- 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.
Educate and prepare Mechanical Engineering students for successful careers. This is accomplished by the program educational objectives.
Program Educational Objectives
Be employed in an engineering or other physical science/technology field in a position that utilizes the curriculum knowledge and skills developed in the Mechanical Engineering program.
Use their mechanical engineering education as a stimulus for personal and professional growth to pursue advanced degrees in engineering or other fields.
Engage students in activities to produce graduates who communicate and work effectively and ethically with people of diverse backgrounds.
Be independent and critical thinkers who identify problems and develop effective solutions through creativity, and the application of knowledge.
ABET ME Student Outcomes are:
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics PEO 1&4
- 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 PEO 2 & 4
- an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences PEO 3
- 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 PEO 3 & 4
- 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 PEO 3
- an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions PEO 1
- an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies. PEO 2
Enrollment and Graduation
With this new four-year mechanical engineering program, the current annual student enrollment for the 19-20 year is 243 with the program graduating three students so far. It is expected within a couple of years the graduation rate will substantially increase based on enrollment data.
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.
See the faculty advisor or department secretary to declare your program of study (major).
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.