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Applied Mechanics


Bachelor of Science in Applied Mechanics

The requirement for this degree is 128 units. A grade point average of C (2.0) is required in all upper division engineering courses. This program is administered by the staff of the Departments of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering. Students may register in either of these two departments and still qualify for this degree. See the common requirements for undergraduate degrees section.

First Year, First SemesterUnits
CHEM 105aLGeneral Chemistry4
MATH 125Calculus I4
WRIT 140*Writing and Critical Reasoning4
General education*Social Issues4

First Year, Second SemesterUnits
MATH 126Calculus II4
PHYS 151LFundamentals of Physics I: Mechanics and Thermodynamics4
ElectivesApproved electives in computer programming4
General education4

Second Year, First SemesterUnits
CE 205Statics2
MATH 226Calculus III4
PHYS 152Fundamentals of Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism4
General education8

Second Year, Second SemesterUnits
CE 225Mechanics of Deformable Bodies3
MATH 245Mathematics of Physics and Engineering I4
PHYS 153LFundamentals of Physics III: Optics and Modern Physics4
General education4

Third Year, First SemesterUnits
AME 310Engineering Thermodynamics I3
CE 325Dynamics3
EE 326LEssentials of Electrical Engineering4
MATH 445Mathematics of Physics and Engineering II4

Third Year, Second SemesterUnits
AME 341aMechoptronics Laboratory I3
CE 309Fluid Mechanics3
General education4

Fourth Year, First SemesterUnits
AME 441aLSenior Projects Laboratory3
WRIT 340Advanced Writing4

Fourth Year, Second SemesterUnits
Electives**Free electives4

*Taken concurrently.

**The choice of free electives in the fourth year requires approval of the administering department.

Master of Science in Applied Mechanics

See the listing in the Civil Engineering section.