College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Department of Physics and Astronomy

Physics and Mechanical Engineering

Butler Core Courses

CC101 First Year Seminar (3)
CC102 First Year Seminar (3)
CC203-209 Global and Historical Studies (3)
CC203-209 Global and Historical Studies (3)

CC211 Text and Ideas (3)
CC212 Perspectives in the Creative Arts (3)
CC213 The Social World (3)

CC 1 Physical Well Being (1) Pass/Fail
CC 1 Physical Well Being (1) Pass/Fail

Spanish, French, German, Latin, Greek or Chinese (6)*

*Completion of six hours at the 200 level or above plus any needed prerequisites

Mechanical Engineering Courses

Engineering Sciences

DD 190 Elementary Engineering Design (3)
DD 297 MATLAB (1)
ME 200 Thermodynamics (3)
ME 270 Basic Mechanics (3)
ME 272 Mechanics of Materials (4)
ME 274 Basic Mechanics 2 (3)
ME 310 Fluid Mechanics (4)
ME 314 Heat/Mass Transfer (4)
ME 330 Modeling and Analysis of Dynamic Systems (3)
ME 344 Intro to Materials (3)

Engineering Design

ME 262 Mechanical Design (3)
ME 340 Dynamic Systems and Measurements (3)
ME 372 Mechanical Design 2 (4)
ME 414 Thermal Fluid Design (3)
ME 462 Engineering Design (4)
ME 482 Control Systems (3)

Engineering Communication and Ethics

TCM 360 Communications in Engineering (1)
EE 401 Ethics in Engineering (1) or CS 485

Mechanical Engineering Electives (select 9 hours)

ME 402 Biomechanics of the Musculoskeletal System
ME 418 Heating and Air-Conditioning Analysis and Design
ME 430 Power Engineering
ME 433 Principles of Turbo-machinery
ME 458 Composite Materials
ME 450 Introduction to Computer-Aided Engineering
ME 451 Computational Methods in Thermal
ME 472 Advanced Mechanics of Materials
ME 474 Vibration Analysis
ME 491 Engineering Design Project
ME 497 Selected Topics in Mechanical Engineering
ME 500-Level Mechanical Engineering Courses

Science and Math Foundation Courses

CH 105 General Chemistry (5)*
CH 106 General Chemistry (5)*

CS 142 Intro to Computer Science and Programming (3)

MA 106 Calculus 1 (5)
MA 107 Calculus 2 (4)
MA 208 Calculus 3 (3)
MA 315 Linear Algebra (3)
MA 334 Differential Equations (3)

*CH 107 (Advance Placement Chemistry) may replace CH105 and CH 106

Physics Courses

PH 201 Analytical Physics 1 (5)
PH 202 Analytical Physics 2 (5)
PH 301 Modern Physics (3)
PH 303 Electromagnetic Waves and Optics (3)
PH 311 Experimental Modern Physics (3)
PH 321 Intermediate Classical Mechanics (4) *
PH 325 Thermodynamics/Statistical Physics (4) *
PH 331 Electromagnetic Theory (4) 
PH 351 Analog Electronics (4)
PH 352 Digital Electronics (3)
PH 421 Quantum Theory 1 (4)
PH 495 Senior Seminar (1)

*Mechanical engineering students may substitute for appropriate engineering mechanics courses.

 

Five year course sequence