Additional course requirements: The Tennessee Board of Regents requires that students demonstrate the appropriate skill levels before enrolling in college-level courses. ACT/SAT scores, COMPASS test scores, or other relevant information determines whether a student needs to enroll in Learning Support courses in reading, writing, and/or math. After completing the required Learning Support course(s), a student may enroll in college-level courses.
Students are strongly encouraged to complete a course in Mechanics of Materials, also known as Strength of Materials, before transferring to a university.
Courses in engineering technology do not fulfill any of the requirements for the Area of Emphasis in Mechanical Engineering.
Although it is possible to complete the B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering in four semesters after earning the associate’s degree, students typically need five or six semesters to complete requirements.
* This course is part of the general education core.