GE+ Mechanical Engineering

The GE+ degree requirements include completion of 128 semester hours of required and elective courses with a minimum grade point average of 2.25. All courses counting towards the required hours in engineering must have grades of C- or higher.

The GE+ Mechanical emphasis curriculum consists of 53 engineering credit hours, including a capstone design experience.

Additional required courses are as follows:

Science requirements (13-14 credit hours):

PHYS 1110 (4) General Physics 1
PHYS 1120 (4) General Physics 2
PHYS 1140 (1) Experimental Physics 1
Choose 4 additional credits from the following - PHYS 2130; PHYS 2170, MCEN 1024, CHEM 1113 and 1114; CHEN 1211 and 1221; CHEM 1251; CHEM 1351; EBIO 1210, 1220, 1230 and 1240; or MCDB 1150, 1151, 2150 and 2151.

Note:  CU Teach Engineering science course requirements vary slightly, depending on the students’ election of a science area of specialty

Math requirements (16 credit hours):

APPM 1350 (4) Calculus 1
APPM 1360 (4) Calculus 2
APPM 2350 (4) Calculus 3
APPM 2360 (4) Differential Equations

Note: some math courses may be waived with AP/IB credit

Writing requirements (3 credit hours) choose one:

HUEN 1010 (3) Introduction to the Humanities (first-year freshmen only)
HUEN 3100 (3) Humanities for Engineering
WRTG 3030 (3) Writing on Science and Society
WRTG 3035 (3) Technical Communication and Design
PHYS 3050 (3) Writing in Physics: Problem-Solving and Rhetoric

Humanities and Social Sciences (15 credit hours) of approved courses, of which 6 must be at the upper-division level (3000 or higher):

See details at engineering.colorado.edu/hss

Customizable Concentration (12 credit hours):
Contracted approval required in advance by a GE+ advisor

Free electives (~10 credit hours)