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Bachelor of Science in Engineering as Recommended by the Department of Mechanical Engineering/Course 2-A

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 2.086 in the Departmental Core Subjects and one subject in the Elective Subjects with Engineering Content] 2
Laboratory Requirement [satisfied by 2.671 in the Departmental Program] 1
Total GIR Subjects Required for SB Degree 17
Communication Requirement  
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 96
First-Level Subjects (60 units)  
2.00 Introduction to Design, 6(1)
2.01 Elements of Structures, 6; Physics I (GIR), 2.087
2.086 Numerical Computation for Mechanical Engineers, 12, REST; Physics I (GIR), Calculus II (GIR); 2.087*
2.087 Engineering Mathematics: Linear Algebra and ODEs, 6; Physics I (GIR), Calculus I (GIR)
2.03 Dynamics, 6; 2.086
2.05 Thermodynamics, 6; 2.01
2.051 Introduction to Heat Transfer, 6; 2.05
2.06 Fluid Dynamics, 6; 2.01
2.678 Electronics for Mechanical Systems, 6; Physics II (GIR)
Second-Level Subjects (36 units)  
2.009 The Product Engineering Process, 12, CI-M; 2.01*, 2.03*, 2.05*, 2.670*; senior standing or permission of instructor  
2.671 Measurement and Instrumentation, 12, LAB, CI-M; 2.01*, 2.03*, Physics II (GIR)

2.02A Mechanics of Materials: Properties and Applications, 6; 2.01
2.02B Mechanics of Structures, 6; 2.01

2.04A Systems and Controls, 6; 2.03
2.04B Introduction to Mechanical Vibration, 6; 2.03

Elective Subjects with Engineering Content (2) 72
(Must include one REST subject outside Course 2.)  
Departmental Program Units That Also Satisfy the GIRs (36)
Unrestricted Electives 48
Total Units Beyond the GIRs Required for SB Degree 180
No subject can be counted both as part of the 17-subject GIRs and as part of the 180 units required beyond the GIRs. Every subject in the student's departmental program will count toward one or the other, but not both.
* Alternate prerequisites and corequisites are listed in the subject description.
(1)Students may also fulfill this requirement by completing an alternative 2.00X subject, i.e., 2.00B.
(2)These electives define a concentrated area of study and must be chosen with the written approval of the MechE Undergraduate Office. The 72 units of concentration electives must be engineering topics. Concentration electives must include one subject that meets the REST GIR, but not subjects that fulfill a HASS GIR. Engineering topics are usually obtained from engineering courses, but in some cases, non-engineering subjects may be necessary for the particular engineering program defined by the concentration (e.g., management subjects for an engineering management concentration). In all cases, the relationship of concentration subjects to the theme of the concentration must be obvious.
For an explanation of credit units, or hours, please refer to the online help of the MIT Subject Listing & Schedule,


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