Mechanical Engineering Concentration

The Mechanical Engineering Concentration covers core topic areas in the discipline, including thermodynamics, machine design, fluids, heat transfer, manufacturing and more. Paired with our solid core and hands-on project-based approach, the Mechanical Engineering Concentration prepares graduates for a variety of job opportunities upon graduation.


First Year

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Sophomore Year

Sophomore Fall Semester

Course Code Course Title Credits
Math 223 Calculus II 4
PHYS 251 Physics I & Lab 4
ENGR 220 Statics/Strength of Materials 3
ENGR 240 Engineering Materials & Processes 4
ENGL 2xx English Literature 3
CUC 200 Connections 0.5
Semester Total:   18.5

Sophomore Spring Semester

Course Code Course Title Credits
MATH 224 Calculus III 4
ENGR 260 Electrical Circuits & Lab 4
ENGR 330 Dynamics 3
PHYS 252 PHYS II & Lab 4
HIST 111 or 112 Western Civilization 1 or 2 3
Semester Total: 18.0

Junior Year

Junior Fall Semester

Course Code Course Title Credits
MATH 337 Differential Equations 3
ENGR 300 Engineering Economics 3
ENGR 310 Thermodynamics 3
ENGL 305 Technical Writing and Presentations 3
MECH 325 Mechanics of Materials 4
Semester Total: 16.0

Junior Spring Semester

Course Code Course Title Credits
ENGR 320 Fluids 3
MECH 345 Advanced Thermodynamic Systems 3
MECH 365 Heat Transfer 3
MECH 375 Machine Design 3
CHRS 125 Introduction to Christianity 3
Semester Total: 15.0

Senior Year

Senior Fall Semester

Course Code Course Title Credits
ENGR 440 System Dynamics 3
HUM/FINE ARTS Elective 3
ENGR 490 Senior Design I 3
ENGR 460 Statistical Methods for Engineers 3
MECH 435 Manufacturing Engineering 3
HUM/FINE ARTS
or SOC/BEH SCI
Elective 3
Semester Total: 18.0

Senior Spring Semester

Course Code Course Title Credits
ENGR 491 Senior Design II 3
ENGR 480 Lean Manufacturing and Quality Engineering 3
PE 185 Lifetime Wellness 2
ART 131,
MUSIC 131
or THEA 131
Fine Arts 3
ECON 201 Microeconomics 3
ENGR 498 Special Topics in Engineering 3
Semester Total: 17.0
Degree Total: 135.0

Total Degree Credit Hours: 136.0

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Note that the curriculum starts with MATH 115, Precalculus (which requires a Math ACT of 25 of higher or a Math RSAT of 590 or higher) and ENGR 120, Foundations of Engineering Design I, which has the following prerequisites:

Math ACT of 25 or higher/Math RSAT of 590 or higher
OR
Math ACT of 22-24/Math RSAT of 540-580 AND a grade of “C” or higher in MATH 111, College Algebra, AND a grade of “C” or higher in ENGR 110, Introductory Engineering Applications
OR
Math ACT of 21 or below/Math RSAT 530 or less AND a grade of “C” or higher in MATH 110, Fundamentals of Math, AND a grade of “C” or higher in MATH 111, College Algebra, AND a grade of “C” or higher in ENGR 110, Introductory Engineering Applications

Students not meeting the prerequisites for MATH 115 and/or ENGR 120 may declare engineering as major but must satisfactorily complete the appropriate prerequisites, listed above, before taking ENGR 120 and MATH 115.

Note that AP or Advanced Placement credit and transfer credit for math, science, English, history, etc., courses in the curriculum are accepted per the requirements of each corresponding department. Students who enter with credits for one or more of these courses are placed in the next course in the curriculum. Please contact the appropriate department for additional information on AP and transfer credit.

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Tier 1 Math ACT of 21 or below / Math RSAT of 530 or below

Tier 2 Math ACT of 22-24 / Math RSAT of 540-580

Tier 3 Math ACT of 25 or higher / Math RSAT of 590 or higher

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