Skip to main content.

Curriculum and Courses

Mechanical Engineering Curriculum Requirements

Select the curriculum below based on your entering year. Check with your faculty advisor if you are unsure which requirements you are following.

Catalog years 2018-19 to present: 

The Advanced Manufacturing Concentration (AMF) is offered to students who are interested in the broad area of manufacturing, and wish to expand their education on applications of AMF, including additive manufacturing and manufacturing automation.

The AMF concentration can be declared at any time but in order to graduate with the concentration, students are required to have a cumulative GPA of 2.70 or better in all AMF courses, and a GPA of 2.000 in the Mechanical Engineering Major.

Students in the Manufacturing Concentration complete the requirements for Mechanical Engineering and choose three of their four technical electives from the approved list of courses below.

Manufacturing Foundation Core Courses - completed as part of the MNE major. All three courses required:

  • EGR 303 Engineering Economics (3 credits)
  • MNE 231 Material Science (4 credits)
  • MNE 345 Design for Manufacturing (4 credits)

Advanced Manufacturing Core Course - completed as a technical elective. One course required:

  • MNE 476 Manufacturing Quality Control (3 credits)
  • MNE 482 Robotics (3 credits)
  • MNE 560 Methods of Experimental Research (3 credits)*
  • MNE 591 Special Topics in Advanced Robotics (3 credits)*

Advanced Manufacturing Elective Courses - completed as a technical elective. Two courses required:

  • EAS 531 Advanced Materials and Applications (3 credits)
  • MNE 446 or MNE 546 Finite Element Method for Additive Manufacturing (3 credits)
  • MNE 490 or MNE 591* Special Topics (3 credits) - must be a manufacturing related topic
  • MNE 495 Independent Study (3 credits) - must be a manufacturing related project
  • MNE 533 Manufacturing Automation (3 credits)
  • MNE 560 Methods of Experimental Research (3 credits)*
  • MNE 563 Facility Planning (3 credits)
  • MNE 565 Economic Analysis of Engineering Projects (3 credits)

*Courses listed in both AMF Core and AMF Elective categories can only be used to meet one requirement area.

The Energy Concentration (EC) is offered to the cohort of students who are interested in the thermal sciences, and demonstrated good performance in Engineering While any student can enroll in MNE technical electives, only students who secured at least a grade of B- in MNE 220 - Engineering Thermodynamics, are eligible to participate in the EC.

Students should apply no later than the fall of their Junior year to the EC.

An in major GPA of at least 2.00 is required to enter the EC.

Graduate courses should be added to the list of technical electives as an option for BSMS students when such courses are

Energy Foundation Core Courses - required

  • MNE 220 - Thermodynamics
  • MNE 332 - Fluid Mechanics
  • MNE 311 - Heat Transfer
  • MNE 421 - Thermal Systems Design

EC Core course - one required

  • MNE 422 - Energy Conversion (cross-list: MNE 524 - Energy Conversion System)
  • MNE 504 - Advanced Fluid Mechanics
  • MNE 521 - Classical Thermodynamics

Approved Energy Technical Electives – choose two (in addition to the EC core) 

  • MNE 422 - Energy Conversion
  • MNE 427 - Fuel Cells
  • MNE 433 - Turbomachinery
  • MNE 434 - Wind Power
  • MNE 435 - Ocean Wave Energy Conversion
  • MNE 436 - Marine Hydrodynamics and Propulsion
  • MNE 504 - Advanced Fluid Mechanics
  • MNE 521 - Classical Thermodynamics



  1. Other courses may be approved as EC electives by the departmental chairperson.
  2. Students pursuing the EC will be preferentially assigned to energy-related senior  design

MNE Department Advising Handouts and Policies

‌University Studies Requirements for MNE

MNE students are required to meet the University Studies requirements by choosing an approved course from the following University Studies Clusters:

Students who transferred to the University with 24 or more transfer credits will follow the Transfer Substitution policy (PDF) for University Studies.

Back to top of screen