Nov 30, 2020  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Mechanical Engineering, B.S.M.E.


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Mechanical engineering majors must earn a grade of C- or better in all engineering, mathematics, and science courses, including transfer courses. No grade lower than C- will be accepted for other courses transferred to the University of Houston.

Students must earn a 2.25 GPA in all courses and, in particular, in MECE courses (MECE 1331 , MECE 2334 , MECE 2336 , MECE 2361 , and MECE 3336 ) in order to enroll in additional 3000-level and above MECE courses. Each course must be completed with a minimum grade of C-. A minimum GPA of 2.000, both in MECE and overall, is required for graduation. The major GPA is calculated using all MECE courses except MECE 3336 , which cannot be applied to the MECE degree. Prerequisites and corequisites must be satisfied for a course before a student can enroll in that course.

Students with senior standing in Mechanical Engineering are required to take three MECE 5000-level courses, Mechanical Engineering Electives or two MECE 5000-level courses and one non-MECE 3000+ level course from other departments in engineering or math or science. Exceptions: 1. Students in the Fast Track Program can substitute 6000-level MECE courses for the 5000-level MECE courses. 2. Students doing an Honors thesis would have to take an extra three hours to satisfy the requirements for a Math Minor. One MECE 4398  course (Individual Study) can be used in place of a 5000-level MECE course.

A drafting requirement (for no credit toward graduation) may be satisfied by completing CNST 1330  or MECT 3341  or an equivalent. A computer-aided course would be best. (This requirement may be met using other courses, high school drafting completed in the tenth, eleventh, or twelfth grade, or industrial experience by filing a petition in the department.)

First Year


 See “4 ”.

Second Year


Fall Semester


Total 16


Total 15


Third Year


Fourth Year


Fall Semester


Total 15


Spring Semester


Total 15


Degree Total 124


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