Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


Undergraduates enrolled in the Mechanical Engineering program at the University of Toledo must complete requirements in six different areas in order to graduate. These requirements are:
  1. Communication skills, humanities, social sciences, and multicultural issues 
    To enhance communication skills and to provide a broad education, students are required to take college composition (ENGL 1110), technical writing (ENGL 2950), and 15 hrs in the humanities, social sciences and multicultural studies, which includes a required Economics course (ECON 1010, 1150 or 1200).


  2. Basic science and mathematics core courses 
    To provide a background in the natural sciences, students are required to take one semester of chemistry (CHEM 1230) and calculus-based physics with labs (PHYS 2130 and 2140).

    Mathematical preparation is provided by two semesters of differential and integral calculus (MATH 1850 and 1860), one semester of multivariable calculus (MATH 2850) and one semester of differential equations (MATH 2860). Refer to the Core Curriculum page for a listing and description of required basic science and mathematics courses.

  3. Engineering core courses 
    Students will also learn about the analysis of mechanical structures (CIVE 1150 and CIVE 1160) and the analysis of electrical circuits (EECS 2340) in preparation for required mechanical engineering courses. 


  4. Mechanical Engineering core courses (51 hours): 
    The following courses are required for all Mechanical Engineering students:

    MIME 1000: Orientation for Mechanical Engineers 
    The mechanical engineering profession is discussed with emphasis on career opportunities. Orientation to the university campus, study skills, and time management. Word processing, spreadsheets, e-mail, design projects, and MATLAB programming are studied.

    MIME 1010: Professional Development for Mechanical Engineers 
    Social protocol and ethics in industry are reviewed. Resume writing and interview skills are developed. Course assists in preparing the student for the co-op experience in the mechanical engineering field.

    MIME 1100: Intro to Computer Aided Design 
    Techniques for visualization and representation of machine components using solid modeling and projection. Section views, orthographic projection, dimensioning and tolerancing. CAD techniques for solving vector problems.

    MIME 1650: Material Science and Engineering 
    Engineering properties of materials, the effect of atomic bonding and crystalline structure on the mechanical properties of metals, ceramics, and polymers. Common measurement, testing and comparison techniques to aid in the selection of materials. Laboratory experiences include compressive and tensile strength testing, the effects of heat upon strength, hardness and microstructure, the effects of combining certain materials in a composite to improve overall mechanical properties.

    MIME 2000: Measurement Laboratory 
    How to write engineering laboratory reports. Statistical analysis of experimental data, uncertainty analysis, general characteristics of measurement systems, static and dynamic measurements, computer data acquisition, applications to thermal, mechanical and electrical systems.

    MIME 2300: Engineering Dynamics 
    Kinematics of particles and rigid bodies. Thorough study of kinetics of particles and rigid bodies using Newton's laws of motion, work-energy methods, and impulse and momentum methods.

    MIME 2650: Manufacturing Processes 
    Manufacturing processes discussed include metal casting and forming such as forging, rolling, extrusion, stamping and drawing. Metal cutting processes such as turning, boring, drilling, milling, sawing and broaching are discussed. Polymer processes including injection molding and extrusion as well as ceramic part production are covered. Laboratory experiences include creating parts using many of these processes

    MIME 3200 Introduction to Project Engineering 
    Topics include Engineering Economics; societal, legal and ethical concerns; project scheduling; and designing for quality as well as matching client desires with product attributes.

    MIME 3300: Design and Analysis of Mechanical Systems 
    Design and analysis of mechanisms, gear trains, planetary gear trains, cam-and-follower devices with application to mechanical systems. Motion, force, torque and vibration analysis. Balancing of rotating and reciprocating components in machines.

    MIME 3310: Machine Design I 
    Applications of mechanics of materials to analysis and design of mechanical components; introduction to fracture mechanics; applications of failure theories to design of machine elements subjected to static and cyclic loadings.

    MIME 3320: Machine Design II 
    Application of failure theories in static and fatigue loading to the design and analysis of mechanical elements including fasteners, power screws, welded joints, springs, bearings, gears, clutches, brakes and shafts.

    MIME 3330: Mechanics Laboratory 
    This laboratory course consists of experiments in strength of materials and stress analysis. Experiments include stress analysis of straight and curved beams, analysis of torsion and combined stresses in shafts, stress concentrations, and determination of mechanical properties from tension tests and fatigue tests.

    MIME 3360: Vibrations Laboratory 
    This laboratory course will be taken concurrently with Mechanical Vibration and consists of experiments to determine the natural frequency of one degree of freedom systems, free and forced vibrations of lumped parameter systems, mode shapes and natural frequencies of multidegree of freedom systems, and mode shapes and natural frequencies of torsional vibration systems.

    MIME 3370: Mechanical Vibration 
    Modeling mechanical systems, mechanical elements, equations of motion for single-DOF and multi-DOF systems, linearization of equations of motion, free and forced response, electrical systems, frequency response, feedback control systems.

    MIME 3380: Modeling and Controls 
    Physical modeling and feedback principles are applied for control of mechanical systems. Transient response, root locus and frequency response principles are experimentally applied to the control of basic mechanical and electrical systems.

    MIME 3400: Thermodynamics I 
    Introduction to thermal sciences with an emphasis on the first and second law of thermodynamics. Topics include conservation of energy for closed and open systems, thermodynamic properties and cycles and entropy production.

    MIME 3410: Thermodynamics II 
    Review of open and closed systems in thermodynamics, the Carnot principle and cycle efficiency concepts. Application to gas and vapor power cycles and refrigeration cycles. Thermodynamic property relations, gaseous mixtures and combustion.

    MIME 3420: Fluids Laboratory 
    This laboratory course is to be taken with Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics II to illustrate the concepts in those courses. Experiments include fluid statics, forces on a submerged surface, center of pressure, manometers, surface tension, flow visualization, Bernoulli's equation, control volume analysis, viscous flow in pipes, flow over bodies, turbomachinery, and thermodynamic cycles.

    MIME 3430: Fluid Mechanics 
    Fluid mechanics for mechanical engineers. Topics include fluid statics and dynamics, equations of motion, dimensional analysis, boundary layer theory, flow in pipes, turbulence, fluid machinery, potential flow, CFD and aerodynamics.

    MIME 3440: Heat Transfer 
    A comprehensive study of conduction, convection and radiation. Derivation and solution of differential equations related to heat transfer. Analysis of forced and free convection and heat exchangers.

    MIME 3450: Energy Laboratory 
    This laboratory course is to be taken with Heat Transfer to illustrate the concepts in this course. Experiments include Fourier's Law, cooling of fins/rods, determination of free and forced convection heat transfer coefficients, heat exchangers, Stefan Boltzmann Law, surface emission, surface reflection.

    MIME 4000: Engineering Statistics I 
    This course introduces the student to the areas of probability theory and statistical inferences. Topics include sample spaces, the concepts of random variables, probability distributions; functions of random variables, transformation of variables, moment generating functions, sampling and estimation theory; T, F and chi-square distribution.

    MIME 4200: Senior Design Projects 
    Students work in teams using knowledge gained in earlier courses to solve real design, manufacturing and operational problems relevant to industry. Oral and written communications with participating companies as well as teamwork are stressed. Other topics include patents, product liability, safety, ethics and design for manufacturing.

  5. Technical electives 
    To gain expertise in a specific mechanical engineering discipline, students complete a series of four upper-level elective courses in engineering, mathematics, and natural sciences. See Technical Electives for more details.


  6. A minimum of three semester-long co-op experiences 
    All mechanical engineering students are required to complete a minimum of three semester-long co-op experiences in mechanical industry or research. Please see the Co-op Program and Co-op Program Requirements for more details.
Last Updated: 9/1/21