BS in Mechanical Engineering – Internal Combustion Engines Concentration

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The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering offers program leading to BS degree in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) with an Internal Combustion Engines Concentration. This program is designed to acquaint the mechanical engineering student with the fundamental science and engineering underlying the design of both conventional and high performance internal combustion engines and the fundamentals of emission formation in combustion systems, automobile mechanisms and structures including vibrations and noise. Included are studies of conventional fuels and synthetic fuels of the future such as hydrogen and methanol. The BSME – Internal Combustion Engines Concentration program is accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET).

The objectives of the BSME – Internal Combustion Engines Concentration program is to prepare graduates who, within the first four to six years after graduation are, either:

  • Working as a professional or as an entrepreneur in an area closely related to mechanical engineering, aerospace, automobile, or
  • Exhibit lifelong learning by pursuing or having completed a graduate or professional degree and/or demonstrated professional development


Students enrolled in BSME – Internal Combustion Engines Concentration program are required to complete 126 course credits.

Plan of Study

Freshman Year
Fall Credit Hours
MAE 111 Introduction to Engineering I 3
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
MTH 151 Calculus I for Engineers 5
PHY 205 University Physics I 3
  Credit Hours 14
MAE 112 Introduction to Engineering II 2
CAE 210 Mechanics of Solids I 3
ENG 107 English Composition II: Science and Technology 3
MTH 162 Calculus II 4
PHY 206 University Physics II 3
PHY 208 University Physics II Lab 1
  Credit Hours 16
Sophomore Year
MAE 207 Mechanics of Solids II 3
IEN 311 Applied Probability And Statistics 3
MTH 211 Calculus III 3
PHY 207 University Physics III 3
PHY 209 University Physics III Lab 1
HA Cognate (HA Elective) 1 3
  Credit Hours 16
MAE 202 Dynamics 3
MAE 241 Measurements Laboratory 3
CHM 151 Chemistry for Engineers 3
CHM 153 Chemistry Laboratory for Engineers 1
ECE 205 Principles of Electrical Engineering–I 3
PS Cognate (PS Elective) 1 3
  Credit Hours 16
Junior Year
MAE 302 Mechanical Behavior Of Materials 3
MAE 303 Thermodynamics I 3
MAE 309 Fluid Mechanics 3
MAE 341 Mechanical Design I 3
MTH 311 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations 3
  Credit Hours 15
MAE 301 Engineering Materials Science 3
MAE 310 Heat Transfer 3
MAE 342 Mechanical Design II 3
MAE 351 Mechanics Laboratory 2
MAE 362 Computer Analysis of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Problems 3
MAE 503 Internal Combustion Engines 3
  Credit Hours 17
Senior Year
MAE 404 Experimental Engineering Laboratory 2
MAE 412 System Dynamics 3
MAE 441 Design of Fluid and Thermal Systems 3
MAE 442 Capstone Design Project-I 1
MAE 514 Advanced Internal Combustion Engines Experimental Studies 3
HA Cognate (HA Elective) 3
PS Cognate (PS Elective) 3
  Credit Hours 18
MAE 415 Automatic Control 3
MAE 443 Capstone Design Project-II 2
MAE 521 Exhaust Emission Control 3
HA Cognate (Adv. HA Elective) 1 3
PS Cognate (Adv. PS Elective) 1 3
  Credit Hours 14
  Total Credit Hours 126
1Our students must complete a minimum of 1 PS cognate and 1 HA cognate to be selected from the list of available cognates. Each cognate should be a minimum of three courses (9 credit hours) to be selected from the list of available cognates.
2Technical Electives are advanced courses in mathematics, science or engineering, approved by the Faculty Advisor, as appropriate for individual objectives.