Mechanical Engineering and Physics, BSME

This undergraduate program takes advantage of the physical similarities between mechanical engineering and physics, providing students with the opportunity to pursue studies that explore both topics. The program culminates with mechanical engineering capstone design.

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.

Major GPA Requirement

2.000 minimum GPA required in IE, ME, and MEIE courses

Engineering Requirement

Complete 60 semester hours in engineering as indicated below:

Required Engineering
ME 2340
and ME 2341
Introduction to Material Science
and Lab for ME 2340
ME 2350Engineering Mechanics and Design4
ME 2355
and ME 2356
Mechanics of Materials
and Lab for ME 2355
ME 2380Thermodynamics4
ME 3455
and ME 3456
Dynamics and Vibrations
and Lab for ME 3455
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
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
Supplemental Credit
3 semester hours from the following course counts toward the engineering requirement:3
Cornerstone of Engineering 1
3 semester hours from the following course counts toward the engineering requirement:3
Cornerstone of Engineering 2

Professional Development Requirement

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 the following course will apply to the professional development area:1
Cornerstone of Engineering 1

Mathematics/Science Requirement

Complete 59 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
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 1161
and PHYS 1162
Physics 1
and Lab for PHYS 1161
PHYS 1165
and PHYS 1166
Physics 2
and Lab for PHYS 1165
PHYS 2303Modern Physics4
PHYS 2371
and PHYS 2372
and Lab for PHYS 2371
PHYS 3602Electricity and Magnetism4
PHYS 3600Advanced Physics Laboratory4
PHYS 3601Classical Dynamics4
PHYS 5318Principles of Experimental Physics4
Advanced Physics Elective
Complete one 4-semester-hour course in the following range:4
PHYS 3600 to PHYS 5999
Supplemental Credit
1 semester hour from the following course counts toward the mathematics/science requirement:1
Cornerstone of Engineering 2

Writing Requirement and NUpath Courses

ENGW 1111First-Year Writing (a grade of C or higher is required)4
ENGW 3302Advanced Writing in the Technical Professions (a grade of C or higher is required)4
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.

Integrative Requirement

Principles of Experimental Physics (PHYS 5318) is part of the mathematics/science requirement above and is an integrative course.

PHYS 5318Principles of Experimental Physics4

Required General Electives

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

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

139 total semester hours required

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

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MATH 1341 (FQ)4MATH 1342 (FQ)4Vacation0Vacation0
CHEM 11514PHYS 1165 (ND)4  
CHEM 11530PHYS 1166 (AD)1  
PHYS 1161 (ND)4GE 1502 (ER)4  
PHYS 1162 (AD)1ENGW 1111 (WF)4  
GE 10001   
GE 15014   
 18 17 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MATH 2321 (FQ)4PHYS 2303 (ND)4Vacation0Co-op0
MATH 23414MEIE 20001  
PHYS 2371 (ND)3ME 2340 (WI)4  
PHYS 2372 (EI)1ME 23411  
ME 23504ME 23554  
 ME 23561  
 ME 23804  
 16 19 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0PHYS 3602 (ND)4ME 34754Co-op0
 ME 34554PHYS 3600 (ND, AD, WI)4 
 ME 34561  
 ME 45084  
 ENGW 3302 (WD)4  
 0 17 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0PHYS 3601 (ND)4ME 45504Co-op0
 MEIE 30001MEIE 4701 (EI, WI, CE)1 
 ME 4505 (AD)4General elective4 
 ME 45061  
 ME 45554  
 ME 45704  
 0 18 9 0
Year 5
Co-op0MEIE 4702 (EI, WI, CE)5  
 PHYS 5318 (ND, AD, CE)4  
 PHYS advanced elective4  
 General elective4  
 0 17  
Total Hours: 139