(101 credits)

  • Students majoring in Engineering follow a modified General Education program based on the New Paltz GE program in effect at the time of matriculation. In all cases, modifications meet or exceed SUNY's minimum General Education requirement and are reflected in students' progress reports.
  • A minimum of 125 credits is required to complete the Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Students may not enroll in any engineering course unless all prerequisites have been met with a grade of C- or better.
  • Students are required to earn a grade of C- or better in any Math/Science Foundation, Core Engineering, or Core Mechanical Engineering course and a grade of D- or better in any Advanced Mechanical Engineering course used to satisfy Mechanical Engineering major requirements.
Math/Science Foundation Courses (33 Credits)
MAT251Calculus I 4
MAT252Calculus II 4
MAT353Calculus III4
MAT359Ordinary Differential Equations 3
MAT362Linear Algebra 3
MAT380Applied Probability and Statistics3
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab
General Physics 1
and Physics 1 Laboratory
General Physics 2
and General Physics 2 Lab
Core Engineering Courses (17 Credits)
EGG101Introduction to Engineering Science 3
EGC251C/C++ Programming3
Circuit Analysis
and Circuits Laboratory
EGE331Computer Simulation3
EGG408Senior Design Project I 12
EGG409Sr Design Project 2 12
Core Mechanical Engineering Courses (24 Credits)
EGM213Dynamics Laboratory1
EGM221Engineering Materials3
EGM311Kinematics of Machines3
EGM322Mechanics of Materials3
EGM323Materials Lab1
EGM332Fluid Mechanics3
EGM333Thermo-Fluids Lab1
Advanced Mechanical Engineering Courses (27 Credits)
EGM302Intro to Finite Element Analysis3
EGM312System Dynamics3
EGM334Heat Transfer3
EGM335Thermo System Design3
or EGM336 HVAC
EGM340Mechanical Measurements3
Professional Electives 212
Total Credits101

Seniors must register for EGG408 Senior Design Project I and EGG409 Sr Design Project 2 during each of the last two semesters preceding their graduation. A single project under the direction of a single faculty member will be spread over the two semesters. This project should provide a meaningful engineering design experience and should draw on the student's cumulative technical background.


Professional electives must be chosen from the Division of Engineering Programs' list of approved courses or from its upper-division (300- or 400-level) course offerings. Students must meet all necessary prerequisite coursework and obtain their advisor's approval prior to taking any Professional Elective.