Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor of Science (BS)
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.
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.
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.
- In order to graduate, students majoring in the department must earn a GPA ≥2.5 in departmental coursework.
- Students getting a minor in the department must also earn a GPA ≥2.5 in departmental coursework.
Students must have completed, or be scheduled to complete, the following courses by the end of winter quarter. 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 and PHYS 153;
- CHEM 151 (≥D- required)
|Required Supporting Outside Department Courses|
|CHEM 151||GENERAL CHEMISTRY||5|
|MATH 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 LAB 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 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 452||ENGINEERING ECONOMICS||2|
|MENG 490A||SENIOR CAPSTONE: DESIGN LABORATORY I||2|
|MENG 490B||SENIOR CAPSTONE: DESIGN LABORATORY II||3|
|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|
|Required Track–choose one of the following||15|
|Materials & Computational Mechanics|
|MATERIALS AND DESIGN|
|FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS|
|Robotics & Automation|
|ADVANCED ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION|
|PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS IN AUTOMATION|
|SENSORS THEORY FOR AUTOMATION|
|HEATING, VENTILATING AND AIR CONDITIONING|
|ADVANCED FLUID DYNAMICS|
|Required Electives–choose two||10|
|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|
or MENG 491
All admitted students must officially Declare a Major by the time they reach 90 credits (junior standing).
Application for Graduation must be made at least two terms in advance of the term you expect to graduate (undergraduate and post-baccalaureate).
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- a knowledge of contemporary issues;
- a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning;
- an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;
- an ability to communicate effectively;
- an ability to 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;
- an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
- an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams;
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;
- an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice;
- an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
- the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
Program Educational Objectives—students will
- communicate effectively;
- conduct, analyze and interpret experiments and apply results to improve processes;
- develop appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of their disciplines;
- develop the ability to understand professional, ethical or social responsibilities.
- function effectively on teams;
- show respect for diversity and a knowledge of contemporary professional, societal and global issues.
BSME Enrollment and Graduates
- 2011–12—majors 101—graduates 4
- 2012–13—majors 165—graduates 23
- 2013–14—majors 215—graduates 23
- 2014–15—majors 225—graduates 47
- 2015–16—majors 303—graduates 53