Mechanical Engineering is the broadest of the engineering disciplines, concerned with anything that moves or uses energy. There are two major stems in mechanical engineering: mechanical systems and thermal fluid systems. Mechanical Engineers design, build, and analyze complex devices, systems and processes that involve the conversion of energy from one form to another, the production of work, and the transport of energy and mass from one location to another. Mechanical engineers work mostly in engineering services, research and development, manufacturing industries, and the federal government.
Minors must be completed in conjunction with a bachelor's degree.
Minor Requirements (20-21 credits)
- One of the following:
- ENGR 107 - Introduction to Engineering (2 credits)
- ME 151 - Practicum in Engineering (2 credits)
- ME 211 - Statics (3 credits)
- ME 212 - Solid Mechanics (3 credits)
- ME 221 - Thermodynamics (3 credits)
- ME 231 - Dynamics (3 credits)
- Option 1: Thermal Fluid Systems
- ME 322 - Fluid Mechanics (3 credits)
- ME 342 - Design of Thermal Systems (3 credits)
- Option 2: Mechanical Systems
- ME 313 - Material Science (3 credits)
- ME 341 - Design of Mechanical Elements (3 credits)
- Option 3: Systems Dynamics and Control
- ME 431 - Systems Dynamics (3 credits)
- ME 432 - Control Engineering (4 credits)
This minor provides a foundation in mechanical engineering, and is most appropriate for students with a strong mathematics and science background, such as a major in another engineering or science field.