Oct 05, 2022  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mechanical Engineering (ME) (B.S.)

The Bachelor of Science (BS) in 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)

Sophomore year

Junior year

Senior year

Fall semester (14 credit hours)

Spring semester (15 credit hours)


*a - A total of 9 credits of humanities and social science electives are required. Three of these credits can come from 300-level or above AERO or MSCI courses for students who successfully complete the ROTC program. 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. 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, or a maximum of 3 credit hours of 300-level or above AERO or MSCI courses for students who successfully complete the ROTC program. Other classes that strengthen a student’s program of study will be considered and require advisor and department head approval. 

*c - Nuclear Engineering Option: NE 612 will replace ME 535 in the curriculum. The three remaining Nuclear Engineering option courses fulfill the requirement of the three MNE technical electives.

*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.

*f - Currently admitted students will be allowed to transfer one of the three required MNE technical electives with the exception of the >+600 level MNE technical elective.

*g - To graduate with a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering, students must have a >= 2.200 GPA in all ME/NE classes >= 400 level taken for undergraduate credit at Kansas State University.  Course grades that have been removed by the K-State Retake policy will not apply to this GPA calculation.

For additional information about the K-State 8 General Education program, check the requirements specified by the College of Engineering.

Total credit hours required for graduation (125)