Mechanical Engineering Major

Students entering the University of San Diego and/or declaring a major during 2015-2016, should follow information contained in the printed course catalog (also known as the "catalog of record") published on October 1, 2015. Access the catalog of record at http://catalogs.sandiego.edu.

Requirements for the Mechanical Engineering Major: (147 semester units)

The mathematics, science, and engineering courses listed below also satisfy the core curriculum requirements in mathematics competency, natural sciences, and the upper division writing course.

Mathematics and Basic Science requirements (33 units):

Mathematics
MATH 150Calculus I4
MATH 151Calculus II4
MATH 250Calculus III4
MATH 310Applied Mathematics for Science and Engineering I3
ISYE 330Engineering Probability and Statistics3
 MATH 315 Applied Probability and Statistics
Physics
PHYS 270
& PHYS 270  270L
Introduction to Mechanics
and Mechanics Lab
4
PHYS 271
& PHYS 271  271L
Introduction to Electricity and Magnetism
and Introduction to Electricity and Magnetism Lab
4
Chemistry
CHEM 151
& CHEM 151  151L
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
4
Life Science Elective3

Engineering Core Requirements (25 units):

These courses include units in engineering science, computer programming, engineering design, and other subject requirements in support of engineering practice:

ENGR 101Introduction to Engineering3
ENGR 102Introduction to Electromechanical System Design3
ENGR 103User-Centered Design3
ENGR 121Engineering Programming3
 COMP 150 Computer Programming I
ENGR 311Engineering Materials Science3
MENG 210Statics3
MENG 260Introduction to Thermal Sciences3
ELEC 201Electrical Circuits4

Engineering Professional Practice Requirements (9 units)

In support of the professional practice of engineering, there are requirements for knowledge of economics, communication, and engineering ethics. Some of these courses also fulfill university core requirements:

ECON 101Principles of Microeconomics3
 ECON 102 Principles of Macroeconomics
 ISYE 220 Engineering Economics
PHIL 342Engineering Ethics3
COMM 203Public Speaking 13
1

ROTC students may substitute NAVS 201, MILS 301, or SDSU AS 300A for COMM 203 in the engineering program. These classes will not satisfy university core requirements 

Mechanical Engineering Requirements (49 units):

These courses include units in mechanical engineering science, laboratory, and design. These classes are required by the major:

ISYE 350
& ISYE 350  350L
Manufacturing Processes
and Manufacturing Processes Laboratory
4
MENG 300Applied Thermodynamics3
MENG 351Machine Shop Practices1
MENG 352CAD Practices1
MENG 360
& MENG 360  360L
Fluid Mechanics
and Fluid Mechanics Laboratory
4
MENG 370
& MENG 370  370L
Mechanics of Materials
and Mechanics of Materials Laboratory
4
MENG 375Dynamics3
MENG 400
& MENG 400  400L
Heat Transfer
and Heat Transfer Laboratory
4
MENG 430Design of Machine Elements3
MENG 491WSenior Design Project I4
MENG 492Senior Design Project II3

Students also select one required simulation-based course and four additional mechanical engineering elective courses. A list of approved mechanical engineering electives is available from the chair of mechanical engineering.

Core Curriculum Requirements (30 or more additional units):

All mechanical engineering majors must satisfy the core curriculum specified by the university.

Required Program of Study: Mechanical Engineering

First Year
Semester IHours
ENGR 101Introduction to Engineering3
MATH 150Calculus I4
CHEM 151
& CHEM 151  151L
General Chemistry I4
Or 
ENGR 121 COMP 150Engineering Programming
Computer Programming I
3
CC Electives6
Semester II
ENGR 102 103Introduction to Electromechanical System Design
User-Centered Design
3
MATH 151Calculus II4
ENGR 121 COMP 150Engineering Programming
Computer Programming I
3
or 
CHEM 151
& CHEM 151  151L
General Chemistry I4
PHYS 270Introduction to Mechanics3
CC Elective3
Sophomore Year
Semester I
ENGR 102 103Introduction to Electromechanical System Design
User-Centered Design
3
MATH 310Applied Mathematics for Science and Engineering I3
PHYS 271
& PHYS 271  271L
Introduction to Electricity and Magnetism4
CC Electives6
Semester II
ELEC 201Electrical Circuits4
MATH 250Calculus III4
MENG 210Statics3
MENG 260Introduction to Thermal Sciences3
COMM 2031Public Speaking3
Junior Year
Semester I
ENGR 311Engineering Materials Science3
MENG 300Applied Thermodynamics3
MENG 351Machine Shop Practices1
MENG 352CAD Practices1
MENG 375Dynamics3
ISYE 330Engineering Probability and Statistics3
CC elective3
Semester II
ISYE 350
& ISYE 350  350L
Manufacturing Processes4
MENG 360
& MENG 360  360L
Fluid Mechanics4
MENG 370
& MENG 370  370L
Mechanics of Materials4
MENG Elective3
Senior Year
Semester I
MENG 400
& MENG 400  400L
Heat Transfer4
MENG 430Design of Machine Elements3
MENG 491WSenior Design Project I4
PHIL 342Engineering Ethics3
Elective3
Semester II
MENG 492Senior Design Project II3
MENG electives6
CC electives6
Senior Year 2
Semester I
MENG elective3
CC electives12
1

ROTC students may substitute NAVS 201MILS 301, or SDSU AS 300A for COMM 203 in the engineering program. These classes will not satisfy university core requirements