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Mechanical Engineering Minor

Alan Nye, Minor Adviser
(585) 475-6121,

The minor in mechanical engineering exposes students to the core foundations of the discipline. Courses help non-majors explore high-technology careers and communicate more effectively with engineers on project teams. The minor consists of a sequence of five discipline-based courses that build on prerequisite knowledge from calculus and engineering mechanics. Elective courses provide additional depth of knowledge in an area of individual student interest.

Choose one of the following:
   MECE-102    Engineering Mechanics Lab
   PHYS-211    University Physics I
Plus an approved course with significant programming content
Required Courses
MECE-104 Engineering Design Tools
MECE-103 Statics
MECE-110 Thermodynamics
Choose two of the following:*
   MECE-203    Strength of Materials
   MECE-210    Fluid Mechanics I
   MECE-205    Dynamics
   MECE-310    Heat Transfer
   MECE-305    Materials Science with Applications
   MECE-317    Numerical Methods
   MECE-320    System Dynamics
   MECE-355    Fluid Mechanics II
   MECE-360    Advanced Computational Techniques
   MECE-402    Turbomachinery
   MECE-403    Propulsion
   MECE-405    Wind Turbine Engineering
   MECE-406    Advanced Solid Modeling and Design
   MECE-407    Biomedical Device Engineering
   MECE-409    Aerodynamics
   MECE-410    Flight Dynamics
   MECE-411    Orbital Mechanics
   MECE-412    Aerostructures
   MECE-421    Internal Combustion Engines

* At least one course must be 300-level or higher.

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Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only

Effective fall 2013, RIT will convert its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. The following content has been made available as reference only. Currently matriculated students who began their academic programs in quarters should consult their academic adviser for guidance and course selection.

Mechanical engineering is perhaps the most comprehensive of the engineering disciplines. The mechanical engineer’s interests encompass the design of automotive systems, aerospace systems, bioengineering devices, and energy-related technologies. A minor in mechanical engineering exposes students to the core foundations of the discipline and is intended to help nonmajors explore high-technology careers and communicate effectively with engineers on project teams.

1016-282 Project-Based Calculus II
1016-273 Calculus C
1017-312 University Physics II

Required Courses:
0304-336 Statics
0304-347 Mechanics of Materials
0304-413 Thermodynamics
0304-415 Fluid Mechanics

Electives—Choose one of the following, or any 600-level mechanical engineering technical elective (must meet prerequisites):
0304-344 Materials Science
0304-359 Dynamics
0304-437 Design of Machine Elements
0304-514 Heat Transfer