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Mechanical Engineering, B.S.

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Requirements

Mechanical engineering, which has evolved over the years as new technologies have emerged, is one of the broadest engineering disciplines. The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering prepares graduates to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development, testing, and manufacturing of machines, robots, tools, biomedical devices, power generating equipment such as steam and gas turbines, wind turbines, solar systems, internal combustion engines, and heating, cooling, and refrigeration equipment.

Total Program Credits: 126

Matriculation Requirements:
  1. To be admitted to the BSME program, a student must complete the foundation courses in Mathematics (MATH 1210, 1220, 2210, 2250); Physics (PHYS 2210, 2215, 2220, 2225); Chemistry (CHEM 1210, 1215); English (ENGH 1005 or ENGL 1010, 2010); and Engineering (ENGR 1000, 1030, 2010, 2030, 2140, 2160, 2450) with a minimum grade of C.
  2. Students need a grade point average of 2.5 or above.
  3. A student not meeting all of the admission requirements, may request in writing, a provisional admission status for a semester from the department. The provisional admission status must be approved by the mechanical engineering program coordinator.
General Education Requirements: 39 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts (5.0)   
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
  MATH 1210 Calculus I 5
Complete one of the following:  3
  HIST 1700 American Civilization  (3.0)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History  (3.0)  
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877  (3.0)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877  (3.0)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage  (3.0)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government  (3.0)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness 2
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life  (2.0)  
Distribution Courses:  
  Biology
  3
  Fine Arts
  3
  Humanities (COMM 1020 and COMM 1025 Recommended) 3
  Social/Behavioral Science (COMM 2110 Recommended) 3
  PHYS 2210 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I 4
  CHEM 1210 Principles of Chemistry I 4
Discipline Core Requirements: 78 Credits
  CHEM 1215 Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory 1
  ECE 2210 Fundamentals of Electric Circuit Analysis 3
  ENGR 1000 Introduction to Engineering WE 3
  ENGR 1030 Engineering Programming 3
  ENGR 2010 Engineering Statics 3
  ENGR 2030 Engineering Dynamics 3
  ENGR 2140 Mechanics of Materials 3
  ENGR 2160 Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering 3
  ENGR 2300 Engineering Thermodynamics 3
  ENGR 2450 Computational Methods for Engineering Analysis 3
  MATH 1220 Calculus II 5
  MATH 2210 Calculus III 3
  MATH 2250 Differential Equations and Linear Algebra 4
  ME 3010 Linear Systems 3
  ME 3140 Machine Design 3
  ME 3210 Manufacturing Processes for Engineers 3
  ME 3310 Fluid Mechanics 3
  ME 3320 Heat Transfer 3
  ME 3335 Thermal/Fluid Experimentation WE 2
  ME 4010 Automatic Controls 3
  ME 4015 Control and Vibration Experimentation 2
  ME 4410 Computer Aided Engineering 3
  ME 4510 Mechanical Engineering Seminar 1
  ME 4810 Mechanical Engineering Capstone I 3
  ME 4820 Mechanical Engineering Capstone II 3
  PHYS 2215 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I Lab 1
  PHYS 2220 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II 4
  PHYS 2225 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II Lab 1
Elective Requirements:    9 Credits
Choose 9 credits from the following. One course may be taken from Technical Elective list. At least six credit-hours must be at 4000 level. 9
ME Elective Courses
  ME 3130   Kinematics  (3)  
  ME 3160   Intermediate Materials  (3)  
  ME 3170   Introduction to Plastics and Composites  (3)  
  ME 3300   Applied Thermodyamics  (3)  
  ME 4180   Compliant Mechanisms  (3)  
  ME 4380   Design of Thermal/Fluid Systems  (3)  
  ME 4390   Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning Design  (3)  
  ME 4420   Finite Element Methods  (3)  
  ME 4550   Global Engineering  (3)  
  ME 490R   Advanced Current Topics in Mechanical Engineering (1)  
Technical Elective Courses    
  ECE 3710 Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists (3)  
  TECH 3400 Project Management  WE (3)  
  TECH 3850 Quality Management in Technology (3)  
  Students may also take upper level computer, electrical, and mechanical engineering classes as technical electives in consultation with their faculty advisors and approval of the department offering the courses.

  Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 126 semester credits, with a minimum of 40 mechanical engineering upper-division credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.5 or above, with a minimum grade of C in all discipline core and elective requirements.
  3. Residency hours - minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU. Ten of these hours must be within the last 45 hours earned. At least 12 of the credit hours earned in residence must be in approved ME courses.
  4. All transfer credits must be approved in writing by UVU and the mechanical engineering program coordinator.
  5. No more than 80 semester hours and no more than 20 hours in ME courses of transfer credit.
  6. No more than 6 semester hours may be earned through independent study.
  7. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and italicized. 

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours

MATH 1210

Calculus I (May require pre-requisites)

5

CHEM 1210

Principles of Chemistry I

4

CHEM 1215

Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory

1

ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005

Introduction to Academic Writing or Literacies and Composition Across Contexts

3

ENGR 1000

Introduction to Engineering WE

3

  Semester total: 16
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours

MATH 1220

Calculus II

5

PHYS 2210

Physics for Scientists and Engineers

4

PHYS 2215

Physics for Scientists and Engineers Lab

1

ENGL 2010

Intermediate Writing/Academic Writing and Research

3

ENGR 1030

Engineering Programming

3

  Semester total: 16
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours

MATH 2250

Differential Equations and Linear Algebra

4

PHYS 2220

Physics for Scientists and Engineers II

4

PHYS 2225

Physics for Scientists and Engineers II Lab

1

ENGR 2010

Engineering Statics

3

ENGR 2160

Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering

3

HLTH 1100 or

PES 1097

Personal Health and Wellness or

Fitness for Life

2

  Semester total: 17
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours

MATH 2210

Calculus III

3

ENGR 2030

Engineering Dynamics

3

ENGR 2140

Mechanics of Materials

3

ECE 2210

Fundamentals of Electric Circuit Analysis

3

ENGR 2450

Computational Methods for Engineering Analysis

3

  Semester total: 15
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours

ENGR 2300

Engineering Thermodynamics

3

ME 3010

Linear Systems

3

ME 3140

Machine Design

3

ME 3310

Fluid Mechanics

3

Biology

Choose from GE approved Biology

3

  Semester total: 15
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours

ME 3210

Manufacturing Processes for Engineers

3

ME 3320

Heat Transfer

3

ME 3335

Thermal/Fluid Experimentation WE

2

ME xxxx

ME Elective

3

COMM 1020 and COMM 1025

Public Speaking and Publick Speaking Lab

3

  Semester total: 14
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours

ME 4010

Automatic Controls

3

ME 4410

Computer Aided Engineering

3

ME 4510

Mechanical Engineering Seminar

1

ME 4810

Mechanical Engineering Capstone I

3

 

Technical Elective/ME Elective

3

Fine Arts

Choose from the GE approved Fine Arts Electives

3

  Semester total: 16
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours

ME 4015

Control and Vibration Experimentation

2

ME 4820

Mechanical Engineering Capstone II

3

COMM 2110

Interpersonal Communications

3

ME xxxx

4000 level Elective

3

American Institution

Choose from GE approved from History or Political Science app

3

PHIL 2050

Ethics and Values

3

  Semester total: 17
  Degree total: 126

 

Department

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