Suggested Degree Pathway for Mechanical Engineering

For students who entered fall 2015 and beyond.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
MECH.1070Intro to Mechanical  Engineering 
2
ENGL.1010 /
HONR.1100
College Writing I / FYSH (CW)
3
CHEM.1210
Chemistry I (SCL)
3
CHEM.1230L 
Chemistry I Lab (SCL)
1
MATH.1310Calculus I (MATH)
4
xxxx.xxxxSocial Sciences Persp. (SS)
3
Total16

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
Total14
ENGL.1020
College Writing II (CW)
3
MATH.1320Calculus II (STEM)
4
PHYS.1410Physics I (SCL)
3
PHYS.1410LPhysics I Lab (SCL)
1
xxxx.xxxxArts and Hum. Persp. (AH)3

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
MECH.2010
Computer Aided Design22
ENGN.2050
Statics23
MECH.2960
Materials Science for Engineers2
3
MATH.2310 /
MATH.2410
Calculus III
4
PHYS.2450Physics of Matter3
PHYS.2450LPhysics III Lab1
Total16

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
MECH.2020
Manufacturing Laboratory2
2
ENGN.2060
Strength of Materials2
3
ENGN.2070
Dynamics23
MECH.2420
Thermodynamics23
MATH.2360
Eng. Diff. Equations
3
xxxx.xxxxSocial Sciences Persp. (SS)3
Total17

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
PHYS.1440
Physics II
3
PHYS.1440L
Physics II Lab
1
MECH.3810
Fluid Mechanics2
3
MECH.3210
Kinematics of Mechanisms (CTPS)2
3
MECH.3610Math Methods MEs3
PHIL.2030 / 
PHIL.3340
Intro to Ethics / Engineering Ethics (AH), (SRE)
3
Total16

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
MECH.3020
Instrumentation and Measurement Lab 
3
MECH.3220
Control of Mechanical Systems2
3
MECH.3820
Heat Transfer2
3
MECH.3110
Applied Strength of Materials2
3
ECON.2010 /
ECON.2020
Principles of Microeconomics /
Principles of Macroeconomics (SS)
3
Total15

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
MECH.4410
Thermo-Fluid Applications
3
MECH.4030
Thermal Fluids Lab (QL)
3
MECH.4510Dynamic Systems
3
MECH.4250Des. Mach. Elements
3
MECH.4730Des. Theory & Constraints3
xxxx.xxxxME Tech. Elective1
3
Total18

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
MECH.4230
Capstone Design (IL), (WOC), (AIL)
3
MECH.4420
Thermo-Fluid Systems Design (DCA) 
3
xxxx.xxxxME Tech. Elective1 
3
xxxx.xxxxME Tech. Elective1
3
xxxx.xxxxArts and Hum. Persp. (AH)
3
Total15
Total Minimum Credits = 127 

1Technical electives must be taken at the 4000 level or above in engineering (MECH.xxxx, CIVE.xxxx, PLAS.xxxx, BMEN.xxxx, CHEM.xxxx, EECE.xxxx, IENG.xxxx). Technical electives can also be taken at the 3000 level or above in math (excluding MATH.3630, MATH.4100, MATH.4190, MATH.4350, and MATH.4660), physics, or other science discipline.

2Students entering after Fall 2009 must achieve C- (C minus) or better in MECH.2010, MECH.2020, ENGN.2050, ENGN.2060, ENGN.2070, MECH.2420, MECH.2960, MECH.3110, MECH.3210, MECH.3220, MECH.3810, MECH.3820. Students entering Fall 2014, and later, must achieve a C- in these courses before attempting a subsequent course in the pre-requisite chain.

No more than two Breadth of Knowledge courses can be taken with the same prefix. The Core Curriculum courses may be taken in any sequence. Refer to the Core Curriculum policy for further details. You should meet with your faculty advisor to determine how you will meet the Core Curriculum requirements.

Current UMass Lowell students should use their Advisement Report in SIS. If you need assistance, please contact your advisor.

Restriction on off-campus study:

Be advised that any course taken at another institution must be formally approved prior to enrollment. See the catalog policy for details.

Last Updated: 1/21/2020