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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

The current annual student enrollment is 319 with the program graduating 20 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 is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET. 


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 an academic advisor for the College of Engineering, Applied Science and Technology to declare your program of study (major). The program consists of two parts, a pre-professional program and a professional program.

Pre-professional Program

To enter the pre-professional program, students must have enrolled, or have all the necessary prerequisites to enroll, in MATH 1210 - Calculus I , ENGL 1010 EN1 - Introductory College Writing , and CHEM 1210 PS - Principles of Chemistry I .

The pre-professional program consists of the following courses:

ENGR 1000 , ENGR 2010 , ENGR 2080 , ENGR 2140 , ENGR 2160 , ENGR 2210 , ENGR 2300 , MATH 1210 , MATH 1220 , MATH 2210 , MATH 2250 , PHYS 2210 , PHYS 2220 , CHEM 1210 .

Professional Program

Students will be allowed to continue in the mechanical engineering professional program, which consists of junior and senior courses, if they have achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.80 in the pre-professional program. Students who have not achieved this GPA standard should consult with the mechanical engineering program coordinator about which pre-professional courses to repeat.

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 (9 credit hours)

Select credit hours from the following 3000 and 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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