2020-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) 
    Jul 04, 2022  
2020-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mechanical Engineering, B.S.

The curriculum that follows is effective Spring 2021 onward. Please see the link to view the BS in Mechanical Engineering curriculum prior to Spring 2021.

Typical Course of Study for the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Fall Semester: 18 Credits

Senior Year

Fall Semester: 17 Credits

Spring Semester: 16 Credits

  • 3 Credits
  • Free Elective 3 Credits 3
  • Free Elective 3 Credits3
  • Free Elective 3 Credits3
  • Humanities and Social Sciences Elective 4 Credits 1

Total credits required for the degree: 131 Credits


1 Students must take sixteen credits (four courses) of elective courses in the humanities and social sciences. Consult the Department of Technology, Culture and Society  portion of the bulletin for details. At least one humanities and social sciences (HuSS) elective must be a 3xxx/4xxx level course. At least one humanities and social sciences elective must be a writing-intensive course, labeled by “W.”

2 STEM2 electives are satisfied by the following courses:

  • a) Any level 2 or higher course starting with the prefix AE-UY, BMS-UY, CBE-UY, CM-UY, CE-UY, CS-UY, ECE-UY, EG-UY, FIN-UY, DM-UY, MA-UY, ME-UY, MG-UY, PH-UY, ROB-UY, STS-UY, or VIP-UY
  • b) Any graduate course starting with BE-GY, BI-GY, BT-GY, BTE-GY, CBE-GY, CM-GY, CE-GY, CS-GY, DM-GY, IE-GY, MG-GY, MA-GY, ME-GY, ROB-GY, or TR-GY
  • Any course which satisfies Humanities credit must be in excess of the NYU Tandon 24 credit Humanities and Social Sciences (HuSS) requirement to be eligible for STEM2 elective credit. Double-counting HuSS credit and STEM2 credit is not permitted.

3 A free elective is any course in any department of the University for which the student has the prerequisites. Free electives may include internships for credit (CP-UY 2xxx or Study Abroad courses). A total of six internship credits may be applied to the BSME degree. Letter graded and pass/fail approved internship courses are allowable. In general, all other Free Electives must be letter graded.