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6+ Years to Complete
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Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Bachelor's Degree
Begins every Fall (August), Spring (January) & Summer (May)

Distance Engineering Courses

NOTE: Some courses may not be offered at a distance every semester.

Chem 121C - General Chemistry I

3 Credits

Online

Fall

Prerequisite(s): Math 102. Pre- or Corequisite(s): Math 103 or an appropriate score on the Placement Testing Program (PTP).

Open to all students, no high school credit in chemistry required. Elementary principles and theories of chemistry; matter, measurement, atoms, ions, molecules, reactions, chemical calculations, thermochemistry, bonding, molecular geometry, periodicity, gases. Requires on-campus lab to be taken in the summer.

Chem 121L - General Chemistry I Lab

1 Credit

On-Campus Lab

Summer

Pre- or Corequisite(s): Chem 121C.

Laboratory to accompany Chem 121C.

Chem 122C - General Chemistry II

3 Credits

Online

Spring

Prerequisite(s): Chem 121C**.

Elementary principles and theories of chemistry; Intermolecular forces, liquids, solids, kinetics, equilibria, acids and bases. Solution of chemistry, precipitation, thermodynamics, electrochemistry. Requires on-campus lab to be taken in the summer.

Chem 122L - General Chemistry II Lab

1 Credit

On-Campus Lab

Summer

Prerequisite(s): Chem 121L**. Pre- or Corequisite(s): Chem 122C.

Laboratory to accompany Chem 122.

ChE 340 - Professional Integrity in Engineering

3 Credits

Online

Spring

This course is designed to enable engineers to understand natural and anthropogenic sources of air pollution, their impact on health and the environment, and learn ways to minimize air emissions by application of control practices.

EE 206 - Circuit Analysis

3 Credits

Online

Fall

Prerequisite(s): Math 165**.

Introduces the foundations of electrical engineering, applying these concepts in developing the fundamentals of energy conversion, electronics and circuit theory. Requires on-campus lab to be taken in the summer.

Engr 201 - Statics

3 Credits

Online

Fall

Prerequisite(s): Math 165.

Vector approach to principles of statics. Concepts of free body diagrams. Applications to simple trusses, frames, and machines. Distributed loads. Shear and moment diagrams. Properties of areas and second moments. Laws of friction.

Engr 202 - Dynamics

3 Credits

Online

Spring

Prerequisite(s): Engr 201.

Simple particle and rigid body kinematics/kinetics. Vector approach to principles of dynamics. Newton's laws of motion, work-energy, and impulse-momentum principles for particle and rigid body motion.

Engr 203 - Mechanics of Materials

3 Credit

Online

Fall

Prerequisite(s): Engr 201.

Simple stress and strain, mechanical properties of materials, axial load, torsion, shear and bending moment, flexure and shear stresses in beams, combined stresses, stress transformation, statically indeterminate members and columns.

Engr 460 - Engineering Economy

3 Credits

Online

Spring

Prerequisite(s): Econ 201.

Simple evaluation of the economic merits of alternative solutions to engineering problems. Evaluations emphasize the time value of money.

ME 301 - Materials Science

3 Credits

Online

Fall

Prerequisite(s): Chem 121 and Phys 252.

The theory of the structure of matter, the prediction and evaluation of engineering properties of materials.

ME 306 - Fluid Mechanics

3 Credits

Online

Spring

Prerequisite(s): Phys 251 and Math 265.

Fluid properties; fluid statics and dynamics; transport theory and transport analogies, conservation of mass, energy, and momentum; dimensional analysis; boundary layer concepts; pipe flows; compressible flow; open channel flow.

ME 322 - Kinematics and Dynamics of Machines

3 Credits

Online

Fall

Prerequisite(s): Engr 200, 202 and ME 101.

Analytical and graphical study of motions, velocities, accelerations and forces for design of machine elements such as linkages, cams and gears.

ME 323C - Machine Component Design

3 Credits

Online

Spring

Prerequisite(s): Engr 203 and ME 322.

Design of machine elements such as shafts, bearings, gears, clutches, springs, threaded components, and bolted, riveted, welded, and bonded joints. Stress and failure theory analyses of the implementation of machine components are covered.

ME 323L - Machine Component Design Lab

1 Credit

Online

Spring

Pre- or Corequisite(s): ME 323C.

Application of design and analysis tools developed in the Machine Component Design course. Laboratory emphasizes creative design, analysis techniques, construction methods, and design report writing. Laboratory is conducted at a distance.

ME 341 - Thermodynamics

3 Credits

Online

Fall

Prerequisite(s): Phys 251 and Math 166.

Fundamental energy relationships applied to both closed and open systems. Determination of thermodynamic properties, first and second laws of thermodynamic processes and basic cycles.

ME 418C - Manufacturing Processes*

3 Credits

Online

Fall

Prerequisite(s): Engr 203 and ME 301.

Descriptive and analytical study of manufacturing methods and economics as they pertain to machining, metrology and automation. Requires on-campus lab to be taken in the summer.

ME 418CL - Manufacturing Processes Laboratory*

1 Credit

On-Campus Lab

Summer

Pre- or Corequisite(s): ME 418C.

Laboratory to accompany ME 418C.

ME 426 - Mechanical Vibrations

3 Credits

Online

Spring

Prerequisite(s): Engr 202 and Math 266.

Vibration analysis and design as it applies to single and multi-degree freedom mechanical systems, isolation and absorption of vibration, vibration of continuous systems, numerical methods of solution.

ME 474 - Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer

3 Credits

Online

Spring

Prerequisite(s): Math 266, ME 306 and 341.

Convection, conduction, radiation, dimensional analysis and design of heat transfer equipment.

ME 480 - Mechanical Engineering Seminar

3 Credits

On-Campus Lab

Summer

Prerequisite(s): Senior standing.

Reports and presentations on current developments in mechanical engineering and engineering ethics.

ME 483 - Mechanical Measurements Lab*

3 Credits

On-Campus Lab

Summer

Prerequisite(s): EE 206 and either ME 206 or EE 306.

Experiments and written reports on the operation and performance of instruments and basic mechanical engineering equipment.

ME 487 - Engineering Design*

2 Credits

Online

Fall

Prerequisite(s): ME 323, ME 323L, and either ME 474 or one elective from the thermal sciences group. Pre- or Corequisite(s): Engr 460 and 483.

The first course of a two-course sequence in Engineering Design. Establish concepts and important features of the machine or system, do market analysis, establish design objectives, explore alternatives, conduct research, specify constraints.

ME 488 - Engineering Design*

3 Credits

Online

Spring

Prerequisite(s): ME 487.

Systematic study and practice essential to the optimal design of a complete machine or system, utilizing economic and social constraints together with current mechanical and thermal design techniques. The course is a continuation of ME 487 taken the preceding semester.

Phys 251C - University Physics I

3 Credits

Online

Fall

Prerequisite(s): Math 165.

The university physics sequence is for students majoring in science or engineering.

Topics normally covered include Newtonian mechanics and gravitation, work and energy, rotational dynamics, vibrations and waves, mechanics of solids and fluids, basic kinetic theory, equations of state and the first and second laws of thermodynamics. A student may receive credit for only one beginning level physics sequence. Requires on-campus lab to be taken in the summer.

Phys 251L - University Physics I Lab

1 Credit

On-Campus Lab

Summer

Pre- or Corequisite(s): Phys 251C.

Laboratory to accompany Phys 251C.

Phys 252C - University Physics II

3 Credits

Online

Spring

Prerequisite(s): Math 166, Phys 251 and 251L.

Topics normally covered include electricity, magnetism, electromagnetic waves, light and geometrical optics. Requires on-campus lab to be taken in the summer.

Phys 252L - University Physics II Lab

1 Credit

On-Campus Lab

Summer

Pre- or Corequisite(s): Phys 252C.

Laboratory to accompany Phys 252C.

Phys 253C - University Physics III

3 Credits

Online

Spring

Prerequisite(s): Math 265, Phys 252 and 252L.

Modern physics, a survey covering physics of the 20th and 21st centuries. Topics normally covered include theory of relativity, discovery of quantum phenomena, basic quantum mechanics, overview of atomic, nuclear and solid state physics, statistical physics, quantum fluids and superconductivity, fundamental forces and the physics of elementary particles. Requires on-campus lab to be taken in the summer.

Phys 253L - University Physics III Lab

1 Credit

On-Campus Lab

Summer

Pre- or Corequisite(s): Phys 253C.

Laboratory to accompany Phys 253C.

Modern physics, a survey covering physics of the 20th and 21st centuries. Topics normally covered include theory of relativity, discovery of quantum phenomena, basic quantum mechanics, overview of atomic, nuclear and solid state physics, statistical physics, quantum fluids and superconductivity, fundamental forces and the physics of elementary particles.

*Course must be completed through The University of North Dakota: ME 418C, ME 418L, ME 483, ME 487, ME 488.

**Completed with a C or better.

Subject to change without notice.

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Must Be Admitted By:

  • February 1 (Summer)
  • February 1 (Fall)
  • September 1 (Spring)