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The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree requires a total of minimum 132 credit hours and a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least 2.00;

Minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.00 is required in following courses: ME 200, ME 263, ME 270, ME 274, ME 290, ME 309, ME 315, ME 323, ME 352, ME 365, ME 375, ME 463, MA 261, MA 262, MA 303, MSE 230, EE 201, EE 207, PHYS 241; and two of the three Restricted Electives (ME 300, ME 452, and ME 475).

  • Mechanical Engineering (ME) Requirements (62 credit hours):
    • Mechanical Sciences (12 credit hours): ME 270, ME 274, ME 323, MSE 230
    • Mechanical Engineering Seminars (1 credit hour): ME 290
    • Systems, Measurements and Control (10 credit hours): EE 201, EE 207, ME 365, ME 375
    • Thermal / Fluid Sciences (11 credit hours): ME 200, ME 309, ME 315
    • Design Courses (10 credit hours): ME 263, ME 352, ME 463
    • Restricted Electives (6 credit hours): Complete two of the following three courses: ME 300, ME 452, ME 475
    • Professional Electives (12 credit hours):

      Professional electives enable the student to specialize their background in a technical area of special interest. Students must complete 12 credit hours in engineering, mathematics, natural sciences to satisfy the professional electives category. Refer to section Professional Electives in Mechanical Engineering and Course Catalogue for more details on professional electives and for a list of pre-approved professional electives topic areas and courses.
  • General Engineering Requirements (6 credit hours):
    • Introduction to Engineering (4 credit hours): ENGR 131 and ENGR 132. Alternatively, the student may take ENGR 100 and ENGR 126
    • General Engineering requirement for Mechanical Engineering (2 credit hours): CGT 163.
  • Mathematics Requirement (19 credit hours): MA 165, MA 166, MA 261, MA 262 and MA 303.
  • Science Requirements (14-15 credit hours): PHYS 172, PHYS 241, CHM 115 and one of the Science Selectives: CHM112, CHM 116, PHYS 322 or BIOL 126.
  • Liberal Arts Requirements (27-28 credit hours):
    • English Language and Communication Skills (10 credit hours): ENGL 100, ENGL 106 and COM 114 (Refer to the General Education Section in the Course Catalogue).
    • General Education Requirement (17-18 credit hours): Students must satisfy the requirements of the General Education as per the following conditions:
      1. Courses must be drawn from the following General Education areas at AUM: Speech and Communication, English Language and Literature, History, Fine Arts, Physical Education, Self-Development and Life Style, Culinary Arts, Ethics, Social Sciences, Psychological Sciences, Natural Sciences, Child Development and Family Studies, Economics and Philosophy (please refer to Course Catalogue, General Education section).
      2. In order to ensure sufficient exposure to General Education topics, unless otherwise specified by the degree requirements of the academic major, the student cannot take more than 2 courses from the same area/sub-area as, as shown in tables below:
      3.  

        Area Maximum Courses to Take
        English Language and Literature 2
        History 2
        Physical Education 2
        Culinary Arts 2
        Ethics 2
        Psychological Sciences 2
        Natural Sciences 2
        Child Development and Family Studies 2
        Economics 2
        Philosophy 2
        Area Sub-Area Maximum Courses to Take
        Fine Arts Arts and Design 2
        Theatre 2
        Music 2
        Fashion and Apparel Design 2
        Photography and Media 2
        Self-Development and Life Style       Academic and Career Skills Development 2
        Character and Leadership Skills Development 2
        Life Management Development 2
        Development of Thinking Skills 2
        Technology and Innovation 2

         

      4. Courses that are already required under other category than General Education requirement:
        1. cannot be considered as a General Education course;
        2. do not count towards the 2-course limit in General Education requirement.
  • Free Electives (3 credit hours): Students are permitted one 3 credit hour Free Elective. The Free Elective can be satisfied by most courses offered by AUM with few exceptions. The general guidelines are listed as follows:
    1. Additional General Education Electives or Professional Electives can be used for free elective credit.
    2. Excess introductory engineering electives can be used for the free elective.
    3. The primary exceptions that are not permitted for the free elective are remedial courses like MAT 110. Remedial courses are courses that must be taken by student in order to build up certain academic knowledge or skills like math or English.
    4. Repeated courses are not counted as free electives.
1. Professional Electives in Mechanical Engineering

Professional electives in the Mechanical Engineering Curriculum enable the student to specialize their background in a technical area of special interest. Students must complete 12 credit hours in engineering, mathematics, natural sciences, or project option research to satisfy the professional electives category. Generally, courses can be selected from the broad classifications listed as follows:

  1. Non-required ME 300, 400 and 500 level courses.
  2. Physics courses of level higher than PHYS 241.
  3. Mathematics courses more advanced than MA 303.
  4. Technical Writing, ENGL 421.
  5. 300, 400, or 500 level courses in any engineering program other than mechanical engineering that are not duplicates of other courses taken.

However, not all courses within these classifications are acceptable for professional elective credit. The professional elective course must appear in the list of professional electives provided below in section Professional Elective Topic Areas and Courses. If a course does not appear on the professional electives list, a written request may be submitted to the Dean Office to have a course considered for professional elective credit.

To assist students in their selection of professional electives, the list of professional electives is divided into topic areas. Neither the list of topic areas, nor the list of professional electives courses within each area, is intended to be all-inclusive. Students should refer to the appropriate undergraduate catalog for course description and prerequisite information. Students are encouraged to discuss their career plans and professional elective program with academic advisors whose expertise are in their area of special interest.

2. Professional Elective Topic Areas and Courses

Refer to section Course Catalogue for course details.

Design and Manufacturing

  • ABE 450 – Finite Element Method in Design and Optimization
  • ME 556 – Lubrication, Friction and Wear
  • ME 444 – Computer-Aided Design and Prototyping
  • ME 570 – Machine Design

Fluid Mechanics and Power Engineering

  • ME 415 – Energy Systems Engineering
  • ME 430 – Power Engineering
  • ME 510 – Gas Dynamics
  • ME 509 – Intermediate Fluid Mechanics
  • ME 433 – Principles of Turbomachinery
  • ME 614 – Computational Fluid Dynamics

Materials

  • ME 569 – Mechanical Behavior of Materials
  • ME 473 – Engineering Design Using Modern Materials

Nuclear Engineering

  • NUCL 200 – Introduction to Nuclear Engineering

Plant Engineering, Acoustics and Noise Control, and Vibration

  • ME 563 – Mechanical Vibrations
  • ME 580 – Nonlinear Engineering Systems
  • ME 413 – Noise Control
  • ME 513 – Engineering Acoustics
  • ME 418 – Engineering of Environmental Systems and Equipment

Automotive Engineering and Combustion

  • ME 430 – Power Engineering
  • ME 540 – Combustion in Internal Combustion Engines
  • ME 440 – Automotive Prime Movers: Green Engines and Clean Fuel

Dynamics

Thermodynamics

  • ME 500 – Thermodynamics
  • ME 505 – Intermediate Heat Transfer

Control Systems, and Measurements

  • ME 588 – Mechatronics
  • EE 301 – Signals and Systems
  • EE 321 – Electromechanical Motion Devices
  • EE 483 – Digital Control Systems Analysis and Design
  • ME 581 – Numerical Methods in Mechanical Engineering
  • ME 585 – Instrumentation for Engineering Measurement
  • ME 575 – Theory and Design of Control Systems

Computer Science

  • CS 240 – Programming in C
  • CS 250 – Computer Architecture
  • CS 251 – Data Structures and Algorithms
  • CS 252 – Systems Programming
  • CS 352 – Compilers: Principles and Practice
  • CS 354 – Operating Systems

Energy and Environment

  • ME 415 – Energy Systems Engineering
  • ME 418 – Engineering of Environmental Systems and Equipment
  • ME 430 – Power Engineering
  • ME 440 – Automotive Prime Movers: Green Engines and Clean Fuel
  • ENGR 355 – Engineering Environmental Sustainability
  • ENGR 557 – Air Quality Management

Engineering Professionalism and Management

  • ME 492 – Technology and Values
  • IE 577 – Human Factors in Engineering
  • ENGR 524 – Legal Aspects in Engineering Practice
  • IE 558 – Safety Engineering
  • MGMT 361 – Operations Management
  • IE 343 – Engineering Economics

Software Engineering for Manufacturing Automation

  • ME 573 – Interactive Computer Graphics
  • ME 586 – Microprocessors in Electromechanical Systems
  • CE 362 – Microprocessor Systems and Interfacing
  • CE 473 – Programming Languages for Artificial Intelligence

Applied Thermal Sciences and Combustion

  • ME 415 – Energy Systems Engineering
  • ME 418 – Engineering of Environmental Systems and Equipment
  • ME 430 – Power Engineering
  • ME 433 – Principles of Turbomachinery
  • ME 440 – Automotive Prime Movers: Green Engines and Clean Fuel

Robotics

  • EE 321 – Electromechanical Motion Devices
  • ME 588 – Mechatronics
  • CE 569 – Introduction to Robotic Systems
  • ME 572 – Design and Analysis of Robotic Manipulators

Aerodynamics and Propulsion

Biomedical Engineering

  • ENGR 461 – Biomedical Engineering
  • ME 577 – Human Motion Kinetics

Heat and Mass Transfer

  • ME 321 – Heat Transfer
  • ME 415 – Energy Systems Engineering
  • ME 421 – Heating and Air Conditioning I
  • ME 503 – Micro-and-Nano-Scale Energy Transfer Processes
  • ME 505 – Intermediate Heat Transfer
  • ME 506 – Two-Phase Flow and Heat Transfer
  • ME 507 – Laser Processing
  • ME 511 – Heat Transfer in Electronic Systems
  • ME 599 – Industrial Refrigeration

Miscellaneous Courses for Mechanical Engineering

  • ME 598 – Industrial Ventilation
  • ENGR 414 – Building Mechanical and Electrical System Design
  • ENGR 311 – Architectural Engineering
  • ME 584 – Mechanical Aspects of Desalination Processes
  • ME 555 – Planned Maintenance
  • ME 497 (I) – Mechanical Engineering Graduation Projects I
  • ME 497 (II) – Mechanical Engineering Graduation Projects II
CE 362 - Microprocessor Systems and Interfacing

An introduction to basic computer organization, microprocessor instruction sets, assembly language programming, and microcontroller peripherals.

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ENGL 421 - Technical Writing

Workplace writing in networked environments for technical contexts. Emphasizes context and user analysis, data analysis/display, project planning, document management, usability, ethics, research, team writing. Typical genres include technical reports, memos, documentation, Web sites.

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