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Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor of Science Degree

Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering

Coursework in the mechanical engineering major focuses on math, science and engineering. Students complete courses on a range of mechanical engineering topics as well as relevant topics in other engineering disciplines.

During the senior year, students have a chance to pursue electives on areas of interest within mechanical engineering. These electives must include a course/lab combination covering one of the following topics:

  1. Thermodynamics
  2. Intermediate heat transfer
  3. Cooling electronic equipment
  4. Advanced mechanics
  5. Intermediate dynamics
  6. Mechanical vibrations
  7. Intermediate fluid mechanics

As seniors, mechanical engineering majors round out their design experience with two capstone classes. Students learn to synthesize design considerations ranging from the economic to the ethical as they create and optimize mechanical systems. Throughout the year, students work in teams to build a marketable design project.

Students must also take the Fundamentals of Engineering Examination administered by the Nevada Board of Professional Engineers. The FE exam is generally taken during the spring of your senior year. Register for ENGR 490 in order to have the exam recorded on your transcript.

Recommended schedule

You can view the recommended sequence of courses on the Course Catalog. Please note that requirements and course offerings may change, and you should consult your advisor to ensure your course schedule meets your individual needs.

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