Mechanical Engineering Major

Mechanical Engineering Major

Students entering the University of San Diego and/or declaring a major during 2012-2014, should follow information contained in the printed course catalog (also known as the "catalog of record") published on October 1, 2014. 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 270LIntroduction to Mechanics
   and Mechanics Lab
4
PHYS 271 & PHYS 271LIntroduction to Electricity and Magnetism
   and Introduction to Electricity and Magnetism Lab
4
Chemistry
CHEM 151 & CHEM 151LGeneral Chemistry I
   and General Chemistry I Laboratory
4-5
Life Science
Elective3

Engineering Core Requirements (22 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 Engineering 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, communications, and engineering ethics. Some of these requirements can be chosen in such a way as to also fulfill university core requirements:

ISYE 220Engineering Economics3
ECON 101 Principles of Microeconomics
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:

MENG 300Applied Thermodynamics3
MENG 350 & MENG 350LManufacturing Processes
   and Manufacturing Processes Laboratory
4
MENG 351Machine Shop Practices1
MENG 352Cad Practices1
MENG 360 & MENG 360LFluid Mechanics
   and Fluid Mechanics Laboratory
4
MENG 370 & MENG 370LMechanics of Materials
   and Mechanics of Materials Laboratory
4
MENG 375Dynamics3
MENG 400 & MENG 400LHeat 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 coordinator 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, Engineering Lower Division

Freshman Year
Semester IHours
MATH 150Calculus I4
CHEM 151 & CHEM 151LGeneral Chemistry I4
ENGR 101Introduction to Engineering3
CC electives6
Semester II
ENGR 102Introduction to Engineering Design3
ENGR 1211Engineering Programming (or CC)3
MATH 151Calculus II4
PHYS 270 & PHYS 270LIntroduction to Mechanics4
CC elective3
Sophomore Year
Semester I
ENGR 1211Engineering Programming (or CC)3
MATH 250Calculus III4
MENG 210 2602Statics
Introduction to Thermal Sciences
3
PHYS 271 & PHYS 271LIntroduction to Electricity and Magnetism4
CC elective3
Semester II
COMM 2033Public Speaking3
ISYE 330Engineering Probability and Statistics3
ELEC 201Electrical Circuits4
MATH 310Applied Mathematics for Science and Engineering I3
MENG 210 2602Statics
Introduction to Thermal Sciences
3
1

Engineering students may substitute COMP 150 for ENGR 121

2

Electrical engineering and industrial engineering students may take PHYS 272 instead of MENG 260; and PHYS 272 is recommended for electrical engineering students.

3

ROTC students may make approved substitutions for COMM 203, but must still complete all university core requirements.

Required Program of Study, Mechanical Engineering Upper Division

Junior Year
Semester IHours
ENGR 311Engineering Materials Science3
MENG 300Applied Thermodynamics3
MENG 351Machine Shop Practices1
MENG 352Cad Practices1
MENG 375Dynamics3
ECON 101 ISYE 220Principles of Microeconomics
Engineering Economics
3
CC elective3
Semester II
MENG 350 & MENG 350LManufacturing Processes4
MENG 360 & MENG 360LFluid Mechanics4
MENG 370 & MENG 370LMechanics of Materials4
MENG Elective3
Senior Year
Semester I
MENG 400 & MENG 400LHeat Transfer4
MENG 430Design of Machine Elements3
MENG 491WSenior Design Project I4
PHIL 342Engineering Ethics3
Eective3
Semester II
MENG 492Senior Design Project II3
MENG electives6
CC electives6
Senior Year 2
Semester I
MENG elective3
CC electives12