BS - Mechanical Engineering

  • Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering & Engineering Technology
    Department of Mechanical Engineering

    Mechanical Engineering, BS

    Program Information:
    Mechanical Engineering is one of the largest disciplines of engineering because it is one of the broadest. It focuses on the application of the principles of mechanics and materials to design machines and devices, including power-producing and power-using machines. In this energy-conscious world, a thorough understanding of energy and its uses is essential to sustainability. Mechanical Engineers help to design energy-efficient devices such as wind-turbines, as well as artificial knee joints that directly benefit society.

    Mechanical Engineering requires rigorous training in basic science and engineering principles along with the development of skills in the areas of computer-aided design, instrumentation, communication, and planning and management of design projects. The broad-based background is tailored to develop professionals who will be able to move between the technical and managerial aspects of Mechanical Engineering projects and to serve in key leadership positions within the engineering profession.

    Engineering Standing: The first two years of a program's curriculum are considered to be lower division while the remaining two years are considered the upper division. In addition to the stated prerequisites and unless otherwise noted in the catalog, students must apply for and be granted Engineering Standing in order to enroll in any upper division engineering course taught in the College of Engineering. A 2.70 GPA is required to receive engineering standing in the courses outlined by the department.

    This is a suggested 4-year schedule of courses based on the Mechanical Engineering degree requirements and course prerequisites in the Fall 2017 Undergraduate Catalog. (If course prerequisites change, you must meet the prerequisites in effect when you take the course, so always check the current Catalog for course prerequisites.) 

    Milestones/Notes:

    1. Must earn a grade of "C" or better in coursework.
    2. Not all courses are offered every semester.
    3. See KSU online Catalog or departmental website for pre-requisite(s) or course descriptions.

    Contact Information:
    (470) 578-3060
    http://engineering.kennesaw.edu/mechanical/

     

     

Term 1

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 2
  • 3
  • 1
  • MATH 1190
    4
  • First-Year Seminar or an academic Learning Community. Required if first-year, full-time student entering KSU.  Learning Community preferred.
    0
Total: 16

Notes/Milestones:

The following courses are used to determine Engineering Standing:

  • ENGL 1101
  • CHEM 1211
  • CHEM 1211L
  • MATH 1190
  • EDG 1211

Term 2

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 2
  • 4
  • 3
  • 1
Total: 16

Notes/Milestones:

The following courses are used to determine Engineering Standing:

  • ENGL 1102
  • MATH 2202
  • PHYS 2211
  • PHYS 2211L
  • ME 1311

Year 1 (Hours: 32)

Term 3

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 4
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 1
  • 3
Total: 17

Notes/Milestones:

The following courses are used to determine Engineering Standing:

  • PHYS 2212
  • PHYS 2212L
  • COM 1100

Term 4

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 4
  • 3
  • 3
  • 1
  • 3
Total: 17
Year 2 (Hours: 34)

Term 5

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 1
  • 3
  • 2
  • 3
Total: 18

Term 6

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 1
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 1
  • 3
Total: 17
Year 3 (Hours: 35)

Term 7

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 1
  • 1
  • HIST 1100 or HIST 1111 or HIST 1112
    3
  • Math or Science Elective. Student should see advisor for a list of approved courses.  
    3
Total: 14

Term 8

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • ART 1107 or DANC 1107 or MUSI 1107 or TPS 1107
    3
  • HIST 2111 or HIST 2112
    3
  • Technical Elective. Student should see advisor for a list of approved courses.
    6
Total: 15
Year 4 (Hours: 29)


Program Total: 130 Hours

Milestones: All courses indicated as a Milestone with this icon ( ) should be completed in the term suggested to prevent delays in program completion.

Disclaimer: An academic map is a suggested four-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the KSU undergraduate catalog. This sample schedule serves as a general guideline to help build a full schedule each term. Some departments allow students to use the three credit first-year seminar course as a free elective for a degree program, which may impact the program's total credit hours. Milestones, courses, and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major are designated to keep you on track to graduate in four years. Missing milestones could delay your program. Enrolled Students should reference DegreeWorks and not this plan.

This map is not a substitute for academic advisement—contact your advisor if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements. Also see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.kennesaw.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Note: Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked; contact the department and/or program area for current information.

You may choose to attend a summer term to reduce your load during fall or spring terms but still stay on track to graduate in four years.


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