Nov 29, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

TSAP in Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E., VU)


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We are excited that you are pursuing a Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.) with a major in Mechanical Engineering.  You have taken an important step in this process by completing your TSAP Associate degree in Mechanical Engineering at Vincennes University. We are ready to help you start this leg of your journey.  The Purdue Fort Wayne TSAP on-campus program is designed with you, the learner, in mind. 

The Mechanical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

At the time you are admitted to the B.S. program, you will declare your major with the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering.

Program Requirements

  1. Completion of the TSAP A.S. degree at Vincennes University is required for admission to the TSAP B.S. degree; maximum transfer of credits is set at 74 for the B.S.M.E. degree.
  2. No courses, beyond requirements for TSAP A.S. degree, are required for admission to the B.S. program. List of Major and supporting courses required at PFW
  3. The required courses in ENGR, ME, and ECE as well as the technical elective courses must have a combined minimum GPA of 2.0.
  4. All students in the B.S.M.E. with a major in Mechanical Engineering program are expected to meet the same student learning outcomes and program requirements. Additional program requirements exist for all students in the B.S.M.E. with a major in Mechanical Engineering; see the Program Description page for Mechanical Engineering. 
  5. You are responsible for satisfying the graduation requirements specified for your selected program.  Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies and procedures governing your academic career.  All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the appropriate chair or dean.
  6. List of Major and supporting courses required at PFW; total credits in program = 120.

Mechanical Engineering Major Requirements: Credits 54


  • General Education course, see Academic Advisor for list of approved Area B5, B6, or B7 options (3)
  • ME 16000    Solid Modeling (2)
  • ME 29300    Measurement & Instrumentation (2)
  • ME 30100    Thermodynamics II (3)
  • ME 30300    Materials Science and Engineering (2) 
  • ME 30400    Mechanics & Masterials Lab (1)
  • ME 31800    Fluid Mechanics (3)
  • ME 31900    Fluid Mechanics Lab (1)
  • ME 32100    Heat Transfer (3)
  • ME 32200    Heat Transfer Lab (1)
  • ME 33100    System Dynamics (3)
  • ME 33300    Automatic Control Systems (3)
  • ME 36100    Kinematics & Dynamics of Machinery (3)
  • ME 36900    Design of Machine Elements (3)
  • ME 48700    Senior Design I (3)
  • ME 48800    Senior Design II (3)

Mechanical Engineering Electives

  • Select 5 additional courses (15 credits); see Academic Advisor for list of approved ME Electives or Mechanical Engineering program description page.  You will select 4 courses from group 1 and one course from group 2.

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