Mechanical Engineering

A.S. Degree

Communication 9 hours
  ENGL 1010 Composition I 3 hours  
  ENGL 1020 Composition II 3 hours  
  SPCH 1010 Fundamentals of Speech Comm. or other approved speech/communication course 3 hours  
Humanities and/or Fine Arts (at least one course in literature) 9 hours
Social/Behavioral Sciences 6 hours
History 6 hours
Natural Sciences 8 hours
  PHYS 2110 Calculus-based Physics I 4 hours  
  PHYS 2120 Calculus-based Physics II 4 hours  
Mathematics 4 hours

 

Math 1910 Calculus I 4 hours  
General Education Total 42 hours

  MATH 1920 Calculus II 4 hours  
  MATH 2110 Calculus III 4 hours  
 

MATH 2010 Linear Algebra

3 hours  
  MATH 2120 Differential Equations 3 hours  
  CHEM 1110 General Chemistry I 4 hours  
 

ENGR 2110 Statics

3 hours  
  ENGR 2120 Particles and Rigid Bodies 3 hours  
Area of Emphasis Total 24 hours
   
Mechanical Engineering Total 66 hours
   
Additional Information
  • Students are strongly encouraged to complete a course in Mechanics of Materials, also known as Strength of Materials, before transferring to a university.
  • Courses in engineering technology do not fulfill any of the requirements for the Area of Emphasis in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Although it is possible to complete the B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering in four semesters after earning the associate's degree, students typically need five or six semesters to complete requirements.

 

Curricular Map

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (Major) ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE (Degree)
 
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
SEMESTER & COURSES CREDIT
SCORES
SEMESTER & COURSES CREDIT
SCORES
Semester 1 (Fall)   Semester 2 (Spring)  
English 1010: Composition I 3 English 1020: Composition II 3
MATH 1910: Calculus I  4 PHYS 2110: Calculus-based Physics I 4
Humanities/Fine Arts 3 MATH 1920: Calculus II 4
CHEM 1110: General Chemistry I 4 Humanities/Fine Arts 3
History  3 History  3
 
Subtotal Semester 1 17 Subtotal Semester 2 1
 
Semester 3 (Fall)   Semester 4 (Spring)  
ENGR 2110: Statics 3 Social/Behavioral Science 3
Speech 3 ENGR 2120: Dynamics  3
MATH 2110: Calculus III 3 Literature 3
Social/Behavioral Science 3 MATH 2120: Differential Equations 3
PHYS 2120: Colculus-based Physics II 4 MATH 2010: Linear/Matrix Algebra

3

 
Subtotal Semester 3 17 Subtotal Semester 4 15
 
    Total Credit Hours 60
 
NOTES:      
This pathway also transfers into the Mechatronics Engineering program at MTSU.

-Students are strongly encouraged to take a course in Mechanics of Materials, also known as Strength of Materials, before transferring to a university. 
-Courses in engineering technology do not fulfill any of the requirements for the Area of Emphasis in Mechanical Engineering. 
-Although it is possible to complete the B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering in four semseters after earning the associate's degree, students typically need five or six semester to complete requirements.

 

 

Academic Focus Areas

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