School of Engineering

Minor in Mechanical Engineering

The purpose of the proposed aggregate courses is to give students from science and other branches of engineering of opportunity to learn the fundamentals of mechanical engineering, to broaden their understanding of science and engineering, and to prepare them for new technological developments such as material science and nanotechnology. Additional knowledge in control and robotics, mechanical design, or thermal-fluids may be acquired through electives. Students interested in the Mechanical Engineering minor must meet with the Program Head of Mechanical Engineering and complete the Mechanical Engineering Minor Program Approval Form Download [PDF 24 KB]. Revision of the form requires the approval of the Program Head.

The minor is intended for students who have satisfied the following prerequisite requirements:

Math 226Calculus I (4)
Math 227Calculus II (4)
Phys220/222General Physics with Calculus I & Lab (4)
Phys240/232General Physics with Calculus III & Lab (4)
Chem 115General Chemistry I: Essential Concepts of Chemistry (5)

The minor may be satisfied by a minimum of 21 units (not including prerequisite units) distributed as follows:

Core requirements
ENGR 102 Statics (3)
ENGR 200 Materials of Engineering (3)
ENGR 201 Dynamics (3)
ENGR 303 Engineering Thermodynamics (3)
ENGR 309 Mechanics of Solids (3)
15 units
Approved upper division Mechanical Engineering courses, all within one of the Mechanical Engineering Focus areas, and not used to satisfy requirements in another major. There must be prior approval from the Head of Mechanical Engineering.
6 units
Total21 units

To earn a minor in Mechanical Engineering, a student must complete at least 12 of the required 21 core and elective units at SFSU. All courses in the minor must be taken with letter grades (CR/NC is not acceptable).

Last Update: 01/20/2011

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