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2015-2016 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mechanical Engineering, B.S.: 194 units


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Offered by: College of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Department

Required Core Courses: 100 units


Required of all students. A 2.0 cumulative GPA is required in core courses in order to receive a degree in the major.

Required Emphasis Courses: 12 units


The Mechanical Engineering program requires each student to select technical elective courses in one of the two technical emphases to meet the graduation requirement: Mechanical Design and Energy Systems.  Each Mechanical Engineering student is required to specify three courses out of one of the two emphases as listed below. No other courses from any other department or university will be accepted as substitutes for these courses. The courses included in the two required technical emphasis courses pool are as follows:

Note(s):


* ME 418/418L  or ME 427  may be taken depending on which one was used by the student to satisfy th ME major core requirement, i.e. if the student used ME 427  in ME major core requirement, he or she can take ME 418/418L  in the Mechanical Design emphasis.

** Deviations pending approval per Academic Advisor and Mechanical Engineering Curriculum Committee approval.

Note(s):


* ME 418/418L  or ME 427  may be taken depending on which one was used by the student to satisfy the ME major core requirement, i.e. if the student used ME 427  in ME major core requirement, he or she can take ME 418/418L  in the Energy Systems emphasis.

** Deviations pending approval per Academic Advisor and Mechanical Engineering Curriculum Committee approval.

Required Support Courses: 43 units


The following major support courses should be used to satisfy the indicated GE requirements. If these courses are not used to satisfy GE, the total units to degree may be more than 194 units.

Students may receive senior project credit by taking EGR 481  and EGR 482 , provided they satisfy all prerequisite requirements for senior project and get approval from the department by completing the department senior project form. For senior project prerequisites, please refer to prerequisites for ME 461  and ME 462 .

Note(s):


*To receive senior project credit, the student must have successfully passed all 300 level courses in the core.

General Education Requirements: 68 units


Students should consult the Academic Programs website https://www.cpp.edu/~academic-programs/general-education-course-listings.shtml for current information regarding this requirement. Unless specific courses are stated under Support Courses, please refer to the list of approved courses under General Education Requirements, Areas A through E.

An alternate pattern for partial fulfillment of Areas A, C, and D available for students in this major is the Interdisciplinary General Education (IGE) program.  Please see the description of IGE in the catalog.

Area A, Communication and Critical Thinking (12 units)

  1. Oral Communication
  2. Written Communication
  3. Critical Thinking

Area B. Mathematics and Natural Sciences (16 units)

  1. Physical Science
  2. Biological Science
  3. Laboratory Activity
  4. Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning
  5. Science and Technology Synthesis

Area C. Humanities (16 units)

  1. Visual and Performing Arts
  2. Philosophy and Civilization
  3. Literature and Foreign Languages
  4. Humanities Synthesis

Area D. Social Sciences (20 units)

  1. U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals
  2. History, Economics, and Political Science
  3. Sociology, Anthropology, Ethnic and Gender Studies
  4. Social Science Synthesis

Area E. Lifelong Understanding and Self-development (4 units)

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