Purdue University Calumet | College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science

Bachelor of Science – Mechanical Engineering

Specific Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering1, 3

General Engineering (6 Credit Hours)
Course Credit Hours Title
ENGR 15100 3 Software Tools for Engineers
ENGR 18600 1 First Year Seminar for Engineers
ENGR 19000 2 Elementary Engineering Design
Mechanical Engineering Core (47 Credit Hours)
Course Credit Hours Title
M E 11500 1 Engineering Drawing I
M E 11600 1 Engineering Drawing II
M E 27100 3 Basic Mechanics I: Statics
M E 27500 3 Basic Mechanics II: Dynamics
M E 30500 3 General Thermodynamics I
M E 31100 3 Engineering Project Management
M E 31200 3 Fluid Mechanics
M E 31300 1 Fluid Mechanics Lab
M E 32000 3 Kinematic Analysis and Design
M E 32500 3 Dynamics of Physical Systems
M E 34500 3 Mechanical Engineering Experimentation
M E 41600 3 Heat Transfer
M E 41700 1 Heat Transfer Lab
M E 42900 3 Senior Engineering Design I
M E 43900 3 Senior Engineering Design II
M E 46100 4 Machine Design I
C E 27300 3 Mechanics of Materials
MSE 20000 3 Materials Science
Electrical Engineering (4 Credit Hours)
Course Credit Hours Title
ECE 20100 3 Linear Circuit Analysis I
ECE 20700 1 Electronic Measurement Techniques

Electives (15 credit hours)

ENGR Elective (One course from a list approved by the Engineering Undergraduate Committee2)

ME Electives (Choose 12 credit hours from a list approved by the Engineering Undergraduate Committee2

Additional Requirements

Mathematics (20 Credit Hours)
Course Credit Hours Title
MA 16300 5 Integrated Calculus & Analytic Geometry I
MA 16400 5 Integrated Calculus & Analytic Geometry II
MA 26100 4 Multivariate Calculus
MA 26400 3 Differential Equations
MA 26500 3 Linear Algebra
Science (12 Credit Hours)
Course Credit Hours Title
CHM 11500 4 General Chemistry
PHYS 15200 4 Mechanics
PHYS 26100 4 Electricity Optics
Humanities, English and Communication (12 Credit Hours)
Course Credit Hours Title
COM 11400 3 Fundamentals of Speech Communication
ENGL 10400 3 English Composition I
COM/ENGL 30700 3 Written and Oral Communication for Engineers
PHIL 32400 3 Ethics for the Professions (Please use section reserved for engineering students)

Additional General Education* requirements (6 Credits)

1All students must also meet the general education requirements of Purdue Calumet, some of which are met with the courses required by the major. The degree requires 122 credit hours.

2The list of electives is available in the Department of Mechanical Engineering office (Powers 211).

3Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (EAC-ABET).

Students may obtain a BS in Mechanical Engineering with a specialization (concentration) by taking specific courses related to a theme. These courses count toward electives in the degree plan. Concentrations in Mechanical Engineering include: