The Washington State University Catalog

Mechanical Engineering

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Mechanical Engineering (125 Hours)

Criteria for Certification – Mechanical Engineering Program

1) The School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering will establish the total number of students to be certified into the Mechanical Engineering program.

2) Students should apply for certification in the semester after they have completed the following five courses: MATH 171, MATH 172, CHEM 105, PHYSICS 201, and CE 211. Students must have a minimum 2.5 cum gpa and a C or better grade for each of the five courses listed above to be considered for certification.

3) Students need to submit an application for certification to the Undergraduate Student Services office, Sloan 205 or electronically to The application deadline is the Monday after finals week in December and May for the fall and the spring semester respectively.

4) The applicants will be ranked based on the average gpa of the math, science, and engineering courses completed. For those who are borderline, the semester and cumulative gpa will be considered and used as a reference. In addition to gpa, other factors may also be taken into consideration, such as the number of math, science, and engineering courses taken at WSU. The committee has the authority to weigh these factors in its decision for certification.

5) Students who are deficient under the University’s Educational Policies & Procedures are subject to decertification. The undergraduate studies committee will determine the eligibility and probation conditions for decertified students who will be permitted to apply for recertification.

6) Any further questions should be addressed to the Student Service Office locate in Sloan 205 or
First Year
First TermHours
CHEM 105 [PSCI]4
ENGR 1202
MATH 171 [QUAN]4
Second TermHours
Biological Sciences [BSCI]3
CHEM 1064
Creative & Professional Arts [ARTS]3
MATH 1724
ME 1162
Second Year
First TermHours
CE 2113
CPT S 121, 251, 253, or E E 2212
MATH 2202
MATH 273 2
Second TermHours
CE 2153
MATH 3153
ME 2123
ME 2162
ME 2201
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermHours
E E 3042
ME 3013
ME 3033
ME 3133
MSE 2013
Second TermHours
Humanities [HUM]3
ME 3052
ME 3102
ME 3111
ME 316 [M]3
ME 3483
ME 4043
Fourth Year
First TermHours
Diversity [DIVR]3
ME 4013
ME 4023
ME 4143
Technical Elective13
Second TermHours
ME 406 [M]3
ME 416 [CAPS]3
Technical Elective13

1Technical Elective: Any 400-500-level ME or MSE course not listed as a major requirement (MSE 440 excluded).

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