Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering
Hours101.5 - 102.5 Credit Hours
LEPLimited Enrollment Program of 210 Students.
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Program Requirements

On gaining acceptance into the professional program, students must maintain a minimum university cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
No more than 6 credit hours of grades below C- in major courses may be applied toward graduation.
A professional program course may not be retaken more than once.
requirement 6 Complete 12.0 hours from the following option(s)
Complete the 12-hour requirement with courses from the following:
Complete 12 hours (four courses) of technical electives.
The purpose of these courses is to strengthen the engineering education of the student by a) deepening the student's understanding of engineering and/or science fundamentals, b) helping the student learn to apply engineering fundamentals in specific areas of interest, and/or c) helping the student to develop critical skills related to engineering practice.
The technical electives are normally 400-level or higher mechanical engineering courses, but other courses may be used as long as the following requirements are met:
At least two courses (6 credit hours) must be in mechanical engineering
No courses may be below the 300 level.
A maximum of 3 credit hours in Me En 497R or other independent project courses may be applied to meet technical elective requirements.
All courses must be of an acceptable level from mechanical engineering, civil engineering, chemical engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, mathematics, statistics, physics, chemistry, or computer science or be on the approved elective list on the department website. If a student wishes to count a course outside these areas as an elective, approval must be granted before the course is taken. Approval is requested by submitting a one-page petition to the department undergraduate committee that lists all of the proposed electives and demonstrates how the proposed exception meets the purposes described above.
No course used to satisfy other major requirements for graduation may be used as an elective.
option 6.1 Complete up to 12.0 hours from the following group(s)
A. General Elective Option
group 6.1.1 Complete up to 12.0 hours from the following course(s)
group 6.1.2 Complete up to 6.0 hours from the following course(s)
option 6.2 Complete up to 12.0 hours from the following group(s)
B. Manufacturing Option
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers has identified four areas of competency for manufacturing engineering as follows: (1) materials and manufacturing processes; (2) process, assembly, and product engineering; (3) manufacturing competitiveness; and (4) manufacturing systems design.
An option in manufacturing engineering is available. It may be completed by taking the following 15 hours of technical electives:
group 6.2.1 Complete 3.0 hours from the following course(s)
group 6.2.3 Complete 3.0 hours from the following course(s)
When combined with required courses for all mechanical engineering majors related to manufacturing, namely Me En 250, 282, 475/476, and Stat 201, this option provides a strong foundation in manufacturing engineering.
Program Outcomes

Physical Phenomena

A basic understanding of fundamental physical phenomena and governing principles.

Mathematical Models

The ability to develop and solve mathematical models of fundamental physical phenomena and apply them to predict the behavior of engineering systems.

Engineering Principles and Design

The ability to use engineering principles to design an innovative system, component, or process that meets human needs.

Experimental Programs

The expertise to plan and conduct an experimental program and evaluate the results.

Engineering Tools

The ability to use modern engineering tools and techniques in engineering practice.


An understanding of manufacturing processes and planning.

Effective Communication

Effective oral and written communication skills.

Working with Others

The ability to work with and lead others to accomplish goals.

Cultural Appreciation

An appreciation of history, philosophy, literature, science, and the fine arts and how they influence the culture and behavior of societies.

Moral and Ethical Standards

Personal behavior demonstrating and practicing high moral and ethical standards.

Global Environment

The ability to practice engineering in a global environment.

Life-Long Learning and Service

A desire and commitment for lifelong learning and service.