Four-Year Plan

Students in the Mechanical Engineering program will earn a Bachelor of Science degree by successfully completing 124-127 credits. The following four-year plan outlines when required courses and elective courses should be taken during your academic career to achieve on-time graduation.

View all courses available for the Mechanical Engineering program.

First Year

First Semester
Dept. No. Course Credits
MATH 2640 Calculus & Analytic Geometry I 4
ENGLISH 1130 College Writing I 3
CHEMSTRY 1450 Chemistry for Engineers 5
HHP 1000 Fitness Assessment & Management 1
UWPSTUDY 1010 Intro to College Life 1
    Total: 14
Second Semester
Dept. No. Course Credits
MATH 2740 Calculus & Analytic Geometry II 4
ENGLISH 1230 College Writing II 3
PHYSICS 2240 General Physics I 4
HHP 1xxx Physical Activity 1
GENENG 2130 Engineering Mechanics-Statics 3
GENENG 1030 Introduction to Engineering Projects 1
    Total: 16

Second Year

First Semester
Dept. No. Course Credits
MATH 2840 Calculus & Analytic Geometry III 4
PHYSICS 2340 General Physics II 4
GENENG 2030 Engineering Modeling & Design 3
GENENG 2340 Mechanics of Materials 4
MECHENG 2630 Thermodynamics 3
    Total: 18
Second Semester
Dept. No. Course Credits
MATH 3630 Differential Equations I 3
GENENG 2230 Engineering Mechanics-Dynamics 3
GENENG 2820 Engineering Economy 2
GENENG 2930 Applications of Electrical Engineering 3
MECHENG 3040 Engineering Materials 3
SPEECH 1010 Oral Comm. for Professionals 2
    Total: 16

Third Year

First Semester
Dept. No. Course Credits
MECHENG 3230 Manufacturing Processes 3
MECHENG 3300 Fluid Dynamics 3
MECHENG 3430 Intro. to Computational Methods 3
MECHENG 3830 Mechanisms and Machines 3
    General Education Elective 3
    Total: 15
Second Semester
Dept. No. Course Credits
MATH 4030 Statistical Methods with Applications 3
MECHENG 3030 Dynamical Systems 3
MECHENG 3330 Design of Machine Elements 3
MECHENG 3640 Heat Transfer 3
MECHENG 4xxx Research, Internship, Co-op, or Technical Elective 1-3
    General Education Elective 3
    Total: 16

Fourth Year

First Semester
Dept. No. Course Credits
MECHENG 3720 Mechanical Systems Lab 3
MECHENG 4720 Thermal Systems Lab 2
MECHENG 4730 Thermal-Fluid Systems Design 3
    Technical Elective 3
    General Education Elective 3
    Total: 14
Second Semester
Dept. No. Course Credits
MECHENG 4330 Automatic Controls 3
MECHENG 4930 Senior Design Project 3
    Technical Elective 3
    General Education Elective 6
    Total: 15