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Degree Course Requirements

The following curriculum, in the Wade Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, is designed to foster attainment of the program educational objectives. Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering - 132 Hrs.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS 12 HRS.  
ENG 103  English Composition I (3)
ENG 133 Technical Communication (3)  
EGR 143  Engineering Graphics (3)  
SP 203 Effective Speaking (3)

SOCIAL SCIENCE AND HUMANITIES 12 HRS.  
ECO 213 Microeconomics (3)  
Social Science and Humanities Electives (9)

Students must choose social science and humanities electives that, with ECO 213, satisfy the University's General Education Requirements.

MATHEMATICS 20 HRS.  
MA 134 Calculus I (4)  
MA 164 Calculus II (4)  
MA 213 Calculus III (3)  
MA 233 Differential Equations (3)  
MA 313 Linear Algebra (3)  
MA 393 Probability and Statistics (3)

SCIENCE 12 HRS.  
CH 104 General Chemistry I (4)  OR CH 104H Honors General Chemistry I (4)      
PH  224 University Physics I (4)      
PH  234 University Physics II (4)

ENGINEERING SCIENCE 23 HRS.  
ES   213 Statics (3)  
ES   223 Dynamics (3)  
ES   233  Engineering Materials (3)  
ES   243 Solid Mechanics (3)  
ES   253  Electrical Science (3)  
ES   313 Thermodynamics (3)   
ES   343 Heat Transfer (3)  
ES   382 Engineering Economics (2)

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING CORE 36 HRS.  
MAE 203 Mechanical Engineering Analysis (3)
MAE 243 Manufacturing Processes and Equipment (3)
MAE 303 Mechanics of Machinery (3)
MAE 323 Thermodynamics II (3)  
MAE 3033 Fluid Dynamics (3)  
MAE 353 Machine Component Design (3)  
MAE 453 Mechanical Vibrations (3) OR MAE 4023 Systems Dynamics and Controls (3)  
MAE 373 Computer-Aided Machine Design (3)  
MAE 413 Thermo-Fluid Component Design (3)  
MAE 463 Measurement Laboratory (3)  
MAE 4053 Mechanical Engineering Design I (3)  
MAE 4063 Mechanical Engineering Design II (3)

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 2 HRS.  
GE 101 Introduction to Engineering (1)  
GE 401 Professional Development (1)

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING ELECTIVES 9 HRS.      
Electives may be selected from other technical disciplines if used to complete an engineering or robotics minor.

UNRESTRICTED ELECTIVES 6 HRS. 


Mission Statement: Trine University promotes intellectual and personal development through professionally focused and formative learning opportunities, preparing students to succeed, lead, and serve.

Program Educational Objectives

  • Provide graduates with high-quality preparation for the practice of mechanical engineering at the professional level.
  • Prepare graduates to pursue graduate studies, to engage in lifelong learning, and to offer service to their professions, community, and society.
  • Prepare graduates to supply technical and engineering expertise to industry, government, and their community.

Student Outcomes:

The Program Educational Objectives result in the following student outcomes

(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
(c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
(d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
(g) an ability to communicate effectively
(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
(i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues
(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.