Mar 04, 2024
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 log on to Degree Works to check student-specific program progress.
Admissions Requirements for this Program
|Admitted to USU in Good Standing*
|Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU
|Complete Bridge Courses and meet requirements to be accepted to the pre-program
|*Minimum 3.5 High School GPA, 24 ACT or 1160 SAT, 25 ACT math score and 113 Admission Index.
Bridge Courses & Requirements
MATH 1210, MATH 1220, CHEM 1210/1215, PHYS 2210/2215
- 3.00 or higher GPA
- No grades less than C
- No more than 2 repeats
- Must meet above requirements to take ENGR 2010
**Please note: ENGL 1010 is required by USU but is not included in the degree map because most engineering students satisfy this requirement through an ACT English score of 29 or higher, an SAT Critical Reading score of 640 or higher, Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations (score of 3 on English Language & Composition or English Literature & Composition) or College-Level Examination Program (CLEP).
Required for Admission to the Professional Program
A cumulative USU GPA of 2.8 or higher is required in the pre-professional courses, NOT including ENGL 2010. All courses require a grade of C- or better. Additionally, no more than 3 repeats total are allowed in the pre-professional courses. Multiple repeats of the same course and audits are included in the total of 3 repeats.
Mechanical Engineering Aerospace Emphasis Required Courses
For Mechanical Engineering majors in the professional program the following academic regulations apply, in addition to University regulations:
- A GPA of 2.0 or higher must be maintained in all upper-division engineering/math/science courses required for, or used as technical electives in, this major. Courses which were part of the pre-professional program requirements and University Studies courses are not included in this GPA calculation.
- For Mechanical Engineering, not more than 10 hours of D or D+ credit may be applied toward meeting graduation requirements in engineering/math/science classes.
- A maximum of one required or elective course completed as part of a professional program can be repeated to meet graduation requirements. Courses completed as part of a pre-professional program are not included in this total. Audits count as a time taking a class and will be counted towards repeats.
- The P/D+, D, F grading option may not be used in required or elective courses completed as part of a professional program. (The P/D+, D, F grading option is approved for University Studies Courses.)
- The academic regulations listed above (1-4) apply to required coursework and any elective engineering/math/science course which could be used to satisfy graduation requirements for the chosen degree. That is, once a student completes a particular technical elective, it becomes a required course for that student.
Technical Elective - Aerospace Emphasis
A GPA of 2.0 or higher must be maintained in all upper-division engineering/math/science courses required for, or used as technical electives in, this major.
Mechanical Engineering students must take a total of 15 credits (5 courses) worth of Technical Electives. If a student takes MAE 1010 within the first 30 credits of the Pre-Professional Program, they are required to take 12 credit hours (4 courses) worth of technical electives. The Aerospace Emphasis requires 12 credits (4 courses) of the technical electives to be aerospace.
One elective course must be MAE 5500: Aerodynamics (3) or MAE 5560: Dynamics of Space Flight (3).
The other three elective courses may be any of the following: