Mechanical Engineering, B.S.

Mechanical Engineering Program Educational Objectives

The Mechanical Engineering program seeks to prepare graduates who, after the first few years of their career, have:

  1. Established themselves as valued practicing mechanical engineers working primarily in the region.
  2. Become supportive members of the community and active professionally, seeking continuous improvement of skills and professional growth.

In addition to CCSU admissions standards, admission to the undergraduate Civil Engineering (CE) and Mechanical Engineering (ME) programs requires:

  •     Completion of, or eligibility to enroll in, MATH 152 (Calculus I) and
  •     Completion of, or eligibility to enroll in, ENG 105 or ENG 110 (Freshman Composition).

The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering is a program of study requiring 127-135 credits of undergraduate work, including a two-term senior project capstone requirement completed through oral and written reports. If desired, the candidate may also choose an appropriate sequence of elective courses for concentration in Manufacturing, or Aerospace.

Required coursework can be grouped in four categories: General Education, Major Requirements, Electives or Concentration Requirements, and Additional Requirements.

 

For all majors a minimum grade of C- is required in all courses in the major, all additional course requirements as well as courses in Study Area IV, Skill Area I, and Skill Area II

Requirements

I. General Education

NOTE: Distribution requirements are similar to the existing Engineering Technology General Education requirements.

Total Credit Hours:42-49

Study Area I: Arts and Humanities

Literature

Philosophy or Fne Arts

Literature, Philosophy or Fine Arts (3)

3

Total Credit Hours:9

Study Area II: Social Sciences

History

ECON or GEOG or HIST or PS or ET

Total Credit Hours:6

Study Area III: Behavioral Sciences

Anthropology, Psychology, or Sociology

3

Study Area IV: Natural Sciences

PHYS 125University Physics I

4

PHYS 126University Physics II

4

Skill Area I: Communication Skills

ENG 110Introduction to College Writing

3

ENGR 290Engineering Technical Writing and Presentation

3

Skill Area II: Mathematics

MATH 152Calculus I

4

MATH 221Calculus II

4

Skill Area III: Foreign Language Proficiency

Total Credit Hours:0-6

Skill Area IV: University Requirement

PE 144Fitness/Wellness Ventures

2

or for transfer students

ENGR 150Introduction to Engineering

3

Total Credit Hours:2-3

II. Major Requirements

ENGR 150Introduction to Engineering

3

ENGR 251Engineering Mechanics I - Statics

3

ENGR 252Engineering Mechanics II - Dynamics

3

ENGR 357Mechanics of Materials

3

ME 216Manufacturing Engineering Processes

2

ME 217Manufacturing Engineering Processes Lab

1

ME 258Engineering Thermodynamics

3

ME 345Engineering Statistical Analysis of Operations

3

ME 352Modeling of Dynamic Systems

3

ME 354Fluid Mechanics

3

ME 367Machine Design I

3

ME 368Machine Design II

3

ME 370Instrumentation

3

ME 454Heat Transfer

3

ME 497Senior Project I: Project Research

1

ME 498Senior Project II: Design Project

3

Total Credit Hours:40-43

III. Electives or Concentration Requirements

Total Credit Hours:12

General Electives:

ME 458Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Systems Design

3

or

ME 459Energy Conversion Systems

3

 

ME Electives

6

Tech Elective

3

Manufacturing:

ME 340Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing for Mechanical Design

3

ME 360Manufacturing Operations Analysis and Simulation

3

ME 460Manufacturing System Design

3

and

ME 461Discrete Event Simulation for Manufacturing Systems

3

or

ME 466Inventive Engineering Design

3

Aerospace:

ME 480Propulsion Systems

3

ME 483Aerodynamics

3

ME 486Aerospace Structures and Materials

3

ME 403Control of Dynamic Systems

3

IV. Additional Requirements

CET 236Circuit Analysis

3

CHEM 161General Chemistry

3

CHEM 162General Chemistry Laboratory

1

ENGR 392Engineering Practicum (400 hours)

1

ENGR 240Computational Methods for Engineering

3

ETM 260Computer Aided Design and Integrated Manufacturing CAD/CAM/CIM

3

ETM 356Materials Analysis

3

ETM 467Applied Finite Element Analysis

3

MATH 222Calculus III

4

MATH 226Linear Algebra and Probability for Engineers

4

MATH 355Introduction to Differential Equations with Applications

4

Total Credit Hours:35