Mechanical Engineering Department

BS - Mechanical Engineering

University Graduation Requirements

Students must complete all residency, curriculum, unit, and GPA requirements as outlined in the Graduation Requirements section of the Policies and Procedures.

4-Year Program Roadmap

Students may find a roadmap for this program here. Roadmaps should be used in consultation with the catalog and your advisor to identify additional requirements for completing the major (for example, course grade minimums). Associate Transfer Degrees (ADT) pathway roadmaps can be found here.

Major Exceptions

This degree program meets certain University Requirements through approved major modifications. Please see the Major Exceptions area in the Policy and Procedures section of this catalog to identify the specific adjustments for this degree program or contact your major advisor for more details.

Major-Specific Graduation Requirements

All courses required in the major (all courses in preparation for the major, core, required, capstone, and technical electives) must be completed with a grade of "C- or better". The following courses in Preparation and Required for the Major must be completed with a "C or better": ENGR 100W. The following required courses must be completed with a "C or better" to earn S and V credit: ME 195A, ME 195B, ENGR 195A, ENGR 195B.

Course Requirements

University Graduation Requirements18
Core Lower Division General Education6
Of the 39 units required by the university, 33 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Courses that meet GE Areas A1, A2, A3 or B4 must be passed with a "C-" or better to meet the requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.
Upper Division General Education
Of the 9 units required by the university, 9 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Consult with major advisor for details.
American Institutions12
The 6 units of American Institutions (US123) coursework shown below also fulfills GE Areas D2 and D3. Other courses meet the American Institutions requirement, but may not include additional GE areas. The American Studies (AMS 1A/B) and Humanities Honors (HUM 1A/B, 2A/B) programs both offer larger integrated packages that meet this requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.
AMS 001A. American Cultures to 1877C1+D26
AMS 001B. American Cultures 1877 to presentC2+D3+US1236
Physical Education
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement
At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. For additional information on the WST, please see Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at
A grade of C or better (C- not accepted) is required to meet graduation requirement.
Preparation for the Major33
CHEM 001A. General ChemistryB1+B35
ENGL 001B. Argument and AnalysisC23
or equivalent second semester composition course.
MATH 030. Calculus IB43
MATH 031. Calculus IIB44
MATH 032. Calculus IIIB43
MATH 133A. Ordinary Differential Equations3
PHYS 050. General Physics/MechanicsB1+B34
PHYS 051. General Physics/Electricity and MagnetismB1+B34
PHYS 052. General Physics/Waves, Light, HeatB1+B34
Requirements of the Major69
Core Courses17
CE 095. Theory and Application of Statics3
EE 098. Introduction to Circuit Analysis3
ENGR 010. Introduction to EngineeringE3
MATE 025. Introduction to Materials3
ME 020. Design and Graphics2
ME 030. Computer Applications2
ME 041. Machine Shop Safety1
Required Courses43
CE 112. Mechanics of Materials3
ENGR 100W. Engineering ReportsZ+R3
ME 106. Fundamentals of Mechatronics Engineering3
ME 111. Fluid Mechanics3
ME 113. Thermodynamics4
ME 114. Heat Transfer3
ME 115. Thermal Engineering Laboratory1
ME 120. Experimental Methods2
ME 130. Applied Engineering Analysis3
ME 147. Dynamic Systems Vibration and Control3
ME 154. Mechanical Engineering Design4
ME 195A. Senior Design Project IS3
ME 195B. Senior Design Project IIV3
ENGR 195A. Global and Social Issues in EngineeringS1
ENGR 195B. Global and Social Issues in EngineeringV1
Must take both ME and ENGR 195 A and B to meet Area requirements
Complete one course from:
ME 101. Dynamics3
ME 101H. Honors Dynamics3
Required Capstone Courses3
Complete one course from:
ME 157. Mechanical System Design3
ME 182. Thermal Systems Design3
ME 190. Mechatronics System Design3
Technical Electives6
Technical electives can be chosen from designated courses for breadth or focus in one of the three areas of mechanical design, mechatronics, or thermal/fluids, with advisor approval.

Total Units:120