Mechanical Engineering - BSc

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The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in one or more of the following fields:

The design concentration provides the mechanical engineering graduates with additional skills for career success in modeling, analyzing and designing mechanical components and systems using the latest engineering tools. This is accomplished with special courses in finite element analysis, automatic control, robotics, vibrations, systems design and analysis, and integrated design. These courses are supported by state-of-the-art computer software and hardware, in addition to advanced lab facilities.

Industrial engineering is concerned with the analysis, design, improvement, installation, and management of integrated systems of people, finances, materials, equipment, energy, and information. It draws upon specialized knowledge and skill in the mathematical, physical, physiological and social sciences, together with the principles and methods of engineering analysis and design to specify, predict, evaluate and optimize the outputs of such systems.

In materials and manufacturing, students study the fundamentals and practices of engineering materials and their fabrication techniques including state-of-the-art concepts. They learn the interrelationships between the material’s performance, its properties, its structure and how it is processed. The concentration courses are regularly updated to reflect recent advances and developments in the field; for example, courses on nanostructured materials, semiconductors and microelectromechanical devices (MEMS) have recently been added to the concentration courses. Graduates of this concentration are equipped with the skills to engineer the structure of a material by controlling its composition, treatment, and manufacturing in order to meet the design specifications and to achieve the desired levels of performance.

Mechatronics is the integration of mechanical engineering, electronics, control engineering, and computers, through the design process. Mechatronics systems depend for their functionality in computer software. The mechanical engineer of tomorrow will need to have a knowledge of computer programming, automatic control, sensor technology, and microprocessor technology since these aspects will be integral parts of tomorrow's “mechanical” products. Mechatronics aims at preparing the engineer for the workplace of the future.

Some students may opt to obtain a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering with more than one concentration.


Program Educational Objectives:

  • Practice professionally as team members or leaders in both local and global, multidisciplinary environments

  • Advance their careers in mechanical engineering or other fields through promotions, positions of increasing responsibilities or professional certifications

  • Contribute to the welfare of the society, and are responsive to its needs with consideration of ethical and environmental issues

  • Engage in advanced academic and research careers

  • Pursue entrepreneurial endeavors


Student Outcomes:

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of 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.


       Concentration Student Outcomes:

  1. Graduates of the Design concentration have further abilities to model, analyze and design mechanical components and systems
  2. Graduates of the Industrial concentration have further abilities to analyze, design, integrate, and manage industrial systems with the optimum utilization of available resources
  3. Graduates of the Materials and Manufacturing concentration have further abilities to control material composition, treatment, and manufacturing in order to meet design requirements, and achieve desired levels of performance
  4. Graduates of the Mechatronics concentration have further abilities to analyze, design, control and automate electromechanical systems with sensors and basic electronic circuits
  5. Graduates of the Power concentration have further abilities to optimize the use of energy resources, calculate energy loads, design, select and integrate conventional and non-conventional energy systems and components


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The mechanical engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.