Mechanical Engineering, BS

for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering


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Current Program Educational Objectives


The Mechanical Engineering program at Illinois (accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET) is one of the most diverse engineering majors and plays a major role in advancing almost every industry. Students study physical principles behind how forces act on bodies of solids or fluids and the interaction of these bodies with their environments through exchanges of energy. Further, Mechanical Engineering students learn how to apply these basic principles in designing, manufacturing, and controlling machines and complex systems. Examples include systems that apply loads, transport matter and energy, and convert one form of energy to another. Mechanical Engineering is a broad major that is well suited for students interested in the engineering underpinnings of the modern world around them.

for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering


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. One of the SBS courses must be an introductory economics course (ECON 102 or ECON 103). ME 470 will satisfy a core course requirement and the Campus General Education Advanced Composition requirement.


Orientation and Professional Development

ENG 100Grainger Engineering Orientation Seminar (External transfer students take ENG 300.)1
ME 290Seminar0
Total Hours1

Foundational Mathematics and Science

CHEM 102General Chemistry I3
CHEM 103General Chemistry Lab I1
MATH 221Calculus I (MATH 220 may be substituted. MATH 220 is appropriate for students with no background in calculus. 4 of 5 credit hours count towards degree.)4
MATH 231Calculus II3
MATH 241Calculus III4
MATH 257Linear Algebra with Computational Applications3
MATH 285Intro Differential Equations3
PHYS 211University Physics: Mechanics4
PHYS 212University Physics: Elec & Mag4
Total Hours29

Mechanical Engineering Technical Core

CS 101Intro Computing: Engrg & Sci (CS 124 or ECE 220 may be substituted.)3
ECE 205Electrical and Electronic Circuits (ECE 110 and either ECE 210 or ECE 211 may be substituted.)3
ECE 206Electrical and Electronic Circuits Lab1
ME 170Computer-Aided Design3
ME 270Design for Manufacturability3
ME 200Thermodynamics3
ME 310Fundamentals of Fluid Dynamics4
ME 320Heat Transfer4
ME 330Engineering Materials4
ME 340Dynamics of Mechanical Systems3.5
ME 360Signal Processing3.5
ME 370Mechanical Design I3
ME 371Mechanical Design II3
ME 470Senior Design Project3
TAM 210Introduction to Statics2
TAM 212Introductory Dynamics3
TAM 251Introductory Solid Mechanics3
Total Hours52

Technical Electives

Science elective(s), chosen from one of the following:4
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry Lab II
Molec & Cellular Basis of Life
Univ Physics: Thermal Physics
and Univ Physics: Quantum Physics
Statistics elective, one course chosen from:3
Analysis of Data
Statistics and Probability I
MechSE electives chosen from the departmentally approved list below.6
All 400 level ME courses, except 470 and potentially 497, 498 (As Approved)
All 400 level TAM courses, except potentially 497, 498 (As Approved)
Technical electives chosen from the departmentally approved list below.6
ABE 430Project Management (As Approved)2
ABE 436Renewable Energy Systems3 or 4
ABE 445Statistical Methods4
ABE 455Erosion and Sediment Control2
ABE 456Land & Water Resources Engrg3 or 4
ABE 459Drainage and Water Management3 or 4
ABE 463Electrohydraulic Systems3
ABE 466Engineering Off-Road Vehicles3
ABE 469Industry-Linked Design Project4
ABE 474Indoor Environmental Control3 or 4
ABE 476Indoor Air Quality Engineering4
ABE 483Engineering Properties of Food Materials3
ABE 488Bioprocessing Biomass for Fuel4
ABE 497Independent Study (As Approved)1 to 4
ABE 498Special Topics (As Approved)1 to 4
AE 352Aerospace Dynamical Systems3
AE 402Orbital Mechanics3 or 4
AE 403Spacecraft Attitude Control3 or 4
AE 410Computational Aerodynamics3 or 4
AE 412Viscous Flow & Heat Transfer4
AE 416Applied Aerodynamics3 or 4
AE 419Aircraft Flight Mechanics3 or 4
AE 420Finite Element Analysis3 or 4
AE 428Mechanics of Composites3
AE 433Aerospace Propulsion3 or 4
AE 434Rocket Propulsion3 or 4
AE 442Aerospace Systems Design I3
AE 443Aerospace Systems Design II3
AE 451Aeroelasticity3 or 4
AE 454Systems Dynamics & Control3 or 4
AE 456Global Nav Satellite Systems4
AE 460Aerodynamics & Propulsion Lab2
AE 461Structures & Control Lab2
AE 482Introduction to Robotics4
AE 483Autonomous Systems Lab2
AE 497Independent Study (As Approved)1 to 4
AE 498Special Topics (As Approved)1 to 4
ASRM 410Investments and Financial Markets3 or 4
ASRM 461Loss Models3
ASRM 469Casualty Actuarial Mathematics3 or 4
ASRM 471Life Contingencies I4
ASRM 472Life Contingencies II3
BIOC 406Gene Expression & Regulation3
BIOC 440Physical Chemistry Principles4
BIOC 446Physical Biochemistry3
BIOC 455Technqs Biochem & Biotech4
BIOE 380Biomedical Imaging3
BIOE 414Biomedical Instrumentation3
BIOE 415Biomedical Instrumentation Lab2
BIOE 416Biosensors3
BIOE 461Cellular Biomechanics4
BIOE 476Tissue Engineering3
BIOE 479Cancer Nanotechnology3
BIOE 481Whole-Body Musculoskel Biomech3 or 4
BIOE 482Musculoskel Tissue Mechanics3 or 4
BIOE 497Individual Study (As Approved)1 to 4
BIOE 498Special Topics (As Approved)1 to 4
BIOP 401Introduction to Biophysics3
BIOP 419Brain, Behavior & Info Process3
BIOP 432Photosynthesis3
CEE 310Transportation Engineering3
CEE 330Environmental Engineering3
CEE 340Energy and Global Environment3
CEE 350Water Resources Engineering3
CEE 360Structural Engineering3
CEE 380Geotechnical Engineering3
CEE 398Special Topics (As Approved)0 to 4
CEE 401Concrete Materials4
CEE 405Asphalt Materials I3 or 4
CEE 406Pavement Design I3 or 4
CEE 407Airport Design3 or 4
CEE 408Railroad Transportation Engrg3 or 4
CEE 409Railroad Track Engineering3 or 4
CEE 410Railway Signaling & Control3 or 4
CEE 411RR Project Design & Constr3 or 4
CEE 412High-Speed Rail Engineering3 or 4
CEE 415Geometric Design of Roads4
CEE 416Traffic Capacity Analysis3 or 4
CEE 417Urban Transportation Planning (As Approved)4
CEE 418Public Transportation Systems3 or 4
CEE 420Construction Productivity3 or 4
CEE 421Construction Planning3 or 4
CEE 422Construction Cost Analysis3 or 4
CEE 424Sustainable Const Methods4
CEE 430Ecological Quality Engineering2
CEE 434Environmental Systems I3
CEE 437Water Quality Engineering3
CEE 438Science & Environmental Policy3
CEE 440Fate Cleanup Environ Pollutant4
CEE 442Environmental Engineering Principles, Physical4
CEE 443Env Eng Principles, Chemical4
CEE 444Env Eng Principles, Biological4
CEE 447Atmospheric Chemistry4
CEE 449Environmental Engineering Lab3
CEE 450Surface Hydrology3
CEE 451Environmental Fluid Mechanics3
CEE 452Hydraulic Analysis and Design3
CEE 453Urban Hydrology and Hydraulics4
CEE 457Groundwater3
CEE 458Water Resources Field Methods4
CEE 460Steel Structures I3
CEE 461Reinforced Concrete I3
CEE 462Steel Structures II3 or 4
CEE 463Reinforced Concrete II3 or 4
CEE 465Design of Structural Systems3
CEE 467Masonry Structures3 or 4
CEE 468Prestressed Concrete3 or 4
CEE 469Wood Structures3 or 4
CEE 470Structural Analysis4
CEE 471Structural Mechanics3 or 4
CEE 472Structural Dynamics I3 or 4
CEE 483Soil Mechanics and Behavior4
CEE 484Applied Soil Mechanics3 or 4
CEE 491Decision and Risk Analysis3 or 4
CEE 497Independent Study (As Approved)1 to 16
CEE 498Special Topics (As Approved)1 to 4
CHBE 422Mass Transfer Operations4
CHBE 424Chemical Reaction Engineering3
CHBE 451Transport Phenomena3
CHBE 452Chemical Kinetics & Catalysis3
CHBE 453Electrochemical Engineering2 or 3
CHBE 456Polymer Science & Engineering3
CHBE 457
CHBE 471Biochemical Engineering3 or 4
CHBE 472Techniques in Biomolecular Eng3 or 4
CHBE 473Biomolecular Engineering3 or 4
CHBE 474Metabolic Engineering3 or 4
CHBE 475Tissue Engineering3
CHBE 476Biotransport3
CHEM 232Elementary Organic Chemistry I3 or 4
CHEM 233Elementary Organic Chem Lab I2
CHEM 236Fundamental Organic Chem I4
CHEM 237Structure and Synthesis2
CHEM 312Inorganic Chemistry3
CHEM 315Instrumental Chem Systems Lab2
CHEM 317Inorganic Chemistry Lab3
CHEM 332Elementary Organic Chem II4
CHEM 420Instrumental Characterization2
CHEM 436Fundamental Organic Chem II3
CHEM 437Organic Chemistry Lab3
CHEM 438Advanced Organic Chemistry3
CHEM 440Physical Chemistry Principles4
CHEM 442Physical Chemistry I4
CHEM 444Physical Chemistry II4
CHEM 445Physical Principles Lab I2
CHEM 447Physical Principles Lab II2
CHEM 450Astrochemistry4
CHEM 451Astrochemistry Laboratory3 or 4
CHEM 460Green Chemistry3 or 4
CHEM 472Physical Biochemistry3
CHEM 474Drug Discovery & Development3
CHEM 480Polymer Chemistry3 or 4
CHEM 482Polymer Physics3 or 4
CHEM 483Solid State Structural Anlys4
CHEM 488Surfaces and Colloids3 or 4
CHEM 497Individual Study Senior (As Approved)1 to 3
CS 225Data Structures4
CS 233Computer Architecture4
CS 242Programming Studio3
CS 341System Programming4
CS 357Numerical Methods I3
CS 374Introduction to Algorithms & Models of Computation4
CS 410Text Information Systems3 or 4
CS 411Database Systems3 or 4
CS 412Introduction to Data Mining3 or 4
CS 413Intro to Combinatorics3 or 4
CS 414Multimedia Systems3 or 4
CS 418Interactive Computer Graphics3 or 4
CS 419Production Computer Graphics3 or 4
CS 420Parallel Progrmg: Sci & Engrg3 or 4
CS 421Programming Languages & Compilers3 or 4
CS 422Programming Language Design3 or 4
CS 423Operating Systems Design3 or 4
CS 424Real-Time Systems3 or 4
CS 425Distributed Systems3 or 4
CS 426Compiler Construction3 or 4
CS 427Software Engineering I3 or 4
CS 428Software Engineering II3 or 4
CS 429Software Engineering II, ACP3
CS 431Embedded Systems3 or 4
CS 433Computer System Organization3 or 4
CS 436Computer Networking Laboratory3 or 4
CS 438Communication Networks3 or 4
CS 439Wireless Networks3 or 4
CS 440Artificial Intelligence3 or 4
CS 445Computational Photography3 or 4
CS 446Machine Learning3 or 4
CS 447Natural Language Processing3 or 4
CS 450Numerical Analysis3 or 4
CS 457Numerical Methods II3
CS 460Security Laboratory3 or 4
CS 461Computer Security I4
CS 463Computer Security II3 or 4
CS 465User Interface Design4
CS 466Introduction to Bioinformatics3 or 4
CS 467Social Visualization3 or 4
CS 468Tech and Advertising Campaigns3
CS 473Algorithms4
CS 475Formal Models of Computation3 or 4
CS 476Program Verification3 or 4
CS 477Formal Software Development Methods3 or 4
CS 481Advanced Topics in Stochastic Processes & Applications3 or 4
CS 483Applied Parallel Programming4
CS 484Parallel Programming3 or 4
CS 498Special Topics (As Approved)1 to 4
CSE 401Numerical Analysis3 or 4
CSE 402Parallel Progrmg: Sci & Engrg3 or 4
CSE 412Numerical Thermo-Fluid Mechs2 to 4
CSE 441Introduction to Optimization3 or 4
CSE 450Computational Mechanics3 or 4
CSE 451Finite Element Analysis3 or 4
CSE 461Computational Aerodynamics3 or 4
ECE 329Fields and Waves I3
ECE 330Power Ckts & Electromechanics3
ECE 333Green Electric Energy3
ECE 340Semiconductor Electronics3
ECE 342Electronic Circuits3
ECE 343Electronic Circuits Laboratory1
ECE 380Biomedical Imaging3
ECE 385Digital Systems Laboratory3
ECE 395Advanced Digital Projects Lab2 or 3
ECE 401Signal Processing4
ECE 402Electronic Music Synthesis3
ECE 403Audio Engineering3
ECE 408Applied Parallel Programming4
ECE 411Computer Organization & Design4
ECE 412Microcomputer Laboratory3
ECE 414Biomedical Instrumentation3
ECE 415Biomedical Instrumentation Lab2
ECE 416Biosensors3
ECE 417Multimedia Signal Processing4
ECE 418Image & Video Processing4
ECE 419Security Laboratory3 or 4
ECE 420Embedded DSP Laboratory2
ECE 422Computer Security I4
ECE 424Computer Security II3 or 4
ECE 425Intro to VLSI System Design3
ECE 428Distributed Systems3 or 4
ECE 431Electric Machinery4
ECE 432Advanced Electric Machinery3
ECE 435Computer Networking Laboratory3 or 4
ECE 437Sensors and Instrumentation3
ECE 438Communication Networks3 or 4
ECE 439Wireless Networks3 or 4
ECE 441Physcs & Modeling Semicond Dev3
ECE 444IC Device Theory & Fabrication4
ECE 447Active Microwave Ckt Design3
ECE 448Artificial Intelligence3 or 4
ECE 451Adv Microwave Measurements3
ECE 452Electromagnetic Fields3
ECE 453Wireless Communication Systems4
ECE 454Antennas3
ECE 455Optical Electronics3 or 4
ECE 456Global Nav Satellite Systems4
ECE 457Microwave Devices & Circuits3
ECE 458Applic of Radio Wave Propag3
ECE 459Communications Systems3
ECE 460Optical Imaging4
ECE 462Logic Synthesis3
ECE 463Digital Communications Lab2
ECE 464Power Electronics3
ECE 465Optical Communications Systems3
ECE 466Optical Communications Lab1
ECE 467Biophotonics3
ECE 468Optical Remote Sensing3
ECE 469Power Electronics Laboratory2
ECE 470Introduction to Robotics4
ECE 472Biomedical Ultrasound Imaging3
ECE 473Fund of Engrg Acoustics3 or 4
ECE 476Power System Analysis3
ECE 478Formal Software Development Methods3 or 4
ECE 480Magnetic Resonance Imaging3 or 4
ECE 481Nanotechnology4
ECE 482Digital IC Design3
ECE 483Analog IC Design3
ECE 485MEMS Devices & Systems3
ECE 486Control Systems4
ECE 487Intro Quantum Electr for EEs3
ECE 488Compound Semicond & Devices3
ECE 489Robot Dynamics and Control4
ECE 490Introduction to Optimization3 or 4
ECE 491Numerical Analysis3 or 4
ECE 492Parallel Progrmg: Sci & Engrg3 or 4
ECE 493Advanced Engineering Math3 or 4
ECE 495Photonic Device Laboratory3
ECE 498Special Topics in ECE (As Approved)0 to 4
ECON 302Inter Microeconomic Theory (As Approved)3
IE 310Deterministic Models in Optimization3
IE 311Operations Research Lab1
IE 330Industrial Quality Control3
IE 340Human Factors4
IE 360Facilities Planning and Design3
IE 410Advanced Topics in Stochastic Processes & Applications3 or 4
IE 411Optimization of Large Systems3 or 4
IE 412OR Models for Mfg Systems3 or 4
IE 413Simulation3 or 4
IE 420Financial Engineering3 or 4
IE 430Economic Found of Quality Syst3 or 4
IE 431Design for Six Sigma3
IE 445Human Performance and Cognition in Context (As Approved)3 or 4
IE 497Independent Study (As Approved)1 to 4
IE 498Special Topics (As Approved)1 to 4
MATH 347Fundamental Mathematics3
MATH 357Numerical Methods I3
MATH 403Euclidean Geometry3 or 4
MATH 412Graph Theory3 or 4
MATH 413Intro to Combinatorics3 or 4
MATH 414Mathematical Logic3 or 4
MATH 417Intro to Abstract Algebra3 or 4
MATH 418Intro to Abstract Algebra II3 or 4
MATH 423Differential Geometry3 or 4
MATH 424Honors Real Analysis3
MATH 425Honors Advanced Analysis3
MATH 427Honors Abstract Algebra3
MATH 428Honors Topics in Mathematics (As Approved)3
MATH 432Set Theory and Topology3 or 4
MATH 442Intro Partial Diff Equations3 or 4
MATH 444Elementary Real Analysis3 or 4
MATH 446Applied Complex Variables3 or 4
MATH 447Real Variables3 or 4
MATH 448Complex Variables3 or 4
MATH 450Numerical Analysis3 or 4
MATH 453Number Theory3 or 4
MATH 464Statistics and Probability II3 or 4
MATH 473Algorithms4
MATH 475Formal Models of Computation3 or 4
MATH 481Vector and Tensor Analysis3 or 4
MATH 482Linear Programming3 or 4
MATH 484Nonlinear Programming3 or 4
MATH 487Advanced Engineering Math3 or 4
MATH 489Dynamics & Differential Eqns3 or 4
MATH 490Advanced Topics in Mathematics (As Approved)1 to 4
MATH 492Undergraduate Research in Math (As Approved)1 to 3
MCB 401Cellular Physiology3
MCB 402Sys & Integrative Physiology3
MCB 403Cell & Membrane Physiology Lab1 or 2
MCB 404Sys & Integrative Physiol Lab1 to 2
MCB 450Introductory Biochemistry3
MCB 493Special Topics Mol Cell Biol (As Approved)1 to 4
MSE 304Electronic Properties of Matls3
MSE 307Materials Laboratory I3
MSE 308Materials Laboratory II3
MSE 401Thermodynamics of Materials3
MSE 402Kinetic Processes in Materials3
MSE 403Synthesis of Materials3
MSE 405Microstructure Determination3
MSE 406Thermal-Mech Behavior of Matls3
MSE 420Ceramic Materials & Properties3
MSE 421Ceramic Processing3 or 4
MSE 422Electrical Ceramics3
MSE 440Mechanical Behavior of Metals3
MSE 441Metals Processing3
MSE 443Design of Engineering Alloys3
MSE 445Corrosion of Metals3 or 4
MSE 450Polymer Science & Engineering3 or 4
MSE 453Plastics Engineering3
MSE 455Macromolecular Solids3
MSE 456Mechanics of Composites3
MSE 457Polymer Chemistry3 or 4
MSE 458Polymer Physics3 or 4
MSE 460Electronic Materials I3
MSE 461Electronic Materials II3
MSE 466Materials in Electrochem Syst3
MSE 470Design and Use of Biomaterials3
MSE 473Biomolecular Materials Science3
MSE 474Biomaterials and Nanomedicine3
MSE 480Surfaces and Colloids3 or 4
MSE 481Electron Microscopy3 or 4
MSE 484Composite Materials3 or 4
MSE 485Atomic Scale Simulations3 or 4
MSE 487Materials for Nanotechnology3 or 4
MSE 488Optical Materials3 or 4
MSE 489Matl Select for Sustainability3 or 4
MSE 497Independent Study (As Approved)1 to 4
MSE 498Special Topics (As Approved)1 to 4
NPRE 330Materials in Nuclear Engineering3
NPRE 402Nuclear Power Engineering3 or 4
NPRE 412Nuclear Power Econ & Fuel Mgmt3 or 4
NPRE 421Plasma and Fusion Science3
NPRE 423Plasma Laboratory2
NPRE 429Plasma Engineering3
NPRE 435Radiological Imaging3
NPRE 441Radiation Protection4
NPRE 442Radioactive Waste Management3
NPRE 444
NPRE 446Radiation Interact w/Matter I3
NPRE 447Radiation Interact w/Matter II3
NPRE 448Nuclear Syst Engrg & Design4
NPRE 451NPRE Laboratory3
NPRE 455Neutron Diffusion & Transport4
NPRE 457Safety Anlys Nucl Reactor Syst3 or 4
NPRE 461Probabilistic Risk Assessment3 or 4
NPRE 470Fuel Cells & Hydrogen Sources3
NPRE 475Wind Power Systems3 or 4
NPRE 498Special Topics (As Approved)1 to 4
PHYS 330Atmospheric Dynamics II3
PHYS 401Classical Physics Lab3
PHYS 402Light3 or 4
PHYS 403Modern Experimental Physics4 or 5
PHYS 404Electronic Circuits4 or 5
PHYS 406Acoustical Physics of Music4
PHYS 427Thermal & Statistical Physics4
PHYS 435Electromagnetic Fields I3
PHYS 436Electromagnetic Fields II3
PHYS 460Condensed Matter Physics4
PHYS 466Atomic Scale Simulations3 or 4
PHYS 470Subatomic Physics4
PHYS 475Introduction to Biophysics3 or 4
PHYS 485Atomic Phys & Quantum Theory3
PHYS 486Quantum Physics I4
PHYS 487Quantum Physics II4
PHYS 496Communicating in Physics—Writing Papers and Giving Talks (As Approved)3
PHYS 497Individual Study (As Approved)1 to 4
PHYS 498Special Topics in Physics (As Approved)1 to 4
SE 400Engineering Law (As Approved)3 or 4
SE 402Comp-Aided Product Realization3 or 4
SE 411Reliability Engineering3 or 4
SE 412Nondestructive Evaluation3 or 4
SE 413Engineering Design Optimization3 or 4
SE 420Digital Control Systems4
SE 422Robot Dynamics and Control4
SE 423Mechatronics3
SE 424State Space Design for Control3
SE 450Decision Analysis I (As Approved)3 or 4
SE 497Independent Study (As Approved)0 to 4
SE 498Special Topics (As Approved)1 to 4
STAT 409Actuarial Statistics II4
STAT 410Statistics and Probability II3 or 4
STAT 420Methods of Applied Statistics3 or 4
STAT 424Analysis of Variance3 or 4
STAT 425Statistical Modeling I3 or 4
STAT 426Statistical Modeling II3 or 4
STAT 428Statistical Computing3 or 4
STAT 429Time Series Analysis3 or 4
STAT 430Topics in Applied Statistics (As Approved)3 or 4
STAT 440Statistical Data Management3 or 4
STAT 443Professional Statistics (As Approved)3 or 4
STAT 448Advanced Data Analysis4
STAT 458Math Modeling in Life Sciences3 or 4
STAT 480Big Data Analytics3 or 4
TE 461Technology Entrepreneurship (As Approved)3
TMGT 460Business Process Modeling3
TMGT 461Tech, Eng, & Mgt Final Project2

Free Electives

Additional course work, subject to the Grainger College of Engineering restrictions to Free Electives, so that there are at least 128 credit hours earned toward the degree.11
Total Hours of Curriculum to Graduate128

for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering 


Sample Sequence

The curriculum sequence below is a sample sequence, as all Grainger Engineering students work with a department academic advisor to achieve their educational goals, specific to their needs and preparation. The curriculum sequence can also be viewed via dynamic and static curricular maps, which include prerequisite sequencing.

General Education: Students must complete the Campus General Education requirements including the campus general education language requirement.  One of the SBS courses must be an introductory economics course (ECON 102 or ECON 103).  ME 470 will satisfy a core course requirement and the Campus General Education Advanced Composition requirement.

Free Electives: Additional course work, subject to the Grainger College of Engineering restrictions to Free Electives, so that there are at least 128 credit hours earned toward the degree.

First Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ENG 100 (External transfer students take ENG 300.)1CS 101 (CS 124 or ECE 220 may be substituted.)3
MATH 221 (MATH 220 may be substituted. MATH 220 is appropriate for students with no background in calculus. 4 of 5 credit hours count toward degree.)4MATH 2313
CHEM 1023PHYS 2114
CHEM 1031Science Elective4
RHET 105 (If UIN is even) or ME 170 (if UIN is odd)4-3ME 170 (if UIN is even) or RHET 105 (if UIN is odd)3-4
ECON 102 or ECON 103 (Counts as General Education Elective)3 
 16-15 17-18
Second Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ME 2703ME 2003
MATH 2414MATH 2853
PHYS 2124ECE 205 (ECE 110 and either ECE 210 or ECE 211 may be substituted.)3
MATH 2573TAM 2123
TAM 2102TAM 2513
ME 2900Free Elective2
 16 17
Third Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ME 3104ME 3204
ME 3403.5ME 3603.5
ECE 2061ME 3713
ME 3304General Education Elective3
ME 3703Free Elective3
 15.5 16.5
Fourth Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
Statistics Elective3MechSE Elective3
ME 470 (if UIN is odd) and Technical Elective (if UIN is even)3Technical Elective (if UIN is odd) or ME 470 (if UIN is even)3
MechSE Elective3Technical Elective3
General Education Elective3General Education Elective3
Free Elective3Free Elective3
 15 15
Total Hours 128