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Mechanical Engineering (BMC)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Fall 2008 - Summer 2009 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BMC)

Major: ME

Degree: BMC

Unit: Speed School of Engineering (SS)

Department: Mechanical Engineering

Students specializing in Mechanical Engineering will complete a program consisting of two semesters in Engineering Fundamentals and a further period of study in the Department of Mechanical Engineering (ten semesters in Departmental Studies to complete the Bachelor of Science degree, followed by a fifth year in Graduate Studies for the Master of Engineering degree). This curriculum is designed as an integrated five-year program, with a cooperative education component, culminating in the Master of Engineering degree. The program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.

 

Engineering Fundamentals

Courses Hours
Speed School Core
ENGR 1001 , 1011 2 , 1021 ,1501 12
ENGL 1011 2 3 , 1021 2 3 6
CHEM 2011 2 3
PHYS 2981 2 4
ME Core
CHEM 2021 3
PHYS 2951 2 1
ME 1801 2
Total 31

 

Departmental Studies

Courses Hours
Engineering Fundamentals
ENGR 201, 205, 307 8
Department
ME 206, 251, 280, 288, 289, 310, 311, 314, 315, 323, 380, 389, 401, 415, 422, 440, 442, 489, 497, 548 50
ME 5XX Electives 6
Speed/University
CEE 205 3
CHE 253 3
CHEM 207 1
ECE 252 3
IE 360, 370 6
PHYS 299 4
General Education
Arts/CD/HUM/SBS Electives2 12
COMM 1112 or 1122 or 1152 3
HIST 1012 or 1022 or 1052 or 1062 3
Total  102
Total Hours
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering    133

1 Acceptance into the Department of Mechanical Engineering requires that a student have a 2.0 GPA in the prescribed set of courses totaling 31 semester hours taken during the first year in Engineering Fundamentals. The prescribed courses are footnoted in the listing above. In addition, the student must be in good standing with the university. The only possible substitution to the list of courses totaling 31 hours above is noted in footnote 3.

2 General Education requirement for this program; see http://www.louisville.edu/provost/GER/ for the listing of Arts/CD/Hum/SBS Electives which satisfy the University-wide General Education requirements, by academic year.

3 Students completing ENGL 105 in lieu of ENGL 101 and ENGL 102 satisfy the General Education and Engineering Fundamentals requirements for Written Communication.  However, an additional course is needed to satisfy program credit hour requirements; ENGL 303 (Technical Writing) is recommended. 

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