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Mechanical Engineering (BMC)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2011 - Spring 2012 catalog year. For more
information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Major: ME

Degree: BMC

Unit: Speed School of Engineering (SS)

Department: Mechanical Engineering

Students specializing in Mechanical Engineering will complete a program consisting of two semesters in Engineering
Fundamentals and a further period of study in the Department of Mechanical Engineering - ten semesters in Departmental
Studies to complete the Bachelor of Science degree, followed by a fifth year in Graduate Studies for the Master of
Engineering degree. This curriculum is designed as an integrated five-year program, with a cooperative education
component, culminating in the Master of Engineering degree. The Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering programs
are both accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.

Engineering Fundamentals1

Courses Hours

Speed School Core

ENGR 100, 1012, 102 10

ENGL2,3 101 , 102 6

CHEM 2012 3

PHYS 2982 4

ME Core

CHEM 202 3

ENGR 150 2

ME 180 2

PHYS 295 1

Total 31

Departmental Studies

Courses Hours
Engineering Fundamentals

ENGR 201, 205, 307 8

Department

ME 206, 251, 280, 288, 289, 310, 311, 314, 315, 323, 380, 389, 401, 415, 422, 440, 442,
50
489, 497, 548

ME 5XX Electives 6

Speed/University

CEE 205 3

CHE 253 3

CHEM 2072 1

ECE 252 3

IE 360, 370 6

PHYS 299 4

General Education

Arts/CD/HUM/SBS Electives2 12

COMM2 111 or 112 or 115 3

HIST2 101 or 102 or 105 or 106 3

Total 102

Total Hours

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering 1334

1
Acceptance into a Department requires that a student have a 2.0 GPA in the prescribed set of courses totaling 31 semester hours in
Engineering Fundamentals. In addition, the student must be in good standing with the university (university GPA ≥ 2.0).
2
This course is a General Education requirement for the program; see http://www.louisville.edu/provost/GER/ for the listing, by academic
year, of Arts/CD/Hum/SBS Electives which satisfy the University-wide General Education requirements.
3
Students completing ENGL 105 in lieu of ENGL 101 and ENGL 102 satisfy the General Education and Engineering Fundamentals
requirements for Written Communication. However, an additional 3-hr Writing (WR) course or honors Written Communication (WC)
course is needed to satisfy program credit hour requirements. A current list of acceptable WR and WC courses is at
http://louisville.edu/speed/academics/advising/ENGL105.html.
4
Candidates for the Bachelor of Science degree must be in Good Standing (university GPA ≥ 2.00) and must attain a grade point average
of at least 2.00 for all courses used to satisfy degree requirements.