The minor in Mechanical Engineering introduces students to the core areas of the discipline and then allows them to create their own area of focus from our numerous course offerings or to focus in one of four traditional areas: controls, design, manufacturing, or thermal science. Every student in our minor will gain an understanding of moving systems, the transfer and use of energy and the ways materials bend and change as a result of stress. The focus areas allow more advanced study in particular areas of interest. The courses in our minor represent the heart of our discipline and consist of some of the most challenging courses in our department. While students with GPAs above 2.0 are eligible to participate, this minor is really only recommended for students with very strong academic records.
A student who plans to pursue a minor in mechanical engineering must take the following core courses, and then choose one of the paths. These paths are not mandatory; they are proposed to facilitate advising.
A minor must be completed at the time of the degree and will be so noted on the student’s transcript. A student cannot be readmitted to the University to complete only a minor.