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A minor in mechanical engineering can be obtained after successfully completing no less than 12 credit hours in specific 300/400 level courses. There are two program emphases: thermal sciences or mechanics. This minor is open to all except students majoring in mechanical engineering.
Modern and well-equipped laboratories
Special opportunities to work on projects sponsored by industry
Part of competitions sponsored by national engineering organizations
Opportunity to work on funded research projects with faculty
Fundamental concepts, fluid statics, basic equations in integral form, open-channel flow, Bernoulli's equation, dimensional analysis and similitude, incompressible viscous flow, pipe friction, boundary layers, introduction to differential analysis. Prerequisites: MATH 307, MATH 312, and a grade of C or better in MAE 205.
Essential definitions of thermodynamics, first law, physical properties, ideal and real gases, second law, reversibility, irreversibility and consequences of thermodynamic cycles. Prerequisites: MATH 312.
Concepts and principles dealing with thermodynamic cycles, relations and generalized charts, mixtures of fluids, chemical reactions, chemical and phase equilibrium, thermodynamic aspects of fluid flow; introduction to compressible flow, isentropic and normal shock wave relations. Prerequisites: MATH 307, and a grade of C or better in MAE 303, and a grade of C or better in MAE 311.
Students entering the Minor program in Mechanical Engineering should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)
Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
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