Mechanical Engineering Major

​B.S.M.E. degree

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:

  • Our graduates will be technically competent in mechanical engineering.
  • Our graduates will function as team members who think critically, communicate effectively, and demonstrate initiative and self-motivation.
  • Our graduates will be actively involved in their profession and engaged in lifelong learning activities in mechanical engineering or related fields.
  • Our graduates will exhibit high levels of professionalism and professional ethics.​

Student Outcomes

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.