Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog
2016-17

Mechanical Engineering - Degrees & Policies

Degrees Offered

Undergraduate: BS
Combined: BS/MBA
Graduate: MS, PhD

Advisement

View the Finish in Four Curricular Plan for:

Curricular Plan for the Mechanical Engineering BS

Curricular Plan for Mechanical Aerospace Double Major BS

Curricular Plan for Mechanical Engineering BS/MBA

All engineering students are encouraged to take advantage of advisement offered by the SEAS Office of Undergraduate Education in 410 Bonner Hall during their freshmen and sophomore years. Entering freshmen are offered a wide range of special advisement opportunities and academic help sessions by the Office of Undergraduate Education. Advising services for juniors and seniors are offered through the department.

Transfer Policy

Transfer students must first apply to the university and meet the university transfer admission requirements. See the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences for transfer information.

SUNY Seamless Transfer Path
SUNY Seamless Transfer is a SUNY-wide program intended to make transferring to UB and other SUNY Schools simple and efficient for SUNY students. SUNY has defined courses that SUNY students can take before transferring which will apply to the major at UB and ensure timely graduation.

Information about the Transfer Path for this major can be found on the SUNY Website.

Students are encouraged to contact their academic advisor or department to discuss how their coursework will apply to their degree.

Mechanical Engineering - B.S.

Acceptance Criteria

See the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences for acceptance information.

Advising Notes

Students must meet minimum GPA and residency requirements in engineering coursework to remain in good standing and to graduate from the program. See the Academic Requirements section of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences for additional information.

Required Courses

CHE 107 General Chemistry for Engineers
EAS 199 Engineering Principles
EAS 202 Engineering Impact On Society
EAS 207 Statics
EAS 208 Dynamics
EAS 209 Mechanics of Solids
EAS 230 Engineering Computations
EE 200 EE Concepts/Non-majors
MAE 177 Introduction to Engineering Drawing and CAD
MAE 204 Thermodynamics
MAE 277 Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Practice
MAE 311 Machines and Mechanisms I
MAE 334 MAE Laboratory I
MAE 335 Fluid Mechanics
MAE 336 Heat Transfer
MAE 338 MAE Laboratory II
MAE 340 Dynamic Systems
MAE 364 Manufacturing Processes
MAE 376 Applied Math for MAE
MAE 377 Product Design in a CAE Environment
MAE 381 Engineering Materials
MAE 385 Engineering Materials Laboratory
MAE 451 Design Process and Methods
MAE 494 Design Project
MTH 141 College Calculus I
MTH 142 College Calculus II
MTH 241 College Calculus III
MTH 306 Introduction to Differential Equations
PHY 107 General Physics I
PHY 108 General Physics II
PHY 158 General Physics II Lab
One applied math elective
Three MAE technical electives
Two courses from either Professional Practice Track or Science and Mathematics Track

*Transfer students with Senior standing must replace MAE 277 with a general technical elective. Transfer students with Junior standing should consult with an MAE Academic advisor to determine if they should take MAE 277 or replace it with a general technical elective. Any 300/400 level course that is offered by a department within SEAS (i.e. EAS, MAE, CIE, IE, etc.) can be used as a general technical elective.

**A maximum of 6 total credits are permitted from all of the courses MAE 496, MAE 498, and MAE 499 combined.

Undergraduate Credit Requirements Chart
Credits Required for Major111
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum 17
Additional Credits Required for Electives 0
Total Credits Required for Degree 128

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements (UB Curriculum) for general education and remaining university requirements.

Finish in Four Sequence

View the Finish in Four Curricular Plan for the Mechanical Engineering BS which is a recommended sequence of courses to help achieve this degree in four years.

Electives and Course Groupings

Tracks

Students will elect to take either the Professional Practice track or the Science and Mathematics track; mixing of tracks is not permitted. The Professional Practice track has a series of courses drawn from different departments across the university and stresses disciplines such as professional communication, economics and business, the environment, and similar. Some courses may require force registration through the department offering the course. Please contact that department directly. If necessary, please contact the mechanical engineering undergraduate director. The Science and Mathematics track increases the exposure of the student to these areas over and above the usual requirements for the BSME degree, and may be useful for students who are considering Graduate Studies (MS, PhD).

MAE Technical Electives (TEs)

Any 300/400 level course in MAE that is not a required course qualifies as a MAE technical elective. Any exemption from this three-course requirement must be approved in advance by the director of undergraduate studies. Example courses are listed below; not all courses listed are offered every year.

MAE 315 Analysis of Structures
MAE 316 Aerospace Structures
MAE 345 Intermediate Dynamics
MAE 415 Advanced Fluid Mechanics
MAE 417 Applied Orthopedic Biomechanics
MAE 420 Biomechanics of the Musculoskeletal System
MAE 422 Gas Dynamics
MAE 423 Introduction to Propulsion
MAE 424 Aerodynamics
MAE 425 Spacecraft Dynamics and Control
MAE 431 Energy Systems
MAE 434 Aircraft Design
MAE 436 Flight Dynamics
MAE 438 Smart Materials
MAE 439 Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
MAE 442 Computer-Aided Analysis in Fluid and Thermal Sciences
MAE 443 Continuous Control Systems
MAE 444 Digital Control Systems
MAE 449 Design of Complex Engineering Systems
MAE 454 Road Vehicle Dynamics
MAE 464 Manufacturing Automation
MAE 467 Vibration and Shock
MAE 470 Thermodynamics Materials
MAE 476 Mechatronics
MAE 477 Computer-Aided Design Applications
MAE 478 Cardiovascular Biomechanics
MAE 482 Introduction to Composite Materials
MAE 484 Principles and Materials for Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems
MAE 487 Modern Theory of Materials
MAE 489 Experimental Methods in Materials Science and Engineering
MAE 496 [3 credits] Engineering Internship
EAS 396 [1 credit] or UBE 302 (1 credit) plus EAS 496 [2 credits] Engineering Co-op, or EAS 496 (3 credits) Engineering Co-op

Applied Math Elective

EAS 305 or MTH 411** Applied Probability or Probability Theory
CIE 308 Engineering Statistics
MAE 425 Spacecraft Dynamics and Control
MAE 428 Analytical Methods
MTH 309 Introductory Linear Algebra
MTH 411 Probability Theory
MTH 417 Survey of Multivariable Calculus
MTH 418 Survey of Partial Differential Equations

**cannot take both under any circumstances

Professional Practice Track

CIE 303 Geodesy, GPS, and GIS
CIE 340 Environmental Engineering
COM 317 Business/Professional Communication
EAS 396 / EAS 496 Engineering Career Institute / Engineering Co-op (both courses must be taken to count towards the requirement)
ECO 405 Microeconomic Theory
ECO 469 Industrial Organization
ECO 470 Economics of Regulation
GEO 333 Bases of World Commerce
GEO 334 International Environments and Commercial Problems
IE 320 Engineering Economy
IE 323 Human Factors in Systems Design
IE 326 Planning for Production
MAE 434 Aircraft Design
MGO 365 Technology Entrepreneurship
MAE 496 Engineering Internship

Science and Mathematics Track

BIO 201 Cell Biology
CHE 108 General Chemistry for Engineers
EAS 305 or MTH 411** Applied Probability or Probability Theory
MTH 309 Introductory Linear Algebra
MTH 311 Introduction to Higher Mathematics
MTH 411 Probability Theory
MTH 417 Survey of Multivariable Calculus
MTH 418 Survey of Partial Differential Equations
PHY 207 General Physics III
PHY 301 Intermediate Mechanics I
PHY 302 Intermediate Mechanics II
PHY 403 Electricity and Magnetism I
PHY 405 Thermal and Statistical Physics I

**cannot take both under any circumstances

This is a representative list of MAE technical electives. Any 300/400 level course in MAE, that is not a required course, also qualifies as a MAE technical elective. Any course that substantially duplicates the material presented in another course that is being counted toward the degree cannot be used to satisfy the TE requirement.

Mechanical And Aerospace Engineering (Double Major) - B.S.

Acceptance Criteria

See School of Engineering and Applied Sciences for acceptance information.

Required Courses

CHE 107 General Chemistry for Engineers
EAS 199 Engineering Principles
EAS 202 Engineering Impact On Society
EAS 207 Statics
EAS 208 Dynamics
EAS 209 Mechanics of Solids
EAS 230 Engineering Computations
EE 200 EE Concepts/Non-majors
MAE 177 Introduction to Engineering Drawing and CAD
MAE 204 Thermodynamics
MAE 277 Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Practice or MAE 278 Introduction to Aerospace Engineering Practice
MAE 311 Machines and Mechanisms
MAE 315 Analysis of Structures
MAE 316 Aerospace Structures
MAE 334 MAE Laboratory I
MAE 335 Fluid Mechanics
MAE 336 Heat Transfer
MAE 345 Intermediate Dynamics
MAE 338 MAE Laboratory II or MAE 339 Aerospace Engineering Lab
MAE 340 Dynamic Systems
MAE 364 Manufacturing Processes
MAE 376 Applied Math for MAE
MAE 377 Product Design in a CAE Environment
MAE 381 Engineering Materials
MAE 385 Engineering Materials Laboratory
MAE 422 Gas Dynamics
MAE 423 Introduction to Propulsion
MAE 424 Aerodynamics
MAE 425 Spacecraft Dynamics and Control
MAE 434 Aircraft Design
MAE 436 Flight Dynamics
MAE 451 Design Process and Methods
MAE 494 Design Project
MTH 141 College Calculus I
MTH 142 College Calculus II
MTH 241 College Calculus III
MTH 306 Introduction to Differential Equations
PHY 107 General Physics I
PHY 108/PHY 158 General Physics II/Lab
One professional practice course (not including MAE 434 Aircraft Design)*

*Professional practice course will count towards ME degree and will also count towards the SEAS Technical Elective for AE

Double Major Credit Requirement Chart
Credits Required for Major123
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum 17
Additional Credits Required for Electives 0
Total Credits Required for Degree 140

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements (UB Curriculum) for general education and remaining university requirements.

Finish in Four Sequence

View the Finish in Four Curricular Plan for Mechanical Aerospace Double Major BS, which is a recommended sequence of courses to help achieve this degree in four years.

Electives and Course Groupings

Professional Practice Course

CIE 303 Geodesy, GPS, and GIS
CIE 340 Environmental Engineering
EAS 396 / EAS 496 Engineering Career Institute / Engineering Co-op
IE 320 Engineering Economy
IE 323 Human Factors in Systems Design
IE 326 Planning for Production
MAE 496 Engineering Internship
EAS 396 [1 credit] or UBE 302 (1 credit) plus EAS 496 [2 credits] Engineering Co-op, or EAS 496 (3 credits) Engineering Co-op

Mechanical Engineering/Business Administration - B.S / M.B.A

Acceptance Criteria

Good standing as a mechanical engineering undergraduate and acceptance as a graduate student by the School of Management.

Advising Notes

Students apply directly to the School of Management during their junior year to be admitted to the MBA Program. The MBA courses shown below are representative of those currently required but may change prior to a student's acceptance into the MBA Program. Students should confirm MBA program requirements with the School of Management upon their application and acceptance to that program.

Required Courses

CHE 107 General Chemistry for Engineers
EAS 140 Engineering Principles
EAS 202 Engineering Impact on Society
EAS 207 Statics
EAS 208 Dynamics
EAS 209 Mechanics of Solids
EAS 230 Engineering Computations
EE 200 EE Concepts/Non-majors
MAE 177 Introduction to Engineering Drawing and CAD
MAE 204 Thermodynamics
MAE 277 Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Practice
MAE 311 Machines and Mechanisms
MAE 334 MAE Laboratory I
MAE 335 Fluid Mechanics
MAE 336 Heat Transfer
MAE 338 MAE Laboratory II
MAE 340 Dynamic Systems 3
MAE 364 Manufacturing Processes
MAE 376 Applied Math for MAE
MAE 377 Product Design in a CAE Environment
MAE 381 Engineering Materials
MAE 385 Engineering Materials Laboratory
MAE 451 Design Process & Methods
MAE 494 Design Project
Three MAE Technical Electives
MTH 141 College Calculus I
MTH 142 College Calculus II
MTH 241 College Calculus III
MTH 306 Introduction to Differential Equations
PHY 107 General Physics I
PHY 108/PHY 158 General Physics II/Lab
MBA Core (27 credits)
MBA Electives (21 credits)

Combined Degree Credit Requirements Chart
Credits Required for Major (Undergraduate)102
Credits Required for Major (Graduate)48
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum 17
Additional Credits Required for Electives 0
Total Credits Required for Degree 167

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements (UB Curriculum) for general education and remaining university requirements.

Refer to the graduate school's policies and procedures manual for requirements for MBA candidates.

Finish in Four Sequence

View the Finish in Four Curricular Plan for the Mechanical Engineering BS/MBA which is a recommended sequence of courses to help achieve this degree in five years.

* See the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Academic Requirements section.

Contact the School of Management for elective options.

Upon completion, you will be awarded a BS diploma and an MBA diploma, with a transcript notation that these degrees were awarded as part of a combined degree program.

Last updated: January 18 2017 10:18:42