Minor in Mechanical Engineering

The purpose of the Minor in Mechanical Engineering is to give students from science and other branches of engineering the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of mechanical engineering, to broaden their understanding of science and engineering, and to prepare them for new technological developments such as material science and nanotechnology. Additional knowledge in control and robotics, mechanical design, or thermal-fluids may be acquired through electives. Students interested in the Minor in Mechanical Engineering must meet with the program coordinator and complete the Mechanical Engineering Minor Program Approval Form. Revision of the form requires the approval of the program coordinator.

All coursework used to satisfy the requirements of the minor must be completed with a GPA of 2.0 or better.

Mechanical Engineering, Minor — 21 units

Prerequisite Requirements (32 units)

The minor is intended for students who have satisfied the following prerequisite requirements:

MATH 226Calculus I4
MATH 227Calculus II4
MATH 228Calculus III4
MATH 245Elementary Differential Equations and Linear Algebra3
PHYS 220
PHYS 222
General Physics with Calculus I
and General Physics with Calculus I Laboratory
PHYS 230
PHYS 232
General Physics with Calculus II
and General Physics with Calculus II Laboratory
PHYS 240
PHYS 242
General Physics with Calculus III
and General Physics with Calculus III Laboratory
CHEM 115General Chemistry I: Essential Concepts of Chemistry5

The minor may be satisfied by a minimum of 21 units (not including prerequisite units) distributed as follows:

Core Requirements (15 units)

ENGR 102Statics3
ENGR 200Materials of Engineering3
ENGR 201Dynamics3
ENGR 303Engineering Thermodynamics3
ENGR 309Mechanics of Solids3

Electives (6 units)

Approved upper division Mechanical Engineering courses, all within one of the Mechanical Engineering Focus areas. No upper division course from the major can be double-counted towards meeting the elective requirements of the minor or second major. There must be prior approval from the program head.

To earn the Minor in Mechanical Engineering, a student must complete at least 12 of the required 21 core and elective units at SF State. Each of the courses in the minor must be taken for a letter grade (CR/NC is not acceptable).