Academics

Capstone team

Contact Us

Katelynn Ellison
Undergraduate Advisor
Mechanical Engineering Department
Engineering II Bldg., Room 2355A
(805) 893-8198
katelynn@engineering.ucsb.edu

Important Notices for Undergraduate Students

MANDATORY: All 2016/2017 SENIORS must meet with Katelynn Ellison before the end of Winter Quarter for a Degree Audit. No appointment is necessary; you can just stop by anytime M-F, 8:00 - 11:30 or 1:30 - 4:30. Engineering II Bldg., Room 2355A.

Degree requirements

Program of Study 2017/2018

Courses in BOLD are Lab courses.
*Optional courses, but recommended:  ME 11 (offered in Fall only) and ME 12S (offered each quarter) are each 1 unit.  ME 95/97/99 & 193/197/199 are variable units.
** ME 12S is offered Fall, Winter and Spring quarter. Students must fulfill the requirement before the start of the third year. Course can only accomdate 40 students at a time.
 
year fall Quarter winter Quarter

spring quarter

First Year
(50 units)
Math 3A (4 units)
Chem 1A (3)
Chem 1AL (2)
Engr 3 (3)
Writ 1E or 2E (4)
**ME 12S (1)
*ME 11 (1)
 
Math 3B (4 units)
Chem 1B (3)
Chem 1BL (2)
Phys 1 (4)
Writ 2E or 50E (4)
Math 4A (4 units)
ME 10 (4)
Phys 2 (4)
Writ 50E or Gen. Ed. elective (4)
 
Quarter Total Units 17 17 16
second year
(47 units)
Math 4B (4)
ME 14 (4)
Phys 3 (3)
Phys 3L (1)
Gen. Ed. elective (4)
Math 6A (4)
ME 6 (4)
ME 15 (4) 
Phys 4 (3)
Phys 4L (1)
Math 6B (4)
ME 16 (4)
ME 17 (3)
Gen. Ed. elective (4)
*ME 95/97/99 (1-4)
Quarter Total Units 16 16 15
third year
(49 units)
ME 104 (3)
ME 151A (4)
ME 152A (4)
Gen. Ed. or free elective (4)
Matrl 101 (3)
ME 151B (4)
ME 152B (3)
ME 163 (3)
Gen. Ed. or free elective (4)

 

ME 105 (4)
ME 151C (3)
ME 153 (3)
ME 155A (3)
Gen. Ed. or free elective (4)
Quarter Total Units 15 17 17
fourth year
(45 units)
ME 154 (3)
ME 156A (3)
ME 189A (3)
Dept. electives (3)
Gen. Ed. or free elective (4)
ME 156B (3)
ME 189B (3)
Dept electives (6)
Gen. Ed. or free elective (4)

ME 189C (3)
Dept electives (6)
Gen. Ed. or free elective (4)
*ME 193/197/199 (1-4)

Quarter Total Units 16 16 13
Total Units 191

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

pLEASE NOTE: 5-Year Combined BS/MS Program of Study

For current or prospective students interested in the 5-Year BS/MS in Mechanical Engineering, please see the combined program of study for Senior/Fourth Year. 

Program Electives

The undergraduate program in mechanical engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, abet.org.