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Mechanical Engineering Courses

The Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering required 132 credit hours and is designed to foster attainment of the program educational objectives. 

General Education Requirements - 44 credit hours

ENG 103  English Composition I
ENG 133 Technical Communication   
SP 203 Effective Speaking
MA 134 Calculus I   
MA 164 Calculus II   
MA 213 Calculus III     
CH 104 General Chemistry I 
or CH 104H Honors General Chemistry I       
PH  224 University Physics I       
PH  234 University Physics II
Humanities Electives - 6 credit hours
Social Sciences Electives - 3 credit hours
ECO 213 Microeconomics   

Program Requirements - 76 credit hours

GE 101 Introduction to Engineering
GE 401 Professional Practice
ES   213 Statics   
ES   223 Dynamics   
ES   233  Engineering Materials   
ES   243 Solid Mechanics   
ES   253  Electrical Science   
ES   313 Thermodynamics    
ES   343 Heat Transfer   
ES   382 Engineering Economics
MAE 202 Mechanical Engineering Analysis
MAE 201 Intro to Programming in MATLAB
MAE 242 Manufacturing Processes and Equipment
MAE 241 Manufacturing Processes and Equipment Lab
MAE 303 Mechanics of Machinery
MAE 323 Thermodynamics II   
MAE 3033 Fluid Dynamics for Mechanical Engineering  
MAE 353 Machine Component Design   
MAE 373 Computer Aided Machine Design
MAE 413 Thermal Fluid Component Design
MAE 453 Mechanical Vibrations 
or  MAE 4073 Systems Dynamics and Controls     
MAE 463 Measurement Laboratory   
MAE 4053 Mechanical Engineering Design I   
MAE 4063 Mechanical Engineering Design II
Mechanical Engineering Electives - 9 credit hours
*ME electives must be MAE courses of 300-level or higher, unless completing an engineering minor.
Unrestricted Electives - 6 credit hours

Additional Requirements - 12 credit hours

EGR 143 Engineering Graphics
MA 233 Differential Equations
MA 313 Linear Algebra
MA 393 Probability and Statistics

* For a complete description of the above requirements, please go to the Course Catalog.


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.