California State University Los Angeles - Department of Mechanical Engineering

Curriculum for B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering
(194 units)


  • Lower Division Major Requirements (68 units)
      ENGR 100
      • Introduction to Engineering (1)
          Prerequisites:
        • NONE
      ME 103
      • Introduction to Mechanical Design (3)
          Prerequisites:
        • Drafting or TECH 110
      CE/ME 201
      • Statics (4)
          Prerequisites:
        • PHYS 201
        • MATH 207
      ME 204
      • Statics (4)
          Prerequisites:
        • PHYS 203
      CE/ME 205
      • Strength of Materials I (4)
          Prerequisites:
        • CE/ME 201
      ENGR 207
      • Materials Science and Engineering (4)
          Prerequisites:
        • CHEM 101
        • MATH 206
      CE/ME 210
      • Matrix Algebra for Engineers (2)
          Prerequisites:
        • MATH 208
      EE 210
      • Electrical Measurements Laboratory (1)
          Prerequisites:
        • PHYS 203
      CE/ME 211
      • Statistics and Probability for Engineers (2)
          Prerequisites:
        • MATH 208
      CHEM 101
      • General Chemistry I (5)
          Prerequisites:
        • HS CHEM & PHYS
        • 2 years ofHS Algebra
        • Placement Test
      CS 290*
      • Introduction to FORTRAN (2)
          Prerequisites:
        • MATH 206
      MATH 206
      • Calculus I: Differentiation (4)
          Prerequisites:
        • ELM
        • MATH 102 w/a minimum of "C" grade
        • MATH 103 w/a minimum of "C" grade
      MATH 207
      • Calculus II: Integration (4)
          Prerequisites:
        • MATH 206 w/a minimum of "C" grade
      MATH 208
      • Calculus III: Sequences, Series, and Coordinate Systems (4)
          Prerequisites:
        • MATH 207 w/a minimum of "C" grade
      MATH 209
      • Calculus IV: Several Variables (4)
          Prerequisites:
        • MATH 208 w/a minimum of "C" grade
      MATH 215
      • Differential Equations (4)
          Prerequisites:
        • MATH 209
      PHYS 201 - 204
      • General Physics (16)
          Prerequisites:
        • MATH 206 - 209
        • PHYS 201 - 203
        • HS PHYS or Physics Dept. Permission
      * May substitute a course in any high-level programming language with department approval
  • Upper Division Major Requirements (41 units)
      ENGR 300
      • Economics for Engineers (4)
          Prerequisites:
        • NONE
      ENGR 301
      • Ethics and Professionalism (1)
          Prerequisites:
        • NONE
      CE/ME 303
      • Fluid Mechanics I (4)
          Prerequisites:
        • PHYS 202
      ME 306
      • Heat Transfer I (4)
          Prerequisites:
        • MATH 208
        • PHYS 202
      ME 310
      • Mechanical Engr. Writing Laboratory (1)
          Prerequisites:
        • WPE or UNIV 401
        • ENGR 100
      CE/ME 313
      • Fluid Mechanics Laboratory I (1)
          Prerequisites:
        • CE/ME 303
      ME 315
      • Thermal Systems Laboratory I (1)
          Prerequisites:
        • ME 326A
        • ME 306
      CE/ME 312
      • Strength of Materials Laboratory I (1)
          Prerequisites:
        • CE/ME 205
      ME 320
      • Dynamics I (4)
          Prerequisites:
        • CE/ME 201
      ME 321**
      • Kinematics of Mechanisms (4)
          Prerequisites:
        • ME 320
      ME 323
      • Machine Design I (4)
          Prerequisites:
        • ME 103
        • CE/ME 205
        • ENGR 207
        • MATH 208
      ME 326A
      • Thermodynamics I (4)
          Prerequisites:
        • PHYS 202
        • MATH 208
      ME 326B
      • THermodynamics II (4)
          Prerequisites:
        • ME 326A
      ME 327
      • Manufacturing Process (4)
          Prerequisites:
        • ENGR 207
        • ME 323
      ME 421**
      • Dynamics of Mechanisums (4)
          Prerequisites:
        • ME 320
      **Students must select either ME 321 or ME 421 as a required course. The other many be used as an upper division technical
  • Senior Design Requiremtns (12 units)
      The Senior Design requirement is a 3 course series that must be completed sequentially.
      The first course (497A) is only offered during the Fall quarter.
      ME 497A
      • Mechanical Engineering Senior Project (4)
          Prerequisites:
        • All lower division required ME courses*
        • ME 323
        • Corequisites:
        • ENGR 300
        • ME 310
        • ME 306
        • ME 327
      ME 497B
      • Mechanical Engineering Senior Project (4)
          Prerequisites:
        • ME 497A
      ME 497C
      • Mechanical Engineering Senior Project (4)
          Prerequisites:
        • ME 497B
      **Definition of Lower Division Required ME Courses
        ENGR 100 Introduction to Engineering
        ME 103 Introduction to Mechanical Design
        CE/ME 201 Statics
        ME 204 Mechanical Engineering Measurements and Instrumentation
        CE/ME 205 Strength of Materials I
        ENGR 207 Materials Science and Engineering
        CE/ME 210 Matrix Algebra for Engineers
        EE 210 Electrical Measurements Laboratory
        CE/ME 211 Statistics and Probability for Engineers
        CHEM 101 General Chemistry I
        CS 290 Introduction to FORTRAN programming
  • Upper Division Technical Electives (25 units)
    *Select 6 lecture courses and 1 laboratory courses from the following.
    • Lecture Electives (24 units)
        ENGR 100
        • Introduction to Engineering (1)
            Prerequisites:
          • NONE
        ME 103
        • Introduction to Mechanical Design (3)
            Prerequisites:
          • Drafting or TECH 110
        CE/ME 201
        • Statics (4)
            Prerequisites:
          • PHYS 201
          • MATH 207
        ME 204
        • Statics (4)
            Prerequisites:
          • PHYS 203
    • Laboratory Electives (1 units)
        ENGR 100
        • Introduction to Engineering (1)
            Prerequisites:
          • NONE
        ME 103
        • Introduction to Mechanical Design (3)
            Prerequisites:
          • Drafting or TECH 110
        CE/ME 201
        • Statics (4)
            Prerequisites:
          • PHYS 201
          • MATH 207
        ME 204
        • Statics (4)
            Prerequisites:
          • PHYS 203


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