Visual Curriculum Roadmap

This graphic shows the ME major requirements, which include math (shown in black), chemistry (teal), and physics (orange) fundamentals; engineering science (blue); and the design (red), thermofluids (purple), and systems and controls (green) areas of mechanical engineering. Vertical arrows indicate prerequisite sequences.

Major Course Requirements

This table can help with course planning and shows both what is required to take a course as well what future courses will require that course be completed (or taken at the same time).

Prerequisites Corequisites Course Required For Semester Typically Offered *
2 years HS algebra MATH 125 Optional prep for MATH 161 Fall
Spring
HS trigonometry MATH 161 MATH 162 (C req’d)
ES 226 
Fall
Spring
MATH 161 (C- req’d) MATH 162 MATH 263 (C req’d)
ES 230
Fall
Spring
MATH 162 (C- req’d) MATH 263 MATH 264
ME 240
Fall
Spring
MATH 263 MATH 264 ME 352 Fall
Spring
CHEM 121 ES 231
ES 254
Fall
FYS Fall
ES 101 Fall
MATH 161 or MATH 165 ES 226 ES 230 Fall
Spring
ES 226
MATH 162
ES 230 ME 331
ME 355
Fall
Spring
CHEM 121
MATH 161
ES 231 ME 355 Spring
CHEM 121 MATH 263 ES 254 ME 362 Fall
MATH 161
or permission
PHYS 131 PHYS 133 or 152
ME210 
Spring
PHYS 131 or 151
MATH 162
or permission
PHYS 133 Fall
MATH 161
or permission
PHYS 151 PHYS 133 or 152
ME210
Spring
PHYS 131 or 151
MATH 162
or permission
PHYS 152 Fall
MATH 161
PHYS 131 or 151
ME 210 ME 497 Fall
Spring
ES 226
MATH 263
ME 240 Fall
Spring
ES 230 ME 331 ME 475
ME 352 (Coreq)
Spring
MATH 264 ME 331 ME 352 ME 480 Spring
ES 230
ES 231
MATH 264
ME 355 ME 497 Fall
ME 354 or ES 254 ME 362 ME 470 Spring
ME 362 ME 470 ME 475
ME 497 (coreq)
Fall
ME 331
ME 470
ME 475 Spring
ME 352 ME 480 ME 497 (coreq) Fall
ME 210
ME 354
ME 355
ME 470
ME 480
ME 497 Fall
ME 470
ME 480
ME 498 Spring

* Bold indicates semester where most sections are offered