Mechanical Engineering Track

The Engineering Physics degree seeks to produce graduates who are broadly educated in the principles of engineering and physics, and who can perform a variety of tasks in engineering fields where traditional disciplines overlap. Students in this program may also desire to develop a more in-depth focus in a particular discipline such as mechanical engineering. Students may complete a track in mechanical engineering that gives them this emphasis by completing particular coursework within their technical electives. This is completed within the Engineering Physics degree which is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Specializing in the mechanical engineering track allows students to pursue careers in a variety of industries, including agricultural, aerospace, automotive, defense, energy, manufacturing, marine, nuclear, and petroleum, among many others. Mechanical engineering is one of the largest and broadest engineering disciplines and involves the analysis, design, development, production, control, operation and service of mechanical devices. Some of these devices include engines, handling systems, control systems, machine tools, and thermal systems like heating, ventilation and air conditioning.

There are many course options in the Engineering Physics Curriculum. Courses in the mechanical engineering track include the following:

Mechanical Engineering Track – Engineering Physics students must complete 24 hours of required electives.

Course Number Course Name Hours
Required Electives:    
EGR 300 Dynamics 3
EGR 344 Fluid Mechanics 3
EGR 359 Mechanics of Materials 3
And any 2 of the following courses:    
EGR 342 Thermodynamics II

3

EGR 346 Heat Transfer

3

EGR 392 Nondestructive Testing

3

EGR 430 Mechanical Vibrations

3

EGR 433 Control Systems

3

EGR 450 Mechanics of Materials Lab

3

EGR 459 Mechanical Design

3

EGR 475 Solid-State Physics and Engineering

3

EGD 102 CAD Applications

3