College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Progression Plans are for planning purposes
only; see the catalog for official details.

Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Engineering

4YR Progression Plan-Classic

Campus Availability

  • Flagstaff

Year 1

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. EGR186 Intro To Engineering Design 3
Description: Introduces the design process, problem-solving techniques, teaming skills, oral and written communication skills, and tools for success in academic and professional careers. Multiple hands-on projects. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: MAT 125 or higher. Must have earned grade of C or better in prerequisite course.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. ME180 Computer-aided Design 2
Description: Fundamentals of graphical communications, including sketching, computer-aided drafting, design, and parametric modeling. 1 hr. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Pre- or Corequisite: MAT 125 or MAT 125H or higher with a grade of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. MAT136 Calculus I 4
Description: Calculus of one variable; basic concepts, interpretations, techniques, and applications of differentiation and integration. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 125 or MAT 125H with a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 65+; MATHC 65+; PLACE 70+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
4. LS/DIVCOURSE Liberal Studies/Diversity Course 3
5. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
6. NAU100 Transition To College 1
Description: Interactive course designed to facilitate student success through exploration of academic, navigation, and life skills, familiarize students with campus resources and services, and assist students in forming a support network. Letter grade only.
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. MAT137 Calculus II 4
Description: Concepts, techniques, and applications of integration, differential equations, Taylor polynomials, infinite series. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: MAT 136 with a grade of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. ENG105 Critical Read/Writng In Univ 4
Description: Writing skills for completing university coursework. Fulfills the liberal studies requirement for English composition. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ((English Placement Test Results (ACT 17+; Accuplacer WR 4-7; IELTS 6+; PLACE 30+; SATI 340+, TOEFL PB 525+/CB 193+/IB 70+)) or (Test Results (ACT < 7; AccuplacerWR < 4; PLACE 10; SATI < 340) and Corequisite: ENG 107))
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. PHY161 University Physics I 4
Description: First course in the three-semester, calculus-based, introductory physics sequence. Classical mechanics. 3 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: MAT 136 or MAT 136H or higher with a grade of C or better
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
4. CHM151 General Chemistry I 4
Description: Fundamental chemistry principles presented at a level appropriate for preprofessional, science, and engineering majors, including students proceeding to CHM 235 and 238. Prerequisites: high school chemistry or CHM 100 plus intermediate algebra; recommended: CHM 151L. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 108 or MAT 114 w/ a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS 50+)
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
5. CHM151L General Chemistry I Lab 1
Description: Introduces important lab practices, stoichiometry, and the analysis of chemical unknowns. 2 hrs. lab including lecture time when appropriate. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Pre- or Corequisite: CHM 151
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014

Year 2

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. EGR286 Engineering Design: Process 3
Description: The process of engineering design, mechanisms and controls, computer and programming skills, teamwork and project management, written and oral communications. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: EGR 186, CS 122, and (EE 188 for Electrical Engineering majors) or (ME 180 for Mechanical Engineering majors). Must have earned grades of C or better in all prerequisite courses. Corequisite: EE 188 for Mechanical Engineering majors
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. EE188 Electrical Engineering I 3
Description: Introduces electrical engineering including DC and AC circuit analysis, operational amplifiers, transducers, transformers, and AC power. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: MAT 136 or MAT 136H or higher with a grade of C or better or Corequisite: MAT 136 or MAT 136H or higher
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. EE188L Electrical Engineering I Lab 1
Description: Introduces AC and DC circuit analysis concepts, electrical lab instruments, and electrical circuit simulation, construction and testing. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: EE 188 with grade of C or better or Corequisite: EE 188
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
4. CENE251 Applied Mechanics Statics 3
Description: Fundamentals of applied mechanics, vector algebra, equivalent force systems, equations of equilibrium, structures, centroids, friction, moments of inertia. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: PHY 161 and MAT 137 with grades of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
5. MAT238 Calculus III 4
Description: Vector functions and multidimensional calculus; partial derivatives, gradients, optimization, multiple integrals, parametric curves and surfaces, vector calculus, line integrals, flux integral, and vector fields. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: MAT 137 with a grade of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
6. PHY262 University Physics II 3
Description: Second course in the three-semester, calculus-based, introductory physics sequence. Electricity, magnetism, and thermodynamics. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: (PHY 161 or PHY 171) and Pre- or Corequisite: MAT 137 or higher
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. ME252 Applied Mechanics Dynamics 3
Description: Kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies using vector analysis; solution methods: force-mass-acceleration, work and energy, impulse and momentum, translating and rotating coordinate systems. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: CENE 251 and (MAT 238 or MAT 239) with grades of C or better. Must concurrently enroll in ME 252R, unless earned grades of B or better in MAT 238 and CENE 251.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. CENE253 Mechanics Of Materials 3
Description: Effects of axial, flexural, torsional, and combined stresses on elastic beams, shafts, and columns. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: CENE 251 with a grade of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. CENE253L Mechanics Of Materials Lab 1
Description: Lab experiments to reinforce the concepts discussed in CENE 253. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: CENE 251 or CENE 253 with a grade of C or better or Corequisite: CENE 253
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
4. ME291 Thermodynamics I 3
Description: Energy and entropy concepts, applications; first and second law principles, applications to processes and cycles. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: CHM 151 and (MAT 238 or 239) Pre- or Corequisite: PHY 262. Must have earned grades of C or better in all prerequisite courses. Must concurrently enroll in ME 291R unless earned grade of B or better in MAT 238
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
5. MAT239 Differential Equations 3
Description: Solutions of first-order differential equations, nth-order linear equations, systems of linear differential equations, series solutions. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: MAT 238 with a grade of C or better or Corequisite: MAT 238
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
6. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3

Year 3

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. ME340 Materials Science 3
Description: Relationships between the microstructure of materials and their physical and engineering properties. Basic metallurgy/ceramic/polymer science; processing, structure, properties, and performance of engineering materials. 3 hrs. lecture. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: CHM 151 and Pre- or Corequisite: PHY 262 Must have earned grades of C or better in all prerequisite courses.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. ME395 Fluid Mechanics 3
Description: Theory, concepts, and usage of the basic laws of fluid mechanics (conservation of mass, momentum, and energy); incompressible flow of fluids with introduction of compressible flow: dimensional analysis and similitude; laminar and turbulent flows; empirical methods. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ME 291 and MAT 239 Pre- or Corequisite: ME 252. Must have earned grades of C or better in all prerequisite courses.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. CENE225 Engineering Analysis 3
Description: Graphical and numerical descriptive statistics, probability, inferential statistics, discrete and continuous random variables, sampling error, hypothesis testing, experiment design, and linear regression with engineering applications. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: MAT 137 with a grade of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
4. CS122 Programming For Eng & Sci 2
Description: Introduces computer programming for engineers, scientists, and math majors. Emphasizes problem solving, algorithms, and structured programming. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: MAT 108 with a grade of C or better or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 50+; MATHC 50+; PLACE 55+) Corequisite: CS 122L
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
5. CS122L Prog For Egr & Sci Lab 1
Description: Provides guided practical experience with applied engineering and science-oriented programming problems. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Corequisite: CS 122
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
6. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
Engineering program fee assessed
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. ME365 Machine Design 3
Description: Fundamentals of mechanical design; stress, deflection, material selection, strength, and design principles; design of mechanical elements: screws, joints, springs, gears, shafts, and couplings. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: ME 252 and ME 340 and CENE 253 and (CS 122 or 122H) with grades of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. ME392 Thermodynamics II 3
Description: Steam and gas turbine power plants; Maxwell's relations; gaseous mixtures; combustion analysis; computer applications of first and second law principles. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ME 291 with grade of C or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. MAT362 Intro To Numerical Analysis 3
Description: Algorithms, computational errors, single variable equations, curve fitting, interpolation, numerical differentiation and integration, numerical solutions of differential equations, and linear systems of equations. Includes computer lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: MAT 137 with a grade of C or better and (CIS 220 or CS 122 or CS 122H or CS 123 or CS 126 or EE 222)
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
4. EGR386W Eng Design: The Methods 3
Description: Methods of engineering design, including project planning and management, effective interdisciplinary team skills, professional writing, oral communication skills, and professional ethics. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (EGR 286 or CENE 286) with a grade of C or better and (ENG 105 or HON 190 with grade of C or better or English Placement Test Results (PLACE 60+))
Requirement Designation: Junior Writing Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
5. DEPTHELECTIVE Depth Elective 3 DEPTHELECTIVE Notes
Notes: * Depth electives include 9 units of coursework. See catalog for a list of approved courses.
Engineering program fee assessed

Year 4

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. ME450 Heat Transfer 3
Description: Theory and application of heat transfer by conduction, convection, and radiation. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (CS 122 or CS 122H) and ME 395 with grades of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. ME476C Mechanical Egr Design I 3
Description: Design teams formed, projects for ME 486C selected with client interaction. Proposal, negotiation, specification/requirements documentation executed and accepted by client. Fall only. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ME 365, ME 395 and EGR 386W with grades of C or better
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. ME495 Expmtl Mthds Thermal Sciences 3
Description: Fundamental methods of acquiring and analyzing experimental data in the thermal sciences, including applied statistics. Experiments in thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and thermal-fluid systems. 2 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab; lectures end after ten weeks. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ME 395, EE 188, and CENE 225 with grades of C or better Pre- or Corequisite: ME 450
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
4. DEPTHELECTIVE Depth Elective 3 DEPTHELECTIVE Notes
Notes: * Depth electives include 9 units of coursework. See catalog for a list of approved courses.
5. BREADTHELECTIVE Breadth Elective 3 BREADTHELECTIVE Notes
Notes: ** Complete 9 additional units of upper-division courses in engineering, natural sciences, business or mathematics as approved by the department.
6. LS/DIVCOURSE Liberal Studies/Diversity Course 3
Submit graduation application this term
Engineering program fee assessed
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. ME486C Mechanical Engr Design II 3
Description: Design methodology and decision making. Team design projects culminating with oral and written reports. Individual projects are appropriate on approval. 2 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ME 476C with grade of C or better
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
2. DEPTHELECTIVE Depth Elective 3 DEPTHELECTIVE Notes
Notes: * Depth electives include 9 units of coursework. See catalog for a list of approved courses.
3. BREADTHELECTIVE Breadth Elective 3 BREADTHELECTIVE Notes
Notes: ** Complete 9 additional units of upper-division courses in engineering, natural sciences, business or mathematics as approved by the department.
4. BREADTHELECTIVE Breadth Elective 3 BREADTHELECTIVE Notes
Notes: ** Complete 9 additional units of upper-division courses in engineering, natural sciences, business or mathematics as approved by the department.
5. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
Engineering program fee assessed

University Requirements Specified by Major

University requirements includes 35 units of liberal studies and 6 units of diversity coursework. The courses listed below are required for the major, but may also be used to satisfy liberal studies and/or diversity. Know that if a course is used to satisfy more than one requirement it is only counted once in the cumulative totals. The sections that are blank can be satisfied with any course from the approved list of liberal studies or diversity.
Foundation Requirements:English (FNRQ:ENG) (4 units) ENG 105 (4)
Foundation Requirements:Math (FNRQ:MAT) (3 units) MAT 137 (4)
Aesthetic and Humanistic Inquiry (AHI) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Social and Political Worlds (SPW) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Cultural Understanding (CU) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Science/Applied Science (SAS/LAB) (7 units) PHY 161 (4), PHY 262 (3)
Liberal Studies Elective (3 units) CHM 151 (4)
Diversity:U.S. Ethnic (DIV:ETHN) (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:Global (DIV:GLBL) (3 units) Student Choice (3)

Program Information

PROGRAM INFORMATION

A minimum of 128 units are required for this degree. This plan as written has 129 units.
You can not have more than two grades of D in your engineering and computer science courses. Furthermore, all prerequisite courses for your engineering classes must be completed with grades of C or better. The two grades of D allowed cannot be in the prerequisite courses.

*Depth electives include 9 units from the following lists or 300-400 level engineering courses with approval from your advisor. It is encouraged that you select course from only one of the two areas.

  • Mechanical design: CENE 376 or 477; EE 325 or 458; ME 454, 455, 467, 482 or 484
  • Fluid & thermal sciences: CENE 430 or 480; EE 325 or 458; ME 441, 442, 451 or 454
  • You can also use 500-level courses as depth electives, if you meet the pre-requisites and have advisor approval
** Breadth electives include 9 additional units of upper-division courses in engineering, natural sciences, business or mathematics as approved by the department.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Engineering Programs
Building 69, Room 122
Phone: 928-523-5251
http://cefns.nau.edu/Academic/ME/

Department Chair: Ernesto Penado
Phone: 928-523-9453
Email: Ernesto.Penado@nau.edu

Debbie Wildermuth
Academic Services Coordinator
College of Engineering, Forestry & Natural Sciences
Building 21, Room 132
Phone: 928-523-3842
Email: cefnsacademic@nau.edu

General Information

Progression Plans are intended to provide a general road map related to the sequencing of courses.

For a full description of degree requirements, review the Academic Catalog. To determine what requirements you may have already met through transfer credits, AP/IB courses, or test credits review your Academic Requirements, advisement report.

Some courses may have prerequisites and/or require appropriate placement scores in Mathematics and English. If you do not have the appropriate placement or prerequisite courses, you may have to take more courses than are presented on the Progression Plan.

Not all classes are offered every term so use caution when changing the sequencing of courses.

For further clarification, refer to the catalog (link provided at the top of this page) or speak with an academic advisor.