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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2024 School of Engineering Programs of Study Mechanical Engineering Four-Year Undergraduate Curriculum  

Four-Year Undergraduate Curriculum

Four-Year Curriculum Code 650

The mechanical engineering curriculum includes three options: mechanical, aerospace, and energy. The degree awarded upon completion of any of these options is the B.S. in mechanical engineering which is professionally accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

First Year

See First-Year Program (35)

Sophomore Year

First Semester

  14:440:222  Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics (3)*

01:640:251  Multivariable Calculus (4)

  14:650:388  Computer-Aided Design in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (3)*

  01:750:227  Analytical Physics IIA (3)

  01:750:229  Analytical Physics IIA Laboratory (1)

  14:650:289  Professional Development and Leadership in MAE (1)

Second Semester

  01:640:244  Differential Equations for Engineering and Physics (4)

  14:650:291  Introduction to Mechanics of Materials (3)

  14:650:361  Introduction to Mechatronics (4)*

  01:750:228  Analytical Physics IIB (3)

  01:750:230  Analytical Physics IIB Laboratory (1)

  technical elective (3)

Junior Year

First Semester

  14:650:351  Thermodynamics (3)*

  01:640:421  Advanced Calculus for Engineering (3)*

  14:650:312  Fluid Mechanics (3)*

  14:650:350  Mechanical Engineering Measurements with Lab (4)*

  humanities/social sciences elective (3)

Second Semester

  01:540:343  Engineering Economics (3)

  14:635:407  Mechanical Properties of Materials (3)*

  14:650:342  Design of Mechanical Components (3)*

  14:650:439  Multiphysics Simulations (3)*

   humanities/social sciences elective (3)*

                                                                      Senior Year

First Semester

  14:650:431  Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Laboratory I (2)

  14:650:467  Design and Manufacturing I (2) 

  14:650:481  Heat Transfer (3)*

  14:650:4__  MAE dept., aerospace, energy electives (3)

  14:650:4__  MAE dept., aerospace, energy electives (3)

   technical elective (3)

Second Semester

  14:650:401  Dynamic Systems and Controls (3)

  14:650:432/3/5  ME, Aerospace, Energy Lab (2)

  14:650:468  Design and Manufacturing II (2)

  14:650:4__  MAE dept., aerospace, energy elective (3)

   technical elective (3)

   general elective (3)

Total Credits = 131

*May be taken during the first or second semester, within the listed year. All mechanical and aerospace engineering department electives may count for technical electives.

Department Electives (select three from the lists below; can mix and match)

  14:650:443  Vibrations (3)
  14:650:451  Vehicle Dynamics (3)
  14:650:455  Design of Mechanisms (3)

Energy Electives
(select three for energy concentration)

  14:650:461  Internal Combustion Engines (3)
  14:650:462  Power Plants (3)
  14:650:474  Alternative Energy Systems I (3)
  14:650:477  Alternative Energy Systems II (3)

Aerospace Electives (select three for aerospace engineering concentration)

  14:650:447  Probabilistic Models in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Systems (3)
  14:650:449  Aerospace Materials (3)
  14:650:457  Spacecraft and Mission Design (3)
  14:650:458  Aerospace Structures (3)
  14:650:459  Aerospace Propulsion (3)
  14:650:460  Aerodynamics (3)
  14:650:463  Compressible Fluid Dynamics (3)
  14:650:465  Orbital Mechanics (3)
  14:650:471  Aircraft Flight Dynamics (3)
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