Apr 21, 2021
College of Engineering and Computer Science:
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Engineering Building I (ENG1) 381
Associate Chair: Dr. Hyoung Jin “Joe” Cho
Assistant Director, Academic Programs: Lynn Grabenhorst
- Students wanting to declare a major in an engineering discipline must be in good academic standing and must have a “C” (2.0) or better in each of the following courses or their equivalents: MAC 2311C , MAC 2312 , PHY 2048C , and CHM 2045C or CHS 1440 .
- Students wanting to declare a major in an engineering discipline must complete a change of major in the term of completion of the final pending prerequisite course(s) listed above.
- The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department requires all students in the Mechanical Engineering Major to earn a “C” (2.0) or Better in the following sections: Section 2: Common Program Pre-requisites (CPP), Section 3: Core Requirements Basic Level, Section 4: Core Requirements - Advanced Level, Section 5: Restricted / Approved Technical Electives, and Section 6: Capstone Requirement.
- Students in the Mechanical Engineering major are expected to make consistent good progress toward their degrees to remain enrolled in, or eligible for, any major in the College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) or the College of Optics and Photonics (COP). Therefore,any student majoring in Mechanical Engineering who repeats any UCF course and does not earn a grade of “C” (2.0) or better on the second attempt will be placed on Lack of Progress Probation and remain on Lack of Progress Probation as long as the student is enrolled in a CECS or COP major. If a student on Lack of Progress Probation does not receive a grade of “C” (2.0) or better by the third attempt in the same UCF course, the student will be excluded from all CECS and COP majors. Any student majoring in Mechanical Engineering who has accumulated 7 or more unsuccessful attempts (i.e., grades below “C” (2.0) and withdrawals) over all courses taken at UCF will be placed on Lack of Progress Probation and remain on Lack of Progress Probation as long as the student is enrolled in a CECS or COP major. If a student on Lack of Progress Probation has a tenth unsuccessful attempt over all courses taken at UCF, the student will be excluded from all CECS and COP majors.
- A student who is excluded from CECS and COP majors may seek readmission to a major in CECS or COP after at least one full year has passed since exclusion. Readmission is not automatic and is dependent upon a high probability of success after readmission. Any student who is readmitted to the Mechanical Engineering major will be subject to all probation conditions that applied at the time of exclusion.
General Education Program (GEP) (38 Credit Hours)
- The UCF General Education Program (GEP) is described in the General Education Program section, located elsewhere in this catalog. Engineering students should closely study the requirements of the UCF GEP and the allowable substitutions detailed in paragraphs A. through E. below to minimize excess hours. Students transferring to UCF from within the Florida College System or State University System should complete the GEP and the Common Program Prerequisites before transferring.
Communication Foundations (9 Credit Hours)
Select One: (3 Credit Hours)
Cultural & Historical Foundations (9 Credit Hours)
Mathematical Foundations (7 Credit Hours)
Social Foundations (6 Credit Hours)
Select One: (3 Credit Hours)
Science Foundations (7 Credit Hours)
Common Program Prerequisites (CPP) (19 Credit Hours)
These courses are specifically required for all engineering students of the Florida State University System. CPP courses are also available at other Florida post-secondary schools and may be transferred directly to UCF programs. All students must earn a grade of “C” (2.0) or better in Common Program Pre-Requisites.
See “Common Prerequisites ” in the Transfer and Transitions Services section for more information.
Select one of the following sequences of courses:
or- First alternative: Select all of the following: (6 Credit Hours)
Core Requirements: Basic Level (2 Credit Hours)
Required Courses: Basic (2 Credit Hours)
The College of Engineering and Computer Science requires all engineering students to achieve a minimum 2.25 GPA in completing these courses, together with the core requirements, restricted electives, and senior design courses listed below.
All students must earn a grade of “C” (2.0) or better in Core Requirements: Basic Level.
Core Requirements: Advanced Level (48 Credit Hours)
All students must earn a grade of “C” (2.0) or better in Core Requirements: Advanced Level.
Required Courses: Advanced (39 Credit Hours)
Select Two of the Following: (6 Credit Hours)
Select One of the Following: (3 Credit Hours)
Restricted Electives (15 Credit Hours)
- All students must earn a grade of “C” (2.0) or Better in Restricted Electives.
- Technical electives are available in the BSME program to address specific student interests in a variety of technical areas. Students should consult with their Department for a list of approved restricted technical electives and the terms when specific courses of this type are offered.
Capstone Requirements (6 Credit Hours)
- All students must earn a grade of “C” (2.0) or Better in Capstone Requirements.
- These courses are a capstone experience to your engineering program and should be completed in your last 2 major semesters of study.
- CECS encourages all engineering students to take the Fundamentals Exam during their senior year.
Foreign Language Requirements
- Two years of one foreign language in high school, or one year of one foreign language in college (or equivalent proficiency exam) prior to graduation.
Departmental Exit Requirements
- A minimum of a 2.25 GPA in major courses is required for graduation.
- A grade of “C” (2.0) or better is required in all major courses.
University Minimum Exit Requirements
- A 2.0 UCF GPA
- 48 semester hours of upper division credit completed
- 60 semester hours earned after CLEP awarded
- 30 of the last 39 hours of course work must be completed in residency at UCF.
- A maximum of 45 hours of extension, correspondence, CLEP, Credit by Exam, and Armed Forces credits permitted.
- Complete the General Education Program, the Gordon Rule, and nine hours of Summer credit.
Total Undergraduate Credit Hours Required: 128
Career and Academic Advising
The department requires all students in the program meet with a faculty member for advising on career and academic issues. These courses must be taken in sequence during the 3rd and 4th year.
Honors In Major
- Engineering Leadership Certificate
- EGS 1006C and EGN 1007C are required courses for incoming freshmen only. The two credit hours for these courses will be substituted by an approved Mechanical Engineering technical elective for transfer students.
- Courses transferred must be formally evaluated for equivalency credit. The student must provide all supporting information with his/her petition for this evaluation.
Acceptable Substitutes for Transfer Courses
Program Academic Learning Compacts
- Part-Time Student: $45 per term
- Full-Time Student: $90 per term
Plan of Study (128 Credit Hours)
- Tentative Course Schedule for Entering Freshmen: The tentative course schedule listed below is a guide for those students who plan on completing their degree in four years. All engineering students should meet with their Department to develop and maintain an appropriate plan of study.
Freshman Year - Fall (12 Credit Hours)
Select One: (4 Credit Hours)
1 Must take CHM 2041 to complete the sequence
Freshman Year - Spring (15 Credit Hours)
Freshman Year - Summer (10 Credit Hours)
Sophomore Year - Fall (13 Credit Hours)
Sophomore Year - Spring (12 Credit Hours)
Sophomore Year - Summer (9 Credit Hours)
Junior Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)
Junior Year - Spring (15 Credit Hours)
Senior Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)
Senior Year - Spring (12 Credit Hours)