The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering program is to deliver a laboratory-intensive undergraduate mechanical engineering education to provide students with the tools and skills to excel in the engineering profession, as they pursue life-long learning and make positive contributions to society. The student learning experience will offer unique opportunities for study abroad, undergraduate research, and electives outside of mechanical engineering to develop an enhanced global perspective.
Strengths of the BSME Program
- Strong commitment to undergraduate education - Class sizes are moderate (typically less than 50) and laboratory sections are small (typically less than 25), and the vast majority of lectures and lab sections are taught by our dedicated, award winning faculty.
- Manufacturing emphasis - Many courses and laboratories focus on the design, operation, and management of manufacturing systems, and most faculty members have manufacturing industry experience.
- Laboratory intensive - Many courses have a hands-on laboratory component where students get practical experience with a wide variety of industry-grade equipment and software tools in our excellent facilities.
- Accreditation - The BSME program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://abet.org.
BSME Program Educational ObjectivesThe BSME program will produce graduates who:
- Solve mechanical engineering problems by applying contemporary engineering tools to propose and implement effective solutions.
- Design, develop, implement and improve thermal and mechanical systems.
- Contribute as informed, ethical, and responsible members of the engineering profession and society as a whole.
- Continue lifelong professional development throughout their career.
- Collaborate and communicate effectively with others as a member or leader of an engineering or multidisciplinary team in an international setting.
BSME Student Outcomes
Mechanical Engineering graduates will have:
- an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
- an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
- an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
- an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
- an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
- an ability to communicate effectively
- the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
- a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
- a knowledge of contemporary issues
- an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.