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ME Course Guidesheet 2015-16

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These suggested course tracks are based on undergraduate requirements from the class entering in the 2015-16 academic year. These are only suggestions, refer to the University Bulletin for the official requirements for each major.

For archived requirements refer to the University Bulletin. Select desired year in the bottom left-hand corner under, "Bulletin Archive" and then the area of study.

For more information on graduate-level requirements go here.

Take note of Pre- or Co-requisites

  • Field of study description, ABET Accreditation

    Mechanical engineering plays a critical role in the research, development and design of nearly every product. The Watson School’s BSME program is designed to prepare the student for a wide range of exciting employment possibilities. Graduates from our program have been highly successful in establishing careers in a diverse range of industries and highly regarded companies. They may go to work for major automobile manufacturers, aerospace companies, leading manufacturers of high-technology electronic products, healthcare providers or a wide range of smaller firms. While most of our graduates enter the high-technology workforce immediately after graduation, a large number have been very successful in pursuing graduate degrees.

    Our curriculum offers a balance among theory, design and laboratory experience in the areas of thermofluids, mechanics, dynamic systems, design, and materials. Applications involving modern computer analysis and design tools are an integral part of the program.

    We emphasize the application of engineering fundamentals, along with a degree of specialization in the senior year. Graduates from the program are prepared for creative careers based on a thorough grounding in the fundamentals and skills used by the mechanical engineer: ready to keep learning wherever their careers take them.

    Our curriculum is excellent preparation for graduate studies. For qualified undergraduates, we offer an accelerated five-year program that leads to both a BS and MS degree in mechanical engineering or a five-year program leading to a BS in mechanical engineering and a MBA degree from the School of Management.

    For more information on the Web, visit: binghamton.edu/me

Year 1

Engineering Design Division - The freshman year is common to all engineering majors

Fall 

General Education Elective (G, P, A, N, H) 

Body/Wellness (Y, S, B) 

Spring 

General Education Elective (A,G,H,N, or P) 

Body Wellness 

Year 2

Final three years of Mechanical Engineering Major 

Fall 

General Education Elective (A,G,H,N, or P) 

Spring 

General Education Elective (A,G,H,N, or P) 

Year 3 

Fall 

Elective - Department-approved electives allow students to tailor their program to pursue individual interests.

Spring 

AND

ME 372 - Eng. Project Management
Introduction to project selection and project control. Topics include basic engineering economics (present worth, discounted cash flow, etc.), feasibility studies, cost estimating, risk analysis, project planning, scheduling and control. Open-ended projects with multiple alternatives strongly emphasized. Professional practice factors in management of projects. Prerequisite: WTSN 112 and junior standing. Offered in the Spring semester. 3 credits 

General Education Elective (A,G,H,N, or P)

Year 4 

Fall 

Technical Elective - Department-approved electives allow students to tailor their program to pursue individual interests.

Spring 

Technical Elective (one ME 400 or above) - Department-approved electives allow students to tailor their program to pursue individual interests.

Technical Elective - Department-approved electives allow students to tailor their program to pursue individual interests.

Elective - Department-approved electives allow students to tailor their program to pursue individual interests.

Last Updated: 1/19/18