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BA in Mechanical Engineering

BA in Mechanical Engineering

Rice University

Rice University, Houston, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    94
  • Degree BA
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months

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BA with a Major in Mechanical Engineering Program Students seeking the BA degree with a major in mechanical engineering must complete 120 hours with at least 67 semester hours in courses specified by the department, along with 24 hours of university distribution electives and 29 hours of free electives. Lists of courses, including general university requirements and the usual order in which students take them, are available from the department. The BA program mirrors the BSME program in the freshman and sophomore years, with the exceptions that MECH 331 and MECH 340 are not required. Specific major requirements are completed in the junior and senior years, along with electives. A summary appears below: FRESHMAN YEAR Same as BS with 24 major and nine elective hours for 33 hours. SOPHOMORE YEAR Same as BS (except MECH 331 and 340 are not required), with 18 major and 15 elective hours for 33 hours. JUNIOR AND SENIOR YEARS 25 major and 29 electives for 54 hours. The following courses are required in junior and senior years: CAAM 335 Matrix Analysis CAAM 336 Differential Equations in Science and Engineering MECH 343 Modeling of Dynamic Systems MECH 371 Fluid Mechanics I MECH 401 Machine Design Applications MECH 412 Vibrations MECH 420/ELEC 436 Fundamentals of Control Systems MECH 481 Heat Transfer