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Mechanical Engineering, B.S.

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The mechanical engineering program provides instruction in the basic sciences and in engineering design and analysis. During the junior and senior years, students may choose from a broad spectrum of electives to match individual talents and interests with a career objective. The major areas of course concentration are applied mechanics, machine design, computer-aided engineering, manufacturing, fluids, thermal sciences, and fluid dynamics.

The program leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. All accredited programs are required to provide the following minimum level of instruction: one year of mathematics and basic sciences; one and one-half years of engineering science and design (engineering topics); and one-half year of humanities and social sciences.

The total number of units required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering is 122 units, of which 101 units are in the major. Consult with an advisor for the specific number of units required in all areas of the degree including GE and free electives.


Lower Division General Education Requirements (48) units, of which 27 units are in the major):

IHE-Civic and community-based learning at CSULA -ENGR 1500 Introduction to Engineering and Technology (3)
Oral Communication (3)
Written Communication (3)
Critical Thinking and Composition (3)
                                    Critical Thinking : Met by ME 2070(3), ME 2010(3), ME 2050(3), ME 3030(3), ME 3200(3), ME 3261(3), ME 4971(3),
                                    ME 4972(3)
                                    2nd Composition - Met by ENGL2030 Introduction to Technical Writing (3)
Quantitative Reasoning & Mathematical Concepts (3) - Met by MATH 2110(4)

American Institutions - US History (3)
American Institutions - US Constitution and State/Local Govt. (3)

Natural Science (6 units):  
                                     Physical Science (B1) requirement (3) - Met by PHYS 2100 (5)
                                     B2/B3 (3) - Met by ME 3040 - Experimental Methods in Biomechanical Engineering (1) and  by CHEM1040 (4)

Arts and Humanities (6 units):
Select 3 units from arts (C1)
Additional 3 unit Humanities requirement met by EE/ME 3010(3)

Social Science (6 units):
                                    Select 3 units
                                    Additional 3 unit Social Science requirement met by CE/EE/ME 3000 (3)
Upper Division general education requirements (9 units):
                                     Natural Science and Quantitative Reasoning (3 units) - Met by ME 3060 (3)
                                     Arts & Humanities (3 units) - Met by ME 4971 (3) and ME 4972 (3)
                                     Social Science (3 units) - Met by ME 4971 (3) and ME 4972 (3)

Requirements for the Major (122 units)

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