Mechanical Engineering Partnership Program Degree Requirements

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

The Mechanical Engineering program is designed for students who wish to take Mechanical Engineering at Western Colorado University and the University of Colorado.

This process should provide a seamless transfer of course work on the Gunnison residential campus for a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering for students at Western Colorado University and the University of Colorado. Students must achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.0, or better, including all remedial and repeated courses.

This program is still under development and subject to change. 

NOTE: Bolded courses are still in development and need final approval.

Degree Requirements, Courses

Composition (3 credit hours)

  • ENG 302: Technical Writing

Mathematics (16 credit hours) 

  • MATH 151: Calculus I
  • MATH 251: Calculus II
  • MATH 252: Calculus III
  • MATH 358: Differential Equations with Linear Algebra 

Computer Science and Engineering Courses

  • CS 191: Computer Science II
  • ENGR 131: Introduction to Design
  • ENGR 197: Computer Aided Design
  • ENGR 197: Fabrication
  • ENGR 265: Engineering as a Profession
  • ENGR 297: Materials Science 
  • PHYS/ENGR 335: Fluid Mechanics
  • PHYS/ENGR 397: Mechanics of Solids
  • ECEN 310: Circuits and Electronics for Mechanical Engineers
  • MCEN 3025: Component Design
  • MCEN 3030: Computational Methods
  • MCEN 3012: Thermodynamics
  • MCEN 3047: Data Analysis and Experimental Methods
  • MCEN 4026: Manufacturing Processes and Systems
  • MCEN 3032: Thermodynamics 2
  • MCEN 3022: Heat Transfer
  • MCEN 4043: System Dynamics
  • MCEN 4045: Mechanical Engineering Design Project 1
  • MCEN 4085: Mechanical Engineering Design Project 2
  • Technical Electives (12 credits hours)

Sciences (20 credit hours)

  • CHEM 121: General Chemistry for Engineers
  • PHYS 200: General Physics I (with lab) 
  • PHYS 201: General Physics II (with lab) 
  • PHYS/ENGR 250: Statics 
  • PHYS 251: Dynamics 
  • PHYS 320: Modern Physics 

​Humanities/Social Sciences (15 credit hours, 6 of which must be upper-division) 

Additional courses may be transferable for this requirement, but these courses are guaranteed to apply: 

  • ANTH 107, ART 105, COM 119, COM 121, COM 151, COM 216, COM 352, COM 371, ECON 201, ENG 150, ENG 205, ENG 230, ENG 232, ENG 237, ENG 238, ENG 248, ENG 250, ENG 254, ENG 255, ENG 270, ENG 305, ENG 358, ENVS 100, GEOG 110, GEOG 120, GEOG 250, HIST 101, HIST 102, HIST 126, HIST 127, HIST 250, HIST 254, HIST 260, HIST 370, MUS 100, MUS 135, MUS 140, MUS 240, MUS 245, PHIL 101, PHIL 315, PHIL 325, POLS 117, POLS 370, PSY 457, SOC 380, SPAN 102, SPAN 201, SPAN 202

Foreign Language

What this requirement means is that students must demonstrate written and oral language proficiency through the third-level of a single foreign language, where third-level means third full year of high school or third semester college course (e.g., SPAN 2110 Second-Year Spanish 1).  Alternatively, a student must demonstrate second-level proficiency in two different foreign languages (e.g., complete 2 years of high school French + SPAN 1020 Beginning Spanish 2).

Free Elective Courses (credit hours variable)