B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering is a broad and versatile field. Concerned with the principles of force, energy and motion, mechanical engineers use their knowledge of design, manufacturing and operational processes to advance the world around us.

Mechanical engineers enhance our safety, safeguard our economic vitality, and foster enjoyment for all mankind.

Virtually every aspect of life is affected by mechanical engineering. Mechanical engineers are involved in designing and manufacturing items such as athletic equipment, medical devices, power plants, computers, automobiles and engines, aircraft and space shuttles.

St. Mary's University Core 1
SMC 1301Foundations of Civilization3
SMC 1311Foundations of Reflection:Self3
SMC 1312Foundations of Reflection: Nature3
SMC 1313Foundations of Reflection: Others3
SMC 1314Foundations of Reflection: God3
SMC 2301Foundations of Practice: Ethics3
SMC 2302Foundations of Practice: Civic Engagement and Social Action3
SMC 2303Foundations of Practice:Fine Arts and Creative Process3
SMC 2304Foundations of Practice: Literature3
EG 4363Senior Design Project II 23
School of Science, Engineering, and Technology Specific Core
Foreign Languages
Computer, Electrical, Industrial and Mechanical Engineering majors are exempt from the foreign language requirement.
Rhetoric & Composition 33
Rhetoric and Composition
Fine Arts3
Engineering Graphics and Design
Social Science3
Engineering Economy
Speech3
Senior Design Project I
Theology3
Select one of the following:
Advanced Theology TH 33XX/43XX
Perspectives and Themes in History, Philosophy and/or Theology
B.S. Mechanical Engineering Major Courses 4
CH 1401General Chemistry I4
CH 1402General Chemistry II4
EG 1101Introduction to Engineering1
EG 1302Programming for Engineers3
EG 2306Materials Science3
EG 2307Engineering Mechanics3
EG 2308Strength of Materials3
EG 2309Fluid Mechanics3
EG 2385Dynamics3
EG 2386Engineering Thermodynamics I3
EG 3145Circuits and Systems Lab1
EG 3345Circuits and Systems3
EG 3380Mechanical Design I3
EG 3381Numerical Methods3
EG 3382Heat Transfer3
EG 3383Experimental Methods3
EG 4331Manufacturing Processes3
MT 2412Calculus I4
MT 2413Calculus II4
MT 3311Differential Equations3
MT 3312Advanced Math for Engineers3
MT 4332Statistics3
PY 1404University Physics I4
PY 2404University Physics II4
System Realization Elective (Meeting with Advisor to Schedule Courses)3
Aerospace and Wind Power Structures
Power Systems
Technical Elective (Meeting with Advisor to Schedule Courses)6
Select two of the following:
Logic Design Laboratory
Human Computer Interaction
Industrial Automation and Control
Fundamentals of Logic Design
Human Factors
Lean Production Systems
Optimization
Microprocessors I
Aerospace and Wind Power Structures
Power Systems
Control Systems
Engineering Thermodynamics II
Proficiency in Information Technology and Information Literacy
For this major, this requirement will be fulfilled by passing coursework within the degree plan.
Total Semester Hours128
1

 All St. Mary's Core SMC 13XX "Reflection" courses must be completed before registering for SMC 23XX "Practice" courses, unless authorized by student's adviser.

2

EG 4363 fulfills SMC 4301 requirement.

3

Grade of “C” or better is required.  International students may be required to take EN 1313 to fulfill this requirement.

4

Engineering students must make a grade of "C" or better in all engineering courses and their prerequisites.  One exception applies to the graduating senior who may petition his/her adviser to allow one grade of "D."  Students are not permitted to take an engineering, science, or mathematics courses unless all prerequisites are passed with a grade of "C" or better.

This is a recommended degree plan subject to changes. Please meet with your advisor on a regular basis.

First Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 13013SMC 13113
EN 13113SMC 13123
EG 11011EG 13023
EG 13013MT 24134
MT 24124PY 24044
PY 14044 
ND 01010 
 18 17
Second Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 13133CH 14024
SMC 13143EG 23083
CH 14014EG 23853
EG 23073EG 23863
MT 33113MT 33123
 16 16
Third Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 23023SMC 23013
EG 23063EG 31451
EG 23093EG 33823
EG 33453MT 43323
EG 33803System Realization Elective3
EG 33813Technical Elective3
 18 16
Fourth Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 23033SMC 43013
SMC 23043Advanced Theology3
EG 33833EG 33343
EG 43313Technical Elective3
EG 43623 
 15 12
Total Semester Hours 128