BSME - Mechanical Engineering

  • 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. In this energy conscious world, a thorough understanding of energy and its uses is essential to the success of a mechanical engineer.
    Mechanical engineers help to design energy efficient devices such as wind-turbines as well as artificial knee joints that help society.

    Graduates have the qualifications to enter graduate school, become a licensed professional engineer in any state after sufficient work experience, or directly enter careers in areas such as, but not limited to, manufacturing, aerospace industry, power generation and distribution, automotive design, machine design, alternative energy, robotics, and automation. Typical job titles for graduates may include design engineer, project engineer, process engineer, test engineer, development engineer, program manager, consulting engineer, and field engineer.

Term 1

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ENGL 1101 English Composition I
      3
    • CHEM 1211 Principles of Chemistry I
      3
    • CHEM 1211L Principles of Chemistry Lab I
      1
    • ENGR 1000 Introduction to Engineering
      1
    • MATH 1190 Calculus I
      4
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area B2
      3
    Total: 15

Term 2

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ENGL 1102 English Composition II
      3
    • ECON 1000 Contemporary Economic Issues
      2
    • MATH 2202 Calculus II
      4
    • ME 1001L Intro to Mech Engr Lab
      1
    • PHYS 2211 Principles of Physics I
      3
    • PHYS 2211L Principles of Physics I Lab
      1
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E2
      3
    Total: 17
Year 1 (Hours: 32)

Term 3

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • EDG 1211 Engineering Graphics I
      3
    • MATH 2203 Calculus III
      4
    • ENGR 2214 Engineering Mechanics-Statics
      3
    • ME 1311 MATLAB for Engrs w/Application
      3
    • PHYS 2212 Principles of Physics II
      3
    • PHYS 2212L Principles of Physics II Lab
      1
    Total: 17

Term 4

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ENGR 3122 Engineering Mechanics-Dynamics
      3
    • ENGR 3131 Strength of Materials
      3
    • ENGR 3132 Strength of Materials Lab
      1
    • ME 3101 Materials Science & Engr
      3
    • MATH 2306 Ordinary Differential Equation
      3
    • EE 2305 Electronic Circuits & Machines
      4
    Total: 17
Year 2 (Hours: 34)

Term 5

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ME 3701 Manufacturing Engineering
      3
    • ENGR 3343 Fluid Mechanics
      3
    • ENGR 3345 Fluid Mechanics Laboratory
      1
    • ME 3410 Thermodynamics
      3
    • ME 3201 Product Realization
      2
    • STAT 2332 Probability and Data Analysis
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area C1
      3
    Total: 18

Term 6

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ENGR 3125 Machine Dynamics & Vibrations
      3
    • ME 4141 Machine Design
      3
    • ME 4250 Computer Aided Engr
      3
    • ME 3440 Heat Transfer
      3
    • ENGR 4402 Engineering Ethics
      1
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E4
      3
    Total: 16
Year 3 (Hours: 34)

Term 7

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ENGR 3325 Engineering Economic Analysis
      3
    • ME 3501 DynamicSys&ControlTheory
      3
    • ME 4501 Vibrations&CntrlsLab
      1
    • ME 4201 Senior Design I
      1
    • ME 4403 HeatTransfer&ThermoLab
      1
    • Math or Science Elective
      3
    • Upper Division Technical Elective (1 of 2) see catalog for elective choices
      3
    Total: 15

Term 8

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • POLS 1101 American Government
      3
    • ME 4202 Senior Design II
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E3
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area C2
      3
    • Upper Division Technical Elective (2 of 2) See catalog for list of courses
      3
    Total: 15
Year 4 (Hours: 30)


Program Total: 130 Hours

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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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