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2019-2020 Undergraduate Studies Bulletin 
    
 
  Jul 16, 2019
 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Studies Bulletin

Mechanical Engineering, BSE


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Learning Outcomes

  • The graduates shall have the ability to identify, analyze, design and realize mechanical and thermal systems to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  • The graduates shall have the ability to use contemporary computational techniques and tools.
  • The graduates shall have the competence in design of experiments, experimental practices and data interpretation and their use to identify and solve engineering problems.
  • The graduates shall have the ability to apply mathematics through linear algebra, multivariate calculus and differential equations to formulate and solve engineering problems.
  • The graduates shall have the ability to apply statistical methods to analyze and interpret data to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
  • The graduates shall have an understanding of the chemistry and physics that are fundamental to so they can identify, formulate and solve mechanical engineering.
  • The graduate shall have the ability to perform engineering economic analyses.
  • The graduates shall have the ability to plan, schedule, and execute engineering projects. 
  • The graduates shall have effective oral and written communication skills. 
  • The graduates shall have an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • The graduates shall have the ability to funciton on multi-disciplinary teams.
  • The graduates shall have an understanding of and the ability to engage in life-long learning. 
  • The graduates shall have an appreciation for the role of engineering in modern society. 
  • The graduates shall have an appreciation for literature, fine arts and humanities. 
  • The graduates shall have the ability in one foreign language to comprehend the topic and main ideas on familiar subjects. 

Academic Standards

Program GPA

Program GPA requirement policies are described in the College of Engineering and Computing section of this bulletin. For the purpose of these policies, the following courses are used to determine the Program GPA for the Mechanical Engineering B.S.E. program: All Lower Division Engineering courses, all Mechanical Engineering Major courses, and all courses used to satisfy a Mechanical Engineering Elective.

Major Map

A major map is a layout of required courses in a given program of study, including critical courses and suggested course sequences to ensure a clear path to graduation.

Major maps are only a suggested or recommended sequence of courses required in a program of study. Please contact your academic advisor for assistance in the application of specific coursework to a program of study and course selection and planning for upcoming semesters.

 

Mechanical Engineering, BSE

 


Degree Requirements (125 hours)

See College of Engineering and Computing  for entrance requirements, progression requirements, and special academic opportunities.

  1. Carolina Core (34-46 hours)
  2. College Requirements (0 hours)
  3. Program Requirements (48 hours)
  4. Major Requirements (43 hours)

1. Carolina Core (34-46 hours)


Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication: Written – CMW (6 hours)

Analytical Reasoning and Problem Solving – ARP (8 hours) 

Must be passed with a grade of C or higher.

Scientific Literacy – SCI (8 hours)

Must be passed with a grade of C or higher.

Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Foreign Language – GFL (0-6 hours)

Score two or better on foreign language placement test; or complete the 109 and 110 courses in FREN, GERM, LATN or SPAN; or complete the 121 course in another foreign language.

​Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Historical Thinking – GHS (3 hours) 

Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Social Sciences – GSS (3 hours) 

Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding –  AIU (3 hours)

Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication: Spoken Component* – CMS (0-3 hours)

Select from the following:

Information Literacy* –  INF (0-3 hours)

Select from the following:

Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility* – VSR (0-3 hours)

Select from the following:

*Carolina Core Stand Alone or Overlay Eligible Requirements – Overlay-approved courses offer students the option of meeting two Carolina Core components in a single course. A maximum of two overlays is allowed. The total Carolina Core credit hours for this program must add up to a minimum of 34 hours.

2. College Requirements (0 hours)


No college-required courses for this program.

3. Program Requirements (48 hours)


Supporting Courses (39 hours)

Foundational Courses (12 hours)

Lower Division Engineering (21 hours)

Mechanical Engineering Electives (6 hours): Select from the following:

Elective (9 hours)

  • Any course taken at the University or transferred in as a University course that does not essentially duplicate a course otherwise applied to the degree. A list of such courses that cannot be used as a free elective is maintained in the department office. This list includes: ENCP 101, 102, 200, 201, 210, 260, 290, 330, 360, 491, 492; ECHE 101, 310, 320, 321; ECIV 101, 111, 200, 201, 210, 220, 360; BMEN 101, 211, 260, ELCT 101.

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