Curriculum - BS Mechanical Engineering

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Note: The information on this page is TENTATIVE and subject to change as the program is pending final approval. 

A total of 180 quarter credits are required to complete the BSME program. Students must complete all university and program course requirements in order to graduate. 

A minimum cumulative program GPA of 2.5 is required for all Mechanical Engineering prerequisites and required course work. The minimum passing grade for any required course is 2.0, and students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 at UW Tacoma. 

Regardless of the number of mechanical engineering courses taken at another institution, at least 45 of the final 60 credits must be taken in residence at UW Tacoma. A minimum of 30 credits of required courses for the BSME must also be taken in residence at the UW Tacoma.

 Required Prerequisite Courses

  • Calculus I (TMATH 124), Calculus II (TMATH 125), Calculus III (TMATH 126) 
  • Differential Equations (TMATH 307)
  • Multivariable Calculus (TMATH 324) 
  • Physics I (TPHYS 121), Physics II (TPHYS 122), Physics III (TPHYS 123)
  • General Chemistry I (TCHEM 142)
  • Statics (TME 221 or the equivalent of AA 210)
  • Mechanics of Materials (TME 222 or the equivalent of CEE 220)
  • Dynamics - (TME 223 or the equivalent of ME 230)
  • Electrical Circuits (TCES 215 or the equivalent of EE 215)
  • 5 credits of computer programming coursework (C, C++, or Java-based languages; C preferred)

Total credits: 67-71 (depending on where science classes are taken) 

Required Courses in the Major

  • TEE 225        Engineering Ethics (5)
  • TCES 380      Stochastic Signal Theory for Engineers (5)
  • TME 310        Introduction to Computer Modeling I (2)
  • TME 311        Introduction to Computer Modeling II (2)
  • TME 315        Introduction to 3D Modeling, Design, and Analysis (4)
  • TME 320        Fundamentals of Material Science (4)
  • TME 331        Thermodynamics (5)
  • TME 332        Fluid Mechanics (5)
  • TME 341        Mechanical Design I (5)
  • TME 342        Mechanical Design II (5)
  • TME 345        Machining Fundamentals (5)
  • TME 433        Heat Transfer (5)
  • TME 435        HVAC (4)
  • TME 441        Embedded Systems for Engineers (5)
  • TME 443        Control Systems (5)
  • TME 444        Mechanical Vibrations (4)
  • TME 480        Senior Project I (2)
  • TME 481        Senior Project II (4)
  • TME 482        Senior Project III (4)

Elective Options (4 credits)

  • TME 445          Manufacturing Processes
  • TME 447          Mechatronics
  • ​TME 449          Robotics

Total credits: 84