Major Academic Plan for B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

A Major Academic Plan (MAP) illustrates one way to complete a degree in a recommended number of semesters. Below is an example of an efficient and recommended plan, but actual plans will vary by individual student needs.  Program requirements are based on Catalog Year.

MAP Grid
Course Subject and TitleCreditsMin Grade*Program Element**When OfferedPrerequisiteCo Requisite
First Semester
GE Objective 1: ENGL 1101 3 C-GEF, S, SuAppropriate placement score 
GE Objective 3: MATH 1170 4  GEF, S, SuMATH 1144 or 1147 or appropriate test score 
GE Objective 4 3  GE   
GE Objective 5: CHEM 1111/CHEM 1111L 5  GEF, S, SuMATH 1143 or 1147 or appropriate test score 
Semester Total15
Second Semester
GE Objective 1: ENGL 1102 3 C-GEF, S, SuENGL 1101 or equivalent 
EE 2240 Electrical Circuits I 3   F, SMATH 1170 
MATH 1175 Calculus II 4 C- F, S, SuMATH 1170 
ME 1105 Solid Modeling 2 C- F, SMATH 1147, or MATH 1143 and 1144 
PHYS 2211 Engineering Physics I 4   F, S MATH 1175
Semester Total16
Third Semester
GE Objective 2: COMM 1101 3  GE   
MATH 2275 Calculus III 4   F, SMATH 1175 
ME 1165 Structured Programming 2 C- F, SMATH 1170 
ME 2210 Engineering Statics
or CE 2210 Engineering Statics
3   F, SME/CE 1105, PHYS 2211, MATH 1175ME/CE 1105, PHYS 2211, MATH 1175)
PHYS 2212 Engineering Physics II 4   F, SPHYS 2211 
Semester Total16
Fourth Semester
GE Objective 4 3  GE   
MATH 2240 Linear Algebra 3   F, S, SuMATH 1170 
MATH 3360 Differential Equations 3  UMF, SMATH 1175 (MATH 2275 recommended) 
ME 2220 Engineering Dynamics 3   F, SME/CE 2210, PHYS 2211, ME/CE 1105, MATH 1175 
ME 2266 Symbolic Programming 1   SMATH 1175, ME 1165, MATH 2240(ME 1165, MATH 2240)
ME 3350 Mechanics of Materials
or CE 3350 Mechanics of Materials
3  UMF, SME/CE 2210, PHYS 2211, ME/CE 1105, MATH 1175 
Semester Total16
Fifth Semester
GE Objective 7 or 8 3  GEF, S, Su  
ME 3307 Thermodynamics 3  UMF, SME 2220, MATH 2275(MATH 2275)
ME 3320 Kinematics and Dynamics of Machinery 3  UMFME 1165, 2220, 2266, MATH 2240(MATH 2275)
ME 3322 Mechanical Engineering Materials 3  UMF, SME/CE 3350, ME/CE 2210, MATH 1170, CHEM 1111/CHEM 1111L(ME/CE 3350)
ME 3323 Machine Design 3  UMFME/CE 3350, ME 3320, ME 3322(ME 3320, ME 3322)
Semester Total15
Sixth Semester
GE Objective 6 3  GE   
CE 3360 Engineering Economics
or CE 3361 Engineering Economics and Management
2-3  UMF, SME/CE 2210 or instructor permission 
ME 3325 Advanced Machine Design 3  UMSME 3320, ME 3323 
ME 3341 Fluid Mechanics
or CE 3341 Fluid Mechanics
3  UMSME 2220, MATH 3360 
ME 4476 Heat Transfer 3  UMSME 3307, ME/CE 3341(ME/CE 3341)
Semester Total14-15
Seventh Semester
GE Objective 6 3  GE   
ME 4440 Vibration Analysis 3  UMFMATH 2275, MATH 3360, ME 3325(ME 3325)
ME 4443 Thermal Fluids Laboratory 1  UMFME 3307, ME/CE 3341, ME 4476 
ME 4465 Thermal Fluid System Design 3  UMFME 3307, ME/CE 3341, ME 4476 
ME 4496A Project Design I 3  UMFCE 3360 or CE 3361(CE 3360 or CE 3361)
ME Elective (consult with faculty advisor) 3   F, S  
Semester Total16
Eighth Semester
GE Objective 9 3  GE   
ME 4406 Measurement Systems Laboratory 1  UMSMATH 3360, EE 2240 
ME 4463 Mechanical Systems Design 3  UMSME 3320, ME 3323, ME 3325, ME 4440 
ME 4473 Mechanical Control Systems 3  UMSME 2220, ME 4440, PHYS 2212, MATH 3360 
ME 4496B Project Design II 3  UMSME 4496A 
ME Elective (consult with faculty advisor) 3      
Semester Total16
Total124-125

 MAP Credit Summary 

Major84-85
General Education40
Free Electives to reach 1200
Total Credits124-125