Mechanical Engineering SF Scholars Roadmap

The San Francisco State Scholars program provides undergraduate students with an accelerated pathway to a graduate degree. Students in this program pursue a bachelor’s and master’s degree simultaneously. This program allows students to earn graduate credit while in their junior and/or senior year, reducing the number of semesters required for completion of a master’s degree.

This roadmap is a suggested plan of study and does not replace meeting with an advisor. Please note that students may need to adjust the actual sequence of courses based on course availability. Please consult an advisor in your major program for further guidance.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterUnits
ENG 114 Writing the First Year: Finding Your Voice (A2) 1 3
ENGR 100 Introduction to Engineering (Major Core) 1
ENGR 101 Engineering Graphics (Major Core) 1
MATH 226 Calculus I (Major Core, B4) 2 4
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) 3,4 3
GE Area C 3
Spring Semester
Select One (Major Core): 3-5
General Chemistry I: Essential Concepts of Chemistry  
Chemistry for Energy and the Environment (B1, B3, ES)  
ENGR 103 Introduction to Computers (Major Core) 1
MATH 227 Calculus II (Major Core) 4
PHYS 220
PHYS 222
General Physics with Calculus I
and General Physics with Calculus I Laboratory (Major Core, B1, B3)
GE Area C 3
Second Year
Fall Semester
ENGR 102 Statics (Major Core) 3
ENGR 200 Materials of Engineering (Major Core) 3
MATH 228 Calculus III (Major Core) 4
PHYS 230
PHYS 232
General Physics with Calculus II
and General Physics with Calculus II Laboratory (Major Core)
GE Area B: Life Science (B2) 3
Spring Semester
ENGR 201 Dynamics (Major Core) 4 3
ENGR 205
ENGR 206
Electric Circuits
and Circuits and Instrumentation Laboratory (Major Core) 4
MATH 245 Elementary Differential Equations and Linear Algebra (Major Core) 3
PHYS 240
PHYS 242
General Physics with Calculus III
and General Physics with Calculus III Laboratory (Major Core)
Modular Elective - Take Three 5 3
Third Year
Summer Semester
GE Area D 3
Fall Semester
ENGR 300 Engineering Experimentation (Major Core) 6 3
ENGR 303 Engineering Thermodynamics (Major Core) 3
ENGR 307 Systems Dynamics and Mechanical Vibrations (Major Core) 3
ENGR 309 Mechanics of Solids (Major Core) 3
GE Area F ± 3
Spring Semester
ENGR 302 Experimental Analysis (Major Core) 6 1
ENGR 304 Mechanics of Fluids (Major Core) 3
ENGR 364 Materials and Manufacturing Processes (Major Core) 3
Select One Set of Courses (Major Emphasis Elective): 4
Process Instrumentation and Control
and Instrumentation and Process Control Laboratory
Control Systems
and Control Systems Laboratory
GE Area C 3
GE Area D 3
Fourth Year
Summer Semester
GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 7 3
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 7 3
Fall Semester
ENGR 464 Mechanical Design (Major Core) 3
ENGR 467 Heat Transfer (Major Core) 3
ENGR 696 Engineering Design Project I (Major Core) 8 1
ENGR 800 Research Methodology (Graduate Core) 3
Major Upper-Division Elective - Take One 9 3
Graduate Elective - Take One 10 3
Spring Semester
ENGR 463 Thermal Power Systems (Major Core) 3
ENGR 697GW Engineering Design Project II - GWAR (Major Core) 2
ENGR 860 Applied Engineering Analysis (Graduate Core) 3
Major Upper-Division Electives – Take Two 9 6
Graduate Elective - Take One 10 3
Fifth Year
Fall Semester
Graduate Elective - Take Two 10 6
Select One: 3
Research (if taking ENGR 898)  
Graduate Elective (if taking ENGR 895) 10
Spring Semester
Graduate Elective - Take Two 10 6
Select One (Culminating Experience): 3
Applied Research Project  
Master's Thesis  
 Total Units156-158