Undergraduate Programs

 

Major Requirements

Minor Requirements

Additional Information

Curriculum

This information is not official, and is offered strictly as a convenience. For official UAB Undergraduate Course Catalog information please visit the UAB Undergraduate Catalog site.

Lower Division Requirements for Mechanical Engineering
A C or better is required in any course that is a pre-requisite to another course in the ME curriculum.

General Chemistry Requirement
Take the following courses (7 hours):
CH 115/116 CH 117    
Required Courses
Take all of the following courses (34 hours):
CE 210
CE 220
CE 221
CE 395
EE 312
BME 150
EGR 265
EGR 110/111 or EGR 200
MA 126
ME 102
ME 215
MSE 280
Math/Science Elective
Choose one of the following courses (3 hours):
MA 180
MA 360
MA 361
MA 444
MA 445
MA 453
STH 301
AST 101
AST 102
AST 103
AST 105
BY 101
BY 123
ENV 108
ES 101

Total Lower Division Requirements:

44 hours


Major Requirements for Mechanical Engineering
A C or better is required in any course that is a pre-requisite to another course in the ME curriculum.

Required Mechanical Engineering Courses
Take all of the following courses (39 hours):
ME 241
ME 242
ME 321
ME 322
ME 360
ME 361/361L
ME 364
ME 370
ME 371
MSE 401 or ME 405
ME 461/461L
ME 498
ME 499
Mechanical Engineering Electives (9 hours):
Three Mechanical Engineering (ME) electives:
one with computer-aided engineering content, one thermal fluids elective, and one mechanical systems elective.
Total Major Requirements: 48 hours



Minor Requirements for Mechanical Engineering - Thermal Systems

Grade Requirement
A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for all engineering coursework. Transfer students
must earn a minimum GPA of 2.0 in UAB engineering courses attempted.
Required Engineering Courses
Take all of the following courses (12 hours):
ME 241
ME 242
ME 321
ME 322
Mechanical Engineering Electives (9 hours)
Select nine hours from courses approved by the Mechnical Engineering Undergraduate Program Director.
Total Minor Requirements: 21 hours


Minor Requirements for Mechanical Engineering - Mechanical Systems

Grade Requirement
A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for all engineering coursework. Transfer students
must earn a minimum GPA of 2.0 in UAB engineering courses attempted.
Required Engineering Courses
Take all of the following courses (15 hours):
CE 210
CE 220
ME 215
ME 370
ME 371
Mechanical Engineering Electives (6 hours)
Select six hours from courses approved by the Mechnical Engineering Undergraduate Program Director.
Total Minor Requirements: 21 hours



Additional Requirements for the School of Engineering

School of Engineering Guidelines for Admission, Academic Progress, and Academic Conduct
Students are required to follow the most up-to-date set of guidelines as detailed in the most current School of Engineering Guidelines for Admission, Academic Progress, and Academic Conduct.

School of Engineering Reasonable Progress
All students in the School of Engineering must maintain an Institutional GPA of 2.0 in all UAB courses and all UAB Engineering courses applicable to the degree.

School of Engineering Graduation Requirements
Students must have a 2.0 GPA in all UAB coursework and all UAB engineering coursework applicable to degree in order to graduate with a degree from the School of Engineering. All required courses failed at UAB must be repeated at UAB in order for a student to receive credit.

 



Curriculum for the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.)

Freshman Year

Sem. Hrs.

CH 115
CH 116
EGR 110 / 111*
BME 150
EH 101
EH 102
MA 125
MA 126
ME 102
PH 221 / 221L
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry I Laboratory
Introduction to Engineering I & II
Computer Methods in Engineering
English Composition I
English Composition II 
Calculus I
Calculus II 
Engineering Graphics
General Physics I and Laboratory

3
1
2
3
3
3
4
4
2
4

Area IV Core Curriculum requirement1

3

Total semester hours

32


Sophomore Year

Sem. Hrs.

CE 210
CE 220
CE 221
CH 117
EGR 265**
ME 215
ME 241
ME 242
PH 222 / 222L
Statics
Mechanics of Solids
Mechanics of Solids Laboratory
General Chemistry II
Math Tools for Engineering Problem Solving
Dynamics
Thermodynamics I
Thermodynamics II
General Physics II and Laboratory

3
3
1
3
4
3
3
3
4

Area IV Core Curriculum requirement1
Math/Science Elective***

3
3

Total semester hours

33


Junior Year

Sem. Hrs.

EE 312
ME 321
ME 322
ME 360
ME 361/361L
ME 364

ME 370
ME 371
MSE 280
Electrical Systems
Introduction to Fluid Mechanics
Introduction to Heat Transfer
System Modeling and Controls
Thermo-Fluids Systems and Laboratory
Linear Algebra and Numerical Methods for Engrs
Kinematics and Dynamics of Machinery
Machine Design
Engineering Materials

3
3
3
3
3
3
3
4
3

Area II Core Curriculum requirement1

3

Total semester hours

31


Senior Year

Sem. Hrs.

CE 395
ME 461/461L
ME 498
ME 499
ME 4XX
ME 4XX
ME 4XX
MSE 401
Engineering Economics
Mechanical Systems and Laboratory
Capstone Design Project I
Capstone Design Project II
Thermal-fluids Elective2
Mechanical Systems Elective3
Computer Aided Eng. Elective4
Manufacturing Processes

3
3
2
3
3
3
3
3

Area II Core Curriculum requirement1
Area II Core Curriculum requirement1
Area IV Core Curriculum requirement1

3
3
3

Total semester hours

32


*Transfer students may substitute EGR 200 Introduction to Engineering Design for EGR 110/EGR 111 Introduction to Engineering I and II.
** Students may take MA 227 Calculus III and MA 252 Differential Equations instead of EGR 265 Math Tools for Engineering Problem Solving and approved Math/Science elective.
***Course must be approved by ME Undergraduate Program Director.
1Please refer to the Core Curriculum as specified for Engineering majors.
2Thermal fluid electives include ME 411, 421, 445, 448, 449, 454, and 455.
3Mechanical systems electives include ME 430, 464, and 475.
4Electives with computer-aided engineering content include ME 421 and 464.