Mechanical Engineering - University Park

Starting and ending at University Park / updated 9/25/2017

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

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
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
3.0
1.0
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.
or MATH 140E - Calculus with Engineering Applications I (GQ)Notes for: MATH 140E

MATH 140E

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 2

Course DetailsCredits
3.0
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 ESL 015 - ESL / Composition for American Academic Communication II (GWS)Notes for: ESL 015

ESL 015

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.
or MATH 141E - Calculus with Engineering Applications II (GQ)Notes for: MATH 141E

MATH 141E

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

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

CAS 100A

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or CAS 100B - Effective Speech (GWS)Notes for: CAS 100B

CAS 100B

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3.0
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
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
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

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

E MCH 212

PRE-REQUISITE: EMCH 211
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

PRE-REQUISITE: EMCH 211
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

PRE-REQUISITE: CHEM 110 -- PRE/CO-REQUISITE: MATH 141
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
MATH 220 - Matrices (GQ)Notes for: MATH 220

MATH 220

PRE-REQUISITE: MATH 140
2.0
2.0
2.0
Total credits 16.5

Semester 5 - Last Names starting with A - K

Course DetailsCredits
3.0
I E 312 - Product Design and Manufacturing ProcessesNotes for: IE 312

IE 312

PRE-REQUISITE: EMCH 210 OR EMCH 213 -- PRE/CO-REQUISITE: MATSE 259
3.0
M E 345 - Instrumentation, Measurements, and StatisticsNotes for: M E 345

M E 345

PRE OR CO-REQUISITE: EE 212
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4.0
M E 370 - Vibration of Mechanical SystemsNotes for: M E 370

M E 370

PRE-REQUISITE: EMCH 212, CMPSC 200, MATH 220, & MATH 251
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
3.0
Total credits 16.0

Semester 6 - Last Names starting with A - K

Course DetailsCredits
2.0
ENGL 202C - Effective Writing: Technical Writing (GWS)Notes for: ENGL 202C

ENGL 202C

PRE-REQUISITE: ENGL 15
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3.0
1.5
M E 320 - Fluid FlowNotes for: M E 320

M E 320

PRE-REQUISITE: EMCH 212, MATH 251, ME 201 OR ME 300, & MATH 230 OR MATH 231
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
M E 340 - Mechanical Engineering Design MethodologyNotes for: M E 340

M E 340

PRE-REQUISITE: EDSGN 100 -- PRE/CO-REQUISITE: ME 360 & ME 320 OR BME 409
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

PRE OR CO-REQUISITE: CMPSC 200 & EMCH 315
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
Total credits 15.5

Semester 7 - Last Names starting with A - K

Course DetailsCredits
3.0
3.0
M E 410 - Heat TransferNotes for: M E 410

M E 410

PRE-REQUISITE: ME 320 OR BME 409, CMPSC 200, & MATH 220 OR NUCE 309
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

PRE-REQUISITE: ME 370 -- PRE/CO-REQUISITE: ME 345
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
1.0
3.0
Total credits 16.0

Semester 8 - Last Names starting with A - K

Semester 5 - Last Names starting with L - Z

Course DetailsCredits
2.0
ENGL 202C - Effective Writing: Technical Writing (GWS)Notes for: ENGL 202C

ENGL 202C

PRE-REQUISITE: ENGL 15
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
1.5
M E 320 - Fluid FlowNotes for: M E 320

M E 320

PRE-REQUISITE: EMCH 212, MATH 251, ME 201 OR ME 300, & MATH 230 OR MATH 231
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
M E 340 - Mechanical Engineering Design MethodologyNotes for: M E 340

M E 340

PRE-REQUISITE: EDSGN 100 -- PRE/CO-REQUISITE: ME 360 & ME 320 OR BME 409
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

PRE OR CO-REQUISITE: CMPSC 200 AND EMCH 315
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
Total credits 15.5

Semester 6 - Option B

Course DetailsCredits
3.0
I E 312 - Product Design and Manufacturing ProcessesNotes for: IE 312

IE 312

PRE-REQUISITE: EMCH 210 OR EMCH 213 -- PRE/CO-REQUISITE: MATSE 259
3.0
M E 345 - Instrumentation, Measurements, and StatisticsNotes for: M E 345

M E 345

PRE OR CO-REQUISITE: EE 212
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4.0
M E 370 - Vibration of Mechanical SystemsNotes for: M E 370

M E 370

PRE-REQUISITE: EMCH 212, CMPSC 200, MATH 220, & MATH 251
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
3.0
Total credits 16.0

Semester 7 - Last Names starting with L - Z

Course DetailsCredits
3.0
3.0
M E 410 - Heat TransferNotes for: M E 410

M E 410

PRE-REQUISITE: ME 320 OR BME 409, CMPSC 200, & MATH 220 OR NUCE 309
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
M E 440 - Mechanical Systems Design ProjectNotes for: ME 440

ME 440

PRE-REQUISITE: ME 340, ME 360, & ME 370 -- PRE/CO-REQUISITE: IE 312 & ENGL 202C
or M E 441W - Thermal Systems Design ProjectNotes for: M E 441

M E 441

PRE-REQUISITE: ME 340, ME 410 -- PRE/CO-REQUISITE: ENGL 202C -- M E 410 is a prerequisite for M E 441W. Students who wish to enroll in M E 441W may do so in the 8th semester by interchanging it with ETE or GTE.
3.0
1.0
3.0
Total credits 16.0

Semester 8 - Last Names starting with L - Z

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 (http://www.mne.psu.edu/students/undergraduate/curriculum-electives.aspx).

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).

Mechanical Engineering Technical Elective (METE): Select a 3-credit, 400-level mechanical engineering course except M E 410, M E 440, M E 441, M E 442, M E 443, M E 450, M E 494, or M E 496.

TOTAL CREDITS: 131

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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.

Footnotes

E MCH 212
PRE-REQUISITE: EMCH 211
E MCH 213
PRE-REQUISITE: EMCH 211
M E 300
PRE-REQUISITE: CHEM 110 -- PRE/CO-REQUISITE: MATH 141
MATH 220
PRE-REQUISITE: MATH 140
MATH 231
PRE-REQUISITE: MATH 141
PHYS 214
PRE-REQUISITE: MATH 141 & PHYS 212
EE 212
PRE-REQUISITE: PHYS 212
IE 312
PRE-REQUISITE: EMCH 210 OR EMCH 213 -- PRE/CO-REQUISITE: MATSE 259
M E 345
PRE OR CO-REQUISITE: EE 212
M E 370
PRE-REQUISITE: EMCH 212, CMPSC 200, MATH 220, & MATH 251
MATSE 259
PRE-REQUISITE: EMCH 210 OR EMCH 213
EMCH 315
PRE-REQUISITE: EMCH 210 OR EMCH 213
ENGL 202C
PRE-REQUISITE: ENGL 15
M E 320
PRE-REQUISITE: EMCH 212, MATH 251, ME 201 OR ME 300, & MATH 230 OR MATH 231
M E 340
PRE-REQUISITE: EDSGN 100 -- PRE/CO-REQUISITE: ME 360 & ME 320 OR BME 409
M E 360
PRE OR CO-REQUISITE: CMPSC 200 & EMCH 315
M E 410
PRE-REQUISITE: ME 320 OR BME 409, CMPSC 200, & MATH 220 OR NUCE 309
M E 450
PRE-REQUISITE: ME 370 -- PRE/CO-REQUISITE: ME 345
ME 440
PRE-REQUISITE: ME 340, ME 360, ME 370 -- PRE/CO-REQUISITE: IE 312 & ENGL 202C
ME 441
PRE-REQUISITE: ME 340 & ME 410 -- PRE/CO-REQUISITE: ENGL 202C
EMCH 315
PRE-REQUISITE: EMCH 210 OR EMCH 213
ENGL 202C
PRE-REQUISITE: ENGL 15
M E 320
PRE-REQUISITE: EMCH 212, MATH 251, ME 201 OR ME 300, & MATH 230 OR MATH 231
M E 340
PRE-REQUISITE: EDSGN 100 -- PRE/CO-REQUISITE: ME 360 & ME 320 OR BME 409
M E 360
PRE OR CO-REQUISITE: CMPSC 200 AND EMCH 315
EE 212
PRE-REQUISITE: PHYS 212
IE 312
PRE-REQUISITE: EMCH 210 OR EMCH 213 -- PRE/CO-REQUISITE: MATSE 259
M E 345
PRE OR CO-REQUISITE: EE 212
M E 370
PRE-REQUISITE: EMCH 212, CMPSC 200, MATH 220, & MATH 251
MATSE 259
PRE-REQUISITE: EMCH 210 OR EMCH 213
M E 410
PRE-REQUISITE: ME 320 OR BME 409, CMPSC 200, & MATH 220 OR NUCE 309
ME 440
PRE-REQUISITE: ME 340, ME 360, & ME 370 -- PRE/CO-REQUISITE: IE 312 & ENGL 202C
M E 441
PRE-REQUISITE: ME 340, ME 410 -- PRE/CO-REQUISITE: ENGL 202C -- M E 410 is a prerequisite for M E 441W. Students who wish to enroll in M E 441W may do so in the 8th semester by interchanging it with ETE or GTE.
M E 450
PRE-REQUISITE: ME 370 -- PRE/CO-REQUISITE: ME 345