BS in Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical engineers apply the principles of math, science and engineering for the design, analysis, manufacturing, testing and maintenance of mechanical systems.
The bachelor of science in mechanical engineering prepares students for a range of careers in the field of mechanical engineering. Mechanical engineers research, design, develop and manufacture industrial equipment and machinery, energy systems, transport systems, aircraft, watercraft, robotics, medical devices and more.
Educational Objectives + Student Outcomes
Within four to seven years after graduation, mechanical engineering majors are expected to attain:
- Position(s) of responsibility in which they:
- work effectively in teams
- manage resources
- solve complex problems
- communicate information
- influence decisions
- act ethically
- balance constraints
- Self-development through formal and informal learning opportunities.
- Sustained employment and/or further education in a technical/professional field.
- Capacity to engage independently in meaningful creative endeavors.
Students graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering will have:
- An ability to apply knowledge of math, science and engineering.
- An ability to design and conduct experiments as well as to analyze data.
- An ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, ethical.
- An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problem.
- An understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities.
- An ability to communicate effectively.
- The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
- A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
- A knowledge of contemporary issues.
- An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
Enrollment + Graduation Data
- 2014-15: 59
- 2013-14: 34
- 2012-13: 8
Number of Mechanical Engineering Program Graduates:
First Graduating class scheduled for 2015-16 academic year.
Curriculum + Requirements
The bachelor of science in mechanical engineering requires 133 credits as outlined below.
University Curriculum (46 credits)
|QU 101||Individual in the Community||3|
|QU 201||Seminar on National Community||3|
|QU 301||Seminar on Global Community||3|
|EN 101||Elements of Composition I||3|
|EN 102||Elements of Composition II||3|
|MA 141||Calculus of a Single Variable I||3|
|CHE 110/110L||General Chemistry I with lab||4|
|CHE 111||General Chemistry II|
|or BIO 101||General Biology I||3|
|EC 111||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|Social Science Elective||3|
|University Curriculum Elective|
|MA 142||Calculus of a Single Variable II||3|
|MA 229||Linear Algebra||3|
Foundational Courses for Mechanical Engineering (25 credits)
|MA 241||Calculus of Several Variables||3|
|MA 242||Integral Calculus and Differential Equations||3|
|MA 365||Ordinary Differential Equations||3|
|CHE 111L||General Chemistry Lab II|
|or BIO 101L||General Biology I Lab||1|
|PHY 121||University Physics I||4|
|PHY 122||University Physics II||4|
|CSC 110||Programming and Problem Solving||4|
|MA 285||Applied Statistics||3|
Common Engineering Curriculum (7 credits)
|ENR 110||The World of an Engineer||3|
|ENR 210||Engineering Economics and Project Management||3|
|ENR 395||Professional Development Seminar||1|
Mechanical Engineering Courses (54 credits)
|MER 210/210L||Fundamentals of Engineering Mechanics and Design with lab||4|
|MER 220/220L||Mechanics of Materials with lab||4|
|MER 230/230L||Engineering Materials with lab||4|
|MER 250||Computer Aided Design||3|
|MER 310||Thermal-Fluid Systems I||3|
|MER 320||Thermal-Fluid Systems II||3|
|MER 330/330L||Introduction to Circuits with lab||4|
|MER 340/340L||Manufacturing/Machine Component Design with lab||4|
|MER 350||ME Design||3|
|MER 360||Heat Transfer with lab||3|
|MER 470/470L||Dynamic Modeling and Control with lab||4|
|MER 490||Engineering Professional Experience||1|
|MER 498||ME Capstone Design||3|
|Mechanical Engineering Electives (3 courses)||9|