Jun 13, 2021  
2020-2021 General Catalog [Current] 
    
2020-2021 General Catalog [Current]

Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)


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Program Learning Outcomes

  • Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  • 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
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  • Ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Program Information

  • All courses to be counted in the major, including the program prerequisites, must be passed with a “C” (2.0) or better.
  • Students must pass the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination, or take the examination a minimum of two times.
  • Mechanical engineering graduates can apply their skills in a variety of industries such as aerospace, automotive, manufacturing and production, automation, building and construction, agriculture, and biomedical.

Program Prerequisites

The Department of Engineering and Technology strongly recommends that students complete the following courses as part of their General Education , as they are prerequisites for required major courses and/or requirements for graduation. Students who do not complete these courses as part of General Education can potentially add additional credits and time to their degree. These courses may or may not need to be taken before starting any major courses; consult a Student Success Advisor for details. These courses must be passed with a “C” (2.0) or better.

* Note: Students who are not prepared for this math course may need additional math credits/preparation. Please consult your Student Success Advisor for more information.

General Education Requirement (30-35 Credits)


See General Education  for course options.

  • Core Course Requirements (12-15 Credits)
  • Knowledge Area Requirements (16-20 Credits)

Please note: All students must complete a minimum of 30 credits between the Core and Knowledge Area requirements.

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree Requirement (12 Credits*)


  • Bachelor of Science Degree - Math or Science minimum requirement 12 Credits

* Note: A portion of the B.S. requirements may be met by fulfilling the General Education  Core and Knowledge Areas. Because of this, these credits are typically not counted in the degree total at the bottom of page. Some students majoring in non-science fields may need additional math/science courses to reach the minimum 12 credits. Consult your Student Success Advisor for details. 

Mechanical Engineering Curriculum Summary (91-92 Credits)


Core Requirements (88 Credits)


Select One of the Following (3 Credits)


Total Credits, B.S. Degree: 123-127