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Mechanical Engineering

Suggested Degree Pathway for Mechanical Engineering

For students who entered fall 2015 to spring 2022.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
MECH.1070Intro to Mechanical Engineering2
ENGL.1010 /
College Writing I / FYSH (CW)3
CHEM.1210Chemistry I (SCL)3
CHEM.1230LChemistry I Lab (SCL)1
MATH.1310Calculus I (MATH)4
xxxx.xxxxSocial Sciences Persp. (SS)3

Spring Semester

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
ENGL.1020College 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 NumberCourse NameCredits
MECH.2010Computer Aided Design22
MECH.2960Materials Science for Engineers23
MATH.2310 /
Calculus III4
PHYS.2450Physics of Matter3
PHYS.2450LPhysics III Lab1

Spring Semester

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
MECH.2020Manufacturing Laboratory22
ENGN.2060Strength of Materials23
MATH.2340Differential Equations3
xxxx.xxxxSocial Sciences Persp. (SS)3

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
PHYS.1440Physics II3
PHYS.1440LPhysics II Lab1
MECH.3810Fluid Mechanics23
MECH.3210Kinematics of Mechanisms (CTPS)23
MECH.3610Math Methods MEs3
PHIL.2030 /
Intro to Ethics / Engineering Ethics (AH), (SRE)3

Spring Semester

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
MECH.3020Instrumentation and Measurement Lab3
MECH.3220Control of Mechanical Systems23
MECH.3820Heat Transfer23
MECH.3110Applied Strength of Materials23
ECON.2010 /
Principles of Microeconomics /
Principles of Macroeconomics (SS)

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
MECH.4410Thermo-Fluid Applications3
MECH.4030Thermal Fluids Lab (QL)3
MECH.4510Dynamic Systems3
MECH.4250Des. Mach. Elements3
MECH.4730Des. Theory & Constraints3
xxxx.xxxxME Tech. Elective13

Spring Semester

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
MECH.4230Capstone Design (IL), (WOC), (AIL)3
MECH.4420Thermo-Fluid Systems Design (DCA)3
xxxx.xxxxME Tech. Elective13
xxxx.xxxxME Tech. Elective13
xxxx.xxxxArts and Hum. Persp. (AH)3

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, CHEN.xxxx, EECE.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: 11/08/2021