The minor in mechanical engineering complements those who major in a field related to mechanical engineering, such as biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, physics, chemistry or architecture. The minor is intended to provide students with a credential that could enhance their opportunities for employment or graduate study. Completion of the minor demonstrates that the student has pursued a structured program approved by the faculty of the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science.
Students pursuing the minor in mechanical engineering must complete a total of 18 units of course work as described below. Courses selected for the minor program may count toward program requirements of the student's major. The subjects selected for a minor in mechanical engineering are expected to constitute a coherent program within the field of mechanical engineering. Courses taken under the pass/fail grading option cannot be used for a minor program.
|MEMS 253||Engineering Mechanics I||3|
|or BME 240||Biomechanics|
|MEMS 255||Engineering Mechanics II||3|
|or Physics 411||Mechanics|
|MEMS 350||Engineering Mechanics III||3|
Three electives from the following:
|or EECE 203||Thermodynamics I in EECE|
|or BME 320B||Bioengineering Thermodynamics|
|MEMS 3110||Machine Elements||3|
|MEMS 3410||Fluid Mechanics||3|
|MEMS 3610||Materials Science||3|
|MEMS 4310||Dynamics and Vibrations||3|
To find out more about this minor, contact the department chair or the adviser for the minor in mechanical engineering or visit the Minors webpage.