Requirements for Majors

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is responsible for the curriculum leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. Mechanical Engineering provides a broad program of study covering a wide range of topics in thermal and mechanical systems. The degree program in Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

4 Year Degree Plan

Program Flowcharts

B.S. degree program
Total hours required – 133

Courses for Major - 96 hours

Base Courses in Engineering (ENGR) Hours
ENGR 1113 Introduction to Engineering   3
ENGR 1123 Fundamentals of Engineering Design  3
ENGR 2513 Engineering Computer Applications  3
ENGR 3303 Applied Mathematics  3
ENGR 3513 Introduction to Control Systems  3
ENGR 4942 Design Process Management  2
ENGR 4953 Interdisciplinary Design Project  3
ENGR 4991 Engineering Seminar  1
Base Courses in Mechanical Engineering (ME) Hours
ME 2113 Statics  3
ME 2123 Dynamics  3
ME 2211 Experimental Methods in Engineering Mechanics  1
ME 3113 Strength of Materials 3
ME 3211 Solid Mechanics and Materials Laboratory  1
ME 3313 Mechanical Vibrations  3
ME 3413 Dynamics of Machinery  3
ME 3443 Engineering Materials  3
ME 3613 Fluid Mechanics  3
ME 3703 Thermodynamics  3
ME 3803 Heat Transfer  3
ME 3812 Advanced Computer-Aided Design  2
ME 3831 Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Science Laboratory 1
ME 4303 Computational Methods in Mechanics  3
Base Courses in Mathematics (MA) Hours
MA 1314 Calculus I  4
MA 2314 Calculus II  4
MA 2324 Calculus III 4
MA 3133 Differential Equations  3
Base Courses in Chemistry (CM) Hours

CM 1113, CM 1211

General Chemistry I 4
Base Courses in Electrical and Computer Engineering (EECE) Hours
EECE 2013 Survey of Electrical Engineering  3
Base Courses in Physics (PH) Hours
PH 2414 General Physics I 4
PH 2424 General Physics II  4

 General Education Requirements - 44 hours

Additional Coursework Hours
See page 26 at  http://catalog.lipscomb.edu for university requirements
Specific course required within Mechanical Engineering
  Daily Bible:  
BI 4213  Biblical Ethics 
(counts as general education requirement for daily Bible)
3
  Humanities:  
BI 3123  Engineering Ethics: Redemption and Technology ( 3
  Social Science:  
EC 2503  Principles of Microeconomics  3
History 1123 is recommended for the history requirement
Mathematics and physical science satisfied by major/minor
Additional Coursework Hours
Approved technical electives 6 hours
Once concentration selected from:
  Mechanical Systems:  
ME 4423  Design of Machine Elements 3
  Thermal Fluid Systems:  
ME 4513  Design of Thermal - Fluid Systems  3

The minor requirement in Applied Mathematic is automatically satisfied.

Mathematics 1314, Calculus I, MUST be taken during the fall semester of the freshman year in order to enroll in Physics 2414 in the spring semester. Otherwise, completion of the program may require more than eight semesters. Students who are not eligible to begin in the calculus sequence should consider enrolling in Mathematics 1123 in the summer session.