Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, BSE

Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics is the study of forces, deformation, and motions of solid bodies and fluids (liquids and air), heat & energy generation and transport. Mechanical engineers are equipped with knowledge to design and develop everything you think of as a device, mechanism, or machine, including wind turbines, rocket engines, robots, 3D printers, micro-engines, nanomotors, and more. We assure safety in systems people use day to day, from transportation to appliances to medical devices.

Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (MEAM) Major Requirements

37 course units are required. 

MEAM 2020Introduction to Thermal-Fluids Engineering1
MEAM 2030Thermodynamics I1
MEAM 2100Statics and Strength of Materials1
MEAM 2110Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics1
MEAM 2470Mechanical Engineering Laboratory I0.5
MEAM 2480Mechanical Engineering Lab I0.5
MEAM 3470Mechanical Engineering Design Laboratory1
MEAM 3480Mechanical Engineering Design Laboratory1
MEAM 4450Mechanical Engineering Design Projects1
MEAM 4460Mechanical Engineering Design Projects1
Select only one track from the options below in the Concentration area. You must formally declare a concentration by submitting the MEAM Concentration form. Students who do not declare a concentration will default into the General Concentration.4
Math and Natural Science
MATH 1400Calculus, Part I1
MATH 1410Calculus, Part II1
MATH 2400Calculus, Part III1
ENM 2510Analytical Methods for Engineering1
or MATH 2410 Calculus, Part IV
MEAM 1100
MEAM 1470
Introduction to Mechanics
and Introduction to Mechanics Lab
or PHYS 0150 Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion
PHYS 0151Principles of Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation1.5
or ESE 1120 Engineering Electromagnetics
CHEM 1011Introduction to General Chemistry I1
or BIOL 1121 Introduction to Biology - The Molecular Biology of Life
Math Elective1
Math or Natural Science Elective1
Professional Electives 1
ENGR 1050Introduction to Scientific Computing1
or CIS 1100 Introduction to Computer Programming
or CIS 1200 Programming Languages and Techniques I
MEAM Upper Level 22
Technical Elective 34
General Electives 4
EAS 2030Engineering Ethics1
Select 1 Social Science course1
Select 2 Humanities courses2
Select 1 Social Science or Humanities course1
Select 2 Social Science or Humanities or Technology in Business & Society courses2
Total Course Units37

Maximum of three 1000-level courses permitted.


MEAM Upper Level courses include all MEAM 5000-level courses except MEAM 5990


Technical Electives include courses from the Math, Science and Engineering categories. One Technical Elective may be satisfied with advanced dual degree requirements (with approval). If following the General Concentration, one of these Technical Electives should be at the 5000-level, resulting in a total of three MEAM Upper Level courses and three Technical Electives.


Must include a Writing Seminar (a list of approved Writing Seminars can be found in the SEAS Undergraduate Handbook)


An approved list of MEAM Upper Level courses for each concentration can be found in the MEAM Undergraduate Handbook.

Dynamics, Controls, and Robotics Concentration
Intro to Mechanical and Mechatronic Systems
Dynamic Systems and Control
MEAM 3000-level breadth elective
MEAM Upper Level
Energy, Fluids and Thermal Systems Concentration
Fluid Mechanics
Heat and Mass Transfer
MEAM 3000-level breadth elective
MEAM Upper Level
General Concentration
Fluid Mechanics
Dynamic Systems and Control
Heat and Mass Transfer
Mechanics of Solids
Mechanics of Materials, Structures and Design Concentration
Dynamic Systems and Control
Mechanics of Solids
MEAM 3000-level breadth elective
MEAM Upper Level

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.