Minors

Minors

Minors

Suggested Minors for ME Students

Minors provide a focused area of study constituting 18 to 29 credit hours of lower- and upper-level undergraduate courses. A minor represents a coherent area of study associated with, or drawn from, a major or discipline. ME students can choose from a wide variety of disciplines that offer a Minor option. However, getting a Minor in certain disciplines is easier than others, because some of the courses required by the ME curriculum can be counted towards the Minor in those disciplines. The most popular Minor options for ME students are:

Since departments can change the Minor requirements at any time, please contact the sponsoring department and talk to an advisor in that department before you pursue a Minor.

Minors offered by Mechanical Engineering

Minor in Bioengineering

The Bioengineering Minor requires a minimum of 18 credits. Of these, 9 credit hours are permitted to required courses, and the remaining 9 or 10 are needed as follows:

  • Junior/Senior Engineering Clinic – (2 cr) bioengineering related projects
  • Junior/Senior Engineering Clinic – (2 cr) bioengineering related projects
  • Minimum of 6 credits of bioengineering related electives, which may include courses required towards the major

Minimum of 7 credits (or 2 courses) of Science, Math or Engineering bio-related electives that may not include courses taken required towards the major

Speak with your advisor for approvals of courses.

Minor in Mechanical Engineering

The Mechanical Engineering Minor requires 18-19 credit hours. Of these, 9 credit hours are required courses, and the remaining 9 or 10 are chosen from within one of three “tracks” selected by the student. The tracks: Thermal-Fluid Sciences, Mechanical Systems, and Structural Analysis and Materials, are intended to strengthen the student’s area of interest.

Admission Requirements

Admission requires approval of the ME program chair or associate chair. Approval is contingent upon completion of Calculus I, II and III, and Introductory Mechanics, recommendation from major advisor, and space available in the program. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required for admission into the ME Minor, but this minimum GPA may be raised as space limitations dictate.

Minor Applications are due by November 1 for Spring admission, and April 1 for Fall admission.

Graduation Requirements

Non-engineering majors enrolled in the ME minor must complete the following mathematics courses:

  • Calc I (MATH 01.130), Calc II (MATH 01.131), Calc III (MATH 01.230)
  • Linear Algebra (MATH 01.210), Ordinary Differential Equations (MATH 01.231).

Once admitted to the ME minor, the student must complete the required courses listed below, and select one of the three tracks: Thermal Sciences, Mechanical Systems or Structural Analysis and Materials.

Required Courses (9 credit hours)
2 cr ENGR 01.271 Statics1
2 cr ENGR 01.291 Dynamics
3 cr ENGR 01.273 Strength of Materials
2 cr ENGR 01.303 Junior Engineering Clinic I2

Thermal Sciences Track (9 credit hours)
6 cr ME 10.321 Thermal-Fluid Sciences I3
3 cr ME 10.4xx Thermal-Fluid ME Senior Elective4

Mechanical Systems Track (9 credit hours)
3 cr ME 10.343 System Dynamics and Control I3
3 cr ME 10.344 System Dynamics and Control II
3 cr ME 10.4xx Mechanical Systems ME Senior Elective4

Structural Analysis and Materials (10 credit hours)
3 cr ENGR 01.283 Materials Science and Manufacturing
4 cr ME 10.301 Machine Design3
3 cr ME 10.4xx Mechanical Systems ME Senior Elective4

must be currently enrolled in or have completed Calculus II (MATH 01.131) and have completed Introductory Mechanics (PHYS 02.200)

must have Junior status within major

must be currently enrolled in or have completed Ordinary Differential Equations (MATH 01.231) or Math for Engineering Analysis I (MATH 01.235)

must be taken in addition to Technical Electives required by the student’s major