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Mechanical Engineering Major Map

Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
Pathway: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

This broad-based discipline spans most industries, so you’ll have stable, rewarding employment opportunities across West Virginia, the U.S. and just about anywhere in the world. Unlock even more options with our dual degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering.

Academics

Fall
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • MATH 155 Calculus 1 Exclamation Point A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    4
  • CHEM 115 Fundamentals of Chemistry Exclamation Point
    4
  • ENGR 101 Engineering Problem Solving 1 Exclamation Point
    2
  • ENGR 199 Orientation to Engineering
    1
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
17
Spring
  • ENGR 102 Engineering Problem-Solving 2 Exclamation Point
    3
  • MATH 156 Calculus 2 Exclamation Point
    4
  • PHYS 111 General Physics Exclamation Point A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    4
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
17
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Visit each of your instructors during office hours
  • Declare a major and file an academic plan
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • Find people from class/es who live in your residence hall and review class with them
  • Participate in Adventure WV's Sophomore Outdoor Adventure Re-orientation (SOAR) program

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your first year you should:

  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before
  • Attend an alcohol-free event
  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Take a hike, bike or go rock climbing at Coopers Rock State Forest
  • Attend Adventure WV

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your first year you should:

  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Take a language course
  • Make a friend from another country
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations
  • Ask your RA questions about succeeding at the University

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your first year you should:

  • Participate in liveWELL programs
  • Attend WELLWVU Bystander Intervention Training
  • Download a chillPACK at well.wvu.edu
  • Visit campus farmers market
  • Learn how to de-stress at chillFEST

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your first year you should:

  • Complete the financial literacy course
  • Attend a resume writing class
  • Attend a career fair
  • Take a writing or communications class
  • Submit your resume to Career Services

Academics

Fall
  • MAE 211 Mechatronics Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • MAE 241 Statics Exclamation Point A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • MATH 251 Multivariable Calculus Exclamation Point
    4
  • PHYS 112 General Physics Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    4
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
17
Spring
  • ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics Exclamation Point
    3
  • MAE 242 Dynamics Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • MAE 243 Mechanics of Materials Exclamation Point
    3
  • MAE 244 Dynamics and Strength Laboratory A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    1
  • MATH 261 Elementary Differential Equations Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    4
14
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Spend 100 hours at student success centers
  • Find a faculty mentor
  • Attend dinner presentations at the Faculty Dinner Series
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your second year you should:

  • Find the mice in Stewart Hall
  • Attend a football game
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your second year you should:

  • Become an Adventure WV student leader
  • Explore mentorship opportunities in Greek Life
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Get involved in the Student Government Association

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your second year you should:

  • Rent a bike and go for a ride on the rail trail
  • Take Enhancing Well-being academic course
  • Learn how to de-stress at chillFEST
  • Stay active with moveWELL, the Student Rec Center and Outdoor Rec Center
  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your second year you should:

  • Attend a career fair
  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Meet with a career professional to make sure you are on track professionally
  • Attend the Sophomore/Junior Fair during your fall semester to explore studying abroad, internships, career choices and more
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)

Academics

Fall
  • MAE 316 Analysis-Engineering Systems Exclamation Point
    3
  • MAE 320 Thermodynamics Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • MAE 343 Intermediate Mechanics of Materials Exclamation Point
    3
  • EE 221 Introduction to Electrical Engineering Exclamation Point
    3
  • EE 222 Introduction to Electrical Engineering Laboratory Exclamation Point
    1
  • ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics Exclamation Point
    3
16
Spring
  • MAE 321 Applied Thermodynamics Exclamation Point
    3
  • MAE 322 Thermal and Fluids Laboratory
    1
  • MAE 331 Fluid Mechanics Exclamation Point
    3
  • MAE 342 Dynamics of Machines Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • IENG 302 Manufacturing Processes Exclamation Point
    2
  • IENG 303 Manufacturing Processes Laboratory Exclamation Point
    1
  • Technical Elective
    3
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your third year you should:

  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Visit the Core Arboretum
  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before
  • Attend a Ring Day ceremony (where you will receive your WVU class ring)
  • Visit the West Virginia and Regional History Center in the Downtown Library

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your third year you should:

  • Get involved in the Student Government Association
  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Attend the Festival of Ideas
  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations
  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your third year you should:

  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)
  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Become a level 2 Bystander Trainer Foo
  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event
  • Take a class on healthy cooking

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your third year you should:

  • Internship (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Attend a career fair
  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Consider graduate or professional school
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)

Academics

Fall
  • MAE 454 Machine Design and Manufacturing Exclamation Point
    3
  • MAE 456 Computer-Aided Design and Finite Element Analysis
    3
  • MAE 471 Principles of Engineering Design Exclamation Point
    3
  • Two Technical Electives
    6
15
Spring
  • MAE 411 Advanced Mechatronics
    3
  • MAE 423 Heat Transfer Exclamation Point
    3
  • MAE 460 Automatic Controls Exclamation Point
    3
  • Technical Elective
    3
12
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Attend the Graduation One-Stop Shop
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Sign up for graduation
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your fourth year you should:

  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Take a picture in front of Woodburn Hall with your graduation attire
  • International students: Participate in international social events

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your fourth year you should:

  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Participate in a fraternity and sorority accreditation program
  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Create a culture of well-being with a WELLWVU academic internship
  • Participate in an alternative spring break

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your fourth year you should:

  • Take an academic yoga class in the Health and Education Building
  • Stay healthy: Ask an Expert via well.wvu.edu
  • Become a leadWELL Trainer
  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event
  • Become a Student Wellness Ambassador Leader

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your fourth year you should:

  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Attend a career fair
  • Sign up for an interview
  • Submit your resume to Career Services

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