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2013-2014 Catalog 
2013-2014 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mechanical Engineering, B.S.

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The additional requirements that must be met to receive the B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at UC Merced include:

Engineering Fundamentals [18 Units]

The following fundamentals course is required by the School of Engineering:

Additional Fundamentals Courses

Remaining engineering fundamentals courses for ME majors are:

Mechanical Engineering Core [28 Units]

The Mechanical Engineering core consists of 8 upper division courses designed to give all students a common foundation of core knowledge specific to the discipline.

Technical Electives [12-15 Units]

Technical electives (TE) should be selected in a manner that is complementary to, yet integrated with, your major area of study, and should be determined through close interaction with your major area advisor. Examples of TE classes are:

Additional Degree Requirements [1 Unit]

Mechanical Engineering Program Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation, our students demonstrate:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of informatics, mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. An ability to communicate effectively
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in sound basis and motivation to engage in lifelong learning
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues;
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering and scientific tools necessary for engineering practice.


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