UMKC Catalog


Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering prepares students with a breadth and depth in technical knowledge so that they can work immediately in most areas of the profession. Engineering programs must demonstrate that their students attain:
  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  • An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • An ability to communicate effectively.
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

The mechanical engineering curriculum requires a minimum of 126 hours of coursework and satisfies the UMKC General Education requirements.

Total Hours 14 Year 1 Fall Semester Hours
 MATH 210(a)        Calculus I                              4
 CHEM 211/CHEM 211L      General Chemistry w/Lab                 5
 MEC-ENGR 130       Engineering Graphics w/Lab              3
 MEC-ENGR 111       Essential Engineering                   2
Total Hours 15 Year 1 Spring Semester Hours
 MATH 220           Calculus II                             4
 PHYSICS 240        Engineering Physics I                   5
 COMM-ST 110        Eff. Speaking and Listening             3
 ENGLISH 225(b)     English II                              3
Total Hours 18 Year 2 Fall Semester Hours
 MEC-ENGR 270 / MATH 250 Engr. Analysis I / Calculus III    4
 PHYSICS 250        Engineering Physics II                  5
 CIV-ENGR 275       Engineering Statics                     3
 MEC-ENGR 219       Computer Programming for Engineers      3
 CIV-ENGR 211       The Engineering Enterprise              3
Total Hours 16 Year 2 Spring Semester Hours
 MEC-ENGR 272 / MATH 345 Engr. Analys. II/ Ord. Diff. Eqn. 4
 CIV-ENGR 276       Strength of Materials                   3
 MEC-ENGR 220       Electric Circuits                       3
 MEC-ENGR 299       Engineering Thermodynamics              3
 MEC-ENGR 285       Engineering Dynamics                    3
Total Hours 17 Year 3 Fall Semester Hours
 CIV-ENGR 319       Engr. Statistics and Computation        3
 MEC-ENGR 324       Engineering Materials w/Lab             4
 CIV-ENGR 351       Fluid Mechanics                         3
 MEC-ENGR 352WI(c)  Instr. and Meas. Lab I                  4 
MEC-ENGR 360 Thermal System Design 3 Total Hours 15 Year 3 Spring Semester Hours MEC-ENGR 306 Computer-Aided Engineering 3 MEC-ENGR 362 Instr. and Meas. Lab II 3 MEC-ENGR 380 Manufacturing Methods 3 MEC-ENGR 385 System Dynamics 3 MEC-ENGR 399 Heat and Mass Transfer 3 Total Hours 15 Year 4 Fall Semester Hours MEC-ENGR 415 Feedback Control Systems 3 MEC-ENGR 456 Mech. Component Design 3 MEC-ENGR 4XX(d)(e) MEC-ENGR Technical Elective
or Energy System Design Requirement 3 CIV-ENGR 311 The Technical Entrepreneur 3 Constitution Req: POL-SCI 210/HISTORY 101/102/360R 3 Total Hours 16 Year 4 Spring Semester Hours MEC-ENGR 496WI(c) Mechanical Design Synthesis 4 MEC-ENGR 4XX(d)(e) MEC-ENGR Technical Elective
or Energy System Design Requirement 3 MEC-ENGR 4XX(d) MEC-ENGR Elective 3
 MEC-ENGR 4XX(d) MEC-ENGR Elective 3
General Education(f) 3
Total Hours 126

Note: Mechanical engineering students must complete three (3) applied skills requirements before the start of their junior year. (Machine Shop Safety class must be completed prior to using any tools in university sponsored activities and facilities.)

(a) Prerequisite: Four units of high school math including trigonometry; or MATH 120; or MATH 110 and MATH 125.
(b) Prerequisite: ACT English score of 30; or SAT Verbal score of 630; or AP English Lang/Comp score of 4; or ENGLISH 110.
(c) Written English Proficiency Test (WEPT) required before enrollment. Contact English Department for details.
(d) Three MEC-ENGR technical electives required and must be approved by a faculty advisor.
(e) One ESD course required.  MEC-ENGR 440 Heating and Air Conditioning or MEC-ENGR 451 Power Plant Design fulfills this requirement.
(f) English, ComStudies, Philosophy or Foreign Language 2XX level or above.