Mechanical Engineering BSME


Students are admitted to the upper-division program after they have completed an acceptable pre-engineering program. The pre-engineering program can be taken at University of Missouri-St. Louis or at community colleges in the area. Normally, admission is granted to persons who have completed the pre-engineering program with a minimum grade point average of 2.75 over all their mathematics, chemistry, physics, and introductory (statics and dynamics) engineering courses. Students with less than a 2.75 grade point average, but at least a C, in all their science, engineering and mathematics courses may be admitted on a conditional basis.

For more information, please contact the program advisor at (314) 516-7018.

Degree Requirements 

A program of 132 semester hours is required for the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

  • Majors must complete the University General Education and Graduation requirements, the Pre-Engineering Requirements, the Core Engineering Requirements, and Major Requirements.
  • Majors must first complete J E MATH 3170, Engineering Mathematics, with a minimum grade of C-.
  • Majors must also complete J E ENGR 2300, Introduction to Electrical Networks, with a minimum grade of C-.
  • A minimum grade of C- is necessary to meet the prerequisite requirement for any course.

General Education and Graduation Requirements

The following courses fulfill general education and graduation requirements and are required of Mechanical Engineering majors:

PHIL 2259Engineering Ethics3
PHIL 3380Philosophy of Science3
HIST 1001American Civilization to 1865 (MOTR HIST 101)3
or HIST 1002 American Civilization 1865 to Present (MOTR HIST 102)
Three additional Social Science courses 19
Total Hours18

Pre-Engineering Requirements

Students seeking to major in engineering are first designated as ‘Undeclared with an interest in Engineering majors’ until they have completed Math 1800 Analytical Geometry & Calculus I. Upon successful completion of Math 1800 with a grade of C or better, students will be allowed to declare pre-engineering as their major. Math 1800 must be completed successfully within two attempts.

MATH 1800Analytic Geometry and Calculus I5
MATH 1900Analytic Geometry and Calculus II5
MATH 2000Analytic Geometry and Calculus III5
MATH 2020Introduction to Differential Equations3
CHEM 1111Introductory Chemistry I (MOTR CHEM 150L)5
PHYSICS 2111Physics: Mechanics and Heat4
PHYSICS 2111LMechanics and Heat Laboratory1
PHYSICS 2112Physics: Electricity, Magnetism, and Optics4
PHYSICS 2112LElectricity, Magnetism, and Optics Laboratory1
ENGR 2310Statics3
ENGR 2320Dynamics3
ENGL 1100First-Year Writing (MOTR ENGL 200)3
Total Hours42

Engineering Core Requirements

CMP SCI 1250Introduction to Computing3
J E COMM 2000Engineering Studio I1
J E MATH 3170Engineering Mathematics4
ENGL 3130Technical Writing3
Total Hours11

Mechanical Engineering Major Requirements

J C ENGR 4950Fundamentals of Civil Engineering Review1
J CMP SC 1002Introduction to Computing Tools: Matlab Skills1
J E ENGR 2300Introduction to Electrical Networks3
J E ENGR 2340Electrical Laboratory for Mechanical Engineers1
J E MATH 3260Probability and Statistics for Engineering3
J M ENGR 1413Introduction to Engineering Design: CAD2
J M ENGR 1414Introduction to Engineering Design: Project2
J M ENGR 2110Machine Shop, Fabrication, and Prototyping2
J M ENGR 2410Mechanics of Deformable Bodies3
J M ENGR 3110Mechanical Design and Machine Elements3
J M ENGR 3200Thermodynamics3
J M ENGR 3250Material Science for J M ENGR4
J M ENGR 3700Fluid Mechanics3
J M ENGR 3710Principles of Heat Transfer3
J M ENGR 3721Fluid Mechanics Laboratory1
J M ENGR 3722Heat Transfer Laboratory1
J M ENGR 4120Design of Thermal Systems3
J M ENGR 4170Dynamic Response of Physical Systems2
J M ENGR 4180Dynamic Response Laboratory1
J M ENGR 4110Mechanical Engineering Design Project3
J M ENGR 4310/J E ENGR 4410Control Systems I3
J M ENGR 4990Mechanical Engineering Senior Seminar1
Mechanical Engineering Electives 12
Total Hours61

Graduation Requirements

In addition to the requirements of the University of Missouri-St. Louis that apply to all candidates for undergraduate degrees, the student must earn a minimum campus grade point average of 2.0 and a minimum grade point average of 2.0 for all engineering courses attempted at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Sample Graduation Plan 

First Year
MATH 18005MATH 19005 
CHEM 11115HIST 1001 or 10023 
ENGR 101011EXPLORE – Social Sciences3 
ENGL 11003EXPLORE - Social Sciences23 
 14 14
Second Year
MATH 20005MATH 20203ENGR 23203
PHIL 22593ENGR 23103 
EXPLORE – Social Sciences3PHIL 33803 
 16 14 3
Third Year
J CMP SC 10021J M ENGR 14142J M ENGR 32504
J E MATH 31704J M ENGR 21102 
J E ENGR 23003J M ENGR 24103 
J E COMM 20001ENGL 31303 
CMP SCI 12503  
 12 10 4
Fourth Year
J M ENGR 14132J M ENGR 32003J M ENGR 41702
J E ENGR 23401J M ENGR 37003J M ENGR 41801
MATH 13203J M ENGR 301033 
J M ENGR 473033J M ENGR 490033 
 9 12 3
Fifth Year
J M ENGR 31103J M ENGR 37221J M ENGR 41103
J M ENGR 37103J M ENGR 41203 
J M ENGR 37211J C ENGR 49501 
J M ENGR 43103J M ENGR 470033 
J M ENGR 49901  
 11 8 3
Total Hours: 133

PLEASE NOTE: This plan is an example of what a four year plan could look like for a typical student. Placement exam scores in math as well as the completion of coursework may change the plan. It should not be used in the place of regular academic advising appointments. All students are encouraged to meet with their advisor each semester. All requirements are subject to change.