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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (129 units)

The opportunity to explore a particular area of interest is provided by additional elective courses in the senior year. Several industry and professional society sponsored scholarships and internships are available to upper division mechanical engineering students. Further information is available in the department office.

Degree Progress

Students must complete the following requirements within one calendar year of declaring the major. Some students may need to take courses during Summer Session to meet these requirements. At the end of the year, students who have not met the requirements must either declare another major or meet with an Academic Advisor to determine if the student's performance in the courses merits an additional semester to complete.

First-Time Freshmen: A grade of "C" or better must be achieved in MATH 122 within one calendar year.

Transfer Students: A grade of "C" or better must be achieved in MATH 123 and PHYS 151 within one calendar year.

Requirements

Minimum of 129 units including University General Education requirements. A grade of "C" or better must be achieved in all prerequisites for all required courses listed below.

Lower Division:

Take all of the following courses:

  • CHEM 111A General Chemistry (5)
    Prerequisites: A passing score on the Chemistry Placement Examination . (Credit in Chem 101 does not substitute for a passing score on the Chemistry Placement Examination) and a "C" or better in MATH 113 or 117 or 119A or 122. One year of high school chemistry is strongly recommended. (Recommended for students who intend to pursue careers in science or engineering).
  • CE 205 Analytical Mechanics I (Statics) (3)
    Prerequisite: PHYS 151 all with a grade of "C" or better.
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: MATH 123.
  • MATH 122 Calculus I (4)
    Prerequisite: Appropriate MDPT placement or a grade of "C" or better in MATH 111 and 113, or a grade of "C" or better in MATH 117.
  • MATH 123 Calculus II (4)
    Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in MATH 122.
  • MATH 224 Calculus III (4)
    Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in MATH 123 or 222.
  • ENGR 101 Introduction to Engineering Profession (1)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: MATH 111 or MATH 113 or MATH 122
  • ENGR 102 Academic Success Skills (1)
    Prerequisite: ENGR 101 with a grade of "C" or better.
  • MAE 101B Introduction to Mechanical Engineering (1)
    Prerequisite: Freshman standing or consent of instructor.
  • MAE 172 Engineering Design Graphics I (3)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • MAE 205 Computer Methods in MAE (2)
    Prerequisites: MATH 122 with a grade of "C" or better.
  • MAE 272 Introduction to Manufacturing Processes (2)
    Prerequisite: MAE 172 with a grade of "C" or better.
  • PHYS 151 Mechanics and Heat (4)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: MATH 122.

Take one of the following choices:

  • PHYS 152 Electricity and Magnetism (4)
    Prerequisite: PHYS 151 with a grade of "C" or better.
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: MATH 123.

or both of the following:

  • EE 210 Electro-Magnetic Foundations in EE (3)
    Prerequisite: PHYS 151 with a grade of "C" or better.
    Corequisites: MATH 123, EE 210L.
  • EE 210L Electro-Magnetic Foundations in EE Lab (1)
    Corequisite: EE 210.

Upper Division:

Take all of the following courses:

  • CE 335 Fluid Mechanics (3)
    Prerequisites: MATH 224 and C E 205 all with a grade of "C" or better.
  • CE 336 Fluid Mechanics Laboratory (1)
    Prerequisite: ENGL 100 or equivalent all with a grade of "C" or better.
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: C E 335.
  • CE 406 Cost Engineering and Analysis (3)
    Prerequisite: GE Foundation requirements.
  • ECON 300 Fundamentals of Economics (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements.
  • MATH 370A Applied Mathematics I (3)
    Prerequisites: MATH 123. Not open to Freshmen.
  • MAE 300 Engineering Instrumentation & Measurement (2)
    Prerequisites: MATH 224, PHYS 151, 152 all with a grade of "C" or better.
  • MAE 305 Numerical Methods in MAE (3)
    Prerequisites: MAE 205 and MATH 370A all with a grade of "C" or better.
  • MAE 322 Engineering Materials and Materials Processes (3)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 111A, MATH 123, MAE 172 all with a grade of "C" or better.
  • MAE 330 Engineering Thermodynamics I (3)
    Prerequisites: MATH 224, PHYS 151 or equivalent, and CHEM 111A all with a grade of "C" or better or consent of instructor.
  • MAE 336 Power Plant Design (3)
    Prerequisite: MAE 330 with a grade of "C" or better.
  • MAE 337 Thermal Engineering Laboratory (2)
    Prerequisite: MAE 336 with a grade of "C" or better.
  • MAE 361 Materials and Properties Laboratory (1)
    Prerequisites: ENGL 100 or equivalent, MAE 300, 322, 373 all with a grade of "C" or better.
  • MAE 371 Analytical Mechanics Dynamics (3)
    Prerequisites: CE 205, MAE 205 or CE 206 all with a grade of "C" or better.
  • MAE 373 Mechanics of Deformable Bodies (3)
    Prerequisite: CE 205 all with a grade of "C" or better.
  • MAE 375 Kinematics & Dynamics of Mechanisms (3)
    Prerequisites: MAE 272, 371 all with a grade of "C" or better.
  • MAE 376 Modeling & Analysis of Dynamic Systems (3)
    Prerequisite: MAE 371; MATH 370A all with a grade of "C" or better.
  • MAE 409 Modern Computational Aspects in Mechanical Engineering (3)
    Prerequisites: Senior standing in engineering and consent of instructor.
  • MAE 431 Heat Transfer Systems Design (3)
    Prerequisites: MAE 305, 330; CE 335 all with a grade of "C" or better.
  • MAE 459 Professional Practice Seminar (1)
    Prerequisite: Senior standing or consent of instructor.
  • MAE 471 Analysis & Design of Machine Components (3)
    Prerequisites: MAE 373 and MAE 375 all with a grade of "C" or better.
  • MAE 472 Design of Mechanical Engineering Systems (3)
    Prerequisites: MAE 330, 471 all with a grade of "C" or better.
  • MAE 476 Mechanical Control Systems I (3)
    Prerequisite: MAE 376 with a grade of "C" or better.
  • MAE 490 Special Topics (3)
    Prerequisites: Senior standing in engineering and consent of instructor.
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