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Objectives: The objectives of the undergraduate program in Mechanical Engineering are:

  • To produce engineers who understand the performance of engineered products and systems in terms of the relevant fundamental principles of math, science and the humanities, whether they are practicing engineers or students in graduate engineering programs.
  • To produce engineers who excel in the professional practice of mechanical engineering. Professional practice includes the ability to identify, design, and implement solutions to technical problems through a multiplicity of laboratory, analytical and communication methods within a business climate.
  • To produce engineers who are aware of how their roles as technical professionals and leaders affect the wider human community, who serve not only as employees or employers but as socially-conscious citizens, and who are motivated by moral principles in their professional and personal lives.

The Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering curriculum prepares graduates to solve problems related to:

  • design and manufacture of products
  • reliability of components and systems
  • conversion of energy from one form to another
  • utilization of energy in efficient and productive ways
  • instrumentation and control of physical processes

Mechanical Engineering Profession: Mechanical engineers design systems that range from vehicles, to consumer products, climate control systems, power generation, aircraft, and production systems. Mechanical engineers are prepared to draw on technical knowledge and insight involving materials, mechanics, controls, structures and manufacturing processes.

A mechanical engineer deals with the physical reality of things such as engines, vehicle bodies, electric generators, cranes, air conditioners, airplane wings, pumps, and robots. The mechanical engineer is faced with the challenges and uncertainties that come with complex products and systems, which often transcend multiple disciplines. In addition to using the classical and modern principles of engineering science, the mechanical engineer must be able to devise economically viable, environmentally friendly, and socially acceptable solutions to problems. The analytical problem solving skills combined with sound technical fundamentals of the mechanical engineering degree can form the basis for successful careers other than in engineering including business, law and medicine.

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Program:
The Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering curriculum provides students with an in-depth knowledge of engineering science and design methodology. These insights are reinforced by intensive laboratory experiences in virtually every area of study and three semester-long industrial co-op assignments. Students also have team-oriented design experiences integrated throughout their curriculum. A capstone design project, conducted in the senior year, challenges students with a project that involves solving a real product or process related problem that draws on knowledge of engineering science and design. This project is often industrially sponsored.

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Combined 5 Year Bachelor/Master Program:
The 5-year Bachelor/Master Degree program is designed to enable completion of both the Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and the Master of Mechanical Engineering degrees in five calendar years. The program allows qualified University Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering students to take up to three graduate level courses during their final three academic semesters that will meet undergraduate degree requirements while also accruing course credits toward their graduate degree.

The BME Curriculum involves University Core Curriculum Courses, Engineering Core Courses for Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Major Courses, and Technical Electives.

Engineering Core Courses for Mechanical Engineering:
MTH 1410 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I 4
MTH 1420 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II 4
MTH 2410 Analytic Geometry and Calculus III 4
MTH 3720 Differential Equations with Linear Algebra 4
MTH 4270 Applied Probability and Statistics 3
PHY 1600 General Physics I 3
PHY 1610 General Physics Laboratory I 1
PHY 1620 General Physics II 3
PHY 1630 General Physics Laboratory II 1
CHM 1070 General Chemistry I 3
CHM 1100 Chemistry Laboratory I 1
CHM 1080 General Chemistry II (see Note 1) 3
ENGR 1050 Engineering Graphics and Design 2
ENGR 1070 Introduction to Solid Modeling 2
ENGR 2040 Introduction to Engineering Computing (see Note 2) 3
ENL 3030 Technical Writing 3
ENGR 3000 Intro to Engineering & Science Co-op 1
CTA 3010 Engineering Co-op I 2
ENGR 3010 Professional World of Work I 1
CTA 3020 Engineering Co-op II 2
ENGR 3020 Professional World of Work II 1
CTA 3030 Engineering Co-op III 2
ENGR 3030 Professional World of Work III 1
Note 1 - Other accepted science classes include either BIO 1200, BIO 1220, BIO 2840, CHM 3410 or (PHY 3670 AND 3680).

Note 2 - CSSE 1710 is an accepted alternative.

Total: 44 Credits

Mechanical Engineering Major Courses
ENGR 3120 Statics 3
ENGR 3130 Dynamics 3
ENGR 3140 Fluid Mechanics 3
ENGR 3150 Thermodynamics I 3
ENGR 3170 Science of Materials 3
ENGR 3190 Fluid Mechanics Laboratory 1
ENGR 3200 Principles of Electrical Engineering 3
ENGR 3210 Principles of Electrical Engineering Laboratory 1
ENGR 3240 Engineering Economics 3
ENGR 3260 Mechanics of Materials 3
ENGR 3270 Mechanics of Materials Lab 1
ENGR 3400 Heat Transfer 3
ENGR 3410 Heat Transfer Lab 1
MENG 3610 Mechanical Measurements Lab 2
MENG 3800 Thermodynamics II 3
MENG 3820 Manufacturing Processes 3
MENG 3830 Manufacturing Processes Lab 1
MENG 3900 Intermediate Mechanics of Materials 3
MENG 3920 Machine Design 3
MENG 4920 Computer Aided Engineering 3
MENG 4930 Prototype Design I 2
MENG 4950 Prototype Design II 3
Total: 54 Credits

Technical Electives - flexibility and focus

The mechanical engineering program is supplemented by a minimum of six credit hours of technical electives. Technical electives are upper division (3000 or 4000 level) courses in engineering, mathematics or science. An integrated concentration of courses is recommended to strengthen the background of students in their area of specialization. The Technical Electives are included in the Major GPA calculation.

Accepted technical electives listed by area of specialization include:

Engineering Mechanics
ENGR 4420 Finite Elements 3
ENGR 4440 Vibrations 3
ENGR 4480 Advanced Fluid Mechanics 3

Manufacturing Processes and Systems
ENGR 4220 Control Systems 3
MENG 4350 Quality Control Systems 3
MENG 4820 Computer Integrated Manufacturing 3
MENG 4880 Reliability in Design 3
MENG 4900 Robotics 3
MENG 4940 Manufacturing Systems 3

ENGR 4220 Control Systems 3
ENGR 4520 Sensors and Actuators 3
ELEE 4680 Computer Networking 3
ELEE 4780 Embedded Systems 3
ENGR 4780 Mechatronics 3
ENGR 4790 Mechatronics Modeling and Simulation 3
MENG 4900 Robotics 3

Vehicle Systems
MENG 4580 Internal Combustion Engines I 3
MENG 4720 Noise and Vibration 3
MENG 4760 Vehicle Dynamics 3
MENG 4810 Alternative Energy Systems 3
MENG 4980 Internal Combustion Engines II 3

Innovation and Entrepreneurship
ENT 4000 Interdisciplinary Design, Entrepreneurship, and Service 3
ENT 4500 Innovation and Creativity 3
ENT 4700 Front and Back Ends of Innovation 3

Other technical electives in electrical engineering, software engineering, mathematics, business, advanced electric vehicle, and entrepreneurship are permissible with the Department's approval.

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