Sample Course Schedules

Many courses have prerequisites, and therefore, the sequence in which courses are taken may be important.  The following sample course plans show one sequence which satisfies the prerequisites for the specified courses.  However, each student must develop a complete course plan in consultation with his or her academic advisor. Please note that courses in bold are required MEAM courses.

Choose according to the year you began at Penn Engineering:

Entered Fall 2010 or after

Freshman Year

CUs Fall   CUs Spring
1.5 MEAM 110/147 Intro to Mechanics & Lab   1.5 PHYS 151 Prin of Physics II & Lab
1 MATH 104-007 Calculus I   1 MATH 114-002 Calculus II
1.5 CHEM 101/053 Intro to Chemistry & Lab   1 Professional elective (e.g., ENGR 105 or MEAM 101)
1

Social Science/Humanities Elective

  1 Writing Requirement
  [Students with AP credit for MEAM 110 may take ENGR 105 and/or MEAM 101. Students with AP credit for MATH 104 should take MATH 114.]   1 Natural Science Elective

Sophomore Year

CUs Fall   CUs Spring
1 MEAM 210 Stats & Strengths of Materials   1 MEAM 203 Thermodynamics I
.5 MEAM 247 Mech. Engineering Lab I   1 MEAM 211 Eng. Mechanics: Dynamics
1 MATH 240 Calculus III   .5 MEAM 248 Mech Engineering Lab I
1 EAS 203 Engineering Ethics   1

MATH 241 Calculus IV or

ENM 251 Analytical Methods for Eng

1 ENGR 105 or other programming course
  1 Social Science/Humanities Elective
1 Professional elective      

Junior Year

CUs Fall   CUs Spring
1 MEAM 302 Fluid Mechanics   1 MEAM 333 Heat & Mass Transfer
1 MEAM 354 Mechanics of Solids   1 MEAM 321 Vibrations
1 MEAM 347 Mech Eng Design Lab   1 MEAM 348 Mech Eng Design Lab
1 Social Science/Humanities Elective   1 Upper-level MEAM course
1 Free Elective   1 Math Elective

Senior Year

CUs Fall   CUs Spring
1 MEAM 445 Mech Eng Design Projects   1 MEAM 446 Mech Eng Design Projects
1 Upper-level MEAM course   1 Upper-level MEAM course
1 Professional Elective   1 Professional Elective
1 Social Science/Humanities Elective   1 Social Science/Humanities Elective
1 Free Elective   1 Free Elective
Entered Fall 2008 or Fall 2009

Freshman Year

CUs Fall   CUs Spring
1.5 MEAM 110/147 Intro to Mechanics & Lab   1.5 PHYS 151 Prin of Physics II & Lab
1 MATH 104 Calculus I   1 MATH 114 Calculus II
1.5 CHEM 101/053 Intro to Chemistry & Lab   1 ENGR 105 Intro to Sci Comp and/or
MEAM 101 Intro to Mech Design
1 Social Science/Humanities Elective   1 Writing Requirement
      1 Natural Science Elective

Sophomore Year

CUs Fall   CUs Spring
1 MEAM 210 Stats & Strengths of Materials   1 MEAM 203 Thermodynamics I
.5 MEAM 247 Mech Engineering Lab Ia   1 MEAM 211 Eng. Mechanics: Dynamics
1 MATH 240 Calculus III   .5 MEAM 247 Mech Engineering Lab Ib
1 Professional Elective   1 MATH 241 Calculus IV
1 Social Science/Humanities Elective   1 Social Science/Humanities Elective

Junior Year

CUs Fall   CUs Spring
1 MEAM 302 Fluid Mechanics   1 MEAM 333 Heat & Mass Transfer
1 MEAM 321 Vibrations   1 MEAM 354 Mechanics of Solids
1 MEAM 347 Mech Eng Design Lab   1 MEAM 348 Mech Eng Design Lab
1 Social Science/Humanities Elective   1 Upper-level MEAM course
1 Free Elective   1 Math Elective

Senior Year

CUs Fall   CUs Spring
1 MEAM 445 Mech Eng Design Projects   1 MEAM 446 Mech Eng Design Projects
1 Upper-level MEAM course   1 Upper-level MEAM course
1 Professional Elective   1 Professional Elective
1 Social Science/Humanities Elective   1 Social Science/Humanities Elective
1 Free Elective   1 Free Elective