Mechanical Engineering, BS/MS

Note: This curriculum reflects only course work to be taken as an undergraduate student. For additional course work to be taken as a graduate student, see the graduate program in the Northeastern University Graduate Catalog.

Undergraduate students apply to the PlusOne bachelor’s/master’s program through the graduate school. Once admitted, students may count a maximum of 16 semester hours of graduate credit toward the undergraduate degree.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Mathematics/Science Requirement

Complete 35 semester hours in mathematics and science as indicated below:

Required Mathematics/Science
CHEM 1151
and CHEM 1153
General Chemistry for Engineers
and Recitation for CHEM 1151
4
MATH 1341Calculus 1 for Science and Engineering4
MATH 1342Calculus 2 for Science and Engineering4
MATH 2321Calculus 3 for Science and Engineering4
MATH 2341Differential Equations and Linear Algebra for Engineering4
PHYS 1151
and PHYS 1152
and PHYS 1153
Physics for Engineering 1
and Lab for PHYS 1151
and Interactive Learning Seminar for PHYS 1151
5
PHYS 1155
and PHYS 1156
and PHYS 1157
Physics for Engineering 2
and Lab for PHYS 1155
and Interactive Learning Seminar for PHYS 1155
5
Math/Science Elective
Complete one of the following:4-5
General Biology 1 for Engineers
and Lab for BIOL 1115
Integrated Anatomy and Physiology 1
and Lab for BIOL 1117
General Chemistry 2
and Lab for CHEM 1214
Organic Chemistry 1
and Lab for CHEM 2311
and Recitation for CHEM 2311
Probability and Statistics
Discrete Mathematics
Modern Physics
Classical Dynamics
Electricity and Magnetism
Supplemental Credit
1 semester hour from the following course counts toward the mathematics/science requirement:1
Cornerstone of Engineering 2

Engineering

Complete 68 semester hours in engineering as indicated below:

Required Engineering
EECE 2210
and EECE 2211
Electrical Engineering
and Lab for EECE 2210
5
ME 2340
and ME 2341
Introduction to Material Science
and Lab for ME 2340
5
ME 2350Engineering Mechanics and Design4
ME 2355
and ME 2356
Mechanics of Materials
and Lab for ME 2355
5
ME 2380Thermodynamics4
ME 3455
and ME 3456
Dynamics and Vibrations
and Lab for ME 3455
5
ME 3475Fluid Mechanics4
or ME 3480 International Applications of Fluid Mechanics
ME 4505
and ME 4506
Measurement and Analysis with Thermal Science Application
and Lab for ME 4505
5
ME 4508Mechanical Engineering Computation and Design4
ME 4550Mechanical Engineering Design4
ME 4555System Analysis and Control4
ME 4570Thermal Systems Analysis and Design4
MEIE 4701Capstone Design 11
MEIE 4702Capstone Design 25
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Technical Elective
Complete one technical elective in one of the following subject areas:4
EMGT, ENGR, IE, ME, or MEIE.
Supplemental Credit
3 semester hours from the following course counts toward the engineering requirement:3
Cornerstone of Engineering 1
2 semester hours from the following course counts toward the engineering requirement:2
Cornerstone of Engineering 2

Professional Development

Required Professional Development
GE 1000Introduction to the Study of Engineering1
MEIE 2000Introduction to Engineering Co-op Education1
MEIE 3000Professional Issues in Engineering1
Additional Required Courses
The remaining credit from each of the following courses will apply to the professional development area:2
Cornerstone of Engineering 1
Cornerstone of Engineering 2

Additional NUpath Courses

Writing
A grade of C or higher is required in each course:
ENGW 1111First-Year Writing4
ENGW 3302Advanced Writing in the Technical Professions4
or ENGW 3315 Interdisciplinary Advanced Writing in the Disciplines
NUpath Requirements through General Electives
NUpath requirements Interpreting Culture (IC), Societies and Institutions (SI) and Differences and Diversity (DD) are not explicitly satisfied by required engineering courses. Students are responsible for satisfying these requirements with General Electives.

Required General Electives

Complete 2 academic, nonremedial, nonrepetitve courses, each equivalent to 4 semester hours.

Graduate Courses taken as an Undergraduate Student

A 3.000 GPA is required in all graduate courses.

Complete the following course:
MEIE 6850Research Seminar in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering0
Complete up to 32 SH from the following list or from one of the concentrations below. These courses may double count in the above requirements.0-32
Thesis
MATL 5000 TO MATL 7999
ME 5000 TO ME 7999
MATERIAL SCIENCE CONCENTRATION COURSES
Materials Processing and Process Selection
MECHANICS CONCENTRATION COURSES
Advanced Mechanics of Materials
Dynamics and Mechanical Vibration
Finite Element Method
Control Systems Engineering
Mathematical Methods for Mechanical Engineers 1
Mathematical Methods for Mechanical Engineers 2
Elasticity and Plasticity
THERMOFLUIDS CONCENTRATION COURSES
Gas Turbine Combustion
Aerodynamics
Mathematical Methods for Mechanical Engineers 1
Mathematical Methods for Mechanical Engineers 2
General Thermodynamics
Essentials of Fluid Dynamics
Statistical Thermodynamics
Heat Conduction and Thermal Radiation
Convective Heat Transfer
Multiscale Flow and Transport Phenomena
Combustion and Air Pollution
Fundamentals of Combustion
Computational Fluid Dynamics with Heat Transfer
Solar Thermal Engineering
Turbulent Flow
Turbomachinery Design

Course Work That Does Not Count Toward the Engineering Degree

Students in engineering are allowed to count a maximum of two pass/fail courses toward their degree program. Only general electives outside the College of Engineering may be taken on a pass/fail grading basis. A maximum of one pass/fail course is allowed per semester.

Program Requirement

156 total semester hours required

Minimum 3.000 GPA required in all graduate courses

Five Years, Two Co-ops in Summer 2/Fall

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MATH 1341 (FQ)4MATH 1342 (FQ)4Vacation0Vacation0
CHEM 11514PHYS 1151 (ND)3  
CHEM 11530PHYS 1152 (AD)1  
GE 10001PHYS 11531  
GE 15014GE 1502 (ER)4  
ENGW 1111 (WF)4General Elective4  
 17 17 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MATH 2321 (FQ)4MATH 23414Vacation0Co-op0
PHYS 1155 (ND)3ME 2340 (WI)4  
General Elective4ME 23411  
PHYS 1156 (AD)1ME 23554  
PHYS 11571ME 23561  
ME 23504ME 23804  
 MEIE 20001  
 17 19 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0EECE 22104ME 34754Co-op0
 EECE 22111ENGW 3302 (WD)4 
 ME 34554  
 ME 34561  
 ME 45084  
 ME 45554  
 0 18 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0ME 4505 (AD)4Vacation0ME 45504
 ME 45061 MEIE 4701 (EI, WI, CE)1
 ME or IE technical elective4 Math/Science Elective4
 ME 45704  
 MEIE 30001  
 MEIE graduate elective4  
 0 18 0 9
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
MEIE 4702 (EI, WI, CE)5MEIE graduate elective4  
MEIE graduate elective4MEIE graduate elective4  
MEIE graduate elective4MEIE graduate elective4  
MEIE graduate elective4MEIE graduate elective4  
 MEIE 68500  
 17 16  
Total Hours: 156

Five Years, Two Co-ops in Spring/Summer 1

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MATH 1341 (FQ)4MATH 1342 (FQ)4Vacation0Vacation0
CHEM 11514PHYS 1151 (ND)3  
CHEM 11530PHYS 1152 (AD)1  
GE 10001PHYS 11531  
GE 15014GE 1502 (ER)4  
ENGW 1111 (WF)4General Elective4  
 17 17 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MATH 2321 (FQ)4Co-opCo-opVacation
PHYS 1155 (ND)3   
PHYS 1156 (AD)1   
PHYS 11571   
ME 23504   
MEIE 20001   
General Elective4   
 18 0 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MATH 23414Co-opCo-opME 34754
ME 2340 (WI)4  ENGW 3302 (WD)4
ME 23411   
ME 23554   
ME 23561   
ME 23804   
 18 0 0 8
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
ME 34554EECE 22104Vacation0ME 45504
ME 34561EECE 22111 MEIE 4701 (EI, WI, CE)1
ME 4505 (AD)4ME 45554 Math/Science Elective4
ME 45061MEIE 30001  
ME 45084MIE Technical Elective 4  
ME 45704Graduate Course 4  
 18 18 0 9
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
MEIE 4702 (EI, WI, CE)5Graduate Course 4  
Graduate Course 4Graduate Course 4  
Graduate Course 4Graduate Course 4  
Graduate Course 4Graduate Course 4  
 MEIE 68500  
 17 16  
Total Hours: 156