Each student in Mechanical Engineering is assigned a faculty advisor (see
below for advisor assignment). The goal of the advisement system is to provide
students an opportunity to receive guidance in planning their academic and
professional careers. The last four weeks of each semester is the Advisement
Period. Students are required to meet with their advisor during this time to
choose classes for the following semester and have their advisor sign an
Advisement Form (this form is also available from the Mechanical Engineering Department Office). For a complete description of the ME program and its classes please see the UNR General Catalog.
Suggested Course Sequence
The recommended semester-by-semester course sequence for the Mechanical Engineering curriculum is designed so that prerequisite courses are completed before more advanced courses are taken and so that scheduling problems will be avoided. Students who enter UNR in the fall semester with all their college preparatory courses completed can complete their degree in four years by following this sequence. While students need not complete the curriculum in exactly the order shown, they are required to complete prerequisite courses before they enroll in more advanced classes.
External conditions may prevent students from completing the curriculum in the suggested order. This can substantially increase the time required to complete the degree since some courses are not offered every semester, and some of these courses are prerequisites for higher level classes. Asterisks in the Course Sequence chart show the courses that are only offered one semester a year. Many of the lower-division courses are offered each semester. However, most upper division mechanical engineering courses are only offered once a year. The Curriculum Flow Chart (available in the Mechanical Engineering office) identifies the courses that are prerequisites and co-requisites for more advanced classes. Students who must take courses out of the suggested sequence should consider this information very carefully.
List of Faculty Advisors
A student’s advisor is assigned according to the student’s last name as shown in the table below. Freshman or 1st semester sophomores need to go to the Advisement Center across from the COE Dean's office in SEM-131 for advising. Meg Fitzgerald and Jennifer O'Neil are their advisors. Students who decide to switch advisors must obtain written approval from their new advisor.
name starts with
|D, E, F
|G, H, I
|J, K, L
|P, Q, R
|U, V, W, X
|X, Z (& A)
|National Merit/ Pres. Scholars