Mechanical Engineering Major, 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, http://www.abet.org. 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. The number of majors, premajors and graduates for Mechanical Engineering are available here:
Minimum required to apply for admission to the Mechanical Engineering Program
Students must apply for admission to the Mechanical Engineering program at EWU. The application is due during the first week of the quarter prior to the one desired for program admission. Admission is based upon the student’s GPA in core courses below which must be completed no later than the quarter of application. The application can be obtained by email at MechEngineering@ewu.edu.
In order to ensure all EWU Mechanical Engineering graduates meet EWU ABET accreditation requirements, all Mechanical Engineering students are required to take MENG 300, MENG 353, MENG 385, MENG 405, MENG 412, and MENG 490A / MENG 490B from EWU. Exceptions to this policy will be reviewed on a case by case basis by the Mechanical Engineering curriculum review committee to ensure the student has successfully met the EWU ABET performance indicators required for each course.
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.
Students must have completed, or be scheduled to complete, the following courses by the end of the quarter in which they apply. Most of the following courses have minimum grade requirements and are prerequisites for Engineering and Design courses.
Grades ≥C in all of the following
- ENGL 201
- MATH 161, MATH 162, and MATH 163
- MENG 240 and MENG 241
- PHYS 151, PHYS 152, PHYS 153, PHYS 161, PHYS 162, and PHYS 163
- CHEM 171 and CHEM 171L
Grade Requirements: in order to graduate, students majoring in the department must earn a GPA ≥2.5 in departmental coursework.
|Required Supporting Outside Department Courses|
|GENERAL CHEMISTRY I|
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I (equivalent to banked CHEM 151)
|MATH/HONS 161||CALCULUS I||5|
|MATH 162||CALCULUS II||5|
|MATH 163||CALCULUS III||5|
|MATH 241||CALCULUS IV||5|
|MATH 347||INTRODUCTORY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS||4|
|PHYS 151||GENERAL PHYSICS I||4|
|PHYS 152||GENERAL PHYSICS II||4|
|PHYS 153||GENERAL PHYSICS III||4|
|PHYS 161||MECHANICS LABORATORY||1|
|PHYS 162||HEAT AND OPTICS LABORATORY||1|
|PHYS 163||ELECTRONICS LABORATORY I||1|
|Required Departmental Courses|
|or CSCD 255||C PROGRAMMING FOR ENGINEERS|
|MENG 217||3D PARAMETRIC COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN||4|
|MENG 241||STRENGTH OF MATERIALS||4|
|MENG 300||LABORATORY ANALYSIS AND REPORTS||5|
|MENG 307||INDUSTRIAL CONTROLS AND INSTRUMENTATION||5|
|MENG 353||INDUSTRIAL MATERIALS||5|
|MENG 382||FLUID MECHANICS||5|
|MENG 385||ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION||5|
|MENG 386||ENGINEERING NUMERICAL ANALYSIS||5|
|MENG 405||DESIGN OF MACHINE ELEMENTS||5|
|MENG 412||FUNDAMENTALS OF ENGINEERING||2|
|MENG 444||HEAT TRANSFER||5|
|MENG 452||ENGINEERING ECONOMICS||2|
|MENG 493||SENIOR SEMINAR||1|
|METC 456||ENGINEERING ETHICS, CONTRACTS AND PATENTS||2|
|MNTC 301||METALLIC PROCESSES||5|
|TECH/HONS 393||TECHNOLOGY WORLD CIVILIZATION||4|
|Senior Electives–choose a minimum of 20 credits from the following||20|
|HEATING, VENTILATING AND AIR CONDITIONING|
|MATERIALS AND DESIGN|
|ADVANCED FLUID DYNAMICS|
|ADVANCED ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION|
|PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS IN AUTOMATION|
|FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS|
|ADVANCED PARAMETRIC DESIGN|
or METC 468
|QUALITY ASSURANCE AND INTRO TO LEAN|
or MENG 491
or MENG 495
|Suggested focus areas for the Senior Electives are: Materials and Computational Mechanics—MENG 453, MENG 455, and MENG 492 or METC 417; Robotics and Automation—MENG 485, MENG 486, and MENG 487; Thermal and Fluid Sciences—MENG 407 and MENG 482|
|Required Senior Capstone|
|MENG 490A||SENIOR CAPSTONE: DESIGN LABORATORY I||2|
|MENG 490B||SENIOR CAPSTONE: DESIGN LABORATORY II||3|
University Competencies and Proficiencies
- Minimum Credits—180 cumulative credit hours
- 60 upper-division credits (300 level or above)
- 45 credits in residence (attendance) at Eastern, with at least 15 upper-division credits in major in residence at Eastern
- Minimum Cumulative GPA ≥2.0
All admitted students must officially Declare a Major by the time they reach 90 credits (junior standing).
Application for Graduation (use EagleNET) must be made at least two terms in advance of the term you expect to graduate (undergraduate and post-baccalaureate).
Use the Catalog Archives to determine two important catalog years.
SOAR calculates based on these two catalog years.
- The catalog in effect at the student's first term of current matriculation is used to determine BACR (Breadth Area Credit Requirements) and UGR (Undergraduate Graduation Requirements).
- The catalog in effect at the time the student declares a major or minor is used to determine the program requirements.
The most current Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) and Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) are available on the website.