- Engineering (emphasis on Mechanical Engineering) (BS)
Engineering (emphasis on Mechanical Engineering) (BS)
The practice of Mechanical Engineering requires the ability to apply the principles of engineering, basic sciences, and mathematics (including multivariate calculus and differential equations) to model, analyze, design, and realize physical systems, components or processes. Mechanical Engineers must be able to work professionally in both thermal and mechanical systems areas as required in fields such as aerospace and automotive design, biomedical and biomechanical processes, engineering materials research, HVAC design, machinery design, manufacturing processes, power generation, and robotics.
The mission of the Mechanical Engineering Program is to provide quality educational opportunities, promote scholastic achievement, and to encourage creative as well as quantitative analytical methods for problem solving. This is accomplished through:
• effective classroom and laboratory instruction that stress
sound engineering fundamentals;
• multiple thermal and mechanical design experiences in the laboratory,
classroom, and through design competitions; and
• opportunities to participate in research, industrial internships,
and in professional engineering societies through student membership.
The Mechanical Engineering Program offers a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) which provides the educational foundation for graduates to pursue a wide range of career opportunities including service as a practicing engineer and pursuit of professional licensure; graduate study in engineering or other fields; or entrance into a professional school such as medicine or law.
The Mechanical Engineering Program was established in August 2008, and thus, the BSME degree program is not yet accredited by ABET. In the interim period, students may obtain both the ABET-accredited BSE degree and the BSME degree with little or no additional course requirements.