Sep 27, 2023
Mechanical Engineering Major - Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE)
Please see the UNLV Mechanical Engineering department web page http://www.unlv.edu/me for more information about department programs, faculty, and facilities. Degree worksheets and 4/5 year plans for the major are available at https://www.unlv.edu/degree/bse-mechanical-engineering.
Please see advising information at the UNLV College of Engineering Advising Center at http://engineering.unlv.edu/advising/.
Institution - Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities www.nwccu.org
Program Accredited by Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET http://www.abet.org
Program Educational Objectives
The Bachelor of Science in Engineering - Mechanical Engineering Program has the following program educational objectives:
- Graduates will meet or exceed the expectations of employers of Mechanical Engineers
- Qualified graduates will pursue advanced study if desired
- Graduates will pursue leadership positions in their profession and/or communities
The Mechanical Engineering Faculty has adopted the engineering criteria (1) through (7) student outcomes, namely:
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
- an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
- an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
- an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
- an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
- an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
- an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies
University Graduation Requirements
Admission to the Major
Minimum: GPA 2.50
Admission and transfer policies are described in the College of Engineering Section.
- Grades of C (2.00) or higher are required in all immediate prerequisites of all engineering, science, construction management, and computer science courses and in ENG 101 and 102.
- An overall 2.0 GPA and 2.0 GPA in engineering courses is required for probation, transfer, advanced standing and graduation.
- Students must satisfy prerequisite and corequisite course requirements as specified in the current Undergraduate Catalog.
- Students must be admitted to ‘advanced standing’ prior to registering for ME 330, ME 380 and ME 497.
- Students must meet with a faculty mentor as part of the application for ‘advanced standing’.
- Students must meet with a faculty mentor for a second time prior to resgistering for ME 497
- All mechanical engineering students must take the Fundamentals of Engineering Discipline Specific Mechanical Engineering Examination as a graduation requirement.
Mechanical Engineering Degree Requirements - Total: 120-125 Credits
General Education Requirements - Subtotal: 27-33 Credits
First-Year Seminar - Credits: 2-3
(See Note 1)
English Composition - Credits: 6
Second-Year Seminar - Credits: 3
(see note 1 below)
Constitutions - Credits: 4-6
Mathematics - Credits: (Fulfilled by Major Requirements)
Distribution Requirements - Credits: 15
Please see Distribution Requirements for more information.
- Humanities and Fine Arts: 9 credits
- (can satisfy Second-Year Seminar for Engineering Students)
- One elective courses from a different area (see Multicultural and International Requirements)
- One course in Fine Arts - 3 credits
- Social Science: 6 credits
- Life and Physical Sciences and Analytical Thinking:
- Automatically satisfied by Major requirement
Multicultural and International
Multicultural, one 3 credit course required
International, one 3 credit course required
These courses may overlap with general education and major requirements. A single course may not meet the multicultural and international requirements simultaneously. For the list of approved multicultural and international courses, go to: http://facultysenate.unlv.edu/students
Major Requirements - BS in Mechanical Engineering Major - Subtotal: 92 Credits
Mechanical Engineering Pre-Major Courses - Credits: 27
Pre-Major or Advanced Standing Courses - Credits: 19
Mechanical Engineering Advanced Standing Courses - Credits: 46
Free Elective Requirement - Subtotal: 0 - 1 credit
1. EGG 101 in combination with ME 202 , preferred for First-Year Seminar.
Every student must complete a three-credit Second-Year Seminar course.
may satisfy the three-credit Second-Year Seminar course requirement as well as three credits of the Humanities requirement for College of Engineering students only whose degree requires 120+ credits.