The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering program at Embry-Riddle provides a strong foundation in all of the fundamental areas of Mechanical Engineering.  

Bachelor of Science in
Mechanical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering program at Embry-Riddle provides a strong foundation in all of the fundamental areas of Mechanical Engineering. Mechanical engineers work in almost every technical area and are employed in a wide variety of industries and organizations, including areas of rapid employment growth such as high-performance vehicles, robotics, and clean energy systems. With access to state-of-the-art engineering analysis, design and research, and extensive practical experience to supplement and enhance the theoretical foundation, students graduate with the tools they need to succeed as engineers and innovators in one of the most in-demand career fields.

The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree is housed in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the College of Engineering.

Typical First Year

Students begin this program by completing the College of Engineering’s Freshman Engineering Program. The program includes a General Education core of Speech and College Success, introductions to Engineering and Computing, plus courses in Calculus and Analytical Geometry and Physics for Engineers.

Degree Details

The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree can be completed in four years and requires 128 credit hours. The curriculum includes a base of Engineering, Math, and Sciences and culminates with a two-semester design project working in a team environment on projects involving Mechanical Engineering.

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Suggested Program of Study

Students should be aware that several courses in each academic year may have prerequisites and/or corequisites. Please check the course descriptions at the back of this catalog before registering for classes to ensure requisite sequencing.

See the Common Year One outline in the Freshman Engineering Program Introduction.

Year One
Credits
See the Common Year One outline in the College of Engineering introduction. 32
 Credits Subtotal32
Year Two
COM 221 Technical Report Writing 3
COM 219 Speech 3
or EGR 120
Graphical Communications
ES 201 Statics 3
ES 202 Solid Mechanics 3
ES 204 Dynamics 3
ES 206 Fluid Mechanics 3
MA 243 Calculus and Analytical Geometry III 4
MA 345 Differential Equations and Matrix Methods 4
PS 139 Principles of Chemistry 3
PS 141 Chemistry for Engineers Laboratory 1
PS 250 Physics for Engineers III 3
PS 253 Physics Laboratory for Engineers 1
 Credits Subtotal34
Year Three
EE 335 Electrical Engineering I 2
EE 336 Electrical Engineering I Laboratory 1
ES 305 Thermodynamics 3
ES 320 Engineering Materials Science 2
ES 321 Engineering Materials Science Laboratory 1
ES 403 Heat Transfer 3
MA 348 Numerical Analysis I 3
or MA 412
Probability and Statistics
or MA 441
Mathematical Methods for Engineering and Physics I
ME 304 Introduction to Machine Design 3
ME 305 Machine Design Laboratory 1
ME 313 Instrumentation and Data Acquisition 2
ME 314 Instrumentation and Data Acquisition Laboratory 1
ME 400 Vibration and Acoustics 3
Professional Development Elective ** 3
Track Course (ME 303 or ME 311 or ME 307, see advisor) 3
Track Course (ME 405 or ME 404 or ME 411, see advisor) 3
 Credits Subtotal34
Year Four
EC 225 Engineering Economics 3
EE 401 Control Systems Analysis and Design 3
ME 410 Advanced Machine Design 2
Upper-Level Humanities or Social Science Elective 3
Technical Elevtive AE/CIV/EE/ME 6
Track Course (ME 409 or ME 402 or ME 408) 3
Preliminary Design Course (ME 413 or ME 407 or ME 414) 4
Senior Design Course (ME 433 or ME 437 or ME 434) 4
 Credits Subtotal28
 Credits Total 128
**

CEME 396 or AF 402/MSL 402/NSC 402 will satisfy this requirement.

High-Performance Vehicles Track Courses

ME 303Vehicle Dynamics3
ME 405Vehicle Power Systems3
ME 409Vehicle Aerodynamics3
ME 413Preliminary Design of High Performance Vehicles with Laboratory4
ME 433Senior Design of High Performance Vehicles with Laboratory4
Credits Total17

Robotics Systems Track Courses

ME 311Robotics Technologies for Unmanned Systems3
ME 402Robotic Arms3
ME 404Mechatronics3
ME 407Preliminary Design of Robotic Systems with Laboratory4
ME 437Senior Design of Robotic Systems with Laboratory4
Credits Total17
Clean Energy Track Courses
ME 307Energy Conversion and Storage3
ME 408Clean Thermal Power Systems3
ME 411Clean Kinetic Power Systems3
ME 414Preliminary Designs in Clean Energy4
ME 434Senior Design in Clean Energy with Laboratory4
Credits Total17
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