Recommended program of study
First semester
CHEM 1111General Chemistry I 1
or CHEM 1113 General Chemistry for Engineers
MAE 1001Introduction to Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
MATH 1231Single-Variable Calculus I 1
SEAS 1001Engineering Orientation
UW 1020University Writing 1
H/SS 1 2
Second semester
MAE 1004Engineering Drawing and Computer Graphics
MAE 1117Introduction to Engineering Computations
MATH 1232Single-Variable Calculus II 1
MATH 2184Linear Algebra I
PHYS 1021University Physics I 1
H/SS 2 2
Third semester
APSC 2057Analytical Mechanics I
APSC 2113Engineering Analysis I
MAE 2117Engineering Computations
MAE 3192Manufacturing Processes and Systems (Humanities or Social Sciences Elective)
MATH 2233Multivariable Calculus 1
Fourth semester
APSC 2058Analytical Mechanics II
APSC 3115Engineering Analysis III
CE 2220Introduction to the Mechanics of Solids
MAE 2131Thermodynamics
PHYS 1022University Physics II
Fifth semester
MAE 3126Fluid Mechanics I
MAE 3127Fluid Mechanics Lab
MAE 3166WMaterials Science and Engineering
MAE 3191Mechanical Design of Machine Elements
MAE 3119Electronics and Devices for Mechanical Engineers
Aero elective
Sixth semester
MAE 3120Methods of Engineering Experimentation
MAE 3134Linear System Dynamics
MAE 3155Aerodynamics
MAE 3167WMechanics of Materials Lab
MAE 3187Heat Transfer
MAE 3193Mechanical Systems Design
Seventh semester
MAE 3162Aerospace Structures
MAE 4151Capstone Design Project I
MAE 4157Aerodynamics Laboratory
MAE 4182Electromechanical Control System Design
H/SS 3 2
H/SS 4 2
Eight semester
MAE 4152WCapstone Design Project II (Eight semester)
MAE 6229Propulsion
Aerospace elective 3
H/SS 5 2
H/SS 6 2

 1 Course satisfies the University General Education Requirement in quantitative reasoning, scientific reasoning, and written communication.

2 To satisfy the SEAS humanities and social science requirement, all mechanical engineering students must take one (1) humanities course and two (2) social sciences courses from the University General Education Requirement; PHIL 2135; and two (2) 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 or social science or non-technical course.

3 Space: Students take MAE 3145 in the fifth semester and MAE 6249 in the eighth semester.  

Aero: Students take MAE 4163 in the seventh semester and MAE 6247 in the eighth semester.

4 All 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, MAE 4172, MAE 6298, MAE 6998, and MAE 6999.

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