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BS in Mechanical Engineering

Shorelight - University of Illinois at Chicago, United States

bs-in-mechanical-engineering

Next enrollment cycle

December 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 33,000

Course Accredited By

ABET

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 30% scholarship
If you are interested in anything that moves, you will find a natural home in mechanical engineering.
  • Mechanical engineers are problem-solvers, designers, and creators. They understand materials, solid and fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, design, control, instrumentation, and production. Engineers in this area can recognize emerging issues, come up with novel solutions, and create and test prototypes of their designs.
  • As a mechanical engineer, you’ll create products and technologies that meet human needs. These can span a range from large to small: enormous power turbines and manufacturing robots on one end, nanoscale devices and systems on the other. No matter what their size, the devices you create and refine could have an impact on energy, transportation, space exploration, the environment, health care, aerospace, and more.

Enrollment Cycles

  • December 2022
  • April 2023
  • July 2023
  • September 2023

KENYA

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B-/8

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 No sub-score below 6.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 No subscore below 5.0

TOEFL

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 No subscore below 16
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 No subscore below 12
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 No subscore below 14

UGANDA

  • Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education with a minimum of 2 Principal Passing grades of D or higher and at least 1 subsidiary pass in a college preparatory subject. In addition, Uganda Certificate of Education with a C (7) average or higher or General Certificate of Education Level (O Level) Examination Certificate with 5 academic subjects passed is required.
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B5

English Requirements Certificate
IELTS

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 No sub-score below 6.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 No subscore below 5.0

TOEFL

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 No subscore below 16
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 No subscore below 12
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 No subscore below 14

TANZANIA

  • Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms D/4

English Requirements Certificate

  • IELTS
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 No sub-score below 6.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 No subscore below 5.0

TOEFL

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 No subscore below 16
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 No subscore below 12
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 No subscore below 14

UNITED KINGDOM

  • See GCE criteria
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms GCE

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 No sub-score below 6.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 No subscore below 5.0

TOEFL

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 No subscore below 16
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 No subscore below 12
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 No subscore below 14

BTEC

  • (BTEC) National Extended Diploma (Level 3)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms 96 UCAS Points or MMM Grade

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 No sub-score below 6.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 No subscore below 5.0

TOEFL

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 No subscore below 16
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 No subscore below 12
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 No subscore below 14

GCSE/IGCSE/GCE O-LEVEL

  • 5 college preparatory subjects passed; Students must also meet the minimum age requirement of the university
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms B or 4
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms NA
  • 5 college preparatory subjects passed; Students must also meet the minimum age requirement of the university.
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms B or 4

English Requirements
Certificate IELTS

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 No sub-score below 6.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 No subscore below 5.0

TOEFL

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 No subscore below 16
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 No subscore below 12
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 No subscore below 14

Sample Course Schedule

Plan of Study Grid

Freshman Year

FIRST SEMESTER HOURS

  • MATH 180 Calculus I 4 hrs
  • CHEM 122 General Chemistry I Lecture 4 hrs
  • CHEM 123 General Chemistry Laboratory I 1 hrs
  • ENGL 160 Academic Writing I: Writing in Academic and Public Contexts 3 hrs
  • General Education Core course 3 hrs
  • ENGR 100 Engineering Orientation a 1 hrs

Hours 15

SECOND SEMESTER

  • MATH 181 Calculus II 4 hrs
  • PHYS 141 General Physics I (Mechanics) 4 hrs
  • ENGL 161 Academic Writing II: Writing for Inquiry and Research 3 hrs
  • ME 250 Introduction to Engineering Design and Graphics 3 hrs
  • CS 109 Programming for Engineers with MatLab 3 hrs

Hours 17

Sophomore Year

FIRST SEMESTER

  • MATH 210 Calculus III 3 hrs
  • PHYS 142 General Physics II (Electricity and Magnetism) 4 hrs
  • IE 201 Financial Engineering 3 hrs
  • CME 201 Statics 3 hrs
  • CME 261 Materials for Manufacturing 2 hrs

Hours 15

SECOND SEMESTER

  • MATH 220 Introduction to Differential Equations 3 hrs
  • PHYS 240
    or MATH 310
  • Fundamentals of Modern Quantum Theory
    or Applied Linear Algebra 3 hrs
  • CME 203 Strength of Materials 3 hrs
  • ME 205 Introduction to Thermodynamics 3 hrs
  • Elective outside Major Rubric 3 hrs

Hours 15

Junior Year

FIRST SEMESTER

  • ECE 210 Electrical Circuit Analysis 3 hrs
  • ME 210 Engineering Dynamics 3 hrs
  • ME 211 Fluid Mechanics I 4 hrs
  • ME 325 Intermediate Thermodynamics 3 hrs
  • STAT 361 Elements of Statistical Methods 2 hrs
  • General Education Core course 3 hrs
  • Hours 18 hrs

SECOND SEMESTER

  • ME 308 Mechanical Vibrations 3 hrs
  • ME 320 Mechanisms and Dynamics of Machinery 3 hrs
  • ME 321 Heat Transfer 4 hrs
  • ME 347 Introduction to Computer-Aided Design 3 hrs
  • General Education Core course 3 hrs
  • Hours 16 hrs

Senior Year

FIRST SEMESTER

  • ME 312 Dynamic Systems and Control 3 hrs
  • ME 380 Manufacturing Process Principles 3 hrs
  • ME 428 Numerical Methods in Mechanical Engineering 3 hrs
  • ME 370 Mechanical Engineering Design 3 hrs
  • ME 396 Senior Design I 3 hrs
  • General Education Core course 3 hrs
  • Hours 18 hrs

SECOND SEMESTER

  • ME 341 Experimental Methods in Mechanical Engineering 3 hrs
  • ME 397 Senior Design Il 2 hrs
  • ME 499 Professional Development Seminar 0 hrs
  • General Education Core course 3hrs
  • Senior Technical Electives 3 hrs
  • Senior Technical Elective 3 hrs
  • Hours 14 hrs
  • Total Hours 128 hrs
  • ENGR 100 is one-semester-hour course, but the hour does not count toward the total hours required for graduation.
  • Typical cost for two semesters $52,300 
  • Tuition $33,000 
  • Housing $13,000 
  • Dining $4,300 
  • Other $2,000

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