Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Roadmap

129 Total Units Required
Minimum number of units in major: 95

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
CHEM 180 Chemistry for the Energy and the Environment 3
ENG 114 First Year Composition 2 3
ENGR 100 Introduction to Engineering 1
ENGR 101 Engineering Graphics 1
MATH 226 Calculus I 4
Area D: Social Sciences: U.S. and California Government (D3) or U.S. History (D2) 1 3
Second Semester
ENGR 103 Introduction to Computers 1
MATH 227 Calculus II 4
PHYS 220
PHYS 222
General Physics with Calculus I
and General Physics with Calculus I Laboratory
Area A: Oral Communications (A1) 3
Area B: Life Science (B2) 3
Area D: Social Sciences (D1) 3
Third Semester
ENG 214 Second Year Written Composition: English 3
ENGR 102 Statics 3
ENGR 200 Materials of Engineering 3
MATH 228 Calculus III 4
PHYS 230
PHYS 232
General Physics with Calculus II
and General Physics with Calculus II Laboratory
Fourth Semester
ENGR 201 Dynamics 3
ENGR 205
ENGR 206
Electric Circuits
and Circuits and Instrumentation Laboratory 3
ENGR 290 Modular Elective 1
MATH 245 Elementary Differential Equations and Linear Algebra 3
PHYS 240
PHYS 242
General Physics with Calculus III
and General Physics with Calculus III Laboratory
Fifth Semester
ENGR 300 Engineering Experimentation 3
ENGR 303 Engineering Thermodynamics 3
ENGR 305 Linear Systems Analysis 3
ENGR 309 Mechanics of Solids 3
Area C: Arts (C1) or Humanities (C2) 3
Area D: Social Sciences: U.S. and California Government (D3) or U.S. History (D2) 3
Sixth Semester
ENGR 302 Experimental Analysis 1
ENGR 304 Mechanics of Fluids 3
ENGR 364 Materials and Manufacturing Processes 3
Major Upper Division Electives 3
Area C: Arts (C1) 3
Area C: Literature (C3) 3
Seventh Semester
ENGR 446
ENGR 447
Control Systems Laboratory
or Process Instrumentation and Control and Instrumentation and Process Control Laboratory
ENGR 464 Mechanical Design 3
ENGR 467 Heat Transfer 3
ENGR 696 Engineering Design Project I 4 1
Major Upper Division Electives 3
Upper Division Social Sciences: UD–D (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Eighth Semester
ENGR 463 Thermal Power Systems 3
ENGR 697GW Engineering Design Project II-GWAR 5 2
Major Upper Division Electives 3
Upper Division Arts and/or Humanities: UD–C (Consider SF Studies Course) 3
SF Studies or University Elective 3
 Total Units130

To avoid taking additional units, it is recommended that you meet LLD and SFSU Studies requirements (AERM, GP, ES, SJ) within your GE               


ENG 114 can only be taken if you complete Directed Self-Placement (DSP) and select ENG 114; if you choose ENG 104/ENG 105 through DSP you will satisfy A2 upon successful completion of ENG 105 in the second semester; multilingual students may be advised into alternative English courses


Area A3 (Critical Thinking) is satisfied upon completion of ENGR 205 and ENGR 201 or ENGR 213


 Students must complete 21 units of upper-division engineering units before registering for ENGR 696


You must take at least one GWAR (GW) course

Upper Division Major Electives

ENGR 306Electromechanical Systems3
ENGR 410Process Instrumentation and Control3
ENGR 411Instrumentation and Process Control Laboratory1
ENGR 415Mechatronics3
ENGR 416Mechatronics Lab1
ENGR 432Finite Element Methods in Structural and Continuum Mechanics3
ENGR 441Fundamentals of Composite Materials3
ENGR 446Control Systems Laboratory1
ENGR 447Control Systems3
ENGR 461Mechanical and Structural Vibrations3
ENGR 465Principles of HVAC3
ENGR 466Gas Dynamics and Boundary Layer Flow3
ENGR 468Applied Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics3
ENGR 469Alternative and Renewable Energy Systems3
ENGR 610Engineering Cost Analysis3
ENGR 699Independent Study1-2
ENGR 820Energy Resources and Sustainability3
ENGR 863Advanced Thermal-fluids3
ENGR 865Energy-Efficient Buildings3
ENGR 866Air Quality Engineering3
ENGR 867Energy Auditing and Measurement and Verification3
ENGR 871Advanced Electrical Power Systems3