Undergraduate courses

The Department of Mechanical Engineering's undergraduate courses are listed below.

Additional details about the curriculum and degree requirements are available in the official Carnegie Mellon University undergraduate catalog


Course listing

Traditionally, engineering education tries to balance the fundamentals that engineers will need during their career and the skills that they need to start functioning as engineers upon graduation. The dynamic nature of the engineering enterprise makes it impossible and unwise to attempt to teach our students everything they need to know to function during their career. To restate the obvious, their education should include a strong set of fundamentals and the recognition of the need for and the ability to continually learn. The fundamentals: An effective engineering curriculum focuses on what mechanical engineering is all about: analysis, design, and manufacture of systems of all scales. To that extent, all mathematics, science, and engineering courses relate their contents to analysis, design and manufacturing, the ultimate reason why they are part of the curriculum. A flexible curriculum has been introduced that emphasizes the fundamentals and gives students significant choice in designing their academic agenda to meet their career goals. Several unrestricted electives allow diverse career options in academic planning. Integration of courses: Integration of courses better prepares students to deal with engineering problems. Toward this goal new courses were developed that combine subjects previously taught separately. As an added benefit, increased offering of multidisciplinary and applications-oriented courses brings students closer to engineering practice.
Course Course Name Location Units Semester Offered
24-101 Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering Pittsburgh 12 Fall, Spring
24-200 Machine Shop Practice Pittsburgh 1 Fall, Spring
24-201 Engineering Graphics Pittsburgh 9 Spring
24-202 Introduction to Computer Aided Design Pittsburgh 1 Fall, Spring
24-210 Special Topics: Additive Manufacturing for Engineers Pittsburgh 3 Spring
24-221 Thermodynamics Pittsburgh 10 Fall
24-231 Fluid Mechanics Pittsburgh 10 Spring
24-261 Statics Pittsburgh 10 Fall
24-262 Stress Analysis Pittsburgh 12 Spring
24-292 Renewable Energy Engineering Pittsburgh 9 Spring
24-302 Mechanical Engineering Seminar Pittsburgh 2 Fall, Spring
24-311 Numerical Methods Pittsburgh 12 Spring
24-321 Thermal-Fluids Experimentation Pittsburgh 12 Spring
24-322 Heat Transfer Pittsburgh 10 Fall
24-334 Introduction to Biomechanics Pittsburgh 9 Fall
24-341 Manufacturing Sciences Pittsburgh 9 Spring
24-351 Dynamics Pittsburgh 10 Fall
24-352 Dynamic Systems and Controls Pittsburgh 12 Spring
24-354 Special Topics: Gadgetry: Sensors, Actuators, and Processors Pittsburgh 9 Fall
24-355 Kinematics and Dynamics of Mechanisms Pittsburgh 9 Intermittent
24-358 Special Topics in Culinary Mechanics Pittsburgh 9 Intermittent
24-370 Engineering Design I: Methods and Skills Pittsburgh 12 Fall
24-391 Mechanical Engineering Project Pittsburgh Variable Fall, Spring
24-392 Mechanical Engineering Project Pittsburgh Variable Fall, Spring
24-421 Internal Combustion Engines Pittsburgh 12 Fall
24-424 Energy and the Environment Pittsburgh 9 Fall
24-425 Combustion and Air Pollution Control Pittsburgh 9 Intermittent
24-441 Engineering Design II: Conceptualization and Realization Pittsburgh 12 Fall, Spring
24-451 Feedback Control Systems Pittsburgh 12 Fall
24-452 Mechanical Systems Experimentation Pittsburgh 9 Fall
24-491 Department Research Honors Pittsburgh Variable Fall, Spring
24-492 Department Research Honors Pittsburgh Variable Fall, Spring
24-612 Cardiovascular Mechanics Pittsburgh 12 Spring
24-614 Microelectromechanical Systems Pittsburgh 12 Intermittent
24-615 Microfluidics Pittsburgh 12 Intermittent
24-618 Special Topics: Computational Analysis of Transport Phenomena Pittsburgh 12 Spring
24-623 Molecular Simulation of Materials Pittsburgh 12 Intermittent, Spring
24-626 Air Quality Engineering Pittsburgh 12 Intermittent
24-628 Energy Transport and Conversion at the Nanoscale Pittsburgh 12 Spring
24-629 Direct Solar and Thermal Energy Conversion Pittsburgh 12 Intermittent, Spring
24-642 Fuel Cell Systems Pittsburgh 12 Fall
24-650 Special Topics in Applied Finite Element Analysis Pittsburgh 12 Fall, Intermittent, Spring
24-651 Material Selection for Mechanical Engineers Pittsburgh 12 Spring
24-655 Cellular Biomechanics Pittsburgh 9 Intermittent
24-657 Molecular Biomechanics Pittsburgh 9 Intermittent
24-658 Computational Bio-Modeling and Visualization Pittsburgh 12 Spring
24-672 Special Topics in DIY Design and Fabrication Pittsburgh 12 Fall
24-673 Soft Robots: Mechanics, Design and Modeling Pittsburgh 12 Spring
24-674 Design of Biomechatronic Systems for Humans Pittsburgh 12 Intermittent
24-680 Quantitative Entrepreneurship: Analysis for New Technology Commercialization Pittsburgh 12 Intermittent
24-681 Computer-Aided Design Pittsburgh 12 Intermittent
24-683 Design for Manufacture and the Environment Pittsburgh 12 Fall
24-688 Introduction to CAD and CAE Tools Pittsburgh 12 Fall
24-693 Hardware Product Pre-Incubator Pittsburgh 12 Fall, Spring