Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Admission Requirements

In addition to the Application and Admission Requirements for Baccalaureate Programs, complete the high school preparation courses (or their university equivalents) with grades of C or better.

Academic Progress Requirements

All prerequisites for engineering courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher, and all courses listed in the major requirements must be completed with a grade of C or higher. A student who is unable to earn a grade of C or higher in a program course offered by the College of Engineering will be required to meet with a department faculty advisor to develop a plan for improvement of academic performance before continuing in the program. A student who fails to earn a grade of C or higher on the second attempt will be required to meet with an academic advisor and a member of the College of Engineering professional advising staff to develop a plan for improvement of academic performance before continuing in the program. A student who fails to earn a grade of C or higher on the third attempt will be removed from the program. Re-admittance requires a letter of appeal from the student requesting re-admittance with an explanation of any mitigating factors and how these factors have been addressed. Re-admittance is subject to approval by the faculty of the program and is communicated by the department chair.

Academic Integrity

The program requires its students to abide by the principles of academic integrity described in the Student Code of Conduct. Should suspected cases of academic misconduct occur, these cases may be submitted to the UAA Dean of Students Office, where the assistant director of student conduct reviews all allegations of academic misconduct. At the conclusion of the review, the assistant director of student conduct issues a notification of the findings and conclusions to the reporting faculty member, department chair and dean. Should a student from the program be found responsible for a case of academic misconduct by the UAA Dean of Students Office on two separate occasions, that student will be removed from the program. Re-admittance requires a letter of appeal from the student requesting re-admittance with an explanation of any mitigating factors and how these factors have been addressed. Re-admittance is subject to approval by the faculty of the program and is communicated by the department chair.

Graduation Requirements

Major Requirements

Core Courses
CHEM A105
A105L
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
4
CHEM A106
A106L
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Laboratory
4
ENGL A212Technical Writing3
ENGR A105AEngineering Graphics1
ENGR A105BComputer-Aided Graphics1
ENGR A151Introduction to Engineering1
ENGR A161Engineering Practices II3
ES A209Engineering Statics3
ES A210Engineering Dynamics3
ES A302Engineering Data Analysis3
ES A309Elements of Electrical Engineering3
ES A331Mechanics of Materials3
ES A341
A341L
Fluid Mechanics
and Fluid Mechanics Laboratory
4
ES A346Introduction to Thermodynamics3
ESM A450Economic Analysis and Operations3
MATH A251Calculus I4
MATH A252Calculus II4
MATH A253Calculus III4
MATH A302Ordinary Differential Equations3
ME A280Solid Modeling for Engineers3
ME/EE A306Dynamics of Systems3
ME/EE A308Instrumentation and Measurement3
ME A313Mechanical Engineering Thermodynamics3
ME A334
A334L
Materials Science
and Materials Science Laboratory
4
ME A403Machine Design3
ME A414
A414L
Thermal System Design
and Thermal System Design Lab
4
ME A438Design of Mechanical Engineering Systems3
ME A441
A441L
Heat and Mass Transfer
and Heat and Mass Transfer Lab
4
PHYS A211
A211L
General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory
4
PHYS A212
A212L
General Physics II
and General Physics II Laboratory
4
Advanced Mathematics Electives
Complete one of the following:3
Linear Algebra
Analysis of Several Variables
Stochastic Processes
Mathematical Statistics I
Introduction to Complex Analysis
Partial Differential Equations
Advanced Engineering Mathematics: Linear and Numerical Analysis
Advanced Engineering Mathematics: Partial Differential Equations and Complex Variables
Numerical Analysis
Advanced Engineering Electives
Complete 12 credits, including at least 6 credits of ME courses, from the following:12
Mechanical Vibrations
Mechanical Vibrations
Composite Materials
Composite Materials
Automotive Engineering
Engineering Finite Element Analysis
Engineering Finite Element Analysis
Advanced Fluid Mechanics
Advanced Fluid Mechanics
Manufacturing Design
Aerodynamics
Aerodynamics
Renewable Energy Systems Engineering
Renewable Energy Systems Engineering
HVAC Systems Optimization
HVAC Systems Optimization
Fracture Mechanics
Fracture Mechanics
Turbomachinery
Turbomachinery
Automatic Control
Advanced Mechanics of Materials
Corrosion Processes and Engineering
Total Credits110

A total of 131 credits is required for the degree, of which 42 credits must be upper division.

Honors in Mechanical Engineering

Undergraduate students in the program may be recognized for exceptional performance by earning departmental honors. The award will be noted on their permanent university transcript. In order to receive departmental honors, a student must meet each of the following requirements.

  1. Complete all program requirements.
  2. Earn a GPA of 3.50 or above in the courses required for the major.
  3. Gain approval for, complete and present a design/research project prior to applying for graduation. The project proposal, presentation and final written report must be approved by the program faculty.