The Mechanical Engineering department offers many electives that allow students to either pursue a general mechanical engineering education or tailor a program of study towards a concentration in either thermal sciences or mechanical systems.

Core Engineering Courses

  • Engineering Orientation
  • Professional Seminar
  • Fundamentals of Graphics
  • Introduction to Design Techniques
  • Introduction to Scientific Programming
  • Statics
  • Dynamics
  • Strength of Materials
  • Engineering Materials
  • Analytical Methods in Engineering
  • Electrical Circuits I
  • Basic Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Introduction to Fluid Mechanics

Mechanical Engineering Courses

  • Computational Tools for Mechanical Engineers
  • Basic Heat Transfer
  • Fluid Mechanics Laboratory
  • Mechanical Design I
  • Materials and Processes in Manufacturing
  • Design of Machine Elements
  • Computer-Aided Engineering Laboratory
  • Control & Design of Mechatronic Systems
  • Introductory Statistics for Physical Sciences & Engineering Students
  • Introduction to Control Systems
  • Senior Design Project

Technical Electives

Students can select technical electives courses based on their particular area(s) of interests.  The elective offerings are in two broad areas of thermal sciences and mechanical sciences. Students can choose from courses that cover topics such as:

  • Thermal-Fluid Engineering
  • Finite Elements
  • Vibrations
  • Robotics
  • Biomechanical Engineering
  • Internal Combustion Engines

Math and Science

Students will take the following courses:

  • Calculus I, II, and III
  • Calculus-Based Physics I and II with labs
  • Chemistry for Engineering

General Education Requirements

All UWM students are responsible for completing General Education Requirements in arts, humanities, and social sciences, as well as competency requirements in English and a foreign language.

View the Mechanical Engineering Curriculum

Additional Information

If you would like more information, please contact an academic adviser in the Office of Student Services.

The Mechanical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.