M.S. Mechanical Engineering

Five-Year BS/MS Program in Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering Five-Year Dual-Degree BS/MS Program
This concentrated program prepares students for constantly evolving needs for innovation in engineering design and development, across all technological and economic sectors. Graduates of the program will be awarded a BS and an MS in Mechanical Engineering. The undergraduate degree, BSME, will maintain its ABET accreditation. Students follow the standard undergraduate curriculum for the first three years, and then complete the BS degree requirements during their fourth year while taking graduate courses. During the fifth year the students take an additional eight courses to complete their MS degree.

Changing from Undergraduate to Graduate Status
Students may request a change of status from the undergraduate to the undergraduate/graduate combined plan of study at any point after the following conditions are met:

  • Completed approximately 100 credits towards the BS in mechanical engineering. (i.e. prior to the senior level)
  • Completed all required Junior-level (300-level) math and ME courses specified in the undergraduate catalog
  • Students will have successfully completed 8 courses in Mechanical Engineering with a GPA of 3.2, and plan to enroll in at least two graduate courses (400 levels) in the ME MS program during the senior year
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Students are also required to submit two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from their faculty advisor

 Dual Degree Curriculum (158 credits)

Year 1 - Fall Semester Credits
MA 145 - Calculus I 4
PS 15 General Physics I 3
PS 15L General Physics I Lab 1
EG 31 Fundamentals of Engineering I 3
PH 101 - Introduction To Philosophy 3
EN 11 - Texts & Contexts  I 3
Total 17
 
Year 1 - Spring Semester  
MA 146 Calculus II 4
PS 16 General Physics II 3
PS 16L General Physics II Lab 1
EG 145 - Mathematical Analysis 3
CD 211 - Eng. Graphics I 3
EN 12 Texts & Contexts II 3
Total 17
 
Year 2 - Fall Semester  
MA 245 - Calculus III 4
ME 201 - Eng. Statics 3
ME 206L - Mechanics Lab 1
CH 111 – General Chemistry I 3
CH 111L – General Chemistry I Lab 1
EC 11 - Introduction to Microelectronics 3
 MF 207 - Materials Science 3
Total 18
Year 2 - Spring Semester  
MA 321 Ordinary Differential Equations 3
ME 203 - Kinematics & Dynamics 3
VPA – Art History Elective 3
ME 308 - Strength of Materials 3
ME 307L - Dynamics Systems Lab 1
RS 101 - Exploring Religion 3
Total 16
 
Year 3 - Fall Semester  
ME 241 - Principles of Thermodynamics 3
EE 213 - Intro to Electric Circuits 3
EE 213L - Electric Circuits Lab 1
ME 311 - Machine Design 3
HI 10 - Origins of The Modern World 3
PH  - Philosophy Elective 3
Total 16
 
Year 3 - Spring Semester  
ME 342 - Applications of Thermodynamics 3
ME 347 - Fluid Mechanics 3
ME 348L - Thermal & Fluids Lab 1
ME 318 - Finite Element Analysis
3
HI - History Elective 3
RS - Religious Studies Elective 3
Total 16
 
Year 4 - Fall Semester  
EG 390 - Senior Design Project 3
ME 349 - Heat Transfer 3
ME 350L - Energy Transfer Lab 1
MC 290 - Eng. System Dynamics 3
GE - General Elective 3
Grad Major Elective 3
Total 16
 
Year 4 - Spring Semester  
EG 391 - Senior Design Project II 3
AE 287 - Engineering Ethics 3
SS - Social Science Elective 3
EN 100-199 - English Core Literature 3
GE - General Elective 3
Grad Major Elective 3
Total 18
 
Year 5 - Fall Semester  
ME 425 Engineering Applications of Numerical Analysis 3
ME 451 Energy Conversion 3
ME 470 Applications of Finite Element Analysis 3
Grad Major Elective 3
Total 12
 
 
Year 5 - Spring Semester  
MC 400 Feedback Control Systems 3
SW 407 Introduction to Programming 3
Grad Major Elective 3
Grad Major Elective 3
Total 12