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 five-course sequence that builds on prerequisite knowledge from calculus and engineering mechanics. Elective courses provide additional depth of knowledge in an area of individual student interest.
Notes about this minor:
- This minor is closed to students majoring in mechanical engineering.
- Posting of the minor on the student's academic transcript requires a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the minor.
- Notations may appear in the curriculum chart below outlining pre-requisites, co-requisites, and other curriculum requirements (see footnotes).
|Choose one of the following:|
|MECE-102||Engineering Mechanics Lab|
|PHYS-211||University Physics I|
|Plus an approved course with significant programming content|
|MECE-104||Engineering Design Tools|
|Choose two of the following:*|
|MECE-203||Strength of Materials|
|MECE-210||Fluid Mechanics I|
|MECE-305||Materials Science with Applications|
|MECE-355||Fluid Mechanics II|
|MECE-360||Advanced Computational Techniques|
|MECE-405||Wind Turbine Engineering|
|MECE-406||Advanced Computer-Aided Design|
|MECE-407||Biomedical Device Engineering|
|MECE-421||Internal Combustion Engines|
* At least one course must be 300-level or higher
Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only
Effective fall 2013, RIT converted 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
0304-347 Mechanics of Materials
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
0304-437 Design of Machine Elements
0304-514 Heat Transfer