Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, Minor

Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics (MEAM) is the study of forces, deformations and motions of solid bodies and fluids, heat generation and transport, and applications to analysis, design, and manufacture of components, machines, and systems. Students in mechanical engineering follow a program which contains basic groundwork in all aspects of mechanical engineering, but flexibility in the curriculum allows students to pursue elective programs in fields such as aeronautics, robotics, computers, electronics, automatic controls, and materials.

SEAS Second Major or Minor Option

Students interested in a second major (College students only) or minor with SEAS are required to meet with the Undergraduate Curriculum Chair from the major/minor department you wish to declare to discuss requirements and obtain approval on the Second Major or Minor form. The approved form must be returned to the SEAS Research and Academic Services Office, 109 Towne Building.

A minor in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (MEAM) requires the completion of six (6) course units with a grade of "C" or better. Courses taken on a Pass/Fail basis do not count toward the MEAM minor. Only two (2) 1000 level courses are permitted.  

MEAM, Minor

Required Courses
Select 2 of the following:2
Introduction to Thermal-Fluids Engineering
Thermodynamics I
Statics and Strength of Materials
Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics
Fluid Mechanics
Intro to Mechanical and Mechatronic Systems
Dynamic Systems and Control
Heat and Mass Transfer
Mechanics of Solids
Select 4 MEAM Electives 14
Total Course Units6

All MEAM courses (except MEAM 4450 Mechanical Engineering Design Projects and MEAM 4460 Mechanical Engineering Design Projects) can be used. 

Up to (2) approved Cognate courses can be substituted with department approval from the following list: BE 2000 Introduction to Biomechanics, BE 3300 Self-Assembly of Soft MaterialsBE 5100 Biomechanics and Biotransport, CBE 4300 Introduction to Polymers, CBE 5350 Interfacial Phenomena, MSE 3300 Self-Assembly of Soft Materials, MSE 3930 Materials Selection, MSE 4050 Mechanical Properties of Macro/Nanoscale Materials, MSE 5300 Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria.

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2023 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.