2013-14 Degree Plan

Mechanical Engineering, BS

School of Engineering: Department of Mechanical Engineering
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4 Year Plan

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Starting Math 150

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CNM to UNM Transfer

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Term 1 Hours Towards Degree: 17 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
ENGL 101: Composition I: Expositions 3 C
Cc MATH 162: Calculus I 4 C
CS 151L: Computer Programming Fundamentals for Non-Majors 3 C-
Cc CHEM 121: General Chemistry I 3 C
Cc CHEM 123L: General Chemistry I Lab 1 C
Humanities Core Course 3 C
Term Hours: 17
Term 2 Hours Towards Degree: 34 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
ENGL 102: Composition II: Analysis and Argument 3 C
Cc MATH 163: Calculus II 4 C-
Cc PHYC 160: General Physics I 3 C
Cc ME 160L: Mechanical Engineering Design I 3 C-
CHEM 122: General Chemistry II 3 C
CHEM 124L: General Chemistry II Lab 1 C
Term Hours: 17
Term 3 Hours Towards Degree: 50 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
Cc CE 202: Engineering Statics 3 C-
Cc ME 260L: Mechanical Engineering Design II 3 C-
Cc MATH 264: Calculus III 4 C-
Cc PHYC 161: General Physics II 3 C-
ME 217: Energy, Environment and Society 3 C-
  • In order to take ME 260L the student must be admitted into the Mechanical Engineering Department
Term Hours: 16
Term 4 Hours Towards Degree: 66 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
Cc ME 306: Dynamics 3 C-
Cc MATH 316: Applied Ordinary Differential Equations 3 C-
Cc ECE 203: Circuit Analysis I 3 C-
Cc ME 318L: Mechanical Engineering Laboratory 4 C-
Writing and Speaking Core Course 3 C
Term Hours: 16
Term 5 Hours Towards Degree: 82 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
Cc ME 317L: Fluid Mechanics Lab 4 C-
Cc ME 301: Thermodynamics 3 C-
Cc CE 302: Mechanics of Materials 3 C-
Math Elective 3 C-
ECON 105: Macroeconomics 3 C
  • For Math Elective a 300+ level mathematics course is required
Term Hours: 16
Term 6 Hours Towards Degree: 98 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
ME 302: Applied Thermodynamics or ME 314: Design of Machinery 3 C-
Cc ME 360L: Mechanical Engineering Design III 3 C-
ME 357: Introduction to Mechanical Vibrations 3 C-
ME 352L: Materials Laboratory 1 C-
Cc ME 370: Engineering Materials Science 3 C-
Second Language Core Course or ME 406L: Formula SAE Racecar Design ** 3 C
Term Hours: 16
Term 7 Hours Towards Degree: 114 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
Cc ME 320L: Heat Transfer 4 C-
Cc ME 459: Mechanical Engineering Design IV 3 C-
Cc ME 380: Analysis and Design of Mechanical Control Systems 3 C-
ME Engineering/Science Elective or ME 407: Formula SAE Racecar Fabrication Lab ** 3 C-
Fine Arts Core Course 3 C
Term Hours: 16
Term 8 Hours Towards Degree: 130 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
ME 460: Mechanical Engineering Design V or ME 408: Formula SAE Racecar Test Lab ** 4 C-
Technical Elective 3 C-
ME Engineering/Science Elective 3 C-
ME Technical Elective 3 C-
Humanities Core Course 3 C
Term Hours: 16
Degree Plan Notes
  • In order to be admitted into the Department of Mechanical Engineering the student must attain an overall GPA of 2.75 in the following courses: MATH 162, MATH 163, ME 160L, PHYS 160, ENGL 101, CHEM 121, CHEM 123L, CHEM 122, and CHEM 124L

  • ** This degree option is for students that choose to obtain their BS in Mechanical Engineering through the FSAE option. The last 3 semesters of this curriculum change as seen above. If a student chooses to obtain his degree with this option he has consult his advisor at the beginning of his junior academic year.


  • Term 1 Hours Towards Degree: 16 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    ENGL 101: Composition I: Expositions 3 C
    Cc MATH 150: Pre-Calculus Mathematics 3 C
    Cc MATH 123: Trigonometry 3 C
    CS 151L: Computer Programming Fundamentals for Non-Majors 3 C-
    Cc CHEM 121: General Chemistry I 3 C
    Cc CHEM 123L: General Chemistry I Lab 1 C
    Term Hours: 16
    Term 2 Hours Towards Degree: 33 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    ENGL 102: Composition II: Analysis and Argument 3 C
    Cc MATH 162: Calculus I 4 C
    Cc PHYC 160: General Physics I 3 C
    Cc ME 160L: Mechanical Engineering Design I 3 C-
    CHEM 122: General Chemistry II 3 C
    CHEM 124L: General Chemistry II Lab 1 C
    Term Hours: 17
    Term 3 Hours Towards Degree: 40 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    Humanities Core Course 3 C
    Cc MATH 163: Calculus II 4 C-
    Term Hours: 7
    Term 4 Hours Towards Degree: 56 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    Cc CE 202: Engineering Statics 3 C-
    Cc ME 260L: Mechanical Engineering Design II 3 C-
    Cc MATH 264: Calculus III 4 C-
    Cc PHYC 161: General Physics II 3 C-
    ME 217: Energy, Environment and Society 3 C-
    • In order to take ME 260L the student must be admitted into the Mechanical Engineering Department
    Term Hours: 16
    Term 5 Hours Towards Degree: 72 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    Cc ME 306: Dynamics 3 C-
    Cc MATH 316: Applied Ordinary Differential Equations 3 C-
    Cc ECE 203: Circuit Analysis I 3 C-
    Cc ME 318L: Mechanical Engineering Laboratory 4 C-
    Writing and Speaking Core Course 3 C
    Term Hours: 16
    Term 6 Hours Towards Degree: 88 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    Cc ME 317L: Fluid Mechanics Lab 4 C-
    Cc ME 301: Thermodynamics 3 C-
    Cc CE 302: Mechanics of Materials 3 C-
    Math Elective 3 C-
    ECON 105: Macroeconomics 3 C
    • For Math Elective a 300+ level mathematics course is required
    Term Hours: 16
    Term 7 Hours Towards Degree: 104 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    ME 302: Applied Thermodynamics or ME 314: Design of Machinery 3 C-
    Cc ME 360L: Mechanical Engineering Design III 3 C-
    ME 357: Introduction to Mechanical Vibrations 3 C-
    ME 352L: Materials Laboratory 1 C-
    Cc ME 370: Engineering Materials Science 3 C-
    Second Language Core Course 3 C
    Term Hours: 16
    Term 8 Hours Towards Degree: 120 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    Cc ME 320L: Heat Transfer 4 C-
    Cc ME 459: Mechanical Engineering Design IV 3 C-
    Cc ME 380: Analysis and Design of Mechanical Control Systems 3 C-
    ME Engineering/Science Elective 3 C-
    Fine Arts Core Course 3 C
    Term Hours: 16
    Term 9 Hours Towards Degree: 136 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    ME 460: Mechanical Engineering Design V 4 C-
    Technical Elective 3 C-
    ME Engineering/Science Elective 3 C-
    ME Technical Elective 3 C-
    Humanities Core Course 3 C
    Term Hours: 16
    Degree Plan Notes
  • In order to be admitted into the Department of Mechanical Engineering the student must attain an overall GPA of 2.75 in the following courses: MATH 162, MATH 163, ME 160L, PHYS 160, ENGL 101, CHEM 121, CHEM 123L, CHEM 122, and CHEM 124L


  • Term 1 Hours Towards Degree: 15 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    ENG 1101: College Writing (CNM) 3 C
    Cc MATH 1710: Calculus I (CNM) 4 C
    CHEM 1710: General Chemistry I (CNM) 3 C
    CHEM 1792: General Chemistry I Lab (CNM) 1 C
    IT 1010: Introduction to Computers (CNM) 3 C
    ENGR 1010: Survey of Engineering Fields (CNM) 1 C
    • An SAT, ACT, Accuplacer, or TOEFL score determines placement into first-year composition courses
    Term Hours: 15
    Term 2 Hours Towards Degree: 31 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    ENG 1102: Analytic and Argumentative Writing (CNM) 3 C
    Cc MATH 1715: Calculus II (CNM) 4 C
    CHEM 1810: General Chemistry II (CNM) 3 C
    CHEM 1892: General Chemistry II Lab (CNM) 1 C
    Cc PHYS 1710: Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (CNM) 4 C
    Cc PHYS 1792: Physics for Scientists and Engineers I Laboratory (CNM) 1 C
    Term Hours: 16
    Term 3 Hours Towards Degree: 41 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    Social/Behavioral Science (CNM) 3 C
    Humanities (CNM) 3 C
    CSCI 1153: Programming in Matlab (CNM) 4 C
    Term Hours: 10
    Term 4 Hours Towards Degree: 56 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    Cc ENG 2219: Technical Writing (CNM) 3 C
    MATH 2710: Calculus III (CNM) 4 C
    Cc PHYS 1810: Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (CNM) 4 C
    PHYC 1892: Physics for Scientists and Engineers II Laboratory (CNM) 1 C
    ENGR 2810: Engineering Statics (CNM) 3 C
    Term Hours: 15
    Term 5 Hours Towards Degree: 72 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    ENGR 2910: Circuit Analysis (CNM) 3 C
    MATH 2910: Applied Ordinary Differential Equations (CNM) 3 C
    ENGR 2088: Engineering Specialty (CNM) 4 C
    ENGR 2815: Engineering Dynamics (CNM) 3 C
    ECON 2200: Macroeconomics (CNM) 3 C
    Term Hours: 16
    Term 6 Hours Towards Degree: 78 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    Humanities (CNM) 3 C
    Fine Arts (CNM) 3 C
    Term Hours: 6
    Term 7 Hours Towards Degree: 91 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    Cc ME 317L: Fluid Mechanics Lab 4 C-
    Cc ME 301: Thermodynamics 3 C-
    Cc CE 302: Mechanics of Materials 3 C-
    Math Elective 3 C-
    • For Math Elective a 300+ level mathematics course is required
    Term Hours: 13
    Term 8 Hours Towards Degree: 107 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    ME 302: Applied Thermodynamics or ME 314: Design of Machinery 3 C-
    Cc ME 360L: Mechanical Engineering Design III 3 C-
    ME 357: Introduction to Mechanical Vibrations 3 C-
    ME 352L: Materials Laboratory 1 C-
    Cc ME 370: Engineering Materials Science 3 C-
    Second Language Core Course 3 C
    Term Hours: 16
    Term 9 Hours Towards Degree: 120 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    Cc ME 320L: Heat Transfer 4 C-
    Cc ME 459: Mechanical Engineering Design IV 3 C-
    Cc ME 380: Analysis and Design of Mechanical Control Systems 3 C-
    ME Engineering/Science Elective 3 C-
    Term Hours: 13
    Term 10 Hours Towards Degree: 133 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
    ME 460: Mechanical Engineering Design V 4 C-
    Technical Elective 3 C-
    ME Engineering/Science Elective 3 C-
    ME Technical Elective 3 C-
    Term Hours: 13
    Degree Plan Notes
  • In order to be admitted into the Department of Mechanical Engineering the student must attain an overall GPA of 2.75 in the following courses: MATH 162, MATH 163, ME 160L, PHYS 160, ENGL 101, CHEM 121, CHEM 123L, CHEM 122, and CHEM 124L