B. S. Mechanical Engineering
The mechanical engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. This engineering discipline has a very broad spectrum of applications in all aspects of modern technology. Students undertake studies in statics and dynamics, CAD, materials science, solid and fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, machine design, and system dynamics. Advanced elective courses include: energy, fluids, thermal systems; dynamics and control systems; and mechanics, design, materials. In addition, manufacturing concentrations are pursued toward career goals. A team-based senior design project completes the technical education.
The Mechanical Engineering Department is committed to graduating engineers who, within a few years of their graduation, are expected to:
- Apply engineering science to analyze and design energy and mechanical systems.
- Pursue engineering careers or advanced studies in mechanical engineering or related technical fields.
- Employ effective communication skills as a team member or team leader in an ethical and professional manner with a sense of social responsibility.
- Engage in lifelong learning by contributing to their chosen field, actively participating in professional societies and broadening their professional knowledge with formal and/or informal continuing education.
The mechanical engineering curriculum is constructed to include abundant experiential learning. This is accomplished through the integration of synchronized laboratory experiences within the framework of the theoretical courses in the basic curriculum, and by making use of well-equipped laboratories and computing facilities.
Fast Facts 2013-14
Full Time Enrollment: 72
Part Time Enrollment: 20
Graduates in 2012-13: 20