Mechanical engineering is one of the largest, broadest, and most diverse engineering disciplines. The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.) degree program prepares graduates for entrance into the profession of mechanical engineering or graduate study. The program graduates will work in industry as mechanical engineers, typically specializing as machine design engineers, manufacturing engineers, power engineers, electromechanical engineers, or automotive engineers.

The B.S.M.E. curriculum provides students with a varied and balanced educational experience through an appropriate combination of theoretical concepts and practical applications. The program focuses on four key areas of mechanical engineering: mechanical design, electromechanical devices and controls, advanced manufacturing, and thermal sciences. Students will learn to analyze, design, build, test, operate, and maintain mechanical components, devices, systems, processes, and facilities; estimate costs; and manage projects.

Educational Objectives

The B.S.M.E. program will produce graduates who:

  • Enter into and advance in the profession of mechanical engineering, particularly in the areas of mechanical design, electromechanical devices and controls, advanced manufacturing, and thermal sciences.
  • Continue their formal education and obtain advanced degrees such M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering or other related fields.
  • Become responsible professionals and global citizens who are aware of ethical issues and societal needs and problems.

Student Outcomes

The B.S.M.E. program has adopted the Student Outcomes of the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET as its own learning outcomes, which define the attributes, skills, and knowledge that the graduates are expected to possess upon or before graduation. Each mechanical engineering graduate will demonstrate the following attributes and achievements as required by the EAC of ABET upon or before graduation:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science 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 on multi-disciplinary 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 of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

The BSME program plans to apply for an accreditation review from the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET a few years after the degree completion of its first graduating class.

Degree Plan

Semester 1 (15 credits)

Semester 2 (17 credits)

Semester 3 (16 credits)

Semester 4 (18 credits)

Semester 5 (17 credits)

Semester 6 (18 credits)

Semester 7 (16 credits)

  • ENGR3211 Engineering Materials I
  • MENG4248 Mechanical Engineering Design I
  • MENG4355 Analog and Digital Control
  • MENG4375 Electrical Energy Conversion
  • MENG4384 Preparation for Senior Design Project
  • Technical Elective

Semester 8 (14 credits)

  • MENG4360 Industrial Automation
  • MENG4356 Stress and Vibration Analysis
  • MENG4386 Senior Design Project
  • Technical Elective
  • Technical Elective

SCIENCE ELECTIVE:  The student must take 4 credits of a science elective, to be chosen from the following list:

  • CHEM1202/CHEM1204 General Chemistry II Lecture (3 credits) and Laboratory (1 credit);
  • BIOL1251/BIOL1253 General Biology I Lecture (3 credits) and Laboratory (1 credit);
  • BIOL2203/BIOL2223 Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lecture (3 credits) and Lab (1 credit);
  • PHYS3205 Modern Physics (3 credits) and PHYS4430 Selected Studies in Physics (1 credit).

TECHNICAL ELECTIVES:  The student must take 9 credits of technical electives, to be chosen from the following list:

  • CENG3261 Estimating I; EENG2222 Signals & Systems II; EENG3265 Electronics I; ENGR2286 Digital System Design;
  • ENGR4001, ENGR4002 FE/EIT Exam Preparation I and II; ENGR4263 Project Management in Engineering and Technology;
  • MENG3288 Microcontroller System Design; MENG4040 Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC);
  • MENG4040 Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning; MENG4041 HVAC and Refrigeration Controls;
  • MENG 4250 Mechanical Engineering Design II; and MENG4365 Advanced Fluid Mechanics

Other technical electives may be taken with prior approval from a program advisor.

Cooperative Education Option

Students in the B.S.M.E. program have the option to undertake a cooperative education experience and earn a total of six academic credits toward their degrees. The co-op experience provides students a real-world grounding, linking theory and practice, academic and industrial experiences, and college education and lifelong learning. It better prepares students for jobs, gives them a competitive edge in the job market, helps them develop networking skills and professional contacts and allows them to experience career fields before graduation. Industry benefits from better-prepared students with real and relevant work experience – saving time and money by reducing the training period for new employees.

Course Descriptions