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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mechanical Engineering, B.S.

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Minimum number of credits required to graduate:  124

Minimum Cumulative GPA required to graduate:  2.0

Minimum number of credits to complete the major:  92


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. be ethical, creative, and innovative problem solvers who are prepared to have successful careers in mechanical engineering or related and emerging fields;
  2. pursue advanced degrees in engineering or related fields;
  3. engage in service and leadership to their local, national, and global communities

Student Outcomes

Consistent with the program’s objectives, students will have:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

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 Engineering Science

Four Courses in the Basic Sciences

One Course in Computation from the List Below

Depth Electives

A minimum of sixteen credit hours of depth electives as shown below. Depth electives are 4000 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 but are not limited to:

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.

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical 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



Senior Year


  • Credits: 2
  • MEN 4000 - Depth Elective
  • MEN 4000 - Depth Elective
  • Technical Elective
  • Soc. Sci. (SOSC) Core course



  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 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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