Oct 23, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Mechanical Engineering, B.S.


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The program prepares students to take a responsible leadership role in shaping the future of our highly technical society. The curriculum is designed to provide students with a broad range of courses in mathematics, the basic sciences, the engineering sciences, the humanities and social sciences, as well as the mechanical engineering disciplines.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to prepare exceptional engineers.

Program Education Objectives

Graduates of the Mechanical Engineering program will:

  1. have successful careers in mechanical engineering or related fields;
  2. pursue advanced degrees in engineering or related fields;
  3. engage in service and leadership to their local, national, and global communities

The mechanical engineering curricula prepares students to solve diverse and challenging problems without imposing on the employer the need to teach engineering fundamentals. In addition, it provides those students desiring to enter research or graduate school with a sound preparation in mathematics, science and engineering sciences, on which a greater professional competence in the field of engineering selected can be built. The programs aim to provide students with the opportunity to obtain a fundamental engineering education on which to build continuously after graduation.

Educational Outcomes

Consistent with the Departmental objectives, students will have:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
  3. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability;
  4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams;
  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
  7. An ability to communicate effectively;
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context;
  9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning;
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues;
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Major Requirements


In addition to having satisfied the College-wide institutional and distribution requirements, students who seek a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree must satisfy the following requirements or their equivalents:

Four Courses in the Basic Sciences


One Course in Computation from the List Below


One Course in Engineering Communications


Four Courses in Engineering Science


Depth Electives


A minimum of eight credit hours of depth electives as shown below. Depth electives are 4000 or 5000 level mechanical engineering courses beyond those required within the major. Department approved civil engineering courses may be counted as Depth Electives. See your advisor for a list of approved courses. These include:

Technical Elective


A minimum of four credit hours in area which supports and/or expands the student’s technical and/or communication skills. The choice of course must be approved by the student’s advisor.

Senior Seminar


Fundamentals of Engineering Exam


Students must register for and take the Fundamentals of Engineering examination, administered by the National Council of Engineering Examiners, in order to graduate.

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering


(See Notes: 1)

MAJOR GPA. Please consult the department to determine what courses are included in the calculation of the GPA for this major.

MINOR. No minor is offered in mechanical engineering.

Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Junior Year


Fall


Spring


Senior Year


Fall


Spring


Notes


  1. Limited course substitutions for those listed above are permitted for students who have sound educational plans that, in the judgment of the department, justify the substitutions.
  2. Students must register for and take the Fundamentals of Engineering examination.
  3. Students must also fulfill the college diversity requirement. There are many courses which simultaneously satisfy one of the history, social science and arts & literature distribution requirements and the diversity requirement.

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