Mechanical Engineering Major

Students entering the University of San Diego and/or declaring a major during 2018-2019, should follow information contained in the printed course catalog (also known as the "catalog of record") published on May 1, 2018. Access the catalog of record at http://catalogs.sandiego.edu.

Requirements for the Mechanical Engineering Major: 147 semester units

Preparation for the Major

The mathematics, science, and engineering courses listed below satisfy the core curriculum requirements in mathematics competency, scientific and technological inquiry, advanced writing, and the level 1 diversity, inclusion and social justice (DISJ) requirement.  

Mathematics and Science Requirements (33 units)
MATH 150Calculus I4
MATH 151Calculus II4
MATH 250Calculus III4
MATH 310Applied Mathematics for Science and Engineering I3
ISYE 330Engineering Probability and Statistics3
or  MATH 315 Applied Probability and Statistics
PHYS 270
270L
Introduction to Mechanics
and Mechanics Lab
4
PHYS 271
271L
Introduction to Electricity and Magnetism
and Introduction to Electricity and Magnetism Lab
4
CHEM 151
151L
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
4
Additional Math or Science 13
Engineering Core Requirements (22 units)
MENG 210Statics3
ENGR 101Introduction to Engineering3
ENGR 102Introduction to Electromechanical System Design3
ENGR 103User-Centered Design3
ENGR 121Engineering Programming3
or  COMP 150 Computer Programming I
MENG 260Introduction to Thermal Sciences3
ELEC 201Electrical Circuits4
ELEC 201LElectrical Circuits Lab0
Engineering Professional Practice Requirements (12 units)
ECON 101Principles of Microeconomics3-4
or  ECON 102 Principles of Macroeconomics
or  ISYE 220 Engineering Economics
PHIL 342Engineering Ethics3
COMM 203Public Speaking 23
ENGL 304WAdvanced Composition3
Total Units67-68

Mechanical Engineering Requirements

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

MENG 300Applied Thermodynamics3
MENG 311Materials Science and Engineering3
ISYE 350Manufacturing Processes3
MENG 351Machine Shop Practices1
MENG 352CAD Practices1
MENG 360
360L
Fluid Mechanics
and Fluid Mechanics Laboratory
4
MENG 370
370L
Mechanics of Materials
and Mechanics of Materials Laboratory
4
MENG 375Dynamics3
MENG 400
400L
Heat Transfer
and Heat Transfer Laboratory
4
MENG 430Design of Machine Elements3
MENG 491Senior Design Project I3
MENG 492Senior Design Project II3
Mechanical Engineering Simulation Elective 33
Mechanical Engineering Professional Elective 312

Core Curriculum Requirements 

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

Required Program of Study: Mechanical Engineering

First Year
Semester IUnits
ENGR 101Introduction to Engineering3
MATH 150Calculus I4
CHEM 151
151L
General Chemistry I4
Or 
or ENGR 121
COMP 150
Engineering Programming
Computer Programming I
3
CC Electives6
Semester IIHours
or ENGR 102
103
Introduction to Electromechanical System Design
User-Centered Design
3
MATH 151Calculus II4
or ENGR 121
COMP 150
Engineering Programming
Computer Programming I
3
or 
CHEM 151
151L
General Chemistry I4
PHYS 270Introduction to Mechanics3
CC Elective3
Sophomore Year
Semester IHours
or ENGR 102
103
Introduction to Electromechanical System Design
User-Centered Design
3
MATH 310Applied Mathematics for Science and Engineering I3
PHYS 271
271L
Introduction to Electricity and Magnetism4
or ECON 101, 102,
ISYE 220
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Engineering Economics
3-4
CC Electives3
Semester IIHours
ELEC 201
201L
Electrical Circuits4
MATH 250Calculus III4
MENG 210Statics3
MENG 260Introduction to Thermal Sciences3
COMM 2033Public Speaking3
Junior Year
Semester IHours
MENG 311Materials Science and Engineering3
MENG 300Applied Thermodynamics3
MENG 351Machine Shop Practices1
MENG 352CAD Practices1
MENG 375Dynamics3
ISYE 330Engineering Probability and Statistics3
Math/Science Elective (MATH 311 or PHYS 272 or CHEM 152 or BIOL 240)3
Semester IIHours
ISYE 350Manufacturing Processes3
MENG 360
360L
Fluid Mechanics4
MENG 370
370L
Mechanics of Materials4
ENGL 304WAdvanced Composition3
MENG Elective3
Senior Year
Semester IHours
MENG 400
400L
Heat Transfer4
MENG 430Design of Machine Elements3
MENG 491Senior Design Project I3
PHIL 342Engineering Ethics3
MENG Elective3
Semester IIHours
MENG 492Senior Design Project II3
MENG electives6
CC electives6
Senior Year 2
Semester IHours
MENG elective3
CC electives12