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.)