Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering Course Descriptions

For a listing of credits, prerequisites and descriptions for each course, see the WSU Catalog.

Textbook Information: The Master Syllabus describes the recommended textbook(s). Please refer to the “Instructor Syllabus” provided after enrollment for the actual textbook(s) required for your course. 

 Course Number  Course TitleCourse Syllabus
Lower-Division Courses
 Mech
101
 Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Mech 101
 Mech
103
 Engineering Graphics Mech 103
 Mech
211
 Statics Mech 211
 

Mech
212

 

Dynamics Mech 212
 Mech
215
 Mechanics of Materials Mech 215
 Mech
251
 Numerical Computing for Engineers Mech 251
Upper-Division Courses
 Mech
301
 Thermodynamics Mech 301
 

Mech 
303

 

Fluid Mechanics Mech 303
 Mech
304
 Instrumentation and Measurement Mech 304
 Mech
309
 Introduction to Engineering Materials Mech 309
 Mech
310
 Introduction to Design and Manufacturing Mech 310
 Mech
314 [M]
 Design Process Mech 314
 Mech
 348
 Dynamic Systems and Control Mech 348
 Mech
 402
 Thermal Systems Design Mech 402
 Mech
 404
 Heat Transfer Mech 404
 Mech
414
 Machine Design Mech 414
 Mech
416 [M]
 Mechanical Systems Design I Mech 416
 Mech
417 [CAPS][T]
 Mechanical Systems Design II Mech 417
 Mech
441
 Fundamentals of Renewable Energy Mech 441
 Mech
442
 Advanced Thermal Systems Mech 442
 Mech
483
 Topics in Mechanical Engineering 
 Mech
495
 Internship in Mechanical Engineering 
 Mech
499
 Special Problems 
Technical Electives by Option Areas
Micro and Nano Technology Option
 Mech
431
 Semiconductor Devices Mech 431
 Mech
438
 Microfabrication Technology Mech 438_538
 Mech
450
 Advanced Topics in Micro and
Nano Technology
 Mech 450_550
Design and Manufacturing Option
 Mech
476
 Advanced Manufacturing EngineeringMech 476_576 
 Mech
485
 Computer-aided Engineering Mech 485
 Mech
489
 Material Failure in Mechanical Design Mech 489
Mechatronics Option
 Mech
405
 Introduction to Microcontrollers Mech 405
 Mech
467
 Automation Mech 467
 Mech
468
 Robotics  Mech 468
Renewable Energy Option
    Core Courses:
 Mech
441
 Fundamentals of Renewable EnergyMech 441
 ECE 
421
 Microsystems in Renewable EnergyECE 421
    Supporting Courses (two selected from):
 CS 
351
 Introduction to Database SystemsCS 351
 CS
455
 Introduction to Computer NetworksCS 455
 Mech 
405
 Introduction to MicrocontrollersMech 405
 Mech
468
 RoboticsMech 468
 Mech
431
 Semiconductor DevicesMech 431
 Mech
438
 Microfabrication TechnologyMech 438_538
 ECE 
411
 Energy SystemsECE 411

For a listing of credits, prerequisites and descriptions for each course, see the WSU Catalog.

[M] indicates that this is a writing in the major type course. The course will require writing related to the major of the student.

[T] indicates an Internal Capstone course.  This is the culminating course for the Mechanical Engineering program.