Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

The program emphasizes hands-on learning and excellence in design.  During first and second years, focus is placed on strengthening math, science, and developing basic engineering skills.  In third and fourth year, focus is placed on core mechanical engineering courses and technical electives.The BSME degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET  (http://main.abet.org/aps/Accreditedprogramsearch.aspx).  With this seal of approval, students are guaranteed to enjoy a modern learning experience driven by specific learning outcomes and focused around professionally-driven skills and competencies.

Program of Study

Your 128-credit-hour program consists of:

Basic Science and Mathematics 33
General Education Courses 25
General Engineering 13
Mechanical Engineering Core 48
Technical electives 9
Total 128

Concentrations

Students may choose to pursue a concentration in Advanced Manufacturing or Energy Science and Technology. A minimum of 12 credits is required to earn concentration.

Concentration in Advanced Manufacturing 

MECH 491 – Senior Design Project I (in Advanced manufacturing area) 3 credits
MECH 492 – Senior Design Project II (in Advanced Manufacturing area) 3 credits
Two electives from:
MECH 465 Advance Manufacturing
MECH 483 Robot Mechanics and Control
MECH 478 Mechatronics
MECH 495 Special Topics: Nanotech Processes
6 credits
Total 12 credits

Concentration in Energy Science and Technology 

MECH 491 – Senior Design Project I (in Energy area) 3 credits
MECH 492 – Senior Design Project II (in Energy area) 3 credits
Two electives from:
MECH 487 PV and Solar Thermal Energy System
MECH 488 Fuel cell science and technology
MECH 495 Special Topics: Nanotech Processes
ELEC 410 Smart Grid Communications and Security
6 credits
Total 12 credits

Program Enrollment & Graduation Data

BS in Mechanical Engineering
Enrollment Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018
89 104 85
Degrees Awarded July 2015- June 2016 July 2016 – June 2017 July 2017 – June 2018
9 2 15

ABET Accreditation Information

The BS degree program in mechanical engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET. Upon completion of the required program of study, students are awarded the Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. Additionally, we offer BSME students Concentrations in Advanced Manufacturing or Energy Science and Technology.

In accordance with ABET accreditation criteria and pursuant to the University’s mission statement, the following program educational objectives have been established.

Program Education Objectives

A graduate of the mechanical engineering program is expected within a few years of graduation to have:

  1. Establish themselves as practicing professionals (with a capacity to become policy makers and leaders in government or industry) and/or be engaged in advanced study in mechanical engineering or a related field;
  2. Demonstrate the ability work independently and communicate effectively as members of a professional team to aid in the solution of complex engineering problems;
  3. Demonstrated a commitment to lifelong learning through ongoing professional training and development, leadership training, and research in order to be effective in the context of changing global conditions;
  4. Develop adaptability in order to embrace challenges and exemplify an entrepreneurial mindset.

Student Outcomes

Students graduating from the Mechanical Engineering program are expected to acquire the following:

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. An ability to apply the engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration for public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. An 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.
  5. An 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.
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Contact the Program Director

Dr. Jiajun Xu

jiajun.xu@udc.edu