Academics

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Katelynn Ellison

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

Important Notices for Undergraduate Students

MANDATORY: All SENIORS must meet with the Undergraduate Advisor in Winter Quarter for a Degree Audit. It is best to set up an appointment and can do that here: https://go.oncehub.com/meugrad

Degree requirements

Program of Study

Courses in BOLD are Lab courses.

 
1ME 12S is offered Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters. Students must fulfill the requirement before the start of the third year. 
2Optional courses, but recommended:  ME 11 (offered in Fall only), ME 95/97/99 & 193/197/199 are variable units. Students are required to find their own projects for project and research courses.
3If applying to the BS/MS Materials Program, third years must complete the MATRL 100ABC series to be eligible for program. Students may only count one course toward the major either MATRL 101 or MATRL 100C.
 

Year

Fall Quarter

Winter Quarter

Spring Quarter

First Year (50 Units) 

Math 3A (4)
Chem 1A (3)
Chem 1AL (2)
Writ 1E or 2E (4)
1ME 12S (1)
2ME 11 (1)                          
Math 3B (4)
Chem 1B (3)
Chem 1BL (2)
Phys 1 (4)
Writ 2E or 50E (4)        
Math 4A (4)
ME 10 (4)
Phys 2 (4)
Engr 3 (3)
Writ 50E or Gen. Ed. (4)         

Quarter Total Units

14

17

19

Second Year (47 Units)

Math 4B (4)
ME 14 (4)
ME 17 (3)
Phys 3 (3)
Phys 3L (1)
Math 6A (4)
ME 6 (4)
ME 15 (4)
Phys 4 (3)
Phys 4L (1)
Math 6B (4)
ME 16 (4)
Gen. Ed. (4)
Gen. Ed. (4)
2ME 95/97/99 (1-4)
Quarter Total Units 15 16 16

Third Year (49 Units)

ME 103 (4)
ME 107 (3)
ME 151A (4)
ME 152A (4)
3MATRL 101 (3)
ME 108 (3)
ME 151B (4)
Specialization Course (3)
ME 104 (4)
ME 153 (3)
Specialization Course (3)
Gen. Ed. or Free Elective (4)
Quarter Total Units 15 13 14

Fourth Year (45 Units)

ME 105 (4)
ME 154, 157, or 167 (3)
ME 156A (3)
ME 189A (3)
Engr. Elective (3)
ME 156B (3)
ME 189B (3)
Engr. Elective (3)
Gen. Ed. or Free Elective (4)
ME 189C (3)
Engr. Elective (3)
Gen. Ed. or Free Elective (4)
Gen. Ed. or Free Elective (4)
2ME 193/197.199 (1-4)

Quarter Total Units

16

13

14

Specialization courses

Two courses are required: Either a group or 1 course from L1 and 1 course from L2.

  Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Group 5 Group 6
L1 BIOE120A ME163 ME127 ME141A ME166 ME152B
L2 BIOE120B ME155A ME129 ME141B ME154 ME151C
  • Group 1- Bioengineering and Systems Biology (BESB)
  • Group 2- Dynamics, Systems, and Controls (DCR)
  • Group 3- Design
  • Group 4- Micro and Nanoscale Engineering (MEMS)
  • Group 5- Solid Mechanics, Materials, and Structures (SMMS)
  • Group 6- Thermal Sciences and Fluid Mechanics (TFS)

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Program Electives

5-YEAR COMBINED BS/MS in MECHANICAL ENGINEERING 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. 

GEAR From previous catalog years

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