Mechanical Engineering (B.Sc.)

The Bachelor of Science Program in Mechanical Engineering includes the study of transforming energy into a form that can be controlled and used for the production of goods and services. Emphasis is given to the analysis, design, instruction and control of equipment, instruments and mechanical systems. The Program aims to prepare students to practice mechanical engineering at the professional level. This Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)” (www.abet.org).

Admission requirements

  • High school general point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher
  • Academic index of 980 or more

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING


General Education Requirements 27 credits
Core Requirements 41 credits
Related Requirements 15 credits
Major Requirements 49 credits
Prescribed Distributive Requirements 6 to 12 credits
Elective Courses 3 credits
Total 141 to 147 credits

General Education Requirements – 27 credits

Twenty-seven (27) credits are required as explained in the Engineering Program. Students are exempt from taking GEMA 1200 in the Mathematics category and will take only the course GEPE 4040 in the philosophic and Esthetic Thought category. In the Historic and Social Context category, they will take one course.

Core Requirements – 41 credits

ENGR 1100 Introduction to Engineering 3
ENGR 1200 Introduction to Sustainable Engineering 3
ENGR 2130 Introduction to Engineering Computing 3
ENGR 3300 Engineering Economics 3
CHEM 2115 General Chemistry for Engineers 4
MATH 1500 Precalculus 5
MATH 2251 Calculus I 5
MATH 2252 Calculus II 4
MATH 3350 Linear Algebra 3
PHYS 3311 Physics for Engineers I 4
PHYS 3312 Physics for Engineers II 4

Related Requirements – 15 credits

ENGR 2220 Computerized Engineering Graphics 3
ENGR 3365 Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering 3
MATH 3250 Calculus III 3
MATH 3400 Differential Equations 3
MECN 3500 Numerical Methods for Engineers 3

Major Requirements – 49 credits

MECN 3005 Vectorial Mechanics for Engineers: Statics 3
MECN 3010 Vectorial Mechanics for Engineers: Dynamics 3
MECN 3115 Fluid Mechanics and Applications 3
MECN 3165 Solid Mechanics 3
MECN 3250 Laboratory of Manufacturing Processes 1
MECN 4105 Mechanical Vibrations 3
MECN 4110 Mechanisms Design 3
MECN 4121 Design of Machine Elements I 3
MECN 4122 Design of Machine Elements II 3
MECN 4201 Thermodynamics I 3
MECN 4202 Thermodynamics II 3
MECN 4210 Heat Transfer 3
MECN 4305 Engineering Materials 3
MECN 4405 Engineering Analysis Assisted by Computer 3
MECN 4610 Automatic Control Systems 3
MECN 4710 Fluids Mechanics and Thermal Sciences Laboratory 1
MECN 4720 Materials and Solids Mechanics Laboratory 1
MECn 4730 Instrumentation, Control, and Vibrations Laboratory 1
MECN 4810 Design Project in Mechanical Engineering 3

Prescribed Distributive Requirements – 6 to 12 credits

A minimum of six (6) credits are required from the following courses:
MECN 3140 Power Systems of Fluids 3
MECN 3160 Dynamics of Motor Vehicles 3
MECN 3200 Mechatronics 3
MECN 3350 Performance and Aircraft Design 3
MECN 3400 Design and Analysis of Aerospace Missions 3
MECN 3600 Gas Turbines and Propulsion Systems 3
MECN 4220 Thermal Systems Design 3
MECN 4230 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 3
MECN 4235 Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning System Design 3
MECN 4240 Solar Energy Applications 3
MECN 4350 Aerospace Structures and Materials 3
MECN 4620 Dynamics and Aerospace Vehicle Controls 3
MECN 4820 Aerospace Experience 3

Optional Prescribed Distributive Electives – Up to 6 credits

MECN 4910 Practice in Mechanical Engineering 3
MECN 4921 Undergraduate Research Experience I 3
MECN 4922 Undergraduate Research Experience II 3
MECN 4930 EIT Exam Seminar 2
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Minor Programs

Students may choose to declare at least one minor or a maximum of two, in an area of their interest. These minors will require the approval of the Academic Advisor and the director of the Mechanical Engineering Program. The minor requirements must be finished before or at the same time as completing the requirements of the degree. The declaration of a minor must be made prior to the graduation request.

Minor in Aerospace Engineering (218M)

Requirements – 18 credits The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers an optional minor concentration in aerospace engineering. Students must choose six (6) courses from the following list:
MECN 3350 Performance and Aircraft Design 3
MECN 3400 Design and Analysis of Aerospace Missions 3
MECN 3600 Gas Turbines and Propulsion Systems 3
MECN 4350 Aerospace Structures and Materials 3
MECN 4620 Dynamics and Aerospace Vehicle Control 3
MECN 4820 Aerospace Experience 3
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