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Mechanical Engineering - BS


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College of Engineering

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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  • For more information about Mechanical Engineering, see the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department.
  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
  • Admitted students must meet with an advisor. Current students should also meet with an advisor and logon to DegreeWorks  to check student-specific program progress.

 

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link
NOTES: highest Math Requirement for this degree is MATH 2250: Linear Algebra and Differential Equations (QI)  

 

Pre-Professional Program

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen

Admitted to USU in Good Standing.*

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU 2.8 or higher GPA in math, science, & engineering courses.
*Minimum 3.0 High School GPA, 23 ACT or 1050 SAT, 110 Admission Index, and must also be "calculus ready". That is, they must: (1) achieve a score of 27 or higher on the math ACT test;(2) complete MATH 1050  and MATH 1060  or MATH 1210 ; or (3) achieve an AP score of at least 3 on the AB Calculus or BC Calculus test.  

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

CHEM 1210: Principles of Chemistry I  * 4     MAE 1200: Engineering Graphics  *      2    
CHEM 1215: Chemical Principles Laboratory I  * 1     MATH 1220: Calculus II (QL)  *              4   (will fulfill the Quantitative Literacy (QL)  and/or Exploration requirement)
MATH 1210: Calculus I (QL)  * 4   See Math Placement  
(will fulfill the Quantitative Literacy (QL)  and/or Exploration requirement)
PHYS 2210: Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (BPS/QI)  *   4    
MAE 1010: Introduction to Mechanical Engineering  * 3     PHYS 2215: Physics for Scientists and Engineers Lab I  *
 
1    
Breadth American Institutions (BAI)  3 Select a course from the list Breadth Creative Arts (BCA)   3 Select a course from the list
Total Credits: 15   Total Credits: 14  
Comments

*Required for admission to the Professional Engineering Program .

Though not required, students are encouraged to take  USU 1010: University Connections (1-3)   or  ENGR 1940: Women in Engineering Seminar (1) 

 
Comments

*Required for admission to the Professional Engineering Program .

Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)  * 3   Engineering English   ENGR 2030: Engineering Mechanics Dynamics  * 3    
ENGR 2010: Engineering Mechanics Statics  *    3     ENGR 2140: Mechanics of Materials  * 3  
 
ENGR 2210: Fundamental Electronics for Engineers  * 3     MAE 2160: Material Science  * 3    
MATH 2210: Multivariable Calculus (QI)  *  
3  
(will fulfill the Quantitative Intensive (QI)  requirement) MAE 2165: Material Science Laboratory  * 1    
PHYS 2220: Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (BPS/QI)  *  4   (will fulfill the Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS)  requirement) MAE 2300: Thermodynamics I  * 3    
PHYS 2225: Physics for Scientists and Engineers Lab II  * 1      MATH 2250: Linear Algebra and Differential Equations (QI)  * 4   (will fulfill the Quantitative Intensive (QI)  requirement)
Total Credits: 17   Total Credits: 17  
Comments

*Required for admission to the Professional Engineering Program .

 

Comments

*Required for admission to the Professional Engineering Program .

Apply for admission to the Professional Program.

Professional Engineering Program

Admissions Requirements for this Program

To be admitted to the professional program, students must:

- Have a GPA of 2.8 or higher in the pre-professional courses (denoted with an asterisk *).

- Pass all of the courses in the pre-professional program with a C- or better (denoted with an asterisk *).

- Have no more than 3 repeats total in the pre-professional courses. Multiple repeats of the same course and audits are included in the total of 3 repeats.

 

Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

CS 1400: Introduction to Computer Science--CS 1   4   Must earn a C or better MAE 3210: Engineering Numerical Methods   3    
ENGR 3080: Technical Communication for Engineers (CI)  3    MAE 3340: Instrumentation and Measurements   3  
 
MAE 5360: Advanced Dynamics  or MAE 5300: Vibrations   3  or 3    MAE 3440: Heat Transfer (QI)   3  
 
MAE 3040: Mechanics of Solids   3     MAE 4300: Machine Design   3  
 
MAE 3600: Engineering Professionalism and Ethics  1     Breadth Life Sciences (BLS)  
 
3 Select a course from the list
MAE 3420: Fluid Mechanics   3          
Total Credits: 17   Total Credits: 15  
Comments

Mechanical Engineering Professional Program Requirements  

Comments

Passing the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam is part of the degree requirements. It is highly recommended students take the exam before fall semester of the senior year.

Mechanical Engineering Professional Program Requirements  

Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

MAE 4400: Fluids/Thermal Laboratory (CI)   2   (will fulfill the Communications Intenstive (CI)  requirement) MAE 4810: Capstone Design II   3    
MAE 4800: Capstone Design I (CI)   3   (will fulfill the Communications Intenstive (CI)  requirement) Mechanical Engineering Technical Electives    3  
Mechanical Engineering Technical Electives   3   Mechanical Engineering Technical Electives    3  
Mechanical Engineering Technical Electives    3   Depth Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA)   3 Select a course from the list
Breadth Humanities (BHU)  3 Select a course from the list Depth Social Sciences (DSS)   3 Select a course from the list
Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)   3 Select a course from the list      
Total Credits: 17   Total Credits: 15  
Comments

Mechanical Engineering Professional Program Requirements 

 
Comments

Meet with your advisor to fill out your graduation application as soon as you have registered for your last semester.

Mechanical Engineering Professional Program Requirements 

Total Program Credits: 127

 

Technical Elective


Four technical electives required; two must have an MAE prefix.

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