Mechanical Engineering Courses

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The Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering required 129 credit hours and is designed to foster attainment of the program educational objectives. 

General Education Requirements - 41 credit hours

ENG 133 Technical Communication   
SP 203 Effective Speaking
MA 134 Calculus I   
MA 164 Calculus II   
MA 213 Calculus III     
CH 103 General Chemistry I  (no lab) 
or CH 104 General Chemistry I       
PH  224 University Physics I       
PH  234 University Physics II
HUM 203 Humanities Seminar
Humanities Elective - 3 credit hours
Humanities or Social Science Elective - 3 credit hours
ECO 203 Survey of Economics
 or 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 4023 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:

  • The mechanical engineering program meet the needs of students, alumni, employers, and the faculty by assuring that a few years after graduation:

    1. Our graduates are prepared for the practice of mechanical engineering and related disciplines at the professional level; and
    2. Our graduates engage in lifelong learning and serve their professions and community.

Student Outcomes:

The Program Educational Objectives result in the following student outcomes:

1)  Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
2)  Apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
3)  Communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
4)  Recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental and societal contexts.
5)  Function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
6)  Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
7)  Acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.