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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mechanical Engineering (ME) (B.S.)


The Mechanical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Bachelor’s degree requirements

Freshman year


Fall semester (16 credit hours)


  • *a - Humanities/social science elective Credits: (3)

Sophomore year


Junior year


Fall semester (16 credit hours)


  • *b - Technical elective Credits: (3)

Spring semester (16 credit hours)


  • *b - Technical elective Credits: (3)

Senior year


Fall semester (17 credit hours)


  • *a - Humanities/social science elective (300-level or above) Credits: (3)
  • Technical elective Credits: (3)
  • Technical elective Credits: (3)

Spring semester (15 credit hours)


  • Humanities/social science elective (300-level or above) Credits: (3)
  • *b - Technical elective Credits: (3)
  • *b - Technical elective Credits: (3)

Notes


*a - A total of 11 credits of humanities and social science electives are required, six of which must be 300-level or higher. These are to be selected from the College of Engineering Humanities and Social Science Electives Course List. Students should select these courses such that the requirements of the K-State 8 general education program also are met.

*b - Technical Electives: Three technical electives are to be chosen from MNE courses with at least one course 600-level or above. Currently admitted students will only be allowed to transfer in one of their three required MNE technical electives; however, the >=600 level MNE technical elective must be taken within the MNE Department. Another technical elective is to be chosen from 200-level or above College of Engineering (including MNE) classes. The remaining technical electives credits are to be chosen from 200-level or above College of Engineering, Math, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, or Business Administration classes or 400-level or above Statistics classes. Other classes that strengthen a student’s program of study will be considered and require advisor and department head approval. 

*c - Nuclear Engineering Option: The four Nuclear Engineering options courses fulfill the requirement of the three MNE and one College of Engineering technical elective courses.

*d - ME 535 and NE 612 may both be taken and one of them applied as a Tech Elective. NE 612 must be taken for the NE Option.

*e - Currently admitted students will only be allowed to transfer in one ME/NE numbered course as required by the curriculum; however ME 533, ME 574, ME 575 and ME 573 must be taken within the MNE department.

IMPORTANT NOTES: Students who first enroll in Summer 2011 or later must meet the requirements of the K-State 8 General Education Program.

Students who began their programs of study in earlier terms under the University General Education (UGE) program may complete their degrees with UGE requirements or may choose to move to the K-State 8. Students should check with their academic advisors to determine which choice would be better. To switch, students must consult with their academic advisors.

Students who are readmitted in Summer 2011 and later will be designated as meeting the K-State 8 by the Office of Admissions. Deans’ offices can make an exception for the readmitted student who has completed UGE or who would prefer to complete UGE requirements.

For additional information about the University General Education program, check the requirements specified by the College of Engineering.

Total credit hours required for graduation (127)