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Mechanical Engineering (BS)

  • Program Prerequisite: Not required.
  • Minor: Not required.
  • Grade Requirements: A grade of “C” or better in all ME and support courses is required for this major (a grade of “C-” is not acceptable). Students must have a minimum cumulative WSU GPA of 2.5 to graduate.
  • Credit Hour Requirements: A total of 126 credit hours is required for graduation.
  • Program Code:  8082BS
  • CIPC: 141901

Mechanical Engineering is the branch of engineering that deals with the design and development of mechanical devices and systems across a wide spectrum of industries such as transportation, aerospace, biotechnology, electronics, robotics, power generation, renewable energy, environmental control and manufacturing. The Mechanical Engineering Program offers courses in engineering mechanics, materials, thermal-fluid sciences, instrumentation and measurements and manufacturing.  In the senior year, students complete a two-semester capstone project that integrates their course work. The program prepares graduates to enter engineering industry or to pursue graduate studies in the discipline.

Program Educational Objectives

Educational objectives are the career and life accomplishments that the program prepares graduates to achieve within a few years after graduation. The educational objectives of the WSU Mechanical Engineering Program are to produce graduates that are able to:

  • Design and develop mechanical systems.
  • Effectively communicate technical information and participate in a team environment.
  • Engage in life-long learning through continuing education and industrial practice.
  • Demonstrate professional ethics and social awareness.


The Weber State University Mechanical Engineering program will seek accreditation by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET upon producing its first graduate.


All Mechanical Engineering students are required to meet with their faculty advisor at least annually for course and program advisement.  Please call the department secretary at 801-626-6898 for the name of your advisor and to schedule an appointment.  Individual student records are accessible through the WSU Home Page.

Use Grad MAPs to plan your degree.

Admission Requirements

See the faculty advisor or department secretary to declare your program of study (major).

General Education

Refer to Degree Requirements  or Bachelor of Science degrees. Consult with your advisor and refer to the major requirements below for specific general education courses required.


Major Course Requirements for ME BS Degree

Mechanical Engineering Elective Courses (6 credit hours)

Select 6 credit hours from the following 4000 level courses:

Required General Education Courses (34 credit hours)

Additional Mechanical Engineering courses (not required however these need departmental approval)