Engrg Acoustics3 or 4
ECE 380Biomedical Imaging3
ME 481Whole-Body Musculoskel Biomech3 or 4
ME 482Musculoskel Tissue Mechanics3 or 4
ME 483Mechanobiology4
BIOP 401Introduction to Biophysics3
TAM 497Independent Study1 to 3
Computational Mechanics
Required Courses
CS 357Numerical Methods I3
ME 471Finite Element Analysis3 or 4
Approved Courses
CS 450Numerical Analysis3 or 4
CS 457Numerical Methods II3
ME 412Numerical Thermo-Fluid Mechs2 to 4
TAM 497Independent Study1 to 3
Engineering Science and Applied Mathematics
Required Courses
MATH 446Applied Complex Variables3-4
or MATH 448 Complex Variables
Any 400 level MATH course, excluding MATH 415, MATH 441, and MATH 4423 or 4
Approved Courses
AE 353Aerospace Control Systems3
AE 402Orbital Mechanics3 or 4
CEE 491Decision and Risk Analysis3 or 4
ECE 329Fields and Waves I3
ECE 330Power Ckts & Electromechanics3
ECE 473Fund of Engrg Acoustics3 or 4
PHYS 402Light3 or 4
TAM 497Independent Study1 to 3
Experimental Mechanics
Required Courses
TAM 456Experimental Stress Analysis3
ECE 206Electrical and Electronic Circuits Lab1
Approved Courses
CS 357Numerical Methods I3
ECE 473Fund of Engrg Acoustics3 or 4
ME 360Signal Processing3.5
PHYS 402Light3 or 4
TAM 497Independent Study1 to 3
Fluid Mechanics
Required Courses
TAM 435Intermediate Fluid Mechanics4
ME 410Intermediate Gas Dynamics3 or 4
Approved Courses
AE 412Viscous Flow & Heat Transfer4
CEE 445
CEE 451Environmental Fluid Mechanics3
CEE 453Urban Hydrology and Hydraulics4
ECE 473Fund of Engrg Acoustics3 or 4
ME 412Numerical Thermo-Fluid Mechs2 to 4
TAM 497Independent Study1 to 3
Mechanics of Materials
Required Courses
TAM 424Mechanics of Structural Metals3 or 4
TAM 428Mechanics of Composites3
Approved Courses
CEE 310Transportation Engineering3
MSE 401Thermodynamics of Materials3
MSE 455Macromolecular Solids3
MSE 489Matl Select for Sustainability3 or 4
NPRE 431Materials in Nuclear Engrg3
TAM 497Independent Study1 to 3
Solid Mechanics
Required Courses
TAM 424Mechanics of Structural Metals3 or 4
TAM 451Intermediate Solid Mechanics4
Approved Courses
CEE 360Structural Engineering3
CEE 460Steel Structures I3
CEE 461Reinforced Concrete I3
CS 357Numerical Methods I3
ECE 473Fund of Engrg Acoustics3 or 4
TAM 497Independent Study1 to 3
Electives
The Grainger College of Engineering Liberal Education course list, or additional courses from the campus General Education lists for Social and Behavioral Sciences or Humanities and the Arts 106
Free electives. Additional unrestricted course work, subject to certain exceptions as noted by the College, so that there are at least 128 credit hours earned toward the degree. 116
Total Hours of Curriculum to Graduate128

 

for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering Mechanics


Suggested Sequence

The curriculum sequence below is a suggested sequence, as all Grainger Engineering students work with a department academic advisor to achieve their educational goals, specific to their needs and preparation. Dynamic and Static curricular maps, which include prerequisite and corequisite sequencing, can be found here.

First Year
First SemesterHours
TAM 195Mechanics in the Modern World1
ENG 100Engineering Orientation0
MATH 2211Calculus I4
CHEM 102General Chemistry I3
CHEM 103General Chemistry Lab I1
RHET 105 or ME 1702Writing and Research4-3
General education elective33
 Semester Hours16-15
Second Semester
MATH 231Calculus II3
CS 101Intro Computing: Engrg Sci3
PHYS 211University Physics: Mechanics4
ME 170 or RHET 1052Computer-Aided Design3-4
General education elective33
 Semester Hours16-17
Second Year
First Semester
MATH 257Linear Algebra with Computational Applications3
CHEM 104General Chemistry II3
CHEM 105General Chemistry Lab II1
TAM 211Statics3
TAM 270Design for Manufacturability3
ME 290Seminar0
General education elective33
 Semester Hours16
Second Semester
MATH 241Calculus III4
PHYS 212University Physics: Elec Mag4
TAM 212Introductory Dynamics3
TAM 251Introductory Solid Mechanics3
TAM 252Solid Mechanics Design1
General education elective33
 Semester Hours18
Third Year
First Semester
MATH 441Differential Equations3
ECE 205Electrical and Electronic Circuits3
ME 200Thermodynamics3
TAM 335Introductory Fluid Mechanics4
Free Elective3
 Semester Hours16
Second Semester
PHYS 213Univ Physics: Thermal Physics2
PHYS 214Univ Physics: Quantum Physics2
TAM 324Behavior of Materials4
TAM 412Intermediate Dynamics4
TAM 445Continuum Mechanics4
 Semester Hours16
Fourth Year
First Semester
ME 470 (or Secondary field elective)4Senior Design Project3
MATH 442Intro Partial Diff Equations3
TAM 470Computational Mechanics3
Secondary field elective43
General education elective33
 Semester Hours15
Second Semester
Secondary Field Elective (or ME 470)43
Secondary field elective46
General education elective33
Free elective3
 Semester Hours15
 Total Hours: 128