Jan 22, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Mechanical Engineering, B.S.M.E.


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SMU Degree Requirements

An SMU undergraduate degree requires a minimum of 120 credit hours and must include completion of the University’s Common Curriculum , one major and a combination of electives and/or other majors or minors. Completion of certain majors requires more than 120 hours to finish the degree. The credit hours within this curriculum are distributed as follows:

Requirements for the Major


Tracks and Specializations (18 Credit Hours)


Choose one from the following:

Distributed Track


  • One from thermofluids required courses below
  • One from dynamics and controls required courses below
  • One from solid mechanics, materials, and manufacturing required courses below
  • Two additional ME courses from any specialization’s required or elective courses

Dynamics and Controls Specialization


  • One from thermofluids required or elective courses
  • One from solid mechanics, materials, and manufacturing required or elective courses

Solid Mechanics, Materials, and Manufacturing Specialization


  • One from thermofluids required or elective courses
  • One from dynamics and controls required or elective courses

Thermofluids Specialization


  • One from dynamics and controls required or elective courses
  • One from solid mechanics, materials, and manufacturing required or elective courses

Total for the Major Only: 104 Credit Hours


Any deviation from the mechanical engineering curriculum requires approval of a petition submitted by the student to the Mechanical Engineering Department faculty prior to the beginning of the term during which the student expects to complete the requirements for graduation.

*Up to 2 electives from any electives outside of a student’s chosen specialization may be used to satisfy a second major.  Please see your academic advisor for a list of approved majors and electives.

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