Mechanical Engineering, B.S.M.E.

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Major

The Core Curriculum is designed to foster critical thinking skills and introduce students to basic domains of thinking that transcend disciplines. The Core applies to all majors. Information on specific classes in the Core can be found at https://www.marshall.edu/gened/.

Core Curriculum
Core 1: Critical Thinking
FYS 100First Yr Sem Critical Thinking3
or FYS 100H First Year Seminar-Honors
MTH 229 Bison image Calculus/Analytic Geom I (CT)5
Critical Thinking Course3
Core 2
ENG 101 Bison image Beginning Composition3
ENG 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Advanced Composition3
CMM 103 Bison image Fund Speech-Communication3
MTH 229 Bison image  Cap graduation image Calculus/Analytic Geom I (CT)5
PHY 211 Bison image
& PHY 202 Bison image
University Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory
5
Core II Humanities3
Core II Social Science3
Core II Fine Arts3
Additional University Requirements
Writing Intensive3
Writing Intensive3
Multicultural or International3
ME 452Capstone Design I1
ME 453 Bison image Capstone Design II3
Major-Specific
MTH 229 Bison image  Cap graduation image Calculus/Analytic Geom I (CT)5
MTH 230 Bison image  Cap graduation image Calculus/Analytic Geom II4
MTH 231 Bison image Calculus/Analytic Geom III4
MTH 335 Cap graduation image Ordinary Diff Equations3
CHM 211 Bison image  Cap graduation image Principles of Chemistry I3
PHY 211 Bison image University Physics I4
PHY 202 Bison image  Cap graduation image General Physics I Laboratory1
PHY 213 Bison image University Physics II4
ENGR 102Introduction to CAD2
ENGR 103Freshman Engineering Seminar1
ENGR 104The Engineering Profession1
ENGR 213 Cap graduation image Statics3
ENGR 214 Cap graduation image Dynamics3
ENGR 215Engineering Materials3
ENGR 216Mech of Deformable Bodies3
ENGR 217Engineering Co-Op Preparation1
ENGR 219Engineering Thermodynamics3
ENGR 222Engr Cost Analysis & Economy3
ENGR 335 Cap graduation image Adv Engineering Analysis3
ME 111Mech Engineering Computations3
ME 240Manufacturing Processes3
ME 245Circuits and Instrumentation3
ME 310Thermodynamics II3
ME 325Experimental Design and Thermo2
ME 340Machine Element Design3
ME 350Heat Transfer3
ME 360Fluid Dynamics4
ME 410Kinematics & Design of Machine3
ME 420Control Systems3
ME 425Mechanical Engineering Lab-II1
ME 455Metallurgy3
ME 452Capstone Design I1
ME 453 Bison image Capstone Design II3
Design Elective3
At least one design elective must be taken from the following courses:
Design of Thermal Systems
Design of Mechanical System
Technical Electives9
At least three technical electives must be taken from the following approved list of courses:
Any 300-level or higher ME course not taken to satisfy other B.S.M.E. degree requirements
Any 300-level or higher CE, EE, or BME course not taken to satisfy other B.S.M.E. requirements
Any 300-level or higher ENGR course not taken to satisfy other B.S.M.E. degree requirements
Other courses with the approval of the student’s advisor and the department chair

Major Information

  • Course offerings and course attributes are subject to change each semester. Please consult each semester’s schedule of courses for availability and attributes.
  • Students are required to know and track their degree requirements for graduation or for entrance to a professional school.

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Four Year Plan

Mechanical Engineers apply fundamental math and physics laws to design, fabricate and innovate mechanical devices. They are multi-skilled and have working knowledge of computers, electricity, structures and mechanisms, materials, and manufacturing processes. The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (B.M.S.E.) at Marshall University is designed to emphasize service, systems-based knowledge, and sustainability combining a traditional engineering approach with new and emerging fields.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterCredit Hours
CHM 211 Bison image  Cap graduation image Principles of Chemistry I 3
MTH 229 Bison image  Cap graduation image Calculus/Analytic Geom I (CT) 5
ENGR 103 Freshman Engineering Seminar 1
ENGR 104 The Engineering Profession 1
CMM 103 Bison image Fund Speech-Communication 3
FYS 100
First Yr Sem Critical Thinking
or First Year Seminar-Honors
3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
MTH 230 Bison image  Cap graduation image Calculus/Analytic Geom II 4
ENG 101 Bison image Beginning Composition 3
ENGR 102 Introduction to CAD 2
PHY 211 Bison image University Physics I 4
PHY 202 Bison image  Cap graduation image General Physics I Laboratory 1
ME 111 Mech Engineering Computations 3
 Credit Hours17
Second Year
First Semester
ENGR 213 Cap graduation image Statics 3
ENGR 215 Engineering Materials 3
ME 245 Circuits and Instrumentation 3
MTH 231 Bison image Calculus/Analytic Geom III 4
PHY 213 Bison image University Physics II 4
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
ENGR 214 Cap graduation image Dynamics 3
ENGR 216 Mech of Deformable Bodies 3
ENGR 217 Engineering Co-Op Preparation 1
ENGR 219 Engineering Thermodynamics 3
ME 240 Manufacturing Processes 3
MTH 335 Cap graduation image Ordinary Diff Equations 3
 Credit Hours16
Third Year
First Semester
ME 360 Fluid Dynamics 4
ME 310 Thermodynamics II 3
ENGR 335 Cap graduation image Adv Engineering Analysis 3
ME 340 Machine Element Design 3
ENGR 222 Engr Cost Analysis & Economy 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
Core II Social Science (MC/I, WI) 3
ME 420 Control Systems 3
ME 325 Experimental Design and Thermo 2
ME 350 Cap graduation image Heat Transfer 3
ME 410 Kinematics & Design of Machine 3
ENG 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Advanced Composition 3
 Credit Hours17
Fourth Year
First Semester
ME 425 Mechanical Engineering Lab-II 1
ME 452 Capstone Design I 1
ME Technical Elective 3
ME Technical Elective II 3
Core II Fine Art 3
ME Design Elective 3
 Credit Hours14
Second Semester
ME 453 Bison image Capstone Design II 3
ME 455 Metallurgy 3
ME Technical Elective III 3
Core II Humanities (WI, CT) 3
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours125