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Mechanical Engineering

M. Kiani, Chair
R. Cohen, Program Coordinator

Room 607A, Engineering and Architecture Building
215-204-6245


Program Goals, Objectives & Design Integration

The mission of the Mechanical Engineering Department is to provide an excellent educational experience for the students in its programs. This experience includes an emphasis on the technical, communication, and teamwork skills that graduate engineers need to succeed, in both the workplace and society in general. In order to achieve these goals, the department places great importance on teaching, research, scholarship, engineering practice, and service to the university community and the Engineering profession. The mechanical engineering program is structured to prepare the graduate for the professional practice of engineering and/or graduate school. The curriculum emphasizes a rigorous treatment of the mathematical and scientific approach to the solution of engineering problems. It provides a coherent set of courses in energy conversion and structures/motion in mechanical systems. The program has design across the curriculum and is capped with an integrated design experience in the form of a senior project.

A Bioengineering concentration is available in Mechanical Engineering.  Contact the department for details.

Most technical courses in the program are offered during the day only.

Summary of Requirements

University Requirements

All students are required to complete a set of university requirements: General Education (GenEd) or Core.

New freshmen starting in the 2008-2009 academic year are required to complete the GenEd curriculum.

New transfer students starting in the 2008-2009 academic year are required to complete the Core curriculum.

All Temple students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses as part of the major. The specific writing-intensive courses required for this major are listed below and are identified by "WI" in the RCI column.

Foundation Science & Math Courses for Mechanical Engineering

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Calculus Sequence Plus Elective    
Math 1041 Calculus I 4 QB
Math 1042 Calculus II 4  
Math 2043 Calculus III 4  
Math 2101 Linear Algebra 3  
Math 3041 Differential Equations I 3  
Physics 1061 Elementary Classical Physics I 4 SA
Physics 1062 Elementary Classical Physics II 4 SB
Chemistry 1031 General Chemistry I 3 SA
Chemistry 1033 General Chemistry I Lab 1 SA
Subtotal     30  

Required Communications, Humanities, & Social Science for Mechanical Engineering

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
English 2696 Technical Writing 3 WI
GenEd/Core Electives Humanities and Social Science - Various*
(Core Studies in Race may satisfy another Core category)
21  
Elective   Free Elective 2 (minimum)  
Subtotal     30  
         
* See advisor for recommended courses, particularly if transfer student.

Required Engineering Courses for Mechanical Engineering - Mechanical Engineering Track

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Mechanical
Engineering
2305
3301
3305
3421
3506
4405
4506
4571
4572
4422
Measurements & Dynamics Laboratory
Machine Theory & Design
Materials Laboratory
Dynamic Systems
Fluids & Energy Laboratory I
Vibrations & Controls Laboratory
Energy Conversion Laboratory
Advanced Thermodynamics & Combustion
Heat & Mass Transfer
Mechanical Vibrations
1
3
1
3
1
1
1
3
3
3
 
Electrical Engineering 2112
2113
Electrical Devices & Systems I
Electrical Devices & Systems I Lab
3
1
 
Engineering 1101
1117
2331
2332
2333
3096
3117
3496
3553
3571
4169
4196
4296
Introduction to Engineering & Eng. Tech.
Engineering Graphics
Engineering Statics
Engineering Dynamics
Mechanics of Solids
Economic Analysis
Computer-Aided Design
Materials Science for Engineers
Mechanics of Fluids
Classical & Statistical Thermodynamics
Engineering Seminar
Senior Design Project I
Senior Design Project II
2
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
1
1
3





WI

WI



WI
WI
Mechanical Engineering Electives   6  
Subtotal     64  
Total Hours for the Mechanical Engineering Major: 124 (minimum)

 

Required Engineering Courses for Mechanical Engineering - Bioengineering Track

Students in the Bioengineering Track should follow the Mechanical Engineering Track listed above, with the following exceptions:

  • Take Engineering 3719: Introduction to Bioengineering instead of Mechanical Engineering 4571.
  • Take Engineering 3725: Cell Biology for Engineers instead of Mechanical Engineering 4422.

Also, other Bioengineering electives include:

  • Engineering 4741: Biomaterials for Engineers
  • Mechanical Engineering 4731: Cardiovascular Fluid Dynamics

Students are required to complete a minimum of 124 credit hours for the Bioengineering Track in the Mechanical Engineering major.

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