Bachelor of Science with a Major in Mechanical Engineering, Medical Preparation Option
Mechanical engineering encompasses a vast range of industrial activities. Mechanical engineers conceive, plan, design, and direct the manufacture, distribution, and operation of complex systems. Applications include aerospace, energy conversion, computer-aided design and manufacturing, power and propulsion systems, robotics, and control systems. The bachelor of science with a major in mechanical engineering, medical preparation option degree program prepares students for application to medical school. Students are prepared to work in research and development or to pursue graduate study in the fields of biomechanics and biotechnology.
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Bachelor of Sciences with a Second Major in Mechanical Engineering, Medical Preparation Option
Any undergraduate student who is enrolled at GW may declare a second major in mechanical engineering only if his or her primary degree is a BS. The student must meet the degree requirements for a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering, including SEAS general, major, technical electives, humanities/social science, and SEAS/technical GPA requirements. Students earning other degrees (e.g., BA, BBA, BFA) must meet the requirements for a double degree.
Graduation grade-point average criteria:
To satisfactorily complete a second major in biomedical engineering, a student must have a minimum grade-point average of 2.2 in all technical engineering courses outlined in the fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth semesters of the curriculum.
Recommended program of study
|CHEM 1111||General Chemistry I 1|
|MAE 1001||Introduction to Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering|
|MATH 1231||Single-Variable Calculus I 1|
|SEAS 1001||Engineering Orientation|
|UW 1020||University Writing 1|
|Humanities or social sciences elective 2|
|CHEM 1112||General Chemistry II 1|
|MAE 1004||Engineering Drawing and Computer Graphics|
|MATH 2184||Linear Algebra I|
|MATH 1232||Single-Variable Calculus II 1|
|PHYS 1021||University Physics I 1|
|APSC 2057||Analytical Mechanics I|
|APSC 2113||Engineering Analysis I|
|MAE 2117||Engineering Computations|
& BISC 1125
|Introductory Biology: Cells and Molecules|
and Introduction to Cells and Molecules Laboratory 4
|MATH 2233||Multivariable Calculus 1|
|PHYS 1022||University Physics II 1|
|APSC 2058||Analytical Mechanics II|
& BISC 1126
|Introductory Biology: The Biology of Organisms|
and Introduction to Organisms Laboratory
|CE 2220||Introduction to the Mechanics of Solids|
|CSCI 1121||Introduction to C Programming|
|ECE 2110||Circuit Theory|
|APSC 3115||Engineering Analysis III|
|CHEM 2151||Organic Chemistry I 1|
|CHEM 2153||Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 1|
|MAE 3126||Fluid Mechanics I|
|MAE 3166W||Materials Science and Engineering|
|MAE 3191||Mechanical Design of Machine Elements|
|CHEM 2152||Organic Chemistry II 1|
|CHEM 2154||Organic Chemistry Laboratory II 1|
|MAE 3120||Methods of Engineering Experimentation|
|MAE 3134||Linear System Dynamics|
|MAE 3193||Mechanical Systems Design|
|MAE 3167W||Mechanics of Materials Lab|
|Humanities or social sciences elective 2|
|MAE 3192||Manufacturing Processes and Systems|
|MAE 4149||Thermal Systems Design|
|MAE 4182||Electromechanical Control System Design|
|MAE 4151||Capstone Design Project I|
|Two humanities orsSocial sciences electives 2|
|MAE 3187||Heat Transfer|
|MAE 4152W||Capstone Design Project II|
|Two humanities or social sciences electives 2|
|Technical Elective 3|
1 Course satisfies the university general education requirement in math, science, and writing.
2 To satisfy the SEAS humanities and social science requirement, all mechanical engineering students must take one humanities course and two social science courses from the University General Education Requirement; PHIL 2135 Ethics in Business and the Professions, and two additional humanities or social science or non-technical courses from the MAE Department’s pre-approved list of electives. Each course selected to satisfy this requirement must be taken for at least 3 credits. NOTE: Students in the patent law concentration must take MAE 2170 History and Impact of the U.S. Patent System in lieu of one of the additional humanities or social science or non-technical course.
3All technical electives must be approved by the undergraduate advisor. On a case-by-case basis, technical electives may be chosen from other departments if approved by both the undergraduate advisor and the department chair. Technical electives are chosen from MAE courses in the 3000, 4000, and 6000 series, excluding: MAE 3171 Patent Law for Engineers MAE 3171 Patent Law for Engineers , MAE 4172 Engineering Design and the Patent System , MAE 6298 Research , MAE 6998 MS Thesis Research MAE 6998 MS Thesis Research , and MAE 6999 MS Thesis Research. Visit the program website for additional information.
4Honors Program students and those who have been invited to join the Scholars in Quantitative and Natural Sciences (SQNS) Program take BISC 1120 Laboratory Introduction to Biomolecular Research instead of BISC 1125 Introduction to Cells and Molecules Laboratory for the lab component.