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.
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.
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.
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.
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|COM 221||Technical Report Writing||3|
or EGR 120
|ES 202||Solid Mechanics||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|
|EE 335||Electrical Engineering I||2|
|EE 336||Electrical Engineering I Laboratory||1|
|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|
|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|
CEME 396 or AF 402/MSL 402/NSC 402 will satisfy this requirement.
|ME 303||Vehicle Dynamics||3|
|ME 405||Vehicle Power Systems||3|
|ME 409||Vehicle Aerodynamics||3|
|ME 413||Preliminary Design of High Performance Vehicles with Laboratory||4|
|ME 433||Senior Design of High Performance Vehicles with Laboratory||4|
|ME 311||Robotics Technologies for Unmanned Systems||3|
|ME 402||Robotic Arms||3|
|ME 407||Preliminary Design of Robotic Systems with Laboratory||4|
|ME 437||Senior Design of Robotic Systems with Laboratory||4|
|ME 307||Energy Conversion and Storage||3|
|ME 408||Clean Thermal Power Systems||3|
|ME 411||Clean Kinetic Power Systems||3|
|ME 414||Preliminary Designs in Clean Energy||4|
|ME 434||Senior Design in Clean Energy with Laboratory||4|
B.S. in Civil Engineering
The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering program gives students the tools they need to make an impact in tomorrow’s world engineering transportation networks and other infrastructure.
B.S. in Electrical Engineering
The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree gives students the advanced knowledge of industry practices that give them a leg up on their professional career.
Embry-Riddle offers combined and accelerated degree programs that allow well-qualified students the chance to begin graduate work in a master's program while finishing their bachelor's degree.