Mechanical Engineering Degree

Students must also complete the Undergraduate Registration Requirement and the degree requirements of their home school.

 Requirements (48 units)

Core Courses (27 units)1

Course Title
4 mathematics courses
4 units of basic science: 2
General Physics
and General Physics
and General Physics Laboratory
and General Physics Laboratory
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry Laboratory 1
Accelerated General Chemistry 1
and Accelerated General Chemistry Laboratory 1
Advanced General Inorganic Chemistry
and Advanced General Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory
4 engineering analysis and computer proficiency courses
3 design and communications courses
7 social sciences/humanities courses
5 unrestricted electives

 Major Program (21 units)

Course Title
13 required courses
Mechanics of Materials I
Mathematical Foundations of Comp Science 5
Organic Chemistry I
Introduction to Materials
Thermodynamics & Statistical Mechanics - I 4
Scientific and Embedded Programming in Python
Electronics Design 3
Intro to Mechanical Design and Manufactrng
Fluid Mechanics I
Machine Dynamics
Theory of Machines: Design of Elements
Computer Integrated Manufacturing: Manufacturing Processes
Heat Transfer
Intro to Dynamic Systems
2 capstone courses
Engineering Design I
and Engineering Design II (taken sequentially and counting toward the final 12 units taken before graduation)
6 courses to satisfy a concentration area listed below 6
Mechanical Engineering Breadth
Aerospace Engineering
Design
Energy and Sustainability
Engineering Mechanics of Materials and Structures
Fluids, Energy, and Thermal Systems
Manufacturing
Micro-Nano Engineering
Robotics
1

See Core Courses Requirements for details. 

2

PHYSICS 125-2 General Physics for ISP or PHYSICS 140-3 Fundamentals of Physics may be substituted for PHYSICS 135-2 General PhysicsPHYSICS 125-3 General Physics for ISP or PHYSICS 140-3 Fundamentals of Physics may be substituted for PHYSICS 135-3 General Physics. Associated labs are PHYSICS 126-2 Physics for ISP Laboratory or PHYSICS 136-2 General Physics Laboratory and PHYSICS 126-3 Physics for ISP Laboratory or PHYSICS 136-3 General Physics Laboratory.

3

Students planning to take advanced ELEC_ENG courses may petition to substitute ELEC_ENG 221-0 Fundamentals of Circuits.

4

May not be taken with CHEM 342-1 Thermodynamics or CHEM_ENG 211-0 Thermodynamics .

5

Or take 1 300-level or above mathematics or basic science course.

6

Courses and other concentration requirements are specified on the Mechanical Engineering department website. Students should declare their concentration by the end of their 2nd year.