B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Students will:

  • Have an ability to to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  • Have 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.
  • Have an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • Have 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.
  • Have 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.
  • Have an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  • Have an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

General Education Requirements

For a full description of Embry-Riddle General Education guidelines, please see the General Education section of this catalog. These minimum requirements are applicable to all degree programs.

Communication Theory & Skills (COM 122, COM 219, COM 221)9
Lower-Level Humanities3
Lower-Level Social Sciences (EC 225 required)3
Lower or Upper-Level Humanities or Social Sciences3
Upper-Level Humanities or Social Sciences3
Computer Science (EGR 115)3
Mathematics (MA 241 & MA 242)8
Physical and Life Sciences - (PS 150, PS 160 & PS 253)7
Total Credits39
UNIV 101College Success1
Mathematics
MA 243Calculus and Analytical Geometry III4
MA 345Differential Equations and Matrix Methods4
Physical Science
CHM 110General Chemistry I3
CHM 110LGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory1
PS 250Physics for Engineers III3
Engineering Sciences Core
EE 327Electrical Engineering Fundamentals3
EGR 101Introduction to Engineering2
EGR 120Graphical Communications3
ES 201Statics3
ES 202Solid Mechanics3
ES 204Dynamics3
ES 305Thermodynamics3
ES 309Fluid Dynamics3
ES 320Engineering Materials Science2
ES 321Engineering Materials Science Laboratory1
ES 403Heat Transfer3
Mechanical Engineering Core
ME 208Manufacturing Laboratory1
ME 325Modeling and Simulation of Complex Engineering Problems2
ME 326Modeling and Simulation of Complex Engineering Problems Lab1
ME 304Introduction to Machine Design3
ME 313Instrumentation and Data Acquisition2
ME 314Instrumentation and Data Acquisition Laboratory1
ME 400Mechanical Vibrations3
ME 436Advanced Machine Design3
ME 438Model-Based Control System Design2
ME 438LModel-Based Control System Design Laboratory1
Professional Development Elective *3
Technical Electives **6
Total Credits73
*

CEME 396 or AF 402/MSL 402/NSC 402 or ME 540 will satisfy this requirement.

**
There are a number of 300-500 level courses from other departments that are equivalent to existing required courses in the BSME curriculum and therefore cannot be used as Technical Electives. Please consult with the BSME Program Coordinator or Academic Advisor before enrolling in any Technical Elective course to make sure it will apply to your BSME program of study.

Biomedical Systems Track Courses*

ME 320Fundamentals of Biomechanics3
ME 442Biofluid Mechanics3
ME 460Biosolid Mechanics3
ME 448Preliminary Design in Biomedical Systems4
ME 458Senior Design in Biomedical Systems4
Total Credits17
*

Students may also select from the following courses as upper level technical electives: CHM 310/CHM 310L, HF 312, HF 326, HF 440, BIO 305/BIO 305L, BIO 306/BIO 306L, BIO 405/405L, or BIO 440 

Energy Systems Track Courses

ME 316Thermodynamics II3
ME 443Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning3
ME 445Sustainable Design3
ME 414Preliminary Design for Energy Systems4
ME 434Senior Design for Energy Systems4
Total Credits17

High Performance Vehicles Track Courses

ME 303Longitudinal and Vertical Vehicle Dynamics3
ME 409Vehicle Aerodynamics3
ME 439Combined Vehicle Dynamics3
ME 413Preliminary Design for High Performance Vehicles with Laboratory4
ME 433Senior Design for High Performance Vehicles with Laboratory4
Total Credits17

Robotics and Autonomous Systems Track Courses

ME 311Robotics Technologies for Uncrewed Systems3
ME 402Robotic Arms3
ME 404Mechatronics3
ME 407Preliminary Design for Robotic Systems with Laboratory4
ME 437Senior Design for Robotic Systems with Laboratory4
Total Credits17
Total Degree Credits129

Suggested Plan of Study

Students should be aware that several courses in each academic year may have prerequisites and/or corequisites. Please check the course descriptions at the back of this catalog before registering for classes to ensure requisite sequencing.

See the Common Year One outline in the Engineering Fundamentals Program Introduction.

Year One
Credits
See the Common Year One outline in the College of Engineering introduction. 33
 Credits Subtotal33.0
Year Two
COM 221 Technical Report Writing 3
ES 201 Statics 3
ES 202 Solid Mechanics 3
ES 204 Dynamics 3
ME 208 Manufacturing Laboratory 1
MA 243 Calculus and Analytical Geometry III 4
MA 345 Differential Equations and Matrix Methods 4
PS 160 Physics for Engineers II 3
PS 250 Physics for Engineers III 3
PS 253 Physics Laboratory for Engineers 1
Humanities or Social Science Lower Level Elective 3
 Credits Subtotal31.0
Year Three
EE 327 Electrical Engineering Fundamentals 3
ES 305 Thermodynamics 3
ES 309 Fluid Dynamics 3
ES 320 Engineering Materials Science 2
ES 321 Engineering Materials Science Laboratory 1
ES 403 Heat Transfer 3
ME 304 Introduction to Machine Design 3
ME 313 Instrumentation and Data Acquisition 2
ME 314 Instrumentation and Data Acquisition Laboratory 1
ME 325 Modeling and Simulation of Complex Engineering Problems 2
ME 326 Modeling and Simulation of Complex Engineering Problems Lab 1
Professional Development Requirement * 3
Track Course 3
Track Course 3
 Credits Subtotal33.0
Year Four
EC 225 Engineering Economics 3
ME 436 Advanced Machine Design 3
ME 400 Mechanical Vibrations 3
ME 438 Model-Based Control System Design 2
ME 438L Model-Based Control System Design Laboratory 1
Upper-Level Humanities or Social Science Elective 3
Technical Elective AE/CEC/CIV/CS/EE/EGR/EP/MA 4XX/ME/SE/SYS or Track specific electives ** 6
Track Course 3
Preliminary Design Course (ME 413 or ME 407 or ME 414 or ME 448) 4
Senior Design Course (ME 433 or ME 437 or ME 434 or ME 458) 4
 Credits Subtotal32.0
 Credits Total: 129.0
*

CEME 396 or AF 402 / MSL 402 / NSC 402 or ME 540 will satisfy this requirement.

**

AF/NSC/MSL UL may fulfill 3 credits of technical electives. There are a number of 300-500 level courses from other departments that are equivalent to existing required courses in BSME curriculum and therefore cannot be used as Technical Electives. Please consult with the BSME Program Coordinator or Academic Advisor before enrolling in any Technical Elective course to make sure it will apply to your BSME program of study.