Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Major in Mechanical Engineering

Minimum required: 126 semester credit hours

General Requirements

  1. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the Texas State requirements and options in the core curriculum, including Honors courses.
  2. Students must complete a minimum of 36 advanced hours (3000 or 4000 level courses).
  3. No minor is required in this Bachelor of Science degree program because of the breadth of the foundation and support coursework.
  4. Nine semester credit hours must be writing intensive (WI).
  5. If two years of the same, non-English language are taken in high school, then no additional language hours will be required for the degree. In the absence of such high school language, two semesters of the same modern language must be taken at the college level.
  6. A maximum of three hours of credit from any combination of the following courses may be applied to the elective requirement.

    ENGR 3190Cooperative Education1
    ENGR 3290Advanced Cooperative Education2
    ENGR 4299Engineering Undergraduate Research2

Course Requirements

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ME 12012ME 11011
CHEM 1335 (Life and Physical Science Component Code 030 [TCCN CHEM 1309 or 1409])3ENGR 13043
CHEM 1135 (TCCN CHEM 1109 [taken with TCCN CHEM 1309])1CS 13423
MATH 2471 (Mathematics Component Code 020 [TCCN MATH 2413])4MATH 2472 (Component Area Option Code 092 [TCCN MATH 2414])4
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010 [TCCN ENGL 1301])3PHYS 1430 (Life and Physical Science Component Code 030 [TCCN PHYS 2425])4
US 11001Communication Component Code 0103
 14 18
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ENGR 23003ENGR 2302 (TCCN ENGR 2302)3
ENGR 2301 (TCCN ENGR 2301)3ENGR 33113
MATH 2393 (TCCN MATH 2315)3ENGR 33733
PHYS 2425 (Component Area Option Code 093 [TCCN PHYS 2426])4ME 33303
American History Component Code 0603MATH 33233
 16 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
MATH 3376 or 33833ME 33143
ME 33113ME 33313
ME 31121ME 33513
ME 33353ME 31511
ME 33613ECO 2301 or 2314 (Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 080 [TCCN ECON 1301 or 2302])3
IE 33203POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN: GOVT 2306])3
 16 16
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ME 41311ME 43913
ME 43903ME Technical Elective3
ME Technical Elective3ME Technical Elective3
POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2305])3MFGE 43783
American History Component Code 0603PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 040 [TCCN PHIL 1301 or 2306])3
Creative Arts Component Code 0503 
 16 15
Total Hours: 126

Mechanical Engineering Technical Electives

EE 4331Introduction to Machine Learning for Engineering Applications3
ENGR 4395Independent Studies in Engineering3
IE 4310Statistical Design of Experiments3
IE 4330Reliability Engineering3
IE 4381Introduction to Systems Engineering 3
ME 4311Mechanical Vibrations3
ME 4312Mechanics of Composite Materials 3
ME 4332Modern Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning3
ME 4341Computational Fluid Dynamics 3
ME 4351Control Systems3
ME 4355Autonomous Systems and Robotics3
MFGE 4318Additive Manufacturing3
MFGE 4367Polymer Properties and Processing3
MFGE 4377Introduction to Polymer Nanocomposites3
MFGE 4392Microelectronics Manufacturing I3
MFGE 4394Microelectronics Manufacturing II3
TECH 4330Foundry & Heat Treatment3
Choose 3 hours from the following:
Cooperative Education
Advanced Cooperative Education
Engineering Undergraduate Research