Mechanical Engineering: Fire Protection Systems, BSME

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2023-2024. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

Minimum Overall Grade Point Average: 2.00
Total Hours: 130

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 1
American History & Government
Select one of the following:3
Survey of American History
American History to 1865 (H)
American History Since 1865 (DH)
POLS 1113American Government3
Analytical & Quantitative Thought (A)
MATH 2144Calculus I (A) 14
MATH 2153Calculus II (A) 13
MATH 2163Calculus III 13
MATH 2233Differential Equations 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 Chemistry II (LN)
PHYS 2014University Physics I (LN) 14
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
Course designated (S)3
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
Basic Science
PHYS 2114University Physics II (LN) 14
Engineering and Engineering Science
ENGR 1111Introduction to Engineering 11
ENGR 1332Engineering Design with CAD for MAE 12
ENGR 1412Introductory Engineering Computer Programming (1) 12
ENSC 2113Statics 13
ENSC 2123Elementary Dynamics 13
ENSC 2143Strength of Materials 13
ENSC 2213Thermodynamics 13
ENSC 2613Introduction to Electrical Science 13
Choose one of the below laboratory options: 13
OPTION 1 (ENGR 2421 is required for this option)
Engineering Data Acquisition Controls Lab
and two more from the following labs:
Strength of Materials Lab
Electrical Science Lab
Electrical Fabrication Lab
Fluids and Hydraulics Lab
Material Science Lab
Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer Lab
Measurements and Instrumentation 2
Hours Subtotal27
Upper Division Major Requirements 2
ENSC 3313Materials Science3
FPST 1213Fire Safety Hazards Recognition3
FPST 1373Fire Suppression and Detection Systems3
FPST 2243Design and Analysis of Sprinkler Systems3
FPST 3373Fire Dynamics3
FPST 4143Industrial Ventilation and Smoke Control3
IEM 3503Engineering Economic Analysis3
MAE 3013Engineering Analysis and Methods I3
MAE 3153Introduction to MAE Design3
MAE 3233Heat Transfer3
MAE 3333Fundamental Fluid Dynamics3
MAE 3324Mechanical Design I4
MAE 3403Computer Methods in Analysis and Design3
MAE 3524Thermal Fluids Design4
MAE 3724Dynamic Systems Analysis and Introduction to Control4
Select 7 hours of the following 2 categories, selecting one course from each category so that both categories are represented:7
Category I (Realization): 2
Aerospace Propulsion and Power
Energy Conversion Systems
Mechanical Design II
Advanced Methods in Design
Aerospace Structures
Design of Indoor Environmental Systems
Thermal Systems Realization
Refrigeration Systems Design
Category II (Capstone Design): 2
Design Projects
Aerospace Systems Design for Mechanical Engineers
Aerospace System Design
Upper Division Elective Requirements
3 hours of MAE electives to be selected from the following list, or from courses in the Category I listed above, but not used to satisfy the category requirement:3
Design of Machines and Mechanisms
Manufacturing Processes
Thermodynamics II
Applied Aerodynamics and Performance
Fundamentals of Aerodynamics
Introduction to Autonomous Systems
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Projects
Automatic Control Systems
Mechanical Vibrations
Experimental Fluid Dynamics
Advanced Processing of Engineered Materials
Mechanical Metallurgy
Mechatronics Design
3 hours of FPST/CET electives to be selected from the following list, or from courses in the Category I listed above, but not used to satisfy the category requirement:3
3000-level or above from:
Construction Safety and Loss Control
Advanced Special Hazard Suppression and Detection
Building Electrical Systems
Advanced Building Design and Analysis
Fire and Evacuation Modeling
Hours Subtotal61
Total Hours130

MAE requires grades of "C" or better for any course that is a pre-requisite or co-requisite to a required course on the degree plan.


Grades of "C" or higher in all Upper Division Major Requirements courses and ME Realization Category course and Capstone Design Category course.

Graduation Requirements

  1. A "C" or better is required in each course taken that is designated with footnote 1 or footnote 2. 
  2. The major engineering design experience, capstone course, is satisfied by MAE 4344 Design Projects or MAE 4354 Aerospace Systems Design for Mechanical Engineers or MAE 4374 Aerospace Systems Design.

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 2029.