Engineering as Recommended by the Department of Mechanical Engineering (Course 2-A)

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Engineering as Recommended by the Department of Mechanical Engineering

General Institute Requirements (GIRs)

The General Institute Requirements include a Communication Requirement that is integrated into both the HASS Requirement and the requirements of each major; see details below.

Summary of Subject Requirements Subjects
Science Requirement 6
Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) Requirement; at least two of these subjects must be designated as communication-intensive (CI-H) to fulfill the Communication Requirement. 8
Restricted Electives in Science and Technology (REST) Requirement [can be satisfied by 2.086 in the Departmental Core Subjects and one subject in the Elective Subjects with Engineering Content] 2
Laboratory Requirement (12 units) [satisfied by 2.671 in the Departmental Program] 1
Total GIR Subjects Required for SB Degree 17
Physical Education Requirement
Swimming requirement, plus four physical education courses for eight points.

Departmental Program

Choose at least two subjects in the major that are designated as communication-intensive (CI-M) to fulfill the Communication Requirement.

Required Core SubjectsUnits
2.00Introduction to Design 16
2.001Mechanics and Materials I12
2.009The Product Engineering Process (CI-M)12
2.03Dynamics I6
2.04ASystems and Controls6
or 2.04B Introduction to Mechanical Vibration
2.051Introduction to Heat Transfer6
2.06Fluid Dynamics6
2.086Numerical Computation for Mechanical Engineers12
2.087Engineering Mathematics: Linear Algebra and ODEs6
2.671Measurement and Instrumentation (CI-M)12
2.678Electronics for Mechanical Systems6
or 2.674 Micro/Nano Engineering Laboratory
Elective Subjects with Engineering Content
Select 72 units (must include one REST subject outside Course 2) 272
Units in Major168
Unrestricted Electives48
Units in Major That Also Satisfy the GIRs(36)
Total Units Beyond the GIRs Required for SB Degree180

The units for any subject that counts as one of the 17 GIR subjects cannot also be counted as units required beyond the GIRs.


Students may also fulfill this requirement by completing an alternative 2.00X subject, i.e., 2.00B.


These electives define a concentrated area of study and must be chosen with the written approval of the MechE Undergraduate Office. The 72 units of concentration electives must be engineering topics. Concentration electives must include one subject that meets the REST GIR, but not subjects that fulfill a HASS GIR. Engineering topics are usually obtained from engineering courses, but in some cases, non-engineering subjects may be necessary for the particular engineering program defined by the concentration (e.g., management subjects for an engineering management concentration). In all cases, the relationship of concentration subjects to the theme of the concentration must be obvious.