Mechanical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Engineering

Mechanical Engineers design automobiles, refrigerators, tractors, robots and other equipment to make life simpler and more productive. At WWU, you will study dynamics, kinematics, machine design, and computer aided design, and apply these principles to design machines and mechanisms and visualize them as computerized solid models. In the mechanical engineering lab, you will learn fluid dynamics in the wind tunnel and hydraulic jumps in open channel flow. In the robotics and manufacturing systems labs, you will learn and apply modeling, programming and industrial processes. Professional mechanical engineers work on machines that range in size from the microscopic nanomachines to the space shuttle.

More information about Mechanical Engineers can be found at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) website.

FRESHMAN: Mechanical Engineering Concentration

Autumn

Cr

Winter

Cr

Spring

Cr

Intro to Engineering

Precalculus+

General Chemistry*

College Writing

General Studies

2

5

4

3

3

Intro to Engineering

Calculus I

General Chemistry*

College Writing

General Studies

2

4

4

3

4

Intro to Engineering*

Calculus II

General Chemistry*

General Studies

Intro to Programming

2

4

4

3

4

Total:

17

Total:

17

Total:

17

SOPHOMORE: Mechanical Engineering Concentration

Autumn

Cr

Winter

Cr

Spring

Cr

Engineering Mechanics

Calculus III

Principles of Physics*

General Studies


3

4

4

7

Engineering Mechanics

Calculus IV

Principles of Physics*

General Studies


3

4

4

7

Engineering Mechanics

Differential Equations

Principles of Physics*

Circuit Analysis

General Studies


3

4

4

4

3

Total:

18

Total:

18

Total:

18

JUNIOR: Mechanical Engineering Concentration

Autumn

Cr

Winter

Cr

Spring

Cr

Mechanics of Materials*

Fluid Mechanics

Linear Algebra

Network Analysis

General Studies

Colloquium


4

4

3

4

2

 

Engineering Materials*

Thermodynamics

Fluid Mechanics Lab*

Feedback and Control

Writing for Engineers

General Studies


4

4


1


4

3

2

Materials and Processes*

Thermo and Thermal Systems

Machine Element Design Lab*

Vibrations

Probability and Statistics

Engineering Economy

Seminar


2


4


1

3


4

3

 

Total:

17

Total:

18

Total:

17

SENIOR: Mechanical Engineering Concentration

Autumn

Cr

Winter

Cr

Spring

Cr

Seminar

Kinematics

Heat Transfer

Technical Electives

Finite Elem Methods

Colloquium

1

4

4


4


4

 

Seminar

Machine Design

Elec-Mech Energy Conversion*

Technical Electives

Instrumentation*

1

4

4

4

3

 

Seminar

Technical Electives

General Studies

Colloquium

1

10

4

 

Total:

17

Total:

16

Total:

15

*Experimentation Laboratory

Technical Electives are to be selected with the approval of the School of Engineering. See your School of Engineering advisor for scheduling alternatives.

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