Jun 15, 2024  
2021-2022 General Catalog 

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

  • Students must earn an minimum overall 2.5 GPA in the Mechanical Engineering major to graduate.
  • Students who have completed 20 credits of Mechanical Engineering major courses must maintain a major GPA of 2.5. If a student’s major GPA drops below 2.5, then the student has one-semester probationary period to raise the major GPA above 2.5. If the major GPA is still below 2.5 after the probationary period, the students can retake Mechanical Engineering courses to raise the major GPA but cannot take any other Mechanical Engineering classes until they are off probation.
  • Students must attempt the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination.
  • 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.

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 (103-105 Credits)

Foundation Course (1-3 Credits)

Select one of the following:

Core Requirements (90 Credits)

Select One of the Following (3 Credits)


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

Total Credits, B.S. Degree: 126-140

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