Generally, mechanical engineers are at the core of a discipline that encompasses the general areas of design and manufacturing, fluid and solid mechanics, and thermal and materials science. They work in a wide range of industries such as automotive, aerospace, chemical, computer, mining, pharmaceutical and many more. Depending on a student's chosen concentration, a Mechanical Emphasis could lead to additional careers in research and development, manufacturing or equipment management. 

Engineering Plus; Mechanical Emphasis + (chosen) Concentration degree requirements include completion of 128 semester hours of required and elective courses with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.25. Beginning with the incoming class of Fall 2016, all courses in the Mechanical Emphasis require a minimum grade of C in each course. 

The Mechanical Emphasis Checklist outlines the specific courses required for the Mechanical Emphasis along with the correlating Engineering Core courses. The e+ Mechanical Emphasis consists of 52 engineering credit hours, including a capstone design experience. Below are the total credit hours required for a degree in Engineering Plus; Mechanical Emphasis + (chosen) Concentration:

  • e+ Mechanical Emphasis 24 credits
  • Engineering Core 30 credits
  • e+ Concentration ~12 credits
  • Foundational Coursework (credit breakdown below)
    • Applied Mathematics courses 16 credits
    • Science courses 13-14 credits
    • Writing course 3 credits
    • Humanities & Social Sciences courses 15 credits
    • Free Electives up to 18 credits

​Total Credits:

  • ~128 credits