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2020-2021 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Mechanical Engineering Minor

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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 a particular area 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 minimum of at least 20 credits, of which 9 must be at the upper division (300-400) level, of Mechanical Engineering (MNE) courses must be taken, following a plan of study approved by an advisor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and signed by the Cairperson of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. A minimum 2.000 MNE minor GPA is required for students to graduate with the minor. 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.

Complete the following courses - 10 credits

Also complete one path.

Typical paths are:

Plus one of the following courses:

Manufacturing - 11 credits

Plus one of the following courses:

  • MNE 535 Advanced Statistical Quality Control - 3 credits

Open - 12 credits

A student does not have to choose any of the above paths. Instead the student must take at least 12 credits of MNE courses including three MNE courses at the 300-level or higher.

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