Mechanical Engineering - New Kensington

Starting and ending at New Kensington / updated 2/25/2014

This major is under an administrative enrollment control. Please review the Entrance-to-Major requirements found at http://dus.psu.edu/students/etm/requirements.html

Semester 1 (New Kensington)

Course DetailsCredits
3.0
CHEM 110 - Chemical Principles I (GN)Notes for: CHEM 110

CHEM 110

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.
3.0
ENGL 015 - Rhetoric and Composition (GWS)Notes for: ENGL 015

ENGL 015

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ENGL 030 - Honors Freshman Composition (GWS)Notes for: ENGL 030

ENGL 030

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3.0
3.0
MATH 140 - Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (GQ)Notes 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.
4.0
Total credits 16.0

Semester 2 (New Kensington)

Course DetailsCredits
3.0
3.0
ECON 102 - Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and Policy (GS)Notes for: ECON 102

ECON 102

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

ECON 104

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3.0
MATH 141 - Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (GQ)Notes 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.
4.0
PHYS 211 - General Physics: Mechanics (GN)Notes 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.
4.0
Total credits 17.0

Semester 3 (New Kensington)

Course DetailsCredits
3.0
CAS 100A - Effective Speech (GWS)Notes for: CAS 100A

CAS 100A

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3.0
E MCH 211 - StaticsNotes for: E MCH 211

E MCH 211

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
2.0
2.0
PHYS 212 - General Physics: Electricity and Magnetism (GN)Notes for: PHYS 212

PHYS 212

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.
4.0
Total credits 17.0

Semester 4 (New Kensington)

Course DetailsCredits
E MCH 212 - DynamicsNotes for: E MCH 212

E MCH 212

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
E MCH 213 - Strength of MaterialsNotes for: E MCH 213

E MCH 213

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
1.5
M E 300 - Engineering Thermodynamics INotes for: M E 300

M E 300

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
MATH 251 - Ordinary and Partial Differential EquationsNotes for: MATH 251

MATH 251

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4.0
2.0
Total credits 16.5

Semester 5 (University Park)

Course DetailsCredits
3.0
3.0
2.0
1.5
M E 320 - Fluid FlowNotes for: M E 320

M E 320

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
M E 345 - Instrumentation, Measurements, and StatisticsNotes for: M E 345

M E 345

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4.0
Total credits 16.5

Semester 6 (University Park)

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

ENGL 202C

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3.0
M E 340 - Mechanical Engineering Design MethodologyNotes for: M E 340

M E 340

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
M E 360 - Mechanical DesignNotes for: M E 360

M E 360

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
M E 370 - Vibration of Mechanical SystemsNotes for: M E 370

M E 370

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
3.0
Total credits 15.0

Semester 7 (University Park)

Course DetailsCredits
Engineering Technical Elective (ETE)
3.0
3.0
M E 410 - Heat TransferNotes for: M E 410

M E 410

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
M E 450 - Modeling of Dynamic SystemsNotes for: M E 450

M E 450

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
Mechanical Engineering Lab Course
1.0
Mechanical Engineering Technical Elective (METE)
3.0
Total credits 16.0

Semester 8 (University Park)

Course DetailsCredits
3.0
3.0
Engineering Technical Elective (ETE)
3.0
General Technical Elective (GTE)
3.0
3.0
Mechanical Engineering Lab Course
1.0
Total credits 16.0

Additional Notes

Engineering Technical Elective (ETE): Select a 3-credit, 400-level course in the College of Engineering (includes any non-required mechanical engineering course).

General Technical Elective (GTE): Select 3 credits of engineering, science, or math courses beyond the level required for the major (see department list). Students who complete the ROTC Program may substitute 3 ROTC credits for the GHA requirement and 3 ROTC credits for the GTE requirement. Students who complete three co-op rotations may substitute 3 co-op credits for the GTE requirement.

Health and Physical Activity Elective: Students who complete the ROTC Program may substitute 3 ROTC credits for the GHA requirement and 3 ROTC credits for the GTE requirement.

Mechanical Engineering Lab Course: Select a one-credit course from the following list: E MCH 316 (1), M E 315 (1), M E 325 (1), M E 355 (1), or M E 375 (1). If M E 445 (4) is taken as a technical elective, one credit can be used as an M E Lab Course.

Mechanical Engineering Technical Elective (METE): Select a 3-credit, 400-level mechanical engineering course except M E 410, M E 440W, M E 441W, M E 450, M E 494, or M E 496.

These courses offered at New Kensington in fall semester only:

  • E MCH 211
  • ENGL 030
  • MATH 220
  • MATH 231
  • PHYS 212

These courses offered at New Kensington in spring semester only:

  • CHEM 112
  • E MCH 212
  • E MCH 213
  • M E 300
  • MATH 251
  • PHYS 211
  • PHYS 214

TOTAL CREDITS: 131 (Since New Kensington does not offer a first-year seminar as part of first-year engagement, students will need to have an extra credit to earn the total number of credits required for the major.)

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

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