You must first complete the freshman engineering curriculum. You will then apply for admission to the mechanical engineering program and begin the following curriculum below.
Disclaimer: This plan has not been officially approved and may change. Some courses are still being developed.
The following degree plan is based on the 2018-19 catalog and Missouri State general education requirements.
Degree plan notes
Students must satisfy the common engineering freshman year course requirements, and be admitted into the department, in addition to the sophomore, junior and senior year requirements listed above with a minimum of 132 hours.
Prerequisite grade requirements
A grade of “C” or better is required, both as prerequisite for follow-up courses in the curriculum and for graduation, for the following:
- CHEM 160
- MATH 261
- MATH 280
- MATH 302
- MATH 303
- PHYSICS 203
- PHYSICS 204
- CSC 125
- MET ENG 2110
- CIV ENG 2200
- CIV ENG 2210
- MECH ENG 2519
- MECH ENG 2360
- MECH ENG 3411
This course must be selected from the following:
- ENGLISH 210
- ENGLISH 221
- ENGLISH 310
- ENGLISH 321
- COM 115
Literature, humanities and social sciences electives
All electives must be approved by the student's advisor. Humanity and social science electives must be at least 3 credit hours of lecture designation, and also meet requirements as specified under "Engineering Degree Requirements" published in the current undergraduate catalog.
MECH ENG Technical elective
Six hours of technical electives, subject to approval by the student's advisor, must be in the department of mechanical and aerospace engineering. At least three of these technical elective hours must be at the 5000 level. This elective may not include co-op, special problems, or research credits, such as as 3002, 4000, or 4099. Honors students have special requirements for technical electives.
This elective must be a three credit hour course, subject to approval by the student's advisor, from any of the following areas: math, statistics, science, engineering, or computer science. The course must be at the 3000 or higher level, or have a prerequisite that is part of the required mechanical engineering curriculum. Exceptions to the course level may be approved by the student's advisor. The elective may not include co-op, special problems, or research credits, such as 3002, 4000, or 4099.
This elective consists of three credit hours, subject to approval by the student's advisor, and may be satisfied by any of the following: (1) A three credit hour course from any of the following areas: math, statistics, science, engineering, computer science, business, or IST. The course must be at the 3000 or higher level, or have a prerequisite that is part of the required mechanical engineering curriculum. Exceptions to the course level may be approved by the student's advisor; (2) Any three credit hour course in the list of approved courses for the global studies minor; or (3) Any combination of three credit hours from co-op (3002), special problems (3000, 4000, or 5000), research (4099), or design team credit (ENG MGT 2011, 2012, or 2013).
Graduation exam requirement
All mechanical engineering students must take the Fundamentals of Engineering Examination prior to graduation. A passing grade on this examination is not required to earn a B.S. degree. However, it is the first step toward becoming a registered professional engineer. This requirement is part of the Missouri S&T assessment process as described in assessment requirements found elsewhere in this catalog.