Recommended Academic Plan for Mechanical Engineering at Berks

Effective Date: October 20, 2016

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
ENGL 15 (GWS) - Rhetoric and CompostionNotes for: ENGL 15

ENGL 15

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ENGL 30 (GWS) - Honors Freshman CompositionNotes for: ENGL 30

ENGL 30

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
MATH 140 (GQ) - Calculus with Analytic Geometry INotes for: MATH 140

MATH 140

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
CHEM 110 - Chemical Principles INotes for: CHEM 110

CHEM 110

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
3
3
First-Year Seminar
1
Total credits 17

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
CAS 100A or 100B or 100C (GWS) - Effective SpeechNotes for: CAS 100

CAS 100

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
MATH 141 (GQ) - Calculus with Analytic Geometry IINotes for: MATH 141

MATH 141

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
MATH 220 - MatricesNotes for: MATH 220

MATH 220

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
CMPSC 200 - Programming for Engineers with MATLABNotes for: CMPSC 200

CMPSC 200

Course offered Spring Semester only.
3
PHYS 211 (GN) - General Physics: MechanicsNotes for: PHYS 211

PHYS 211

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
CHEM 111 (GN) - Experimental Chemistry INotes for: CHEM 111

CHEM 111

BIOL 141 or CHEM 112 may be substituted.
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1
Total credits 18

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
EMCH 211 - StaticsNotes for: EMCH 211

EMCH 211

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
4
MATH 251 - Ordinary and Partial Differential EquationsNotes for: MATH 251

MATH 251

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
PHYS 212 (GN) - General Physics: Electricity and MagnetismNotes for: PHYS 212

PHYS 212

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
1.5
Total credits 16.5

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
ENGL 202C (GWS) - Effective Writing: Technical WritingNotes for: ENGL 202C

ENGL 202C

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
3
EMCH 212 - DynamicsNotes for: EMCH 212

EMCH 212

Course offered Spring Semester only.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
EMCH 213 - Strength of MaterialsNotes for: EMCH 213

EMCH 213

Course offered Spring Semester only.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ME 300 - Engineering Thermodynamics INotes for: ME 300

ME 300

Course offered Spring Semester only.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
PHYS 214 (GN) - General Physics: Wave Motion and Quantum PhysicsNotes for: PHYS 214

PHYS 214

Course offered Spring Semester only. BIOL 141 or CHEM 112 may be substituted.
2
Total credits 17

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
ME 320 - Fluid FLowNotes for: ME 320

ME 320

Course offered Fall Semester only.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ME 345 - Instrumentation, Measurements, and StatisticsNotes for: ME 345

ME 345

Course offered Fall Semester only.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
ME 349 - Intermediate Mechanics of MaterialsNotes for: ME 349

ME 349

Course offered Fall Semester only.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ME 365 - Materials Testing LaboratoryNotes for: ME 365

ME 365

Course offered Fall Semester only.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
MATSE 259 - Properties and Processing of Engineering MaterialsNotes for: MATSE 259

MATSE 259

Course offered Fall Semester only.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ECON 102 (GS) - Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and PolicyNotes for: ECON 102

ECON 102

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ECON 104 (GS) - Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis and PolicyNotes for: ECON 104

ECON 104

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 17

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
ME 357 - System DynamicsNotes for: ME 357

ME 357

Course offered Spring Semester only.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ME 367 - Machine DesignNotes for: ME 367

ME 367

Course offered Spring Semester only.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ME 380 - Machine DynamicsNotes for: ME 380

ME 380

Course offered Spring Semester only.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ME 410 - Heat TransferNotes for: ME 410

ME 410

Course offered Spring Semester only.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
3
Total credits 15

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
ME 355 - Dynamic Systems LaboratoryNotes for: ME 355

ME 355

Course offered Fall Semester only. Course fulfills Technical Elective. Consult advisor for details.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
ME 370 - Vibration of Mechanical SystemsNotes for: ME 370

ME 370

Course offered Fall Semester only. Course fulfills Technical Elective. Consult advisor for details.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ME 445 - Microcomputer Interfacing for Mechanical EngineersNotes for: ME 445

ME 445

Course offered Fall Semester only. Course fulfills Technical Elective. Consult advisor for details.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ME 448 - Engineering Design ConceptsNotes for: ME 448

ME 448

Course offered Fall Semester only.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ME 468 - Engineering for ManufacturingNotes for: ME 468

ME 468

Course offered Fall Semester only.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
3
Total credits 16

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
ME 449 - Mechanical Design ProjectsNotes for: ME 449

ME 449

Course offered Spring Semester only.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Technical ElectiveNotes for: Technical Elective

Technical Elective

Choose from the following: ME 422, 427, or 452.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Technical ElectiveNotes for: Technical Elective

Technical Elective

Choose from the following: ME 422, 427, or 452.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
3
3
1.5
Total credits 16.5

Additional Notes

  • Students should consult with an advisor when scheduling courses.

  • GWS, GQ, GHA, GN, GA, GH, and GS are codes used to identify General Education requirements.

  • US, IL, and US;IL are codes used to identify United States Cultures (US) and International Cultures (IL) requirements.  Students must complete three (3) credits of US and three (3) credits of IL as part of General Education.  A course designated as US;IL may be used as a US or an IL, not both.

  • The following course fulfills the Writing Across The Curriculum Requirement for this major: ME 345.

Legend

# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

Footnotes

CMPSC 200
Course offered Spring Semester only.
CHEM 111
BIOL 141 or CHEM 112 may be substituted.
EE 211
Course offered Spring Semester only.
EMCH 212
Course offered Spring Semester only.
EMCH 213
Course offered Spring Semester only.
ME 300
Course offered Spring Semester only.
PHYS 214
Course offered Spring Semester only. BIOL 141 or CHEM 112 may be substituted.
ME 320
Course offered Fall Semester only.
ME 345
Course offered Fall Semester only.
ME 349
Course offered Fall Semester only.
ME 365
Course offered Fall Semester only.
MATSE 259
Course offered Fall Semester only.
ME 357
Course offered Spring Semester only.
ME 367
Course offered Spring Semester only.
ME 380
Course offered Spring Semester only.
ME 410
Course offered Spring Semester only.
ME 355
Course offered Fall Semester only. Course fulfills Technical Elective. Consult advisor for details.
ME 370
Course offered Fall Semester only. Course fulfills Technical Elective. Consult advisor for details.
ME 445
Course offered Fall Semester only. Course fulfills Technical Elective. Consult advisor for details.
ME 448
Course offered Fall Semester only.
ME 468
Course offered Fall Semester only.
ME 449
Course offered Spring Semester only.
Technical Elective
Choose from the following: ME 422, 427, or 452.
Technical Elective
Choose from the following: ME 422, 427, or 452.