The UMKC General Education Core is the university-wide curriculum that all undergraduate students will complete. The 30-credit hour core curriculum includes three course types designated as Anchor, Discourse and Focus and is detailed in the General Education section of the catalog.
Every undergraduate student must take a course covering the United States Constitution and the Missouri State Constitution before graduation. Course options are included in the program requirements section below.
Candidates for all baccalaureate degrees must complete the online UMKC RooWriter Writing Assessment after they have passed Discourse 200 (or its equivalent) but before they have attained 90 credit hours. Incoming transfer students with more than 90 credit hours must complete the RooWriter by the end of their first semester of enrollment or within one semester after passing Discourse 200 (or its equivalent). Students who have not completed the RooWriter Writing Assessment within two semesters after passing Discourse 200 (or its equivalent) will be blocked from enrollment until they successfully complete the RooWriter. Additional information is available in the Undergraduate Academic Regulations and Information section of the catalog.
Information on exit examinations and/or major field exams is available in the Undergraduate Academic Regulations and Information section of the catalog.
Student Learning Outcomes
Students graduating from this program will:
- Be able to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
- Be able 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.
- Be able to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
- Be able to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
- Be able to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
- Be able to understand professional and ethical responsibility.
- Be able to communicate effectively.
- Be able to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
- Be able to recognize the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
- Have knowledge of contemporary issues.
- Be able to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
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 the outcomes listed above.
The mechanical engineering curriculum requires a minimum of 127 hours of coursework and satisfies the UMKC General Education requirements.
Notes: 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.)
All UMKC student must take the ETS-PP or MAPP Assessment Test after completing 70 credit hours and before applying for graduation (www.umkc.edu/testingservices/assessment.asp). Engineering students take the Fundamentals of Engineering exam in lieu of the Major Field Exam (http://pr.mo.gov/engineerinterns.asp and www.ncees.org).
Program Specific Recommendations for UMKC General Education Core Coursework
|Anchor I (ANCH 150 Recommended) 1||3|
|Anchor II (ANCH 203 Recommended) 1||3|
|Anchor III 1||3|
|DISC 100||Discourse I: Reasoning and Values (Speech and Writing)||3|
|DISC 200||Discourse II: Culture and Diversity (Writing and Speech)||3|
|DISC 300||Discourse III: Civic and Community Engagement (Speech and Writing)||3|
|Focus A 1||3|
|Focus B (Satisfied in program requirements below)|
|Focus C (May be satisfied by the Constitution course requirement below)|
|Focus Elective (Satisfied in program requirements below)|
|'Total credits' in this section indicates the number of General Education Core credit hours that are not met by the degree specific requirements outlined below.|
See the UMKC General Education Core section of the catalog for available Anchor and Focus course options.
Constitution Course Requirement
Section 170.011.1 of the Missouri Revised Statutes, 2015, states that all candidates for a degree issued by a college or university in the state of Missouri must have “satisfactorily passed an examination on the provisions and principles of the Constitution of the United States and of the state of Missouri, and in American history and American institutions.”
Courses at UMKC that satisfy this state requirement are:
|Choose one of the following:||3|
|The Supreme Court And The Criminal Process|
|U.S. History to 1877 (Focus C) 1|
|U.S. History Since 1877 (Focus C) 1|
|Constitutional History of the United States|
|Honors American Government (Focus C) 1|
|American Government (Focus C) 1|
Course may satisfy both the UMKC General Education Core (Focus C) and Constitution requirements.
There are a few other ways this requirement can be satisfied for students transferring to UMKC:
- Take an equivalent course from the list above at a regionally accredited institution.
- Earn credit for one of the above courses through AP, IB, or CLEP.
- Take a course that directly satisfies the Missouri Constitution Requirement at another Missouri institution.
- Have a previous bachelors degree (or higher) from a regionally accredited institution.
- Have an Associate of Arts degree from a regionally accredited institution.
- Complete the 42 Hour Core at a Missouri institution and have it listed on the official transcript.
|Math and Science Requirements|
|General Chemistry I|
and Experimental General Chemistry I (Focus B)
|MATH 266||Accelerated Calculus I 1||4|
|MATH 268||Accelerated Calculus II||3|
|MEC-ENGR 270||Engineering Analysis I||4|
|or MATH 250||Calculus III|
|MEC-ENGR 272||Engineering Analysis II||4|
|or MATH 345||Ordinary Differential Equations|
|PHYSICS 240||Physics For Scientists and Engineers I (Focus B)||5|
|PHYSICS 250||Physics For Scientists and Engineers II (Focus B)||5|
|Engineering Fundatmental Course Requirements|
|CIV-ENGR 275||Engineering Statics||3|
|CIV-ENGR 276||Strength Of Materials||3|
|CIV-ENGR 319||Engineering Computation and Statistics||3|
|MEC-ENGR 130||Engineering Graphics||3|
|MEC-ENGR 219||Computer Programming for Engineers||3|
|MEC-ENGR 220||Electric Circuits||3|
|MEC-ENGR 285||Engineering Dynamics||3|
|MEC-ENGR 306||Computer-Aided Engineering||3|
|MEC-ENGR 352WI||Instrumentation & Measurements Lab||5|
|Energy Systems Course Requirements|
|CIV-ENGR 351||Fluid Mechanics||3|
|MEC-ENGR 299||Engineering Thermodynamics||3|
|MEC-ENGR 360||Thermal System Design||3|
|MEC-ENGR 399||Heat and Mass Transfer||3|
|Engineering Design Course Requirements|
|Choose one of the following:||3|
|Heating and Air Conditioning|
|Power Plant Design|
|Mechatronic System Design|
|Introduction to Nuclear Engineering|
|Mechanical System Course Requirements|
|MEC-ENGR 324||Engineering Materials||4|
|MEC-ENGR 356||Mechanical Component Design||3|
|MEC-ENGR 380||Manufacturing Methods||3|
|MEC-ENGR 385||System Dynamics||3|
|MEC-ENGR 415||Feedback Control Systems||3|
|MEC-ENGR 496WI||Mechanical Design Synthesis||4|
|Mechanical Engineering Electives|
|Take 12 hours of mechanical engineering electives at the 300/400 level.||12|
|Take 3 hours of applied skills electives.||3|
Minimum GPA: 2.0
Total Credit Hours: 133
Tools for Planning and Fulfilling Academic Requirements
UMKC's Major Maps are detailed, semester by semester plans that lead a student to complete all degree requirements within four years. Plans include benchmarks and critical courses by term that assist a student’s evaluation of progress and major “fit”. In order to ensure that the appropriate courses are taken, students are encouraged to consult with the undergraduate advisor for this major.
UMKC’s Degree Audit System provides an individual evaluation of all degree requirements (General Education Core, Degree Specific, Major Specific, etc.) for student’s officially recorded (Office of Registration and Records) and “what if” plans of study. This evaluation is used to certify all graduation requirements.