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  Sep 27, 2022
 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin 
  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Catalog]

Mechanical Engineering, B.S.E.


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Learning Outcomes Department of Mechanical Engineering  
Curriculum College of Engineering and Computing  

Learning Outcomes


  • The graduates shall have the ability to identify, analyze, design and realize mechanical and thermal systems to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  • The graduates shall have the ability to use contemporary computational techniques and tools.
  • The graduates shall have the competence in design of experiments, experimental practices and data interpretation and their use to identify and solve engineering problems.
  • The graduates shall have the ability to apply mathematics through linear algebra, multivariate calculus and differential equations to formulate and solve engineering problems.
  • The graduates shall have the ability to apply statistical methods to analyze and interpret data to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
  • The graduates shall have anunderstanding of the chemistry and physics that are fundamental to so they can identify, formulate and solve mechanical engineering.

Curriculum


See College of Engineering and Computing  for entrance requirements, progression requirements, and special academic opportunities.

 

Curriculum (126-138 hours)


  1. Carolina Core (34-46 hours)
  2. Other General Requirements (17 hours)
  3. Lower Division Engineering (21 hours)
  4. Mechanical Engineering Majors (42 hours)
  5. Electives (12 hours)

Carolina Core (34-46 hours)


CMW: Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication: Written Component (6 hours)


ARP: Analytical Reasoning & Problem Solving (8 hours)


GFL: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Foreign Language (0-8) hours)


  • Score two or better on foreign language placement test; or complete the 109 and 110 courses in FREN, GERM, LATN or SPAN; or complete the 121 course in another foreign language.

GHS: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Historical Thinking (3 hours)


  • Any approved Carolina Core course for GHS

GSS: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Social Sciences (3 hours)


  • Any approved Carolina Core course for GSS

AIU: Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding (3 hours)


  •  Any approved Carolina Core course for AIU

CMS: Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication: Spoken Component (0-3 hours)


Choose from:

INF: Information Literacy (0-3 hours)


  • ENGL 102   (if taken at USC) or any approved overlay or stand-alone Carolina Core course for INF

5. Electives (12 hours)


Mechanical Engineering Electives (9 hours):

  • Choose from EMCH 308, 441, 460, 497, any EMCH course numbered 500 or higher.

Technical Elective (3 hours):

  • Choose from any EMCH elective or from a list of acceptable technical elective courses that is maintained in the department office and on its website.

Academic Standards


Minimum Course Grades

The Mechanical Engineering B.S.E. program requires that a grade of “C” or better be earned in each of the following courses: ENGL 101, ENGL 102, MATH 141, MATH 142, CHEM 111, PHYS 211, PHYS 211L, and EMCH 200.

Progression Requirements

Progression requirement policies are described in the College of Engineering and Computing section of this bulletin. For the purpose of these policies, Lower Division Courses for the Mechanical Engineering B.S.E. program consist of: ENGL 101, ENGL 102, MATH 141,  MATH 142, MATH 241, MATH 242, CHEM 111, CHEM 111L, CHEM 112, CHEM  112L, PHYS 211, PHYS 211L, PHYS 212, PHYS 212L, STAT 509 and all Lower Division Engineering courses. Upper Division Courses for the Mechanical Engineering B.S.E. program consist of all EMCH courses number 300 and above, except for EMCH 361.

Major GPA

Major GPA requirement policies are described in the College of Engineering and Computing section of this bulletin. For the purpose of these policies, the following courses are used to determine the Major GPA for the Mechanical Engineering B.S.E. program: all Lower Division Engineering courses, all Mechanical Engineering Major courses, and all courses used to satisfy a Mechanical Engineering Elective or Technical Elective.

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