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Courses for a Degree in Mechanical Engineering

In addition to a focus on mechanical engineering courses, colleges typically require completion of courses and electives in each of the Arts, Math, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences areas. Below are some sample courses:

Mechanical Engineering Courses:

  • Introduction to Mechanical Engineering
  • Statics
  • Dynamics
  • Computer-aided Design Competency
  • Introduction to Machine Analysis
  • Introduction to Materials
  • Introduction to Robotics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Computer Methods in Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Material
  • Machine Dynamics and Control
  • Mechanical Engineering Laboratory
  • Mechanics of Fluids
  • Composite Materials: Analysis and Design
  • Machine Element Design
  • Finite Element Methods
  • Professional Engineering Practices
  • Design for Safety
  • Fundamentals of Mechanical Design
  • Creative Project Design
  • Control of Mechanical Systems
  • Microprocessors in Mechanical Engineering
  • Introduction to Tribology
  • Heat Transfer
  • Power Generation
  • Industrial Waste and Energy Management
  • Aerospace Propulsion
  • Indoor Environmental Control
  • Thermal Systems Analysis and Design
  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Introduction to Flight
  • Astronautics

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology