Oct 19, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Catalog

Mechanical Engineering (BS)


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  • 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.

Mission Statement:
Educate and prepare Mechanical Engineering students for successful careers. This is accomplished by the program educational objectives.

Program Educational Objectives

  1. 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.

  2. Use their mechanical engineering education as a stimulus for personal and professional growth to pursue advanced degrees in engineering or other fields.

  3. Engage students in activities to produce graduates who communicate and work effectively and ethically with people of diverse backgrounds.                                                                        

  4. Be independent and critical thinkers who identify problems and develop effective solutions through creativity, and the application of knowledge.

ABET ME Student Outcomes are:

  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.

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.

Accreditation

Weber State University, Mechanical Engineering program has applied for accreditation by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET. Evaluation of the program will take place fall semester 2020.

Advisement

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)


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