Mechanical Engineering (B.S.E.)
The B.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering program provides a broad-based education with a concentration on fundamentals and basic laws in mechanical, thermal and fluid sciences. The development of math, science and engineering skills in students is adequately addressed in the choice of courses. Engineering design is part of many of the courses from the very first semester. Further emphasis on design is placed on courses such as machine design, design for manufacturability, and the two-semester senior design project. Students are given ample opportunity to use modern computer-aided design and mathematical modeling tools. Students also develop skills to apply the theory to design experiments that demonstrate their understanding of fundamental laws in thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and mechatronics.
Within the first few years following graduation from the mechanical engineering program, graduates may pursue graduate degrees or work as professionals in an area closely related to mechanical engineering, pursuing licensure and advancing professionally with confidence and experience in one or more of the engineering disciplines of mechanical, mechatronics, thermal and fluid systems.
The mechanical engineering program prepares graduates to achieve one or more of the following:
- Pursue a career in mechanical engineering or a related field.
- Pursue advanced studies in mechanical engineering or related technical areas such as systems control, biomedical, robotics, fluids and other engineering disciplines.
- Successfully pursue lifelong learning in areas relevant to their long-term goals and engage in contributing to professional societies.
- Make scholarly contributions by publishing papers and/or technical reports, delivering presentations in conferences, or contributing to engineering publications.
- Conduct applied research and development across disciplines to advance technology and foster innovative techniques.