Mechanical Engineering, BSME

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2017-2018. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

Minimum Overall Grade Point Average: 2.50
Total Hours: 121

General Education Requirements
All General Education coursework requirements are satisfied upon completion of this degree plan
English Composition
See Academic Regulation 3.5
ENGL 1113Composition I 13
or ENGL 1313 Critical Analysis and Writing I
Select one of the following:3
Composition II 1
Critical Analysis and Writing II 1
Technical Writing
American History & Government
Select one of the following:3
Survey of American History
American History to 1865
American History Since 1865
POLS 1113American Government3
Analytical & Quantitative Thought (A)
MATH 2144Calculus I (A) 14
MATH 2153Calculus II (A) 13
MATH 2163Calculus III 13
Humanities (H)
Courses designated (H)6
Natural Sciences (N)
Must include one Laboratory Science (L) course
CHEM 1414General Chemistry for Engineers (LN) 14
or CHEM 1515 General Chemistry (LN)
PHYS 2014General Physics (LN) 14
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
Course designated (S)6
Hours Subtotal42
Diversity (D) & International Dimension (I)
May be completed in any part of the degree plan
Select at least one Diversity (D) course
Select at least one International Dimension (I) course
College/Departmental Requirements
Math and Basic Science
MATH 2233Differential Equations 13
PHYS 2114General Physics (LN) 14
Select one of the following:3
The Solar System (N)
Stars, Galaxies, Universe (N)
Introductory Biology (LN)
Organic Chemistry
Physical Geology (LN)
Petroleum Geology for Engineers
Introduction to Semiconductor Device Physics
Modern Physics I
ENGR 1111Introduction to Engineering 11
ENGR 1332Engineering Design with CAD for MAE 12
ENGR 1412Introductory Engineering Computer Programming 12
Engineering Science
ENSC 2113Statics 13
ENSC 2123Elementary Dynamics 13
ENSC 2143Strength of Materials 13
ENSC 2213Thermodynamics 13
ENSC 2613Introduction to Electrical Science 13
Hours Subtotal30
Major Requirements
Engineering Science
ENSC 3233Fluid Mechanics 13
ENSC 3313Materials Science3
Specific Professional School
MAE 3013Engineering Analysis and Methods I3
MAE 3113Measurements and Instrumentation3
MAE 3223Thermodynamics II3
MAE 3233Heat Transfer3
MAE 3323Mechanical Design I3
MAE 3403Computer Methods in Analysis and Design3
MAE 3723Systems Analysis3
IEM 3503Engineering Economic Analysis3
Select 13 hours of the following 4 categories, selecting one course from each category so that all 4 categories are represented:13
Category I (Thermal Systems Realization):
Aerospace Propulsion and Power
Energy Conversion Systems
Design of Indoor Environmental Systems
Thermal Systems Design, Simulation and Optimization
Category II (Mechanical Systems Realization):
Mechanical Design II
Advanced Methods in Design
Aerospace Structures I
Category III (Laboratory):
Experimental Fluid Dynamics
Mechanical Metallurgy
Mechatronics Design
Category IV (Capstone Design):
Design Projects
Aerospace Systems Design for Mechanical Engineers
Select 6 hours to be selected from the following list, or from courses in the 4 categories listed above, but not used to satisfy the category requirement:6
Design of Machines and Mechanisms
Manufacturing Processes
Applied Aerodynamics and Performance
Compressible Fluid Flow
Automatic Control Systems
Mechanical Vibrations
Advanced Processing of Engineered Materials
Hours Subtotal49
Total Hours121

Courses that must be completed prior to admission to professional school.

Admission to Professional School (required)

  • Refer to the OSU Catalog corresponding to your matriculation date for detailed admissions requirements.

Graduation Requirements

  1. A minimum GPA of 2.50 is required in all MAE prefix Courses.
  2. A minimum overall GPA of 2.50 is required in 4000-level MAE prefix courses.
  3. A ‘C’ or better is required in each course that is a prerequisite for a major course taken.
  4. The major engineering design experience, capstone course, is satisfied by MAE 4344 Design Projects or MAE 4354 Aerospace Systems Design for Mechanical Engineers.

Additional State/OSU Requirements

  • At least: 60 hours at a four-year institution; 30 hours completed at OSU; 15 of the final 30 or 50% of the upper-division hours in the major field completed at OSU.
  • Limit of: one-half of major course requirements as transfer work; one-fourth of hours earned by correspondence; 8 transfer correspondence hours.
  • Students will be held responsible for degree requirements in effect at the time of matriculation and any changes that are made, so long as these changes do not result in semester credit hours being added or do not delay graduation.
  • Degrees that follow this plan must be completed by the end of Summer 2023.