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 practice.
- Our graduates will be functioning as team members who think critically and communicate effectively.
- Our graduates will be engaged in lifelong learning activities in engineering or related fields, be actively involved in their profession, and exhibit high levels of professionalism and professional ethics.
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.