Undergraduate Catalog 2013-14

Majors

Mechanical Engineering (EME)

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.)

8 Semester Plan

128 Credit Hours

CIP Code: 14.1901

College of Engineering

http://me.eng.usf.edu/docs/BSME%20Flowchart%20SU13%201-28-13.pdf

Major Description

The BSME degree explores thermodynamics, heat transfer, instrumentation, measurements, solid and fluid mechanics, dynamics, machine analysis and design, manufacturing, vibrations and controls, sustainability, internal combustion engines, refrigeration and air conditioning, robotics, propulsion, computer-aided design, bio-engineering, alternative energy, thermal design, composite materials, and tribology.

State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites

If a student wishes to transfer without an A.A. degree and has fewer than 60 semester hours of acceptable credit, the student must meet the university's entering freshman requirements including ACT or SAT test scores, GPA, and course requirements. Students should complete the prerequisite courses listed below at the lower level prior to entering the University. If these courses are not taken at a Florida College System institution, they must be completed before admission into the department is granted. A grade of C is the minimum acceptable grade in prerequisite courses.

Students qualify for direct entry to the department if they have completed the following courses at a Florida College System institution or University in the Florida State University System (SUS) and meet all other admissions requirements of the University and College.

Some courses required for the major may also meet General Education Requirements.

A grade of C is the minimum acceptable grade in these prerequisite courses.

Students qualify for direct entry to the department if they have completed thesis courses at a Community College or University in the Florida State University System (SUS) and meet all other admissions requirements of the University and College.

If a student wishes to transfer without an A.A. degree and has fewer than 60 semester hours of acceptable credit, the student must meet the university's entering freshman requirements including ACT or SAT test scores, GPA, and course requirements.

Please be aware of the immunization, foreign language, continuous enrollment policies, and qualitative standards of the university.

Courses at USF Courses at a Florida College System Institution
MAC 2281 Engineering Calculus I MAC X311 or MAC X281
MAC 2282 Engineering Calculus II MAC X312 or MAC X282
MAC 2283 Engineering Calculus III MAC X313 or MAC X283
MAP 2302 Differential Equations MAP X302 or MAP X305

Natural Sciences:

Courses at USF Courses at a Florida College System Institution
CHM 045/CHM 2045L General Chemistry I with Lab CHM X045/X045L or CHM X045C or
CHS 2440/2440L General Chemistry for Engineers with lab
CHS X440/X440L
PHY 2048/2048L General Physics I - Calculus Based with Lab PHY X048/X048L or PHY X048C or PHY X043/X048L
PHY 2049/2049L General Physics II - Calculus Based with Lab PHY X049/X049L or PHY X049C or PHY X044/X049L

Total Major Hours: 110 Hours

Major Core Courses - 98 Hours

Major Elective Courses - 12 Hours

  • 12 hours of Upper-Level Department Electives (Technical Design Elective)

Additional Major Information

Major Faculty

Chairperson: R. Dubey; Professors: R. Dubey, D. Durham, D. Hess, A. Kaw, A. Kumar, M. Rahman, J. Porteiro; Associate Professors: G.H. Besterfield, C. Lusk, A. Volinsky, S. Wilkinson; Assistant Professors: N. Crane, N. Gallant, R. Guldiken, F. Pyrtle III, K. Reed; Instructor: A Mujumdar; Adjunct: D.L. Dekker; Professors Emeritus: L. A. Scott, W. A. Smith, S. J. Ying.

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