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BS in Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineers design, build and test machines, engines and other mechanical devices.

The bachelor of science in mechanical engineering prepares students for a range of careers in the field of mechanical engineering. Mechanical engineers are employed in the research design, development and manufacturing of broad range of tools, engines, machines and other mechanical devices and components.

Through exposure to the University Curriculum, foundational coursework in science, mathematics, major field courses, and extra-curricular activities, graduates of the program will achieve intellectual proficiencies in critical thinking and reasoning, scientific literacy, quantitative reasoning, information fluency, and creative thinking and visual literacy. They will also achieve interpersonal proficiencies in written and oral communication, responsible citizenship, diversity awareness and sensitivity and social intelligence.

Curriculum + Requirements

The bachelor of science in mechanical engineering requires 135 credits as outlined below.

University Curriculum (46 credits)

Course Title Credits
University Seminars
QU 101 Individual in the Community 3
QU 201 Seminar on National Community 3
QU 301 Seminar on Global Community 3
English Composition
EN 101 Elements of Composition I 3
EN 102 Elements of Composition II 3
Quantitative Literacy
MA 141 Calculus of a Single Variable I 3
Scientific Literacy
CHE 110/110L General Chemistry I with lab 4
CHE 111 General Chemistry II
or BIO 101 General Biology I 3
Social Science
EC 111 Principles of Microeconomics 3
Social Science Elective 3
Fine Arts 3
Humanities 6
University Curriculum Elective
MA 142 Calculus of a Single Variable II 3
MA 229 Linear Algebra 3
Total 46

Foundational Courses for Mechanical Engineering (25 credits)

Course Title 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 121/121L Physics I with lab 4
PHY 122/122L Physics II with lab 4
CSC 110 Programming and Problem Solving 4
MA 285 Applied Statistics 3
Total 25

Common Engineering Curriculum (10 credits)

Course Title Credits
ENR 110 Flying Buttresses, Hybrid Cars and iPads: The World of an Engineer 3
ENR 210 Engineering Economics and Project Management 3
ENR 395 Professional Development Seminar 1
ENR 490 Engineering Internship 3
Total 10

Mechanical Engineering Courses (54 credits)

Course Title Credits
MER 210/210L Fundamentals of Engineering Mechanics and Design with lab 4
MER 220/220L Mechanics of Materials with lab 4
MER 221 Dynamics 3
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 Introduction to Circuits 3
MER 330L Circuits Lab 1
MER 340/340L Manufacturing/Machine Component Design with lab 4
MER 350 ME Design 3
MER 360/360L Heat Transfer with lab 4
MER 470 Dynamic Modeling and Control 3
MER 498 ME Capstone Design 3
Major Field Electives (3 courses) 9
Total 54