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.

Required courses:

MEMS 253Engineering Mechanics I3
or BME 240 Biomechanics
MEMS 255Engineering Mechanics II3
or Physics 411 Mechanics
MEMS 350Engineering Mechanics III3
Total Units9

Three electives from the following:

MEMS 301Thermodynamics3
or EECE 203 Thermodynamics I in EECE
or BME 320B Bioengineering Thermodynamics
MEMS 3110Machine Elements3
MEMS 3410Fluid Mechanics3
MEMS 3610Materials Science3
MEMS 4310Dynamics and Vibrations3

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.