2019-2020 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jun 13, 2024  
2019-2020 Catalog and Student Handbook [Archived Catalog]

Mechanical Engineering, A.S.

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Major in Tennessee Transfer Pathway with Emphasis in Mechanical Engineering (A.S.)

Sample Academic Plan - Total Credit Hours: 67

Program Requirements - Students may be required to take additional Learning Support courses.  Courses cannot be used more than once to satisfy program requirements.  Students requiring MATH 1130  and MATH 1730  should take these courses prior to beginning the following pathway to ensure timely completion.

First Year - Fall Semester - Credit Hours: 18

First Year - Spring Semester - Credit Hours: 17

Second Year - Fall Semester - Credit Hours: 17

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credit Hours: 15

General Education Requirements (Only When Option Noted Above)

1History Requirement - Select from HIST 2010 , HIST 2020 HIST 2030 , HIST 2310 , HIST 2320 .

2Humanities/Fine Arts Requirement - Select from ART 1035 , ART 2000 , ART 2020 , ENGL 2160 , ENGL 2860 , HUM 1010 HUM 1020 MUS 1030 PHIL 1030 PHIL 1040 PHIL 2200 THEA 1030 . Literature Options: ENGL 2055 , ENGL 2130 , ENGL 2235 , ENGL 2310 , ENGL 2320 .

3Mathematics Requirement - Select from MATH 1010 MATH 1130 MATH 1530 MATH 1630 MATH 1710 MATH 1720 MATH 1730 , MATH 1830 MATH 1910 .

4Natural Sciences Requirement - Select from ASTR 1030 BIOL 1080  (must pair with non-biology course except for BIOL 2010  or BIOL 2020 ), BIOL 1110 BIOL 1120 BIOL 2010 BIOL 2020 CHEM 1110 CHEM 1120 ESCI 1010 ESCI 1020 PHYS 2010 PHYS 2020 PHYS 2110 PHYS 2120 PSCI 1030 .

5Social/Behavioral Science Requirement - Select from ANTH 1230 ANTH 1430 , ECON 2100 ECON 2200 GEOG 2010 MCOM 1110 PHED 2120 POLS 1010 POLS 1030 POLS 2025 POLS 2035 PSYC 1030 PSYC 2130 SOCI 1010 SOCI 1040 SOCI 2010 .


*NOTE: Students transferring to UT Knoxville or University of Memphis should take ECON 2100  as one of their Social/Behavioral Science general education courses.

**NOTE: Students transferring to UT Chattanooga will need to complete at least one course in non-Western Cultures.

***NOTE: Students transferring to UT Chattanooga will need to take both MATH 2010 Introduction to Linear Algebra  and Introductory Statistics course. MATH 2010 Introduction to Linear Algebra  is not required at U of Memphis and UT Knoxville and U of Memphis does not require MATH 2050 Calculus Based Probability and Statistics (TN eCampus course).

****NOTE: UT Chattanooga does not require a speech course, so students may complete another general education requirement outlined in the department's curriculum.

NOTES: Students are strongly encouraged to complete a course in Mechanics of Materials, also known as Strength of Materials, before transferring to a university. Courses in engineering technology do not fulfill any of the requirements for the Area of Emphasis in Mechanical Engineering. Although it is possible to complete the B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering in four semesters after earning the associate's degree, students typically need five or six semesters to complete requirements

NOTE: Mechatronics-The Mechanical Engineering TTP also fulfills the preparatory coursework for the BS in Mechatronics at MTSU. TTU has a Mechatronics Concentration in Electrical Engineering; TTU does not have a standalone Mechatronics BS.

Check www.tntransferpathway.org to see which four-year institutions offer this TTP major.  Students should meet with their assigned advisor to determine courses required for the university chosen.

Students and advisors should run a degree audit from myChargerNet each semester to confirm classes are applicable to the program of study.

For more information contact:
Dr. Ryan Badeau at rbadeau@columbiastate.edu or 615.465.5752 or Barbara Cowan at bcowan2@columbiastate.edu or 931.540.2703
Science, Technology & Math Division Office at 931.540.2710 or stm@columbiastate.edu

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