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.

Professional Accreditation

The B.S. in Mechanical Engineering program will apply for initial accreditation review with the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org.

Educational Objectives

The educational objectives of the B.S. in Mechanical Engineering program define the career and professional accomplishments that the graduates are being prepared to achieve three to four years after graduation. The program will produce graduates who:

  1. 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-fluid sciences.
  2. Continue their formal education and obtain advanced degrees such as M.S. degree in mechanical engineering or other related fields.
  3. Become responsible professionals and global citizens who are aware of ethical issues and societal needs and problems.

These objectives are consistent with the mission of Fairleigh Dickinson University to educate and prepare students as world citizens through global education. They also fulfill the needs of the program constituencies, which include students, alumni, employers, faculty and the Industrial Advisory Board.

Student Outcomes

The B.S. in Mechanical Engineering program has adopted the student outcomes of the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET as its own student 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:

  1. An ability to identify, formulate and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science and mathematics.
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental and societal contexts.
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

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 6 academic credits toward their technical electives. Note that these credits may not be substituted for any required course work. 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 graduates with real and relevant work experience – saving time and money by reducing the training period for new employees.

Degree Plan

The program requires the successful completion of 131 credits with a minimum cumulative grade point ratio of 2.00. The credit distribution is as follows:

  • Mathematics and Science Requirements (36 credits)
  • Liberal Arts Requirements (20 credits)
  • Mechanical Engineering Core Requirements (75 credits)

Semester 1 (15 credits)

  • ENGR1301 Engineering Practices, Graphics and Design (3 credits)
  • MATH1201 Calculus I (4 credits)
  • PHYS2201 Physics Laboratory I (1 credit)
  • PHYS2203 University Physics I Lecture (3 credits)
  • UNIV1001 Transitioning to University Life (1 credit)
  • WRIT1002 Composition I: Rhetoric and Inquiry (3 credits)

Semester 2 (17 credits)

  • ENGR1223 Introduction to CAD (2 credits)
  • ENGR3000 Modern Technologies: Principles, Applications and Impacts (3 credits)
  • MATH2202 Calculus II (4 credits)
  • PHYS2202 Physics Laboratory II (1 credit)
  • PHYS2204 University Physics II Lecture (3 credits)
  • UNIV1002 Preparing for Professional Life (1 credit)
  • WRIT1003 Composition II: Research and Argument (3 credits)

Semester 3 (16 credits)

  • CHEM1201 General Chemistry I Lecture (3 credits)
  • CHEM1203 General Chemistry I Laboratory (1 credit)
  • ENGR2221 Statics (3 credits)
  • MATH2210 Differential Equations (3 credits)
  • MENG2232 Mechanical Measurement and Devices (3 credits)
  • UNIV2001 Cross Cultural Perspectives (3 credits)

Semester 4 (18 credits)

  • ENGR1204 Programming Languages in Engineering (3 credits)
  • ENGR2228 Strength of Materials (3 credits)
  • ENGR3351 Applied Thermodynamics (3 credits)
  • ENGR3431 Dynamics (3 credits)
  • MATH3220 Linear Algebra (3 credits)
  • MENG2235 Manufacturing Processes (3 credits)

Semester 5 (17 credits)

  • EENG2221 Signals and Systems I (4 credits)
  • ENGR4254 Fluid Mechanics (3 credits)
  • MATH2203 Calculus III (3 credits)
  • MENG3155 Heat Transfer (3 credits)
  • Science Elective (4 credits)

Semester 6 (18 credits)

  • ENGR2210 Technical Communications (3 credits)
  • ENGR4210 Managerial and Engineering Economic Analysis (3 credits)
  • ENGR4221 Engineering Statistics and Reliability (3 credits)
  • MENG3150 Thermal Systems Analysis and Design (3 credits)
  • MENG3230 Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing (3 credits)
  • UNIV2002 Global Issues (3 credits)

Semester 7 (16 credits)

  • ENGR3211 Engineering Materials I (3 credits)
  • MENG4248 Mechanical Engineering Design I (3 credits)
  • MENG4355 Analog and Digital Control (3 credits)
  • MENG4375 Electrical Energy Conversion (3 credits)
  • MENG4384 Preparation for Senior Design Project (1 credit)
  • Technical Elective (3 credits)

Semester 8 (14 credits)

  • MENG4356 Stress and Vibration Analyses (3 credits)
  • MENG4360 Industrial Automation (3 credits)
  • MENG4386 Senior Design Project (2 credits)
  • Technical Electives (6 credits)

Science Elective: The student must take 4 credits of a lab science elective, to be chosen from the following list:

  • BIOL1251, BIOL1253 General Biology I Lecture (3 credits) and Laboratory (1 credit)
  • BIOL2203, BIOL2223 Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lecture (3 credits) and Laboratory (1 credit)
  • CHEM1202, CHEM1204 General Chemistry II Lecture (3 credits) and Laboratory (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:

  • CENG3261 Estimating I (3 credits)
  • EENG2222 Signals and Systems II (3 credits)
  • EENG3265 Electronics I (3 credits)
  • ENGR2286 Digital System Design (3 credits)
  • ENGR4001, ENGR4002 FE/EIT Exam Preparation I (2 credits) and II (1 credit)
  • ENGR4263 Project Management in Engineering and Technology (3 credits)
  • MENG3288 Microcontroller System Design (3 credits)
  • MENG4040 Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) (3 credits)
  • MENG4041 HVAC and Refrigeration Controls (3 credits)
  • MENG4250 Mechanical Engineering Design II (3 credits)
  • MENG4365 Advanced Fluid Mechanics (3 credits)

Other technical electives may be taken with prior approval from a program adviser. In addition, students may undertake a cooperative education experience and earn a total of 6 academic credits toward their technical electives.

Program Enrollment and Degree Data

The official fall term enrollments of the B.S. in Mechanical Engineering program for the last four academic years and the number of degrees conferred during each of those years.

 

Academic Year

Enrollment Year

Total

 

Degrees Awarded

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

Current

2021 -2020

FT

31

10

11

14

 

66

Not yet available.

Year

PT

1

2

 

 

 

3

1

2020 -2019

FT

30

13

13

1

 

57

N/A

 

PT

3

 

 

 

 

3

2

2019 -2018

FT

33

9

1

 

 

43

N/A

 

PT

 

 

1

 

 

1

3

2018 -2017

FT

19

 

 

 

 

19

N/A

 

PT

 

 

 

 

 

 

FT- full time; PT- part time

Contact Information
Wonjae Choi, Ph.D., Program Coordinator
wonjae@fdu.edu

Course Descriptions