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 202Introduction to Thermal and Fluids Engineering1
MEAM 203Thermodynamics I1
MEAM 210Statics and Strength of Materials1
MEAM 211Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics1
MEAM 247Mechanical Engineering Laboratory I0.5
MEAM 248Mechanical Engineering Lab I0.5
MEAM 347Mechanical Engineering Design Laboratory1
MEAM 348Mechanical Engineering Design Laboratory1
MEAM 445Mechanical Engineering Design Projects1
MEAM 446Mechanical 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 104Calculus, Part I1
MATH 114Calculus, Part II1
MATH 240Calculus, Part III1
ENM 251Analytical Methods for Engineering1
or MATH 241 Calculus, Part IV
MEAM 110
MEAM 147
Introduction to Mechanics
and Introduction to Mechanics Lab
or PHYS 150 Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion
PHYS 151Principles of Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation1.5
or ESE 112 Engineering Electromagnetics
CHEM 101General Chemistry I1
or BIOL 121 Introduction to Biology - The Molecular Biology of Life
Math Elective1
Math or Natural Science Elective1
Professional Electives 1
ENGR 105Introduction to Scientific Computing1
or CIS 110 Introduction to Computer Programming
or CIS 120 Programming Languages and Techniques I
MEAM Upper Level 22
Technical Elective 34
General Electives 4
EAS 203Engineering 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


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 300-level breadth elective
MEAM Upper Level
Energy, Fluids and Thermal Systems Concentration
Fluid Mechanics
Heat and Mass Transfer
MEAM 300-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 300-level breadth elective
MEAM Upper Level

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2020 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.