Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Program Curriculum

126 credits

DSU General Education Requirements

All DSU General Education requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to DSU’s minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

General Education Core Requirements
English3-7
Mathematics3-5
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences 3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Laboratory Science0-1
Fine Arts3
Literature/Humanities3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5

Mechanical Engineering Required Courses

ENGL 3010Writing in the Professions3
MATH 1210Calculus I4
MATH 1220Calculus II4
MATH 2250
MATH 3500Numerical Analysis3
CHEM 1210
CHEM 1215
Principles of Chemistry I (PS)
and Principles of Chemistry I Lab (LAB)
5
PHYS 2210
PHYS 2215
Physics/Scientists Engineers I
and Physics/Scientists Engineers Lab
5
PHYS 2220
PHYS 2225
Physics/Scientists EngineersII
and Physics/Scientists Engineers II Lab
5
MECH 1000
MECH 1005
Design: Introduction to Mechanical Design & Rapid Prototyping
and Design: Introduction to Mechanical Design & Rapid Prototyping Lab
3
MECH 1100Design: Manufacturing Processes3
MECH 1150Design: Prototyping Techniques2.5
MECH 1200
MECH 1205
Mechatronics: Coding
and Mechatronics: Coding Lab
4
MECH 2010Solid Mechanics: Statics3
MECH 2030Solid Mechanics: Dynamics3
MECH 2160Solid Mechanics: Materials Science3
MECH 2210
MECH 2215
Mechatronics: Circuits
and Mechatronics: Circuits Lab
3
MECH 2250
MECH 2255
Mechatronics: Sensors & Actuators
and Mechatronics: Sensors & Actuators Lab
4
MECH 3200
MECH 3205
Mechatronics: Systems & Controls
and Mechatronics: Systems & Controls Lab
3.5
MECH 3250
MECH 3255
Mechatronics: Machinery
and Mechatronics: Machinery Lab
4
MECH 3300
MECH 3305
Solid Mechanics: Strength of Materials
and Solid Mechanics: Strength of Materials Lab
4.5
MECH 3600
MECH 3605
Thermofluids: Thermodynamics
and Thermofluids: Thermodynamics Lab
4.5
MECH 3650
MECH 3655
Thermofluids: Heat Transfer
and Thermofluids: Heat Transfer Lab
3.5
MECH 3700
MECH 3705
Thermofluids: Fluid Mechanics
and Thermofluids: Fluid Mechanics Lab
4.5
MECH 4000Design: Product Design I3
MECH 4010Design: Product Design II3

Mechanical Engineering Technical Elective Courses

Complete 12 credits from the following:12
Any 4000-level course from MECH excluding MECH 4000, 4010
Any 4000-level course from PHYS
Any 4000-level course from MATH excluding MATH 4500, 4890, 4900
Any 4000-level course from CS excluding CS 4600, 4920, 4990, 4991, 4992
Any 4000-level course from CHEM excluding CHEM 4800, 4910
Introduction to Partial Differential Equations
Probability & Statistics
Mobile Application Development for Android
Mobile Application Development: iOS

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 126 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at DSU for institutional residency.
  4. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.
  5. Grade C- or higher in all Mechanical Engineering Required Courses and Technical Elective Courses.
  6. Pass the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam.

Graduation Plan

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
CHEM 1210
CHEM 1215
Principles of Chemistry I (PS)
and Principles of Chemistry I Lab (LAB)
5
MATH 1210 Calculus I 4
MECH 1000
MECH 1005
Design: Introduction to Mechanical Design & Rapid Prototyping
and Design: Introduction to Mechanical Design & Rapid Prototyping Lab
3
MECH 1100 Design: Manufacturing Processes 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
MATH 1220 Calculus II 4
MECH 1200
MECH 1205
Mechatronics: Coding
and Mechatronics: Coding Lab
4
MECH 2160 Solid Mechanics: Materials Science 3
PHYS 2210
PHYS 2215
Physics/Scientists Engineers I
and Physics/Scientists Engineers Lab
5
 Hours16
2nd Year
Fall Semester
MATH 2210 Multivariable Calculus 4
MECH 2210
MECH 2215
Mechatronics: Circuits
and Mechatronics: Circuits Lab
3
MECH 1150 Design: Prototyping Techniques 2.5
MECH 2010 Solid Mechanics: Statics 3
PHYS 2220
PHYS 2225
Physics/Scientists EngineersII
and Physics/Scientists Engineers II Lab
5
 Hours17.5
Spring Semester
MATH 2250 4
MECH 2030 Solid Mechanics: Dynamics 3
MECH 2250
MECH 2255
Mechatronics: Sensors & Actuators
and Mechatronics: Sensors & Actuators Lab
4
MECH 3600
MECH 3605
Thermofluids: Thermodynamics
and Thermofluids: Thermodynamics Lab
4.5
 Hours15.5
3rd Year
Fall Semester
MATH 3500 Numerical Analysis 3
MECH 3200
MECH 3205
Mechatronics: Systems & Controls
and Mechatronics: Systems & Controls Lab
3.5
MECH 3300
MECH 3305
Solid Mechanics: Strength of Materials
and Solid Mechanics: Strength of Materials Lab
4.5
MECH 3700
MECH 3705
Thermofluids: Fluid Mechanics
and Thermofluids: Fluid Mechanics Lab
4.5
 Hours15.5
Spring Semester
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Selected Topics: (EN) 3
General Education (Fine Arts) 3
MECH 3250
MECH 3255
Mechatronics: Machinery
and Mechatronics: Machinery Lab
4
MECH 3650
MECH 3655
Thermofluids: Heat Transfer
and Thermofluids: Heat Transfer Lab
3.5
Technical Elective 1 3
 Hours16.5
4th Year
Fall Semester
ENGL 3010 Writing in the Professions 3
General Education (Social & Behavioral Sciences) 3
MECH 4000 Design: Product Design I 3
Technical Elective 2 3
Technical Elective 3 3
FE Exam  
 Hours15
Spring Semester
General Education (Literature/Humanities) 3
General Education (Life Sciences) 3
General Education (American Institutions) 3
MECH 4010 Design: Product Design II 3
Technical Elective 4 3
 Hours15
 Total Hours126