Accelerated B.S. Mechanical Engineering

Accelerated BS to MS Program

Students accepted into an accelerated undergraduate program may take departmentally approved graduate coursework as part of their undergraduate curriculum.  These credits will count towards both their bachelor's and master's degrees and can fulfill major requirements, upper-division requirements, and/or free electives.  For details on accelerated programs at Idaho State University, please see (Degree Requirements). 

Once accepted into an accelerated degree program, it is strongly recommended for students to stay in close communication with their advisor regarding pursuit of acceptance into the Graduate School and the master's degree program at Idaho State University. Acceptance into an accelerated program during the bachelor's degree program is the first step in the admissions process. A separate application to the Graduate School is necessary for all accelerated programs. For more information regarding application and admission to the Graduate School at Idaho State University, please see the Graduate Admissions section of the graduate catalog (http://coursecat.isu.edu/graduate/graduateadmissions/).

Mechanical Engineering Accelerated Criteria 

This accelerated program gives outstanding bachelor's degree students in Mechanical Engineering a "fast-track" option to pursue graduate-level coursework towards the Master in Science degree (ME or MCE) during the last two semesters of undergraduate coursework and count up to 12 credits of that coursework towards completion of the bachelor's degree.  For details on application and admission into the Accelerated program in Mechanical Engineering, please see (Mechanical Engineering).

Including the University General Education Requirements listed elsewhere (8 of the 9 General Education Objectives, a minimum of 36 credits--see the General Education Requirements in the Academic Information section of this catalog), the program of study for the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree totals a minimum of 120 credits as follows:

General Education

The listing below includes program requirements that also fulfill General Education requirements.

Additional Mathematics and Science Course Requirements:

MATH 1170Calculus I (Satisfies General Education Objective 3)4
MATH 1175Calculus II4
MATH 2240Linear Algebra3
MATH 2275Calculus III4
MATH 3360Differential Equations3
CHEM 1111General Chemistry I (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 5)4
CHEM 1111LGeneral Chemistry I Lab (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 5)1
PHYS 2211Engineering Physics I (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 5)4
The three previous courses together satisfy Objective 5.
PHYS 2212Engineering Physics II4

 Mechanical Engineering Course Requirements:

CE/ME 2210Engineering Statics 13
CE/ME 3350Mechanics of Materials 13
CE 3360Engineering Economics2
or CE 3361 Engineering Economics and Management
ECE 2205Principles of Electrical Circuits3
ME 1105Solid Modeling2
ME 1165Structured Programming2
CE/ME 2220Engineering Dynamics 13
ME 3307Thermodynamics 13
ME 3320Kinematics and Dynamics of Machinery 13
ME 3322Mechanical Engineering Materials3
ME 3323Machine Design3
ME 3325Advanced Machine Design3
CE/ME 3341Fluid Mechanics 13
ME 4406Measurement Systems Laboratory1
ME 4440/5540Vibration Analysis3
ME 4443Thermal Fluids Laboratory1
ME 4463Mechanical Systems Design3
ME 4465Thermal Fluid System Design3
ME 4473/5573Mechanical Control Systems3
ME 4476Heat Transfer3
ME 4496AProject Design I3
ME 4496BProject Design II3
ME Electives 26

 For students interested in focusing their ME degree in the Systems area, suggested electives are:

MATH 3350Statistical Methods3
MATH 3352Introduction to Probability3
ME 3355System Dynamics3
ME 4415Model Theory3
ME 4421/5521Engineering Modeling, Analysis, & Simulation3
ME 4425/5525Mechatronics3
ME 4464/5564Engineering Numerical Techniques3

 For students interested in focusing their ME degree in the Thermal/Fluids area, suggested electives are:

ME 3355System Dynamics3
CE 4435Hydraulic Design3
ME 4451/5551Compressible Fluid Flow3
ME 4421/5521Engineering Modeling, Analysis, & Simulation3
ME 4464/5564Engineering Numerical Techniques3

 For students interested in focusing their ME degree in the Robotics and Mechanical Design area, suggested electives are:

CE 4431Advanced Mechanics of Solids3
ME 3353Manufacturing Processes3
ME 4425/5525Mechatronics3
ME 4421/5521Engineering Modeling, Analysis, & Simulation3
ME 4464/5564Engineering Numerical Techniques3

For students interested in focusing their ME degree in the Energy area, suggested electives are:

ME 4421/5521Engineering Modeling, Analysis, & Simulation3
ME 4464/5564Engineering Numerical Techniques3
NE 3301Nuclear Engineering I3
NE 3302Nuclear Engineering II3
NE 4419Energy Systems and Nuclear Power3

 Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering