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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Recommended program of study

First semester
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
Humanities or social sciences elective 2
Second semester
CHEM 1112General Chemistry II 1
MAE 1004Engineering Drawing and Computer Graphics
MATH 2184Linear Algebra I
MATH 1232Single-Variable Calculus II 1
PHYS 1021University Physics I 1
Third semester
APSC 2057Analytical Mechanics I
APSC 2113Engineering Analysis I
BISC 1111Introductory Biology: Cells and Molecules 1
MAE 2117Engineering Computations
MATH 2233Multivariable Calculus 1
PHYS 1022University Physics II 1
Fourth semester
APSC 2058Analytical Mechanics II
BISC 1112Introductory Biology: The Biology of Organisms 1
CE 2220Introduction to the Mechanics of Solids
CSCI 1121Introduction to C Programming
ECE 2110Circuit Theory
MAE 2131Thermodynamics
Fifth semester
APSC 3115Engineering Analysis III
CHEM 2151Organic Chemistry I 1
CHEM 2153Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 1
MAE 3126Fluid Mechanics I
MAE 3166WMaterials Science and Enginrg,Materials Engineering
MAE 3191Mechanical Design
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 3167WMechanics of Materials Lab
Humanities or social sciences elective 2
Seventh semester
MAE 3192Manufacturing Processes and Systems
MAE 4149Thermal Systems Design
MAE 4182Electromechanical Control System Design
MAE 4151Mechanical Engineering Project
Two humanities orsSocial sciences electives 2
Eighth semester
MAE 3187Heat Transfer
MAE 4152WMechanical Engineering Laboratory
Two humanities or social sciences electives 2
Technical Elective 3

1 Course satisfies the university general education requirement in math, science, and writing. 

2 At least two social and behavioral sciences courses must be selected from the University General Education Requirement list; the remaining course must  be selected from either the University General Education Requirement list or the SEAS General Education Requirement list. At least one humanities course must be selected from the University General Education Requirement list; the remaining courses must be selected from either the University General Education Requirement list or the SEAS General Education Requirement list.

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