College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences2012-2013
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Engineering
This program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.
What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering?
Career opportunities that might be pursued:
- Medical devices
With further education, one of these paths is possible:
- Mechanical engineering management
- Industrial designer
- University professor
To receive a bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete at least 120 units of credit that minimally includes a major, the liberal studies requirements, and university requirements as listed below.
- All of Northern Arizona University's liberal studies, diversity, junior-level writing, and capstone requirements.
- All requirements for your specific academic plan(s).
- At least 30 units of upper-division courses, which may include transfer work.
- At least 30 units of coursework taken through Northern Arizona University, of which at least 18 must be upper-division courses (300-level or above). This requirement is not met by credit-by-exam, retro-credits, transfer coursework, etc.
- A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on all work attempted at Northern Arizona University.
In addition to University Requirements:
- At least 60 units of engineering core requirements
- At least 46 units of mechanical engineering requirements
- Be aware that you may not use courses with an ME prefix to satisfy liberal studies requirements
- Elective courses, if needed, to reach an overall total of at least 128 units
Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.
|Minimum Units for Completion||128|
|Highest Mathematics Required||MAT 362|
|Additional Fees/Program Fees||Required|
|Progression Plan Link||View Progression Plan|
Take the following 106 units:
Engineering Core Requirements (60 units)
Mathematics and science courses (27 units):
- CHM 151, CHM 151L (5 units)
- MAT 136, MAT 137, MAT 238, MAT 239 (15 units)
- PHY 161, PHY 262 (7 units)
- Mathematics and science courses (27 units):
- ME 476C and ME 486C, which together meet Northern Arizona University's senior capstone requirement (6 units)
Mechanical Engineering Requirements (46 units)
Take the following 28 units, which provide an overview of the two branches of mechanical engineering - solid mechanics and thermal and fluid sciences - and give you background for further specialization:
- MAT 362 (3 units)
- CENE 253, CENE 253L (4 units)
- EGR 386W (3 units)
- ME 340, ME 365, ME 392, ME 395, ME 450, ME 495 (18 units)
To gain breadth in fields related to mechanical engineering, you also select upper-division courses in engineering, natural sciences, business, or mathematics. You must get your advisor's approval for these courses. (9 units)
Additional coursework is required, if, after you have met the previously described requirements, you have not yet completed a total of 128 units of credit.
You may take these remaining courses from any academic areas, using these courses to pursue your specific interests and goals. We encourage you to consult with your advisor to select the courses that will be most advantageous to you. (Please note that you may also use prerequisites or transfer credits as electives if they weren't used to meet major, minor, or liberal studies requirements.)
- Also note that you can't have more than two grades of "D" in your engineering and computer science courses. Furthermore, all prerequisite courses for your engineering courses must be completed with grades of "C" or better.
Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.
- PROGRAM FEE INFORMATION
Program fees are established by the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR). A program fee of $500 per year in students' Junior and Senior years has been approved for this program.
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