Minimum Credit Requirement: 128 credits
Minimum Residency Requirement: 32 credits must be taken at UNH
Minimum GPA: 2.0 required for conferral*
Core Curriculum Required: Discovery & Writing Program Requirements
Foreign Language Requirement: No
All Major, Option and Elective Requirements as indicated.
*Major GPA requirements as indicated.
Grade-Point Average Requirements
In order to graduate with a mechanical engineering B.S. degree, students must have at least a 2.0 grade-point average in all engineering and science courses, including required technical electives, normally taken as department requirements after the start of the junior year as defined in the degree plan below.
Predictor courses: To enter the sophomore year, students must achieve a greater than (but not equal to) 2.00 GPA in PHYS 407 General Physics I and MATH 426 Calculus II with no grade below a C.
To enter the junior year, students must achieve a minimum GPA of 2.00 in ME 525 Statics, ME 526 Mechanics of Materials, and ME 503 Thermodynamics with only one C- grade allowed and no grades below C-.
Students are allowed two repeats of these predictor courses to achieve the predictor rule requirements before being removed from the Program. This can be a single class repeated twice or two classes repeated once. Students are also removed from the program if if they obtain a semester GPA below 1.5 three times. Students may petition to be reinstated after one year out of the program.
|CHEM 405||Chemical Principles for Engineers||0-8|
|or CHEM 403|
& CHEM 404
| General Chemistry I|
and General Chemistry II
|ECON 402||Principles of Economics (Micro)||4|
|or EREC 411|| Environmental and Resource Economics Perspectives|
|ECE 537||Introduction to Electrical Engineering||4|
|ENGL 401||First-Year Writing||4|
|IAM 550||Introduction to Engineering Computing||4|
|MATH 425||Calculus I||4|
|MATH 426||Calculus II||4|
|MATH 527||Differential Equations with Linear Algebra||4|
|or MATH 525|| Linearity I|
|MATH 528||Multidimensional Calculus||4|
|or MATH 526|| Linearity II|
|ME 441||Introduction to Engineering Design and Solid Modeling||4|
|or ME 477|| Introduction to Solid Modeling|
|ME 526||Mechanics of Materials||3|
|ME 561||Introduction to Materials Science||4|
|ME 603||Heat Transfer||3|
|ME 608||Fluid Dynamics||3|
|ME 643||Machine Design||3|
|ME 646||Experimental Measurement and Data Analysis||4|
|ME 670||Systems Modeling, Simulation, and Control||4|
|ME 705||Thermal System Analysis and Design||4|
|ME 747||Experimental Measurement and Modeling of Complex Systems||4|
|ME 755||Senior Design Project I||2|
|or TECH 797|| Undergraduate Ocean Research Project|
|ME 756||Senior Design Project II||2|
|or TECH 797|| Undergraduate Ocean Research Project|
|PHYS 407||General Physics I||4|
|PHYS 408||General Physics II||4|
Technical Elective Requirements
Of the five technical elective courses, at least three of these courses must be taken in mechanical or ocean engineering, and these must be at least three credits and at the 600 or 700 level. At most, two may be selected from other 600- or 700-level courses in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS), which can include CS 410C Introduction to Scientific Programming/C, CS 410P Introduction to Scientific Programming/Python (equivalent to a 600 level technical elective), ESCI 501 Introduction to Oceanography, ECE 543 Introduction to Digital Systems, or a course approved by the department. Only one technical elective is allowed at the 400 or 500 level. Courses that cover nearly identical material to core mechanical and ocean engineering courses, but in another CEPS department, will not be accepted as technical electives, e.g.,
|CHBE 601||Fluid Mechanics and Unit Operations||3|
|CHBE 602||Heat Transfer and Unit Operations||3|
|CHBE 604||Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics||3|
|CEE 635||Engineering Materials||4|
|CEE 650||Fluid Mechanics||4|
|ECE 633||Signals and Systems I||3|
Students should consult with their academic advisor before selecting technical electives outside of mechanical/ocean engineering. With departmental approval, the two technical electives outside of mechanical/ocean engineering can be used for studying a focused area/minor, with the restrictions that only one course can be at the 400 or 500 level and the focused area/minor must be in a bachelor's degree program.
Discovery Program Requirements
Students must satisfy the University's Discovery Program requirements. The following features are unique to students in the Mechanical Engineering Program:
As is the case across the University, all students are required to take an Inquiry course or an Inquiry Attributes course during their first two years. This can be satisfied with ME 441 Introduction to Engineering Design and Solid Modeling. Students who are exempt from ME 441 Introduction to Engineering Design and Solid Modeling due to prior engineering design and computer-aided design (CAD) experience must select an Inquiry 444 course or a course with an Inquiry Attribute and enroll in ME 477 Introduction to Solid Modeling. The Discovery Environment, Technology, and Society category requirement is met upon receiving a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering. The Discovery Social Science category must be satisfied with either ECON 402 Principles of Economics (Micro) or EREC 411 Environmental and Resource Economics Perspectives. The Discovery senior capstone experience is satisfied with either ME 755 Senior Design Project I and ME 756 Senior Design Project II or TECH 797 Undergraduate Ocean Research Project.
Transfer Policy for UNH Students into the Department of Mechanical Engineering
CEPS Students: To transfer into the freshman or sophomore year, students must earn a combined GPA greater than (but not equal to) 2.00 in PHYS 407 General Physics I and MATH 426 Calculus II with no grade below a C in these two courses.
If students are enrolled in ME 525 Statics (or CEE 500 Statics for Civil Engineers), ME 526 Mechanics of Materials (or CEE 501 Strength of Materials), or ME 503 Thermodynamics, they must earn a combined GPA of 2.00 with no grade below a C- in two of these courses with only one C- grade allowed to transfer into Mechanical Engineering. Note: A combined GPA greater than (but not equal to) 2.00 in PHYS 407 General Physics I and MATH 426 Calculus II with no grade below a C is also required.
Non-CEPS Students: To transfer into the Department of Mechanical Engineering from another college at UNH, students have to satisfy the CEPS college transfer policy as well as the Department of Mechanical Engineering transfer policies listed above according to their status.