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Academic Program Guide


Engineering (Mechanical)


ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2017 and after)

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four (to five) years. The Sample Schedule serves as a general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term. The General Education and Elective courses must be selected to satisfy all area and multicultural requirements unless your program meets these requirements with major courses. Milestones are courses and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major. Missing milestones will result in one of two types of map registration stops. The first level (Degree Map Off-track) is placed following grade posting if the student has missed a milestone (course and/or GPA) for the first time in the major. If a student is in non-compliance with milestones for two (2) consecutive semesters (excluding summers), a Major Change Required stop is placed on the student's registration.

All new, incoming engineering students are placed into the pre-engineering major until they have satisfied the College of Engineering prerequisite course requirements listed below. After these requirements are satisfied, students may change their major from pre-engineering to Mechanical Engineering.

A student who has decided to major in Mechanical Engineering must successfully complete the following prerequisite courses before the major can be declared: a grade of "C" or better in EGN1004L First Year Engineering Laboratory; and a grade of "C" or better in all instances of Calculus I, Calculus II, and General Physics I. A student is allowed a single repeat for only one of these courses.
Mechanical Engineering majors must earn a grade of "C" or better in all engineering courses which apply toward the degree. An undergraduate Mechanical Engineering degree requires 128 semester credit hours for graduation.

*EGN1004L is only offered at FSU; therefore, transfer students should take this course during the first semester enrolled at FSU.

Mapping Coordinator: Hillary Campbell
Email: hdcampbell@fsu.edu

Sample Schedule

Term 1 hrs
ENC 1101 Freshman Composition 3
CHM1045 General Chemistry I and CHM1045 Lab4
MAC 2311 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I4
* EGN1004L First Year Engineering Lab1
GE Core Social Science or History3
Milestones 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete MAC 1105 ( ≥ C minus )
Overall GPA ≥ 2.00
Term 2 hrs
ENC 2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
MAC 2312 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II4
PHY 2048C General Physics A with Lab 5
GE Core Humanities/Cultural Practice or Ethics writing course3
Milestones 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete MAC1140 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete MAC1114 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete EGN1004L ( ≥ C )
Overall GPA ≥ 2.00
Summer hrs
PHY 2049C General Physics B with Lab 5
GE History or Social Science3
MAC2313 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III5
Term 3 hrs
EML3002 Mechanical Engineering Tools2
EML3002L Mechanical Engineering Tools Lab3
EML3004 Introduction to Mechanical Engineering3
MAP3305 Engineering Mathematics I (or MAP2302 Ordinary Differential Equations )3
GE Humanities or Cultural Practice3
Milestones 3
Complete MAC2311 ( ≥ C )
Overall GPA ≥ 2.00
Term 4 hrs
EML3011C Mechanics and Materials I4
EML3013C Dynamic Systems I4
EML3234 Materials Science and Engineering3
5th Math Elective (Choose from MAP3306 Engineering Math II or STA3032 Applied Statistics for Engineers and Scientists. Alternates: MAD3703, MAD3401, MAP4341, or MAS3105)3/4
Milestones 4
Complete E-Series Course
Complete PHY2048C, w/Lab ( ≥ C )
Complete MAC2312 ( ≥ C )
(Students interested in pursuing BSMS track must plan to have completed liberal studies coursework prior to Term 7)
Overall GPA ≥ 2.00
Term 5 hrs
EML3012C Mechanics and Materials II3
EML3014C Dynamic Systems II3
EML3015C Thermal-Fluids I4
EML3017C Mechanical Systems I4
Milestones 5
Complete PHY2049C, w/Lab ( ≥ C )
Complete MAC2313 ( ≥ C )
Complete EML3002 ( ≥ C )
Overall GPA ≥ 2.00
Term 6 hrs
EML3016C Thermal-Fluids II4
EML3018C Mechanical Systems II4
EML4304L Thermal Fluids Lab3
EML4550 Engineering Design Methods3
Milestones 6
Complete EML3002L ( ≥ C )
Complete EML3004 ( ≥ C )
Complete EMC 3234 ( ≥ C )
Complete MAP2302 or MAP3305 ( ≥ C )
Overall GPA ≥ 2.00
Term 7 hrs
EML4551C Senior Design Project I3
EEL3003 Introduction to Electrical Engineering3
TBA ME Technical Elective I3
TBA ME Technical Elective II3
GE History, Social Science or Humanities/Cultural Practice3
Milestones 7
Complete a Pre-Graduation Check
Overall GPA ≥ 2.00
Term 8 hrs
EML4552C Senior Design Project II3
TBA ME Technical Elective III3
TBA ME Technical Elective IV3
EML3811 Mechatronics I2
GE History or Social Science SIP3
Milestones 8
Complete Scholarship in Practice Course
Apply for graduation in first two weeks
Overall GPA ≥ 2.00

Employment Information
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering: Basic Engineering: Applied Mechanics, Bioengineering, Fluids Engineering, Heat Transfer, Tribology. Energy Conversion: Internal Combustion Engines, Fuels and Combustion Technologies, Gas Turbine, Nuclear Engineering, Power. Energy Resources: Advanced Energy Systems, Ocean Engineering, Petroleum, Solar Energy. Environment and Transportation: Aerospace, Air Pollution Control, Noise Control and Acoustics, Rail Transportation, Solid Waste Processing. General Engineering: Management, Safety, Technology and Society. Materials and Structures: Materials, Pressure Vessels and Piping, NDE Engineering, Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering. Manufacturing: Materials Handling Engineering, Plant Engineering and Maintenance, Process Industries, Production Engineering, Textile Industries. Systems and Design: Computer Engineering, Design Engineering, Dynamic Systems and Control, Mechanical and Electronic Packaging.

Representative Employers: Government, Private Business, Industry, Education

International Opportunities: International study is available for all students and may include opportunities for internships or taking course work towards various majors and minors. International study may have an impact on the MAP; therefore, it is important to consult with the academic advisor before participating. Interested students can find information about international study, research, internships, and service opportunities at: global.fsu.edu/undergraduate-students/going-abroad.

This Map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between the University and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to carry out the academic objectives of the University. The University specifically reserves the right to change, delete or add to any Map at any time within the student’s period of study at the University.



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