Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor of Science (BS)

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This degree combines studies in selected areas of engineering, physics, mathematics, and science to prepare students to solve real-world problems in mechanical engineering. The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET . The first two years of the curriculum allow students to establish a solid foundation in mathematics, sciences and introduces foundation subjects in mechanical engineering. The third and fourth year curriculum explores further areas in Mechanical Engineering and a capstone is introduced in the fourth year. The senior year capstone course allows the students to consolidate their education experience. The primary objective of the Mechanical Engineering program is to prepare students to enter and progress in mechanical engineering positions in business, industry and government. Graduates are generally expected to work in the research and development of ideas, products and processes by applying engineering principles to the solution of practical problems in the mechanical engineering field.

Note: pre-program prereqs include MATH 141, MATH 142, METC 102, METC 110.

Required Supporting Outside Department Courses
CHEM 151GENERAL CHEMISTRY5
MATH 161CALCULUS I5
MATH 162CALCULUS II5
MATH 163CALCULUS III5
MATH 241CALCULUS IV5
MATH 347INTRODUCTORY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS4
PHYS 151GENERAL PHYSICS I4
PHYS 152GENERAL PHYSICS II4
PHYS 153GENERAL PHYSICS III4
PHYS 161MECHANICS LABORATORY1
PHYS 162HEAT AND OPTICS LABORATORY1
PHYS 163INSTRUMENTATION LAB I1
Required Departmental Courses
MENG 201MATLAB4-5
or CSCD 255 C PROGRAMMING FOR ENGINEERS
MENG 207ELECTRICITY4
MENG 2173D PARAMETRIC COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN4
MENG 240STATICS4
MENG 241STRENGTH OF MATERIALS4
MENG 242DYNAMICS4
MENG 353INDUSTRIAL MATERIALS5
MENG 380THERMODYNAMICS5
MENG 381LABORATORY ANALYSIS AND REPORTS5
MENG 382FLUID MECHANICS5
MENG 385ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION5
MENG 386ENGINEERING NUMERICAL ANALYSIS5
MENG 405DESIGN OF MACHINE ELEMENTS5
MENG 412FUNDAMENTALS OF ENGINEERING2
MENG 452ENGINEERING ECONOMICS2
MENG 490ASENIOR CAPSTONE: DESIGN LABORATORY I2
MENG 490BSENIOR CAPSTONE: DESIGN LABORATORY II3
MENG 493SENIOR SEMINAR1
METC 456ENGINEERING ETHICS, CONTRACTS AND PATENTS2
TECH 301METALLIC PROCESSES5
TECH 393TECHNOLOGY WORLD CIVILIZATION4
Required Track–choose one of the following15
Materials & Computational Mechanics
MATERIALS AND DESIGN
COMPOSITE MATERIALS
FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS
Robotics & Automation
ADVANCED ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION
PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS IN AUTOMATION
SENSORS THEORY FOR AUTOMATION
Thermo Sciences
HVAC
HEAT TRANSFER
ADVANCED TOPICS IN FLUID DYNAMICS
Required Electives–choose two10
Note: students may select electives from a different track listed above or from the list below.
ADVANCED PARAMETRIC DESIGN
QUALITY ASSURANCE AND INTRO TO LEAN
INTERNSHIP
SENIOR THESIS
Total Credits149-150

For information on General Education, see Undergraduate Degree .

Student Learning Outcomes—students will

  • apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering;
  • design and conduct experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data;
  • 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;
  • function on multidisciplinary teams;
  • identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;
  • understand professional and ethical responsibility;
  • communicate effectively;
  • have the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context;
  • recognize the need for and demonstrate an ability to engage in life-long learning;
  • have a knowledge of contemporary issues;
  • use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.