Cullen College of Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering > Mechanical Engineering, B.S.M.E.
Mechanical Engineering majors are required to follow all requirements and regulations outlined in the Academic Information - Cullen College of Engineering section of the Undergraduate Catalog.
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. When petitioning for transfer credit for Mechanical Engineering courses, students are expected to submit details of course syllabi plus their graded assignments and exams from the courses taken at the external institution.
Students with senior standing in Mechanical Engineering are required to take four technical electives. The elective requirements can be satisfied by one of the following options:
- Take four MECE 5000-level or higher Mechanical Engineering courses.
- Take three MECE 5000-level or higher Mechanical Engineering courses, and one course from the approved list of non-MECE 3000+ level courses from other departments in engineering or math or science.
- Complete a senior honors thesis using MECE 3399 and MECE 4399, and then take two MECE 5000- level or higher Mechanical Engineering courses.
Students in the Fast Track Program can substitute 6000-level MECE courses for the 5000-level MECE courses. 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 MECT 3341 or an equivalent approved by the program director. (This requirement may be met using other courses, or high school drafting completed in the tenth, eleventh, or twelfth grade, or industrial experience by filing a petition in the department.)
The major grade point average for mechanical engineering majors is calculated using all attempts in the following courses taken in residence at the University of Houston: all MECE courses, ENGR 2301 - Mechanics I, and ENGI 1331 - Computing and Problem Solving for Engineers.