The requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering include 30-39 hours of general education requirements, 34-38 hours of Mathematics and Science, and 9 hours of Business, for a minimum total of 130-134 hours for the degree.
Program Educational Objectives
The engineering programs have established the following expectations for the accomplishments of our graduates in the first several years following graduation:
By the time of graduation from the Mechanical Engineering Program, students are expected to have:
- an ability to apply knowledge of advanced mathematics through multivariate calculus, statistics, linear algebra and differential equations, chemistry, calculus-based physics and engineering;
- an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
- 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 function in multidisciplinary teams;
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;
- an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
- 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 for the need for and an ability to engage in lifelong learning;
- a knowledge of contemporary issues;
- an ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice;
- an ability to work professionally in both thermal and mechanical systems areas including the design and realization of such systems.