Dec 05, 2022  
University Catalog 2021-2022 
University Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mechanical Engineering, B.S.

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 program leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 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.

General Education Requirements (21 units):

Mechanical engineering students are required to take 48 units of General Education (GE) of which 27 units are met by courses in the major.  

Lower Division GE Requirements

American Institutions (6):

  • US History (3)
  • US Constitution and State/Local Government (3)
Block A - Communication and Critical Thinking

Block B - Natural Science and Math/Quantitative Reasoning (9):

Block C- Arts and Humanities (6):

Block D - Social Science (6):

Block E - Lifelong Understanding and Self-Development (3):

  • Met by ENGR 1500 (3) ,  satisfied IHE and (cl); or met by a Block E course (3)

Upper Division GE Requirements
Block B - Natural Science and Quantitative Reasoning (3) - Met by ME 4061 (3)  
Block C - Arts and Humanities (3) - Met by ME 4971 (3)  and ME 4972 (3)  
Block D - Social Science (3) - Met by ME 4971 (3)  and ME 4972 (3)  

Diversity Requirement
Students are required to complete two courses (six units) certified as diversity courses (designated with (d) or (re)), at least one focusing on issues of race and ethnicity and their intersectionality with other social categories that structure inequality in society (designated with (re)). These courses can be completed either at the lower division or upper-division level from among courses satisfying GE requirements.

Civic Learning/Community Engagement (cl) Upper Division Requirement
Met by ME 4971 (3)  and ME 4972 (3)  

Writing Intensive (wi) Course Requirement
Met by ME 4971 (3)  and ME 4972 (3)  

Requirements for the Major (101 units)

A grade of C or better is required for courses with an (**).