Recommended program of study

First semester
BISC 1111Introductory Biology: Cells and Molecules
CHEM 1111General Chemistry I 1
MAE 1001Introduction to Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
MATH 1231Single-Variable Calculus I 1
SEAS 1001Engineering Orientation
UW 1020University Writing 1
Second semester
CHEM 1112General Chemistry II 1
MATH 1232Single-Variable Calculus II 1
MATH 2184Linear Algebra I
MAE 1117Introduction to Engineering Computations
PHYS 1021University Physics I 1
Third semester
APSC 2057Analytical Mechanics I
APSC 2113Engineering Analysis I
BISC 1112Introductory Biology: The Biology of Organisms
MAE 2117Engineering Computations
MATH 2233Multivariable Calculus 1
PHYS 1022University Physics II 1
Fourth semester
APSC 2058Analytical Mechanics II
ECE 2110Circuit Theory
MAE 2131Thermodynamics
CE 2220Introduction to the Mechanics of Solids
MAE 1004Engineering Drawing and Computer Graphics
Fifth semester
CHEM 2151Organic Chemistry I 1
CHEM 2153Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 1
MAE 3126Fluid Mechanics I
MAE 3127Fluid Mechanics Lab
APSC 3115Engineering Analysis III
MAE 3191Mechanical Design of Machine Elements
Humanities, social science, or non-technical elective 2
Sixth semester
CHEM 2152Organic Chemistry II 1
CHEM 2154Organic Chemistry Laboratory II 1
MAE 3120Methods of Engineering Experimentation
MAE 3134Linear System Dynamics
MAE 3193Mechanical Systems Design
MAE 3187Heat Transfer
Seventh semester
MAE 4149Thermal Systems Design
MAE 4182Electromechanical Control System Design
MAE 3192Manufacturing Processes and Systems
MAE 4151Capstone Design Project I
MAE 3166WMaterials Science and Engineering
Humanities, social science, or non-technical elective 2
Eighth semester
MAE 4152WCapstone Design Project II
MAE 3167WMechanics of Materials Lab
Four humanities, social science, or non-technical electives 2

1 Course satisfies the university general education requirement in quantitative reasoning, scientific reasoning, and written communication. 

2 To satisfy the SEAS humanities, social science, and non-technical elective requirement, all mechanical engineering students must take one humanities course and two social science courses from the University General Education Requirement; PHIL 2135, and two additional humanities, 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 in lieu of one of the additional humanities, social science, non-technical course.