Undergraduate Catalog 2013-14
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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
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.
College Level Requirements
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|
|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|
|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
- CHS 2440 Chemistry for Engineers
- CHS 2440L Chemistry for Engineers Laboratory
- EGN 3000 Foundations of Engineering
- EGN 3000L Foundations of Engineering Laboratory
- ENC 1101 Composition I
- MAC 2281 Engineering Calculus I
- ENC 1102 Composition II
- MAC 2282 Engineering Calculus II
- PHY 2048 General Physics I
- PHY 2048L General Physics I Laboratory
- EGN 3311 Statics
- MAC 2283 Engineering Calculus III
- PHY 2049 General Physics II
- PHY 2049L General Physics II Laboratory
- EGN 3321 Dynamics
- EGN 3365 Materials Engineering I
- EGN 3373 Introduction to Electrical Systems I
- EML 3035 Programming Concepts for Mechanical Engineers
- MAP 2302 Differential Equations
- EGN 3343 Thermodynamics I
- EGN 3443 Engineering Statistics I
- EML 3500 Mechanics of Solids
- EML 3022 Computer Aided Engineering (CAD)
- EML 3041 Computational Methods
- EML 3262 Kinematics and Dynamics of Machinery
- EML 3701 Fluid Systems
- EML 4325 Mechanical Manufacturing Processes
- ENC 3246 Communication for Engineers
- EML 3303 Mechanical Engineering Lab I
- EML 4123 Heat Transfer
- EML 4501 Machine Design
- EML 4106C Thermal Systems and Economics
- EML 4220 Vibrations
- EML 4302 Mechanical Engineering Laboratory II
- EML 4312 Mechanical Controls
- EML 4551 Capstone Design
Major Elective Courses - 12 Hours
- 12 hours of Upper-Level Department Electives (Technical Design Elective)
Additional Major Requirements
Required Prerequisites for Entering Engineering Programs/Majors
Students who have met the College of Engineering’s admission requirements carry a major code of ”Engineering” or “Pre-Information Technology” until they have completed the prerequisite requirements for departmental admission. (Please see below for departmental admissions requirements.) Students who have fully met the admission requirements for their intended major, and are in good academic standing, may declare a major in one of the following bachelor’s degree programs: Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Information Technology. The College of Engineering is not accepting new students for the four year Bachelor of Science program in Information Systems at this time. Departmental admissions requirements vary by program. Students considering transferring to USF should familiarize themselves with the requirements for their intended department as early as possible.
Students admitted to the University of South Florida and the College of Engineering must qualify for the program of their choice by successfully meeting the requirements below. Unless otherwise stated, the minimum acceptable grade in math and science prerequisites is a grade of C or higher (C- is insufficient).
Prior to being admitted to a department, a student may be permitted to take no more than two departmental Engineering courses. Once admitted, individual departments may have continuation requirements which specify minimum performance standards in core engineering courses for the discipline which must be met before further registration in the department is granted.Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
- Completion of:
- A minimum grade of C in each course and a 3.0 GPA based upon best on these courses
- A minimum overall GPA of 2.0
- A minimum USF GPA of 2.0
Major GPA Requirement
Students in the Mechanical Engineering Department must have and maintain a minimum 2.00 GPA in EGN engineering and EML specialization courses, as well as a minimum overall and USF GPA of 2.00.
Major Course Grade Requirement
A grade of C- is the minimum acceptable grade for EGN and EML courses which are prerequisites to other EGN and EML courses
Major State Communication and Computation Requirement (formerly Gordon Rule)
Gordon Rule (6A) is fully met through the mathematics courses above, ENC 1101, ENC 1102, ENC 3246 and by selecting one general education elective that is an approved 6A communication course or by completing an AA degree at a Florida College System institution.
Major Foundations of Knowledge and Learning (FKL) Requirement
The math and science courses required for this major fully meet the math and science requirements of the Foundations of Learning and Knowledge core curriculum. Students in the College of Engineering are exempt from the "Life Science" requirement.