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College of Engineering and Computing

Bachelor of Science

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers the Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree with a major in Mechanical Engineering. Mechanical Engineering is concerned with the design, development, and manufacture of both mechanical and thermal systems. These systems may vary from the internal combustion engine to power automobiles and airplanes to the use of computer vision in biomedical and automated manufacturing applications.

The objective of the mechanical engineering undergraduate program is to produce graduates who within a few years of graduate will

  • Lead successful practicing careers or be engaged in effective advanced graduate studies
  • Establish themselves as responsible and ethical citizen engineers
  • Challenge themselves to innovate and collaborate in evolving work environments


The Undergraduate Bulletin

The academic bulletin is the university's official document of record concerning graduate-level academic programs and regulations. This is where you can find specific curriculum and required courses for the B.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering.


Co and Prerequisites

Many of the courses required for the Mechanical Engineering degree have prerequisites and/or co-requisites. It is the student’s responsibility to insure that they have the proper co and prerequisites for each course.


Carolina Core

Carolina Core is the foundation of UofSC’s undergraduate academic experience. Carolina Core courses prepare students with the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to thrive in an increasingly complex world. You must meet all of the Carolina Core requirements, which will depend on their selection of courses. During advisement, the department can provide updated lists of approved courses. To meet the Carolina Core Global Citizenship-Foriegn Language requirement, a score of "2" or better is required on the Foreign Language Placement Test. Otherwise, an approved 3 hour Carolina Core GFL course must be passed to meet the Foreign Language requirement.


How can I enhance my degree?

Capstone Design Initiative

As an undergraduate student, you'll test your knowledge in real-world applications. The Capstone Design course is a required course for seniors that pairs a student team with an industry partner on a project to design an engineering or computing solution to a business problem.

Accelerated Program

With our Bachelor’s/Master’s Degrees Accelerated Program you may be eligible to complete both the bachelor's degree and master's degree in as few as five years. The use of dual credit-courses that can be used toward both degrees enables acceleration of the program, reducing the total enrollment of the student by one semester. Find if you have what it takes by exploring the admission criteria and additional requirements for the accelerated program.

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