Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with Co-op

Cooperative Education Program

A Cooperative Education (Co-Op) is an optional program available at the College of Engineering where you have the opportunity to gain professional work experience before graduation. It is designed to give you the chance to apply the knowledge learned in the classroom to real life problems. You will be exposed to the latest technology and new ideas at a worksite helping you understand your field of work more extensively. During the Co-Op, you will make valuable connections with professionals in your field. A cooperative education can enhance and strengthen you academically, professionally and personally.

Summary of Requirements

University Requirements

All new students are required to complete the university's General Education (GenEd) curriculum.

All Temple students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses for a total of at least six credits. The writing-intensive course credits are counted as part of the major; they are not General Education (GenEd) or elective credits. The writing-intensive courses must be completed at Temple University and students may not transfer in credits to satisfy this requirement. The specific writing-intensive courses required for this major are: 

ENGR 2196Technical Communication3
or ENGR 2996 Honors Technical Communication by Design
ENGR 4196Senior Design Project I1
ENGR 4296Senior Design Project II3
or ENGR 4996 Honors Senior Design Project II

Department Requirements

Foundation Science & Math Courses for Mechanical Engineering
MATH 1041Calculus I4
or MATH 1941 Honors Calculus I
MATH 1042Calculus II4
or MATH 1942 Honors Calculus II
MATH 2043Calculus III4
or MATH 2943 Honors Calculus III
MATH 3041Differential Equations I3
PHYS 1061Elementary Classical Physics I4
or PHYS 1961 Honors Elementary Classical Physics I
PHYS 1062Elementary Classical Physics II4
or PHYS 1962 Honors Elementary Classical Physics II
CHEM 1035Chemistry for Engineers3
CHEM 1033General Chemistry Laboratory I1
or CHEM 1953 Honors Chemical Science Laboratory I
Required General Education Courses
Select one of the following:4
Analytical Reading and Writing
Analytical Reading and Writing: ESL
Honors Literature/Reading/Writing
IH 0851Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I3
or IH 0951 Honors Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I
IH 0852Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II3
or IH 0952 Honors Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II
GenEd 08xx or 09xx (U.S. Society)3
GenEd 08xx or 09xx (Global/World Society)3
GenEd 08xx or 09xx (Human Behavior)3
GenEd 08xx or 09xx (The Arts)3
GenEd 08xx or 09xx (Race and Diversity)3
Required Engineering Courses for Mechanical Engineering
MEE 2011Linear Systems3
MEE 2305Measurements & Dynamics Laboratory1
MEE 3301Machine Theory and Design3
MEE 3305Materials Laboratory1
MEE 3421Dynamic Systems3
MEE 3506Fluids and Energy Laboratory1
MEE 4572Heat and Mass Transfer3
Select one of the following:4
Mechanical Vibrations
and Vibrations and Controls Laboratory 1
Advanced Thermodynamics and Combustion
and Energy Conversion Laboratory 1
ECE 2112Electrical Devices & Systems I3
ECE 2113Electrical Devices & Systems I Lab1
ENGR 1101Introduction to Engineering & Engineering Technology3
or ENGR 1901 Honors Introduction to Engineering
ENGR 1117Engineering Graphics2
ENGR 2196Technical Communication3
or ENGR 2996 Honors Technical Communication by Design
ENGR 2331Engineering Statics3
or ENGR 2931 Honors Engineering Statics
ENGR 2332Engineering Dynamics3
ENGR 2333Mechanics of Solids3
or ENGR 2933 Honors Mechanics of Solids
ENGR 3001Engineering Economics3
ENGR 3117Computer-Aided Design (CAD)3
ENGR 3201Material Science for Engineers3
ENGR 3553Mechanics of Fluids3
or ENGR 3953 Honors Mechanics of Fluids
ENGR 3571Classical and Statistical Thermodynamics3
ENGR 4169Engineering Seminar1
ENGR 4196Senior Design Project I (WI)1
ENGR 4296Senior Design Project II (WI)3
or ENGR 4996 Honors Senior Design Project II
Mechanical Engineering Technical Electives6
Free Elective 26
Cooperative Education
ENGR 2181Co-Op Work Experience I3
ENGR 3181Co-Op Work Experience II3
Total Credit Hours130
1

Students in the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Program must take either of the following sequences of courses:

  • MEE 4422 (technical elective; offered every Fall semester) and MEE 4405 (lab elective)
    OR
  • MEE 4571 (technical elective; offered every Spring semester) and MEE 4506 (lab elective).
2

ENGR 3033 is highly recommended as the free elective. ENGR 3033 is offered every semester.

Suggested Academic Plan

Below is the five-year academic plan for the Co-Op program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. The minimum requirement for graduation is 130 semester hours.

Please note that this is a suggested academic plan. Depending on your situation, your academic plan may look different. 

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with Cooperative Education

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2016-2017 Academic Year

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
ENGR 1101 or 1901Introduction to Engineering Engineering Technology3
ENGR 1117Engineering Graphics2
MATH 1041 or 1941Calculus I4
PHYS 1061 or 1961Elementary Classical Physics I4
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]4
 Term Credit Hours17
Spring
CHEM 1035Chemistry for Engineers3
CHEM 1033 or 1953General Chemistry Laboratory I1
MATH 1042 or 1942Calculus II4
PHYS 1062 or 1962Elementary Classical Physics II4
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 2
Fall
ECE 2112Electrical Devices Systems I3
ECE 2113Electrical Devices Systems I Lab1
MATH 2043 or 2943Calculus III4
ENGR 2331 or 2931Engineering Statics3
IH 0851 or 0951Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I [GY]3
ENGR 2196 or 2996Technical Communication [WI]3
 Term Credit Hours17
Spring
ENGR 2332Engineering Dynamics3
MEE 2305Measurements Dynamics Laboratory1
MATH 3041Differential Equations I3
ENGR 3571Classical and Statistical Thermodynamics3
ENGR 2333 or 2933Mechanics of Solids3
IH 0852 or 0952Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II [GZ]3
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 3
Fall
ENGR 3553 or 3953Mechanics of Fluids3
MEE 3506Fluids and Energy Laboratory1
MEE 2011Linear Systems3
ENGR 3001Engineering Economics3
MEE 3301Machine Theory and Design3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
ENGR 3201Material Science for Engineers3
MEE 3305Materials Laboratory1
ENGR 3117Computer-Aided Design (CAD)3
MEE 3421Dynamic Systems3
ENGR 4169Engineering Seminar1
Mechanical Engineering Technical Elective #13
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours17
Year 4
Fall
ENGR 2181Co-Op Work Experience I3
 Term Credit Hours3
Spring
ENGR 3181Co-Op Work Experience II3
 Term Credit Hours3
Year 5
Fall
ENGR 4196Senior Design Project I [WI]1
MEE 4572Heat and Mass Transfer3
Select one of the following:14
Mechanical Vibrations 
OR Mechanical Engineering Technical Elective #2
 
GenEd Breadth Course3
Free Elective22
 Term Credit Hours13
Spring
ENGR 4296 or 4996Senior Design Project II [WI]3
Select one of the following:14
Advanced Thermodynamics and Combustion 
OR Mechanical Engineering Technical Elective #3
 
Free Elective23
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours13
 Total Credit Hours: 130
1

Either MEE 4422 & MEE 4405 (in Fall) OR MEE 4571 & MEE 4506 (in Spring) are required in the Mechanical Engineering Program. When the choice is made, one credit of free elective replaces the lab in the other term.

2

ENGR 3033 is highly recommended as the free elective. ENGR 3033 is offered every semester.

Approved Technical Electives

BIOE 3719Introduction to Bioengineering3
BIOE 3725Cell Biology for Engineers3
BIOE 4741Biomaterials for Engineers3
BIOL 3334Mammalian Physiology4
CEE 3711Environmental Engineering3
ENGR 4116Spacecraft Systems Engineering3
ENGR 4314Continuum Mechanics3
ENGR 4334Advanced Dynamical Systems3
ENGR 4576Computational Fluid Dynamics3
ENGR 4577Nanotechnology Solutions for a Sustainable Urban Environment3
MEE 3302Kinematics of Mechanisms3
MEE 4173Data Acquisition and Analysis for Engineers3
MEE 4311Mechanics of Composite Materials3
MEE 4312Deformation & Fracture of Engineering Materials3
MEE 4313Metallurgy3
MEE 4422
MEE 4405
Mechanical Vibrations
and Vibrations and Controls Laboratory
4
MEE 4512Compressible Fluid Dynamics3
MEE 4513Aerodynamics3
MEE 4571
MEE 4506
Advanced Thermodynamics and Combustion
and Energy Conversion Laboratory
4
MEE 4574Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning3
MEE 4575Renewable and Alternative Energy3
MEE 4576Photovoltaic System Design for Engineers3
MEE 4731Cardiovascular Fluid Dynamics3
MEE 4734Forensic Engineering3