(Copied from http://ww2.lafayette.edu/~mecheng/home.html on May 7, 2001.)
Our curriculum has been revised, shifting from expressing accademic units in terms of credit hours to expressing them in terms of courses. The revision is being phased in, starting with the Class of 2002. Our curriculum is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (EAC/ABET). Part of that accreditation requires mechanical engineering students to take Humanities and Social Science courses which expose them to the breadth of knowledge outside of engineering and natural science. Please follow this link for the list of Allowable Science, Technical, and Humanities-Social Science Electives.
Mechanical Engineering Curriculum
(Class of 2002 Onward)
|Math 161 Calculus I||Math 162 Calculus II|
|Chem 121 General Chemistry I||ES 231 Nature of Engineering Materials
Chem 122 General Chemistry II
|ES 101 Introduction to Engineering||Physics 131 Newtonian Dynamics|
|First-Year Seminar||English 110 College Writing|
|Math 263 Calculus III||Math 264 Differential Equations|
|ES 226 Statics||ME 210 Manufacturing & Design|
|Physics 132 Electricity & Magnetism||ES 230 Strength of Materials|
|ES 225 Professionalism & Ethics||ME 240 Dyanmics|
(or English 110 if not completed)
|Humanities/Social Science Elective|
|ME 331 Instrumentation & Data Acquisition||ME 352 Dynamics of Physical Systems|
|ME 332 Instrumentation & Data Acquisition Laboratory||ME 360 Thermodynamics II
ME 371 Engineering Design II
|ME 353 Engineering Design I||ME 361 Dynamics of Machines|
|ME 350 Thermodynamics I||ME 362 Fluid Mechanics|
|Humanities/Social Science Elective||Humanities/Social Science Elective|
|ME 470 Heat Transfer||ME 475 Thermo/Fluids Laboratory|
|ME 478 Control Systems||ME 498 Senior Project II|
|ME 479 Control Systems Laboratory||Technical Elective|
|ME 497 Senior Project I||Technical Elective|
|Free Elective||Free Elective|
Many Mechanical Engineering students minor in Economics and
Business. There are four areas of concentration in Economics and Business:
Political Economy, Finance, Applied Economics, and International/Development.
The requirement for a minor in Economics and Business is six courses within one
of the four concentrations, as follows:
1. Political Economy - Economics and Business 101, 211, and four courses numbered 340-347.
2. Finance - Economics and Business 101, 120, 211, and three courses numbered 220, 320-324.
3. Applied Economics - Economics and Business 101, 211, 213; Mathematics 203; and two courses numbered 330-334.
4. International/Development - Economics and Business 101, 210, and four course numbered 344-347, 351-354.
(This page was last edited on May 08, 2001 by Patrick Lyons.)