Mechanical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Engineering

Michael Renfro, associate professor of mechanical engineering, observes a flame experiment in his lab. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)
Michael Renfro, associate professor of mechanical engineering, observes a flame experiment in his lab. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Course descriptions

Mechanical Engineering majors are required to complete the following:

All mechanical engineering students are required to have at least six credits of work in the mathematical sciences and sciences beyond those courses specifically required in the program. The course credits can be met at any course level. Those at the 2000 level and above can be used to meet the professional requirements
of the program. Restrictions on courses are noted in the following:

Concentrations

Concentration requirements: Nine credits (three courses, 2000 level and above); no course grades of less than C; plan of study for concentration; must take courses from subset of identified courses.

Aerospace Concentration

Three courses from: ME 3239, 3251, 3275, 3280, 5311*, 6160*, or ME 3295 (Special Topics) taught as any of the following: Acoustics, Aerospace Control Systems, Computer Aided Engineering, or Propulsion.

Energy and Power Concentration

Three courses from: ME 3239, 3270, 3275, 3280, 3285, 5311*, 6160*, or ME 3295 (Special Topics) when taught as any of the following: Fuel Cells, Micro-Nanoscale Energy Transport and Conversion, Propulsion, or Sustainable Energy.

Dynamic Systems and Control Concentration

Three courses from: ME 3214, 5160, 5180, 5210, 5420, 5895 (Special Topics, when taught as Mechatronics), 6330, or 3295 (Special Topics) when taught as any of the following: Aerospace Control Systems, Acoustics, Advanced Vibrations, Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, Linear Automatic Control Systems, or Mechatronics.

Design and Manufacturing Concentration

Three courses from: ME 3217, 3221, 3222, 3224, 3225, 3228, 5511, 5155, 5150, 5210, 5220, or 3295 (Special Topics) when taught as any of the following: Advanced Manufacturing, Analytical and Applied Kinematics, Computer Aided Engineering, Geometric Modeling, Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, Principles of Machining and Machine Tools, or Principles of Optimum Design.

* These courses are offered as combined Undergraduate/Graduate classes. Students may opt to take the graduate course or take it as ME 3295 Special Topics.

Details on the ME and Professional Requirements are specified in the Guide for Mechanical Engineering Majors.

The faculty of the Mechanical Engineering program at the University of Connecticut strives to continuously improve our undergraduate program in Mechanical Engineering. The program’s educational objectives are that our graduates:will be gainfully employed in Mechanical Engineering or related career paths including industrial, academic, governmental and non-governmental organizations and will continue their professional development by engaging in professional activities and/or training to enhance their careers and/or pursue post-graduate studies.

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