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Mechanical Engineering, B.S.M.E.

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CIP Code:  CODE: 4680 (141901-01)

Total Credit Hours:  130

Degree Awarded:  Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Career Opportunities:  Transportation industry, utilities, equipment design, computer-aided design and manufacturing fields, oil services

Students with Math ACT sub-score of 28 or above, and with at least 8 weeks of trigonometry in high school may register for MATH 270 - Calculus I upon entry. Students with Math ACT sub-score between 26-27 may take the advanced placement test given by the Math Department or MATH 143 - Pre-Calculus Algebra and Trigonometry. Those who do not meet these qualifications and have an ACT sub-score in Math of at least 23 must take MATH 109 - Pre-Calculus Algebra  and MATH 110 - Pre-Calculus Trigonometry and Function Theory. Students requiring pre-calculus courses are advised to complete these courses in the summer semester prior to the freshman year.


Freshman Year

Required Courses

    UNIV 100 - First Year Seminar: Cajun Connection 2 Credit(s).
    UNIV 200 - Information Literacy 2 Credit(s).
    CHEM 107 - General Chemistry I 3 Credit(s).
    ENGL 101 - Introduction to Academic Writing 3 Credit(s).
    ENGL 102 - Writing and Research About Culture 3 Credit(s).
    MATH 270 - Calculus I 4 Credit(s).
    MATH 301 - Calculus II 4 Credit(s).
    MCHE 101 - Introduction to Mechanical Engineering 2 Credit(s).
    PHYS 201 - General Physics I 4 Credit(s).

Electives

BIOL SCI (3 Credits)

Must be chosen from the Department of Mechanical Engineering approved list of electives.

Total: 30 Credits


Sophomore Year

Required Courses

    CHEE 317 - Materials of Engineering 3 Credit(s).
    CMCN 310 - Public Speaking 3 Credit(s).
    ENGR 201 - Electrical Circuits 3 Credit(s).
    ENGR 211 - Statics 3 Credit(s).
    ENGR 301 - Thermodynamics 3 Credit(s).
    ENGR 313 - Dynamics 3 Credit(s).
    MATH 302 - Calculus III 4 Credit(s).
    MATH 350 - Differential Equations 3 Credit(s).
    MCHE 201 - Introduction to Engineering Design 2 Credit(s).
    PHYS 202 - General Physics II 4 Credit(s).

Electives

General Science Lab (1 Credit)

Must be chosen from the Department of Mechanical Engineering approved list of electives.
LIT (3 Credits)

Must be chosen from the Department of Mechanical Engineering approved list of electives.

Total: 35 Credits


Junior Year

Required Courses

    ECON 300 - Fundamentals of Economics 3 Credit(s).
    ENGR 219 - Mechanics of Materials 3 Credit(s).
    ENGR 304 - Fluid Mechanics 3 Credit(s).
    MCHE 220 - Mechanics of Materials Laboratory 2 Credit(s).
    MCHE 301 - Engineering Analysis 3 Credit(s).
    MCHE 303 - Engineering Graphics and Solid Modeling 3 Credit(s).
    MCHE 357 - Instrumentation/Measurements 2 Credit(s).
    MCHE 362 - Thermal Engineering 3 Credit(s).
    MCHE 363 - Kinematics of Machines 3 Credit(s).
    MCHE 365 - Manufacturing Processes 3 Credit(s).
    MCHE 467 - Machine Design I 3 Credit(s).
    MCHE 474(G) - Control Systems 3 Credit(s).

Total: 34 Credits


Senior Year

Required Courses

    ECON 430(G) - Industrial Economics and Finance 3 Credit(s).
    MCHE 358 - Energy Systems Laboratory 2 Credit(s).
    MCHE 469 - Heat Transfer 3 Credit(s).
    MCHE 482 - Engineeering Projects I 2 Credit(s).
    MCHE 484 - Engineering Projects 2 Credit(s).
    MCHE 490 - Senior Seminar 1 Credit(s).
    PHIL 316 - Professional Ethics 3 Credit(s).

Electives

ARTS (3 Credits)

Must be chosen from the Department of Mechanical Engineering approved list of electives.
HIST (3 Credits)

Must be chosen from the Department of Mechanical Engineering approved list of electives.
TECH (9 Credits)

At least one of the technical electives must be a mechanical engineering design course.

Total: 31 Credits


Note(s)

A grade of "C" or better is required for any course in this curriculum that is a prerequisite for any other course in this curriculum. Students have only three attempts to achieve a satisfactory grade in a required course. A cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all engineering courses is required for graduation.

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