Listed below is a suggested four year plan of study for the Mechanical Engineering program: 

1st Year - Fall (15 cr)

  • CHEM 113 General Chemistry I (3 cr)
  • CHEM 113L General Chemistry I Lab (1 cr)
  • PHYS 113 Physics for Scientists & Engineers I (3 cr)
  • PHYS 113L Physics for Scientists & Eng I Lab (1 cr)
  • MATH 129 Calculus I (4 cr)
  • ENGR 150 Engineering Seminar (2 cr)
  • HCE 101 Holy Cross Experience (1 cr)

    1st Year - Spring (18* cr)

  • CHEM 114 General Chemistry II (3 cr)
  • CHEM 114L General Chemistry II Lab (1 cr)
  • PHYS 114 Physics for Scientists & Engineers II (3 cr)
  • PHYS 114L Physics for Scientists & Eng II Lab (1 cr)
  • MATH 130 Calculus II (4 cr)
  • CORE (3 cr)
  • CORE (3 cr)

    2nd Year - Fall (16.5 cr)

  • ME 200 Introduction to Mechanical Engineering (3 cr)
  • ME 200L Intro to Mechanical Engineering Lab (.5 cr)
  • MATH 231 Calculus III (4 cr)
  • MATH 238 Differential Equations (3 cr)
  • CS 111 Programming for Science and Engineering (2 cr)
  • CS 111L Programming for Science and Engineering Lab (1 cr)
  • PHYS 241 Statics (3 cr)

    2nd Year – Spring (19.5* cr)

  • ENGR 250 System Design & Analysis (3 cr)
  • ENGR 250L System Design & Analysis Lab (1 cr)
  • ENGR 350 Engineering Materials(3 cr)
  • ENGR 350L Engineering Materials Lab (.5 cr)
  • PHYS 242 Mechanics of Solids (3 cr)
  • MATH 237 Mathematics Methods for Physical Sciences (3 cr)
  • CORE (3 cr)
  • CORE (3 cr)

    3rd Year – Fall (19.5* cr)

  • ENGR 320 Fluid Mechanics (3 cr)
  • ENGR 320L Fluid Mechanics Lab (.5 cr)
  • ENGR 330 Project Management (3 cr)
  • ME 320 Manufacturing Systems (3 cr)
  • ME 320L Manufacturing Systems Lab (1 cr)
  • PHYS 350 Thermodynamics (3 cr)
  • CORE (3 cr)
  • CORE (3 cr)

    3rd Year – Spring (16.5 cr)

  • ME 360 Heat Transfer (3 cr)
  • ME 360L Heat Transfer Lab (1 cr)
  • ME 340 Dynamics (3 cr)
  • ME 340L Dynamics Lab (.5 cr)
  • ENGR 360 Probability & Engineering Statistics (3 cr)
  • CORE (3 cr)
  • CORE (3 cr)

    4th Year - Fall (17 cr)

  • ME 400 Mechanical Design (3 cr)
  • ME 400L Mechanical Design Lab (1 cr)
  • ME 380 Mechatronics (3 cr)
  • ME 380 Mechatronics (1 cr)
  • ME 410 Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering I or CORE (3 cr)
  • CORE (3 cr)
  • CORE (3 cr)

    4th Year – Spring (18* cr)

  • ME 480 Senior ME Seminar (1 cr)
  • ME 440 Senior Design (3 cr)
  • ME 440L Senior Design Lab (1 cr)
  • ME 420 System Dynamics (3 cr)
  • ME 420L System Dynamics Lab (1 cr)
  • CORE or ME 411 Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering II (3 cr)
  • CORE (3 cr)
  • CORE (3 cr)

    Total Credits Required for Graduation = 140

    * Students are encouraged to take a summer course to relieve the credit load during this semester

    View the Mechanical Engineering curriculum planner here.

    View the full listing of curriculum planners here.