2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Apr 22, 2021  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E. / M.S.M.E., M.S.M.S.E., M.S.A.E. or M.S.BM.E)

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College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering,
Engineering, Room: 381

Dr. Jihua Gou, jihua.gou@ucf.edu, 407-823-2155
Dr. Hyoung Jin “Joe” Cho, hjcho@ucf.edu, 407-823-5014
Phone: 407-823-5448

Admission Requirements

  • See Common Program Prerequisites .
  • Qualified students may apply after completion of a minimum of 64 credit hours.
  • Completion of no more than 96 credit hours.
  • Admission to the Accelerated Program does not guarantee formal admission to the MSME, MSMSE, MSAE or MSBME program.
  • Admission is not automatic. Interested students may need to be interviewed.

Degree Requirements

  • None

General Education Program (GEP) (38 Credit Hours)

Communication Foundations (9 Credit Hours)

Cultural & Historical Foundations (9 Credit Hours)

Mathematical Foundations (7 Credit Hours)

Social Foundations (6 Credit Hours)

Science Foundations (7 Credit Hours)

Common Program Prerequisites (CPP) (19 Credit Hours)

Core Requirements: Basic Level (2 Credit Hours)

Select One of the Following: (3 Credit Hours)

Restricted Electives

Approved Electives (18 Credit Hours)

  • Technical electives should be taken at the 5000 level and are available in the BSME program to address specific student interests in a variety of technical areas. Restricted electives are intended to ensure that all students have a significant design experience in both mechanical and thermofluids systems. Students should consult with their Department for a list of the approved restricted and technical electives and the terms when specific courses of this type are to be offered

Capstone Requirements (6 Credit Hours)

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.


  • None

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.


  • None

Additional Requirements

  • None

Required Minors

  • None

Departmental Exit Requirements (6 Credit Hours)

  • None

University Minimum Exit Requirements

  • A 2.0 UCF GPA
  • 60 semester hours earned after CLEP awarded
  • 48 semester hours of upper division credit completed
  • 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

Total Combined Credit Hours Required: 146

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.

Additional Information

Honors In Major

  • None

Related Programs

  • None


  • None

Related Minors

  • None

Advising Notes

  • The following will be waived for this joint degree program:
  • The limit of nine hours to be shared between undergraduate and graduate programs.
  • Undergraduate students taking graduate courses must be within nine hours of graduation
  • Undergraduate students taking graduate courses must not register for more than a total of twelve hours in that semester
  • Undergraduate students are not eligible to take 6000-level courses.

Transfer Notes

  • None

Acceptable Substitutes for Transfer Courses

  • None

Shared Courses

  • Shared B.S.M.E./M.S.M.E., M.S.M.S.E., or M.S.A.E. Up to 12 credit hours of approved 5000 and 6000 level courses with grades of “B” (3.0) or better may be counted towards the B.S. and Masters degrees. These 12 credit hours will meet either technical elective or course requirements for the major. Contact the Graduate Coordinator in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department for a list of acceptable courses.

Graduate Courses Link

Program Academic Learning Compacts

Equipment Fees

  • Part-Time Student: $45 per term
  • Full-Time Student: $90 per term

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