Loyola University Maryland

Department of Engineering

Mechanical Engineering Concentration

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According to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), "Mechanical engineers create and develop mechanical systems for all of humankind. Concerned with the principles of force, energy, and motion, mechanical engineers use their knowledge of design, manufacturing, and operational processes to advance the world around us – enhancing safety, economic vitality, and enjoyment throughout the world." 

More information about the field of mechanical engineering, including short interviews with practicing professionals, is available at the Sloan Career Cornerstone Center.

Requirements and guidelines for a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, with a concentration in mechanical engineering:

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

  • EG 101 Intro. to Engineering
  • MA 251 Calculus I
  • PH 201 General Physics I
  • PH 291 Gen. Physics Lab I 
  • WR 100 Effective Writing
  • Language Core

Spring Semester

  • Social Science Core
  • MA 252 Calculus II
  • PH 202 General Physics II
  • PH 292 Gen. Physics Lab II
  • HS 101 History of Modern Western Civilization
  • Language Core

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

  • CH 101 General Chemistry I
  • CH 105 Gen. Chemistry Lab I
  • EG 031 Linear Circuit Analysis Lab
  • EG 331 Linear Circuit Analysis
  • EG 301 Statics
  • MA 351 Calculus III
  • PL 201- Foundations of Philosophy
  • EG 120 MATLAB Tools for Engineering and Science

Spring Semester

  • EG 051 Materials Science Lab
  • EG 302 Dynamics
  • EG 351 Intro. to Engineering Materials
  • EG 380 Thermodynamics
  • MA 304 Differential Equations
  • MA 301 Introduction to Linear Algebra
  • EG 130 Excel Tools for Engineering and Science

Junior Year

Fall Semester

  • EG 390 Experimental Methods
  • EG 320 Solid Mechanics Lab
  • EG 420 Solid Mechanics
  • EG 381 Probability & Statistics
  • EN 101 Understanding Literature
  • Engineering Concentration Elective
  • Engineering Elective

Spring Semester

  • EG 441 Engineering Systems Analysis
  • PL 200-Level Philosophical Perspectives Course
  • English Core
  • History Core
  • EG 426 Computer-Aided
  • Simulation and Design
  • Engineering Concentration Elective

Senior Year

Fall Semester

  • EG 497 Engineering Design Project I
  • TH 201 Introduction to Theology
  • Fine Arts Core
  • Social Science Core
  • Engineering Concentration Elective
  • Non-Departmental Elective

Spring Semester

  • EG 498 Engineering Design Project II
  • Ethics CoreTheology Core
  • Engineering Concentration Elective
  • Non-Departmental Elective
  • Non-Departmental Elective

The engineering and non-departmental electives may be taken in any order, but consideration should be given to the affect this will have on selection of a capstone design project in EG 497-498 during the senior year. The senior design topic must be derived from the 400-level engineering courses that have been taken prior to beginning the senior design sequence. These courses form the technical basis for the project. The junior and senior years should be planned during the second semester sophomore year when the students choose between either Materials Engineering or Mechanical Engineering.

Mechanical Engineering:

  • EG 421 Fluid Mechanics
  • EG 422 Heat and Mass Transfer
  • EG 423 Engineering Materials and Manufacturing Processes
  • EG 424 Mechanical Design
  • EG 429 Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering