Foundations Courses

A second group of courses, typically in the second year of the program, is called the Mechanical Engineering Foundations. As with the Basic Program courses, students must complete the Foundations courses with a GPA of 2.00 or better.

Mechanical Engineering Foundations Courses (25 Credits):

  • Math 265- Calculus III
  • Physics 222- Physics II
  • EM 274- Statics
  • Mat E 273- Materials
  • Math 267- Differential Equations
  • ME 231- Thermodynamics I
  • EM 324- Mechanics of Materials

Core GPA and Enrollment Rule
In order to enroll in specified Mechanical Engineering Core Courses, you must complete the Mechanical Engineering Foundations group of courses with a GPA of 2.00 or better.

To learn more about the Mechanical Engineering Curriculum and Courses, please visit the Iowa State University Course Catalog.