Mechanical engineering (ME) encompasses the design, analysis, testing and manufacture of products used in modern society and the conversion of raw energy (fuel, solar, wind, nuclear) into useful power to drive machines and transportation vehicles. Mechanical engineers design components, machines, systems and processes.
Mechanical Engineering appeals to students who are interested in applying their solid backgrounds in math and physical sciences to understand, design, test, and build real-world devices and processes for the improvement of society. Many ME students delight in hands-on design, test and building experiences.
Students will develop an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and general engineering to design and conduct experiments, analyze and interpret data, design systems, components, and processes to meet desired needs.
The undergraduate degree is the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. The University Scholars Program is available for qualified honors students, who apply to graduate school after the junior year and pursue the BSME and MSME simultaneously.
Careers in aerospace, automotive, energy, railroad, manufacturing, food/forest products, appliances, robotics, electric power, electronics, automation, heating/air-conditioning, construction, mining, defense/ military, business, law and medicine.
Entry level engineering jobs in project engineering, production supervision, product design, process design, maintenance, plant layout, technical marketing/ sales, contract supervision, engineering consulting, graduate education in engineering, business, law, medicine and dentistry.
Positions in project leadership, plant management, R&D management, contractors, technical sales/marketing executives, entrepreneurs, consulting "rm executives/ owners, corporate executives/ managers/ owners, business management, physicians, attorneys, dentists, military officers, college faculty, and federal/ industrial researchers.
The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|CH 101||ENGR 141|
|ENGR 111||EN 102|
|ME 121||ENGR 161|
|EN 101||MATH 126|
|ENGR 131||PH 105|
|ENGR 151||HUMANITIES OR SOCIAL SCIENCE|
|Semester 3||Semester 4|
|AEM 201||AEM 311|
|MATH 227||AEM 264|
|ME 215||MATH 238|
|PH 106||ME 305|
|SCIENCE ELECTIVE||MTE 271|
|Semester 5||Semester 6|
|AEM 250||ME 350|
|AEM 251||ME 383|
|ECE 320||ME 360|
|ME 309||ME 372|
|ME 349||APPROVED ME ELECTIVE|
|HUMANITIES OR SOCIAL SCIENCE|
|Semester 7||Semester 8|
|ME 415 OR 407||ME 490|
|ME 450||APPR TECH ELECTIVE|
|ME 460||APPR ME ELECTIVE|
|ME 489||HUMANITIES OR SOCIAL SCIENCE|
|HUMANITIES OR SOCIAL SCIENCE||HUMANITIES OR SOCIAL SCIENCE|
|HUMANITIES OR SOCIAL SCIENCE|
Disclaimer: This plan is based on a student enrolling in MATH 125 (Calculus I) during their first semester. If you are starting in a different math class, please contact the engineering advising office to see your four-year plan of study.
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