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Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering/Course 2

General Institute Requirements (GIRs) Subjects
Science Requirement 6
Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Requirement 8
Restricted Electives in Science and Technology (REST) Requirement [can be satisfied by 2.001 and 18.03 in the Departmental Program] 2
Laboratory Requirement [can be satisfied by 2.671 in the Departmental Program] 1
Total GIR Subjects Required for SB Degree 17
Communication Requirement  
The program includes a Communication Requirement of 4 subjects:
2 subjects designated as Communication Intensive in Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CI-H); and 2 subjects designated as Communication Intensive in the Major (CI-M) [satisfied by 2.009 and 2.671 in the Departmental Program].
 
PLUS Departmental Program Units
Subject names below are followed by credit units, and by prerequisites, if any
(corequisites in italics).
 
Required Departmental Core Subjects 159
2.001 Mechanics and Materials I, 12, REST; Physics I (GIR), Calculus II (GIR), 18.03  
2.002 Mechanics and Materials II, 12; 2.001*, Chemistry (GIR)  
2.003J Dynamics and Control I, 12, REST; Physics I (GIR), 2.086*  
2.004 Dynamics and Control II, 12; 2.003J*, Physics II (GIR)  
2.005 Thermal-Fluids Engineering I, 12; 2.086, Physics II (GIR), Calculus II (GIR)  
2.006 Thermal-Fluids Engineering II, 12; 2.005*  
2.008 Design and Manufacturing II, 12, 1/2 LAB; 2.007 or 2.017*; 2.005*  
2.009 The Product Engineering Process, 12, CI-M; 2.001*, 2.003J*, 2.005*, 2.00B*; senior standing or permission of instructor(1)  
2.086 Numerical Computation for Mechanical Engineers, 12, REST; Physics I (GIR), Calculus II (GIR), 18.03*  
2.670 Mechanical Engineering Tools, 3(2)  
2.671 Measurement and Instrumentation, 12, LAB, CI-M; 2.001*, 2.003J*, Physics II (GIR)  
18.03 Differential Equations, 12, REST; Calculus II (GIR)  
2.ThU Undergraduate Thesis, 6(3)
and
2.007 Design and Manufacturing I, 12; 2.001*, 2.086
or
2.017J Design of Electromechanical Robotic Systems, 12, 1/2 LAB; 2.003J*, 2.005*, 2.671
 
2.672 Project Laboratory, 6, 1/2 LAB; 2.001, 2.003J, 2.006, 2.671
or
2.674 Micro/Nano Engineering Laboratory, 6; 2.001*, 2.003J*, 2.005*, 2.671*
 
Restricted Electives 24
Students are required to take two of the following elective subjects (substitutions by petition to the MechE Undergraduate Office):  
2.016 Hydrodynamics, 12; Physics II (GIR), 18.03  
2.017J Design of Electromechanical Robotic Systems, 12, 1/2 LAB; 2.003J*, 2.005*, 2.671  
2.019 Design of Ocean Systems, 12, CI-M; 2.001, 2.003J, 2.005*; senior standing or permission of instructor  
2.050J Nonlinear Dynamics: Chaos, 12; 18.03*, Physics II (GIR)  
2.092 Computer Methods in Dynamics, 12; 2.001*, 2.003J*  
2.12 Introduction to Robotics, 12; 2.004*  
2.14 Analysis and Design of Feedback Control Systems, 12; 2.004*  
2.184 Biomechanics and Neural Control of Movement, 12; 2.004*  
2.370 Molecular Mechanics, 12; 2.001*; Chemistry (GIR)  
2.51 Intermediate Heat and Mass Transfer, 12; 2.006*  
2.60J Fundamentals of Advanced Energy Conversion, 12; 2.006*  
2.650J Introduction to Sustainable Energy, 12; permission of instructor  
2.71 Optics, 12; Physics II (GIR), 18.03; 2.004*  
2.72 Elements of Mechanical Design, 12; 2.005*, 2.007, 2.671  
2.797J Molecular, Cellular, and Tissue Biomechanics, 12; 2.370, 18.03*  
2.813 Energy, Materials, and Manufacturing, 12; 2.008*
2.96 Management in Engineering, 12
Departmental Program Units That Also Satisfy the GIRs
(36)
Unrestricted Electives(4)
48
Total Units Beyond the GIRs Required for SB Degree
195
No subject can be counted both as part of the 17-subject GIRs and as part of the 195 units required beyond the GIRs. Every subject in the student's departmental program will count toward one or the other, but not both.
Notes
*Alternate prerequisites or corequisites are listed in the subject description.
(1)Students may fulfill this requirement by completing an alternative Course 2 CI-M subject (e.g., 2.013 or 2.750) No substitutions are allowed for 2.671.
(2)Students may fulfill this requirement by completing a subject that provides equivalent experience (e.g., 2.00B or 2.678); contact the MechE Undergraduate Office, Room 1-110, for information.
(3)To encourage more substantial research, design, or independent study, the department permits up to 15 units of 2.ThU credit, subject to approval of the student's thesis advisor.
(4) The department suggests that students elect a basic electronics subject (e.g., 2.678, 6.002, or 6.071) as early as possible in their program.
For an explanation of credit units, or hours, please refer to the online help of the MIT Subject Listing & Schedule, http://student.mit.edu/catalog/index.cgi.

 

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