Mechanical Engineering Degree Requirements

The department of Mechanical Engineering, in conjunction with its various constituencies, has clearly-defined program objectives consistent with Gonzaga University's mission statement.

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering: 138 Credits

First Year, Fall

ENSC 191 Engineering First-Year Seminar I 3 credits
CHEM 101/101L General Chemistry I and Lab 4 credits
MATH 157 Calculus and Analytical Geometry I 4 credits
PHIL 101 Reasoning 3 credits
Core Broadening Requirement 3 credits

First Year, Spring

ENSC 192 Engineering First-Year Seminar II 3 credits
ENSC 205 Statics 3 credits
MATH 258 Calculus and Analytical Geometry II 4 credits
PHYS 103/103L Scientific Physics I and Lab 5 credits
PHIL 201 Philosophy of Human Nature 3 credits

Second Year, Fall

MENG 221 Materials Engineering 3 credits
MENG 291/291L Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Design and Lab 3 credits
MATH 259 Calculus and Analytical Geometry III 4 credits
PHYS 204/204L Scientific Physics II and Lab 5 credits
RELI --- Christianity/Catholic Traditions 3 credits

Second Year, Spring

ENSC 244 Computer Methods for Engineering 3 credits
ENSC 306 Dynamics 3 credits
MATH 260 Ordinary Differential Equations 3 credits
MATH 321 Statistics for Experimentalists 3 credits
Core Ethics Requirement 3 credits
RELI --- World/Comparative Religions 3 credits

Third Year, Fall

MENG 321 Thermodynamics I 3 credits
MENG 301/301L Manufacturing Processes & Lab 3 credits
ENSC 301 Mechanics of Materials I 3 credits
ENSC 371 Advanced Engineering Math 3 credits
ENSC 352 Fluid Mechanics 3 credits
Core Broadening Requirement 3 credits

Third Year, Spring

ENSC 300 Engineering Economics 2 credits
MENG 322 Thermodynamics II 3 credits
MENG 330 Machine Design 3 credits
MENG 341 Heat Transfer 3 credits
EENG 201/201L Circuit Analysis I and Lab 4 credits
Core Broadening Requirement 3 credits

Fourth Year, Fall

ENSC 491 Senior Design Project I 2 credits
MENG 411/411L Measurements and Instrumentation I and Lab 4 credits
MENG 434 Vibration Engineering 3 credits
MENG 461 System Dynamics and Control 3 credits
Technical Elective 3 credits
Core Integration Seminar 3 credits

Fourth Year, Spring

ENSC 400 Fundamentals of Engineering Exam
Must also take WA Fundamentals of Engineering Examination
0 credits
ENSC 492 Senior Design Project II 3 credits
MENG 412/412L Measurements and Instrumentation II and Lab 4 credits
Technical Electives (2) 6 credits

Technical Electives

The courses used to satisfy the technical elective requirements must normally be selected from the following list. However, students may take other courses for technical elective credits but only with the prior approval of both the student’s academic advisor and the chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. The actual technical elective courses offered from the list below varies from year to year and the department may on occasion offer one or more preapproved technical elective courses that are not listed below. Courses other than MENG courses may have pre and/or co-requisites that are outside of the normal mechanical engineering curriculum. Students wishing to take these courses should plan well in advance in order to comply with all admission requirements prior to enrolling in the course.

  • MENG 435 Applications in Vibrations
  • MENG 442 Advanced Heat Transfer
  • MENG 445 Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning
  • MENG 447 Advanced Energy Systems
  • MENG 450 Topics in Machine Design
  • MENG 456 Design for Manufacturing
  • MENG 465 Introduction to Finite Elements
  • MENG 467 Designing with Polymers and Composites
  • MENG 477 Material Selection for Design
  • MENG 480 Advanced Fluid Mechanics
  • MENG 484 Manufacturing Systems
  • CENG 301 Structural Analysis I
  • CENG 390 Structural Analysis II
  • EENG 412 Digital Control Systems
  • ENSC 405 Engineering Project Management
  • ENSC 413 Automation
  • PHYS 307 Optics
  • PHYS 402 Advanced Mechanics
  • PHYS 450 Statistical Physics