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Mechanical Engineering

SPSU
Systems and Mechanical Engineering Department
1100 South Marietta Pkwy
Marietta, GA 30060

Renee Butler, Ph.D.
Department Chair, Systems and Mechanical Engineering
678-915-5414
rbutler@spsu.edu
Building Q, Room 129

Diana Cosme
Administrative Assistant II
678-915-3060
dcosme@spsu.edu
Building Q, Room 128

Richard J. Ruhala, Ph.D.
Program Coordinator for Mechanical Engineering
678-915-6855
rruhala@spsu.edu
Building Q, Room 127

Curriculum for 2011-2012 SPSU Catalog

Curriculum – for 2012-2014 SPSU Catalogs. Students starting at SPSU before 2011 may take the mechanical engineering curriculum that is in the 2009-2011 Catalogs. However, they are encouraged to take this curriculum as it includes changes that were made to improve the program. Questions should be addressed to your Faculty Advisor.

NOTE for Students starting fall 2014 or later.  There have been some changes to the curriculum.  See the 2014-15 SPSU Catalog or your advisor for details.

For course descriptions and complete prerequisites, see the 2013-14 Undergraduate Academic Catalog.  Also Help with Registration is available online.

Suggested Course Sequence

Course Number Course Title Credit
Hours
Prerequisite
First Semester
ENGL 1101 Composition I 3  
MATH 2253 Calculus I 4

 MATH 1113 or MAT placement

CHEM 1211  Principles of Chemistry I  3  MATH 1111
 CHEM 1211L  Principles of Chemistry I Lab  1  CHEM 1211 (co-)
EDG 1211 Engineering Graphics I 3 MATH 1111
ME 1001* Intro to Mechanical Engineering 2  
SPSU 1001 Hitchhiker's Guide to SPSU  1 SPSU Requirement
*ME 1001 replaces ME 1000 starting in fall 2012. Students who take ME 1001 must also take SPSU 1001
       
Second Semester
ENGL 1102 Composition II 3 ENGL 1101
MATH 2254 Calculus II 4 MATH 2253
PHYS 2211 Principles of Physics I 3 MATH 2253
PHYS 2211L  Principles of Physics I Lab  1  PHYS 2211 (co-)
CSE 1301E C++ Programming for Engineers 4 MATH 1113
COMM 2400 Public Speaking 2  
       
Third Semester
TCOM 2010 Technical Writing 3 ENGL 1102
ENGR 2214 Statics 3 PHYS 2211 (or concurrent)
PHYS 2212 Principles of Physics II 3 PHYS 2211
 PHYS 2212L  Principles of Physics II Lab  1 PHYS 2212 (co-)
MATH 2255 Calculus III 4 MATH 2254
HIST 11XX Core E2 - World History 3  
       
Fourth Semester
EE 2301 Circuit Analysis I
4 PHYS 2211
ENGR 3122 Dynamics 3 ENGR 2214, MATH 2254
MATH 2306 Ordinary Differential Equations 3 MATH 2254
ENGR 3131 Strength of Materials 3 ENGR 2214
ENGR 3132 Strength of Materials Lab 1 ENGR 3131 (co-req)
MATH 2260 Probability & Statistics 3 MATH 1113
       
Fifth Semester
ME 3410 Thermodynamics 3 ENGR 2214
ME 3201 Product Realization 2 ENGR 2214 & EDG 1211 or SYE 2100
STS 2400 Science, Technology, and Society 2 ENGL 1101
ENGR 3343 Fluid Mechanics 3 ENGR 2214
ENGR 3345 Fluid Mechanics Lab 1 ENGR 3343 (co-req)
ME 3101 (was ENGR 2501) Materials Science & Engineering 3 CHEM 1211 & PHYS 1211
ENGR 3125 Machine Dynamics & Vibrations 3 ENGR 3122 & CSE 1301E
       
Sixth Semester
MATH XXXX
Math Elective 3  
ME 3501 Dynamic Systems & Control Theory 3 ENGR 2214 & MATH 2306
ME 3440 Heat Transfer 3 ENGR 3343 & ME 3410
ME 4141 Machine Design I 3 ENGR 3131
ME 4501 Vibrations & Control Laboratory 1 ENGR 3125 (or concurrent) &
ME 3501 (or concurrent)
ME 4250 (was ENGR 3650) Computer-Aided Engineering 3 EDG 1211, ENGR 3131 &
ENGR 3343
ENGR 4402 Ethics 1  
       
Seventh Semester
Core E1 American Context (e.g., US History) 3  
ME 4201 Senior Design I (summer/fall only)
1 ME 3201, ME 3440 &
ME 4250 (previously ENGR 3650)
ME 4403 Heat Transfer & Thermodynamics Lab 1 ME 3440 (no longer concurrent as of Jan 2015)
___ 3XXX ME approved technical elective 3  
ECON 2107 Core E3 - Engineering Economics(1) 3 MATH 2253
Core E4 Cultures & Societies 3  

Note (1) if a course other then ECON 2107 is used for E3 core, then SYE 3320 should be taken as a technical elective.

       
Eighth Semester
Core C2 Art & Culture 3  
ENGL 21XX Core C1 - Literature 3 ENGL 1102
ME 4202(2) Senior Design II (summer/fall only)
3 ME 4201
___ 3XXX ME approved technical elective 3  
___ 4XXX ME approved technical elective 3  

Note (2)ME 4202 must be taken the semester immediately after ME 4201, and is designed to be taken last semester as it is the capstone course for BSME degree.

       
  Total Credit Hours (not incl SPSU 1001)
129  

 

Faculty Advisors

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Approved Mechanical Engineering Technical Electives

Any non-required ME course, including special topics (ME 3903 or ME 4903) or research (ME 4801, ME 4802, ME 4803.)
SYE 3320 
Engineering Economics and Decision Analysis
3 MATH 2253
Any Systems Engineering Aerospace course: SYE 3801, SYE 3802, SYE 3803, SYE 4801, SYE 4802, SYE 4803.
Any Systems Engineering Nuclear course: SYE 3501, SYE 3502, SYE 4501, SYE 4502, or SYE 4503.
ENGR 4421 Instruments and Controls  -- (this course has changed and is no longer recommended for MEs)
4  
Other science or engineering courses that are approved by the Department Chair.

Approved Math Elective - this is expanded in the 2014-15 Catalog

MATH 2335 Numerical Methods I
3 MATH 2254 & CSE 1301
MATH 3312 Linear Algebra 4 MATH 2254
Or any math or science courses that is approved by the Department Chair.

 

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