Mechanical Engineering Degree Plan

Earn a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering From CU Boulder

The following plan lists all the specific course requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree at Western Colorado University and the University of Colorado. The order in which these courses are taken may vary with course availability. Students are responsible for completing all course prerequisites.  Please note that this is a suggested degree program; your program may vary.

This program is still under development and subject to change

Suggested First Year - Western

FALL

CourseHours

MATH 151 Calculus 1

4

PHYS 200 General Physics 1 w/lab

4

CS 191 Computer Science 2

3

Foreign Language or H&SS course

3

CHEM 121 General Chemistry for Engineers

3
HWTR 100 Headwaters1
Total18

 

SPRING

CourseHours

ENGR 197 Computer-Aided Design

3

MATH 251 Calculus 2

4

ENGR 131 Introduction to Design

3

PHYS 201 General Physics 2 w/lab

4

Foreign Language or H&SS course

3
Total17

Suggested Second Year - Western

FALL

CourseHours

MATH 252 Calculus 3

4

ENGR 265 Engineering as a Profession

1

PHYS 250 Statics

3

PHYS 320 Modern Physics

3

ENGR 297 Material Science

3

ENGR 197 Fabrication

1
Total15

 

SPRING

CourseHours

MATH 358 Differential Equations with Linear Algebra

4

PHYS 251 Dynamics

3

ENGR 397 Mechanics of Solids

3

ENG 302 Technical Writing

3

ENGR 397 Fluid Mechanics

3
Total16

Suggested Third Year - CU Boulder in Gunnison

FALL

CourseHours

ECEN 310 Circuits and Electronics for Mechanical Engineers

3

Foreign Language or H&SS course

3

MCEN 3025 Component Design

3

MCEN 3030 Computational Methods

3

MCEN 3012 Thermodynamics

3
Total15

 

SPRING

CourseHours

MCEN 3047 Data Analysis and Experimental Methods

4

MCEN 4026 Manufacturing Processes and Systems

3

MCEN 3032 Thermodynamics 2

3

General Technical Elective at CU

3

MCEN 3022 Heat Transfer

3
Total16

Suggested Fourth Year - CU Boulder in Gunnison

FALL

CourseHours

MCEN 4043 System Dynamics

3

MCEN 4045 Mechanical Engineering Design Project 1

3

MCEN Technical Elective

3

Foreign Language or H&SS course

6

Free elective

2
Total17

 

SPRING

CourseHours

MCEN 4085 Mechanical Engineering Design Project 2

3

MCEN Technical Elective

3

General Technical Elective at CU

3

Foreign Language or H&SS course

3

 Free elective

3
Total15