# Undergraduate Curriculum Information

Three Mechanical Engineering degree options are offered at Yale.

**ABET-accredited B.S. in Mechanical Engineering:**This degree program is appropriate for students who plan on careers as practicing engineers in industry, consulting firms, and government. This program is also ideal for students who are considering a career in research or academia and plan to pursue graduate studies in Mechanical Engineering and related disciplines. Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.**B.S. in Engineering Sciences (Mechanical)****:**This degree program is suitable for students who wish to gain significant expertise in Mechanical Engineering while combining this interest with related disciplines, such as materials science, architecture, and computer science, where the engineering experiences complement the other area of study. Students with this degree can also pursue graduate studies in mechanical engineering, applied physics, applied mathematics, materials science, and other related fields.**B.A. in Engineering Sciences (Mechanical):**This degree program is intended to provide a solid background in science and technology for students who may be pursuing careers in business, law, medicine, journalism, or politics.

Examples of typical course sequences are presented below. Consultation with the program’s Director of Undergraduate Studies is expected to ensure the correct courses are taken by each enrolled student.

The Yale College requirements for the B.A. and B.S. degrees can be found here. The specific Mechanical Engineering degree requirements are detailed here.

No courses may be taken Cr/D/F and count toward one of the Mechanical Engineering degree options.

## ABET-accredited B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Typical Course Sequence

*Course Sequence for students with one year of Calculus*

This program requires 20 technical term courses beyond the 8 prerequisite courses (MATH 112, MATH 115, ENAS 151 (or MATH 120), PHYS 180 (or PHYS 200), PHYS 181 (or PHYS 201), PHYS 165L (or PHYS 205L), PHYS 166L (or PHYS 206L), and CHEM 161 or higher (or AP score of 4 or 5).

## ABET-accredited B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Typical Course Sequence

*Course Sequence for students who start with MATH 112*

This program requires 20 courses (18.5 credits) beyond the 8 prerequisite courses (MATH 112, MATH 115, ENAS 151 (or MATH 120), PHYS 180 (or PHYS 200), PHYS 181 (or PHYS 201), PHYS 165L (or PHYS 205L), PHYS 166L (or PHYS 206L), and CHEM 161 or higher (or AP score of 4 or 5).

## B.S. in Engineering Sciences (Mechanical) Typical Course Sequence

*Course Sequence for students who start with one year of Calculus*

This program requires 12 technical term courses beyond the 7 prerequisite courses (MATH 112, MATH 115, ENAS 151 (or MATH 120), PHYS 180 (or PHYS 200), PHYS 181 (or PHYS 201), PHYS 165L (or PHYS 205L), and PHYS 166L (or PHYS 206L).

## B.S. in Engineering Sciences (Mechanical) Typical Course Sequence

*Course Sequence for students who start with MATH 112*

This program requires 12 technical term courses beyond the 7 prerequisite courses (MATH 112, MATH 115, ENAS 151 (or MATH 120), PHYS 180 (or PHYS 200), PHYS 181 (or PHYS 201), PHYS 165L (or PHYS 205L), and PHYS 166L (or PHYS 206L).

## B.A. in Engineering Sciences (Mechanical) Typical Course Sequence

*Course Sequence for students who start with one year of Calculus*

This program requires 8 technical term courses beyond the 4 prerequisite courses (MATH 112, MATH 115, PHYS 170 (or PHYS 180) and PHYS 171 (or PHYS 181)).

## B.A. in Engineering Sciences (Mechanical) Typical Course Sequence

*Course Sequence for students who start with MATH 112*

This program requires 8 technical term courses beyond the 4 prerequisite courses (MATH 112, MATH 115, PHYS 170 (or PHYS 180) and PHYS 171 (or PHYS 181)).