Mechanical Engineering : Degrees & Policies

Degrees Offered

Undergraduate: BS
Combined: BS/MBA
Graduate: MS, PhD

Advisement

Students are normally assigned a faculty mentor when they enter their freshman year. All engineering students are also encouraged to take advantage of advisement offered by the SEAS Office of Undergraduate Education in 410 Bonner Hall. Entering freshmen are offered a wide range of special advisement opportunities and academic help sessions by the Office of Undergraduate Education.

Transfer Policy

Transfer students must first apply to the university and meet the university transfer admission requirements. See the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences for transfer information.

Mechanical Engineering - B.S.

Acceptance Criteria

See the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences for acceptance information. Students may apply for admission to Mechanical Engineering when they enter the University as freshmen, as transfer students, or later in their academic careers. To remain in Mechanical Engineering and to be permitted to take upper-level (300/400 level) Mechanical Engineering Courses, students must satisfy the following requirements:

1)Successful completion of the following five courses with at least a 2.2 GPA: MTH 141, MTH 142, PHY 107, MAE 204, EAS 207. If a course is repeated, the grade that is counted is the grade earned the second time, even if this grade is lower than the grade earned the first time.

2)Minimum overall and UB GPA of 2.0 to be considered in academic good standing with the University.

Advising Notes

Students must meet minimum GPA and residency requirements in engineering coursework to remain in good standing and to graduate from the program. See the Academic Requirements section of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences for additional information.

Required Courses

CHE 107 General Chemistry for Engineers
EAS 140 Engineering Principles
EAS 202 Engineering Impact On Society
EAS 207 Statics
EAS 208 Dynamics
EAS 209 Mechanics of Solids
EAS 230 Engineering Computations
EE 200 EE Concepts/Non-majors
MAE 177 Introduction to Engineering Drawing and CAD
MAE 204 Thermodynamics
MAE 277 Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Practice
MAE 311 Machines and Mechanisms I
MAE 334 MAE Laboratory I
MAE 335 Fluid Mechanics
MAE 336 Heat Transfer
MAE 338 MAE Laboratory II
MAE 340 Dynamic Systems
MAE 364 Manufacturing Processes
MAE 376 Applied Math for MAE
MAE 377 Product Design in a CAE Environment
MAE 381 Engineering Materials
MAE 385 Engineering Materials Laboratory
MAE 451 Design Process and Methods
MAE 494 Design Project
MTH 141 College Calculus I
MTH 142 College Calculus II
MTH 241 College Calculus III
MTH 306 Introduction to Differential Equations
PHY 107 General Physics I
PHY 108 General Physics II
PHY 158 General Physics II Lab
One applied math elective
Three MAE technical electives
Two courses from either Professional Practice Track or Science and Mathematics Track

Summary
Total required credit hours for the major...108

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

FIRST YEAR
Fall CHE 107, EAS 140, MTH 141, ENG 101, Gen Ed 1
Spring EAS 202, EAS 230, MAE 177, MTH 142, PHY 107, ENG 201, Library Skills

SECOND YEAR
Fall EAS 207, MAE 204, MAE 277, MTH 241, PHY 108/PHY 158
Spring EAS 208, EAS 209, EE 200, MTH 306, Gen Ed 2

THIRD YEAR
Fall MAE 335, MAE 340, MAE 376, MAE 377, MAE 381
Spring MAE 311, MAE 334, MAE 336, MAE 364, MAE 385, Professional Practice or Science & Mathematics Track 1

FOURTH YEAR
Fall MAE 338, MAE 451, two MAE technical electives, Gen Ed 3, Professional Practice or Science and Mathematics Track 2
Spring MAE 494, one applied math elective, one MAE technical elective, Gen Ed 4, Gen Ed 5

Electives and Course Groupings

Tracks
Students will elect to take either the Professional Practice track or the Science and Mathematics track; mixing of tracks is not permitted. The Professional Practice track has a series of courses drawn from different departments across the university and stresses disciplines such as professional communication, economics and business, the environment, and similar. Some courses may require force registration through the department offering the course. Please contact that department directly. If necessary, please contact the mechanical engineering undergraduate director. The Science and Mathematics track increases the exposure of the student to these areas over and above the usual requirements for the BSME degree, and may be useful for students who are considering Graduate Studies (MS, PhD).

MAE Technical Electives (TEs)
The three TEs must be MAE courses. Any exemption from this three-course requirement must be approved in advance by the director of undergraduate studies. Any course that substantially duplicates the material presented in another course that is being counted toward the degree cannot be used to satisfy the TE requirement. Not all courses listed below are offered every year.

MAE 412 Machines and Mechanisms II
MAE 415 Analysis of Structures
MAE 416 Aerospace Structures
MAE 417 Applied Orthopedic Biomechanics MAE 422 Gas Dynamics
MAE 420 Biomechanics of the Musculoskeletal System
MAE 423 Introduction to Propulsion
MAE 424 Aerodynamics
MAE 428 Analytical Methods
MAE 431 Energy Systems
MAE 438 Smart Materials
MAE 439 Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
MAE 442 Computer-Aided Analysis in Fluid and Thermal Sciences
MAE 443 Continuous Control Systems
MAE 444 Digital Control Systems
MAE 449 Design of Complex Engineering Systems
MAE 458 Tribology
MAE 464 Manufacturing Automation
MAE 467 Vibration and Shock
MAE 473 Graphics in Computer-Aided Design
MAE 476 Mechatronics (Sp)
MAE 477 Computer-Aided Design Applications
MAE 478 Cardiovascular Biomechanics
MAE 482 Introduction to Composite Materials
MAE 484 Principles and Materials for Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems
MAE 487 Modern Theory of Materials

Applied Math Elective

EAS 305 Applied Probability
CIE 308 Engineering Statistics
MAE 425 Spacecraft Dynamics and Control
MAE 428 Analytical Methods
MTH 309 Introductory Linear Algebra
MTH 411 Probability Theory
MTH 417 Survey of Multivariable Calculus
MTH 418 Survey of Partial Differential Equations

Professional Practice Track

CIE 303 Geodesy, GPS, and GIS
CIE 340 Environmental Engineering
COM 317* Business/Professional Communication
EAS 396 / EAS 496 Engineering Career Institute / Engineering Co-op
ECO 405 Microeconomic Theory
ECO 469 Industrial Organization
ECO 470 Economics of Regulation
GEO 333 Bases of World Commerce
GEO 334 International Environments and Commercial Problems
IE 320 Engineering Economy
IE 326 Planning for Production
MAE 434 Aircraft Design
MAE 496 Engineering Internship

Science and Mathematics Track

BIO 201 Cell Biology
CHE 108 General Chemistry for Engineers
EAS 305 or MTH 411** Applied Probability or Probability Theory
MTH 309 Introductory Linear Algebra
MTH 311 Introduction to Higher Mathematics
MTH 411 Probability Theory
MTH 417 Survey of Multivariable Calculus
MTH 418 Survey of Partial Differential Equations
PHY 207 General Physics III
PHY 301 Intermediate Mechanics I
PHY 302 Intermediate Mechanics II
PHY 403 Electricity and Magnetism I
PHY 405 Thermal and Statistical Physics I

*has the prerequisite COM 101, which can be taken as a General Education course
**cannot take both under any circumstances

Mechanical And Aerospace Engineering (Double Major) - B.S.

Acceptance Criteria

See School of Engineering and Applied Sciences for acceptance information. Students may apply for admission to the double major in aerospace and mechanical engineering when they enter the university as freshmen, as transfer students, or later in their academic careers. To remain in aerospace and mechanical engineering and to be permitted to take upper-level (300/400 level) aerospace and mechanical engineering Courses, students must satisfy the following requirements:

1) Successful completion of the following five courses with at least a 2.2 GPA: MTH 141, MTH 142, PHY 107, MAE 204, EAS 207. If a course is repeated, the grade that is counted is the grade earned the second time, even if this grade is lower than the grade earned the first time.

2) Minimum overall and UB GPA of 2.0 to be considered in academic good standing with the University.

Required Courses

CHE 107 General Chemistry for Engineers
EAS 140 Engineering Principles
EAS 202 Engineering Impact On Society
EAS 207 Statics
EAS 208 Dynamics
EAS 209 Mechanics of Solids
EAS 230 Engineering Computations
EE 200 EE Concepts/Non-majors
MAE 177 Introduction to Engineering Drawing and CAD
MAE 204 Thermodynamics
MAE 277 Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Practice or MAE 278 Introduction to Aerospace Engineering Practice
MAE 311 Machines and Mechanisms
MAE 315 Analysis of Structures
MAE 316 Aerospace Structures
MAE 334 MAE Laboratory I
MAE 335 Fluid Mechanics
MAE 336 Heat Transfer
MAE 338 MAE Laboratory II
MAE 340 Dynamic Systems
MAE 364 Manufacturing Processes
MAE 376 Applied Math for MAE
MAE 377 Product Design in a CAE Environment
MAE 381 Engineering Materials
MAE 385 Engineering Materials Laboratory
MAE 422 Gas Dynamics
MAE 423 Introduction to Propulsion
MAE 424 Aerodynamics
MAE 425 Spacecraft Dynamics and Control
MAE 434 Aircraft Design
MAE 436 Flight Dynamics
MAE 451 Design Process and Methods
MAE 494 Design Project
MTH 141 College Calculus I
MTH 142 College Calculus II
MTH 241 College Calculus III
MTH 306 Introduction to Differential Equations
PHY 107 General Physics I
PHY 108/PHY 158 General Physics II/Lab
One professional practice course

Summary
Total credit hours required for the major...118

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

FIRST YEAR
Fall CHE 107, EAS 140, MTH 141, ENG 101, Gen Ed 1
Spring EAS 202, EAS 230, MAE 177, MTH 142, PHY 107, ENG 201, Library Skills

SECOND YEAR
Fall EAS 207, MAE 204, MAE 277 or MAE 278, MTH 241, PHY 108/PHY 158
Spring EAS 208, EAS 209, EE 200, MTH 306, Gen Ed 2

THIRD YEAR
Fall MAE 315, MAE 335, MAE 340, MAE 376, MAE 381
Spring MAE 316, MAE 334, MAE 336, MAE 385, MAE 424

FOURTH YEAR
Fall MAE 338, MAE 377, MAE 422, MAE 436, MAE 451, Gen Ed 3
Spring MAE 364, MAE 423, MAE 425, MAE 434, Gen Ed 4

FIFTH YEAR
Fall MAE 311, MAE 494, one professional practice course, Gen Ed 5

Electives and Course Groupings

Professional Practice Course

CIE 303 Geodesy, GPS, and GIS
CIE 340 Environmental Engineering
COM 317* Business/Professional Communication
EAS 396 / EAS 496 Engineering Career Institute / Engineering Co-op
ECO 405 Microeconomic Theory
ECO 469 Industrial Organization
ECO 470 Economics of Regulation
GEO 333 Bases of World Commerce
GEO 334 International Environments and Commercial Problems
IE 320 Engineering Economy
IE 326 Planning for Production
MAE 496 Engineering Internship

Mechanical Engineering/Business Administration - B.S / M.B.A

Acceptance Criteria

Good standing as a mechanical engineering undergraduate and acceptance as a graduate student by the School of Management.

Advising Notes

Students apply directly to the School of Management during their junior year to be admitted to the MBA Program. The MBA courses shown below are representative of those currently required but may change prior to a student's acceptance into the MBA Program. Students should confirm MBA program requirements with the School of Management upon their application and acceptance to that program.

Required Courses

CHE 107 General Chemistry for Engineers
EAS 140 Engineering Principles
EAS 202 Engineering Impact on Society
EAS 207 Statics
EAS 208 Dynamics
EAS 209 Mechanics of Solids
EAS 230 Engineering Computations
EE 200 EE Concepts/Non-majors
MAE 177 Introduction to Engineering Drawing and CAD
MAE 204 Thermodynamics
MAE 277 Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Practice
MAE 311 Machines and Mechanisms
MAE 334 MAE Laboratory I
MAE 335 Fluid Mechanics
MAE 336 Heat Transfer
MAE 338 MAE Laboratory II
MAE 340 Dynamic Systems 3
MAE 364 Manufacturing Processes
MAE 376 Applied Math for MAE
MAE 377 Product Design in a CAE Environment
MAE 381 Engineering Materials
MAE 385 Engineering Materials Laboratory
MAE 451 Design Process & Methods
MAE 494 Design Project
Three MAE Technical Electives
MTH 141 College Calculus I
MTH 142 College Calculus II
MTH 241 College Calculus III
MTH 306 Introduction to Differential Equations
PHY 107 General Physics I
PHY 108/PHY 158 General Physics II/Lab
MBA Core (27 credits)
MBA Electives (21 credits)

Summary
Total required credit hours for the undergraduate portion...102
Total required credit hours for the BS/MBA...150

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Refer to the graduate school's policies and procedures manual for requirements for MBA candidates.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

FIRST YEAR
Fall CHE 107, EAS 140, MTH 141, ENG 101, Gen Ed 1
Spring EAS 202, EAS 230, MAE 177, MTH 142, PHY 107, ENG 201, Library Skills

SECOND YEAR
Fall EAS 207, MAE 204, MAE 277, MTH 241, PHY 108/PHY 158
Spring EAS 208, EAS 209, EE 200, MTH 306, Gen Ed 2

THIRD YEAR*
Fall MAE 335, MAE 340, MAE 376, MAE 377, MAE 381
Spring MAE 311, MAE 334, MAE 336, MAE 364, MAE 385, one MAE technical elective
*MBA applications are due by May 1 of third year

FOURTH YEAR
Fall MAE 338, MAE 451, first semester MBA core
Spring second semester MBA core, MBA elective, Gen Ed 3
Note: Students may wish to move Gen Eds or take Gen Eds in summer to balance the semester load

FIFTH YEAR
Fall One MAE technical elective, MBA electives, Gen Ed 4
Spring MAE 494, MBA electives, one MAE technical elective, Gen Ed 5, fourth semester MBA core

Contact the School of Management for elective options.

Upon completion, you will be awarded a BS diploma and an MBA diploma, with a transcript notation that these degrees were awarded as part of a combined degree program.

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:01:39 EST