The undergraduate curriculum in Mechanical Engineering consists of a series of core courses, combined with electives in both technical fields and the humanities and social sciences. Students who would like to specialize their degree have the option of completing an emphasis in Biomedical or Environmental Engineering.
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Mechanical engineering is a broad engineering discipline that incorporates skills and expertise in the areas of design, manufacturing, mechanics and thermal sciences that are essential to most sectors of industry.
The educational objective of the undergraduate program in mechanical engineering is to prepare graduates so that they will build on the educational foundation gained through our program by establishing themselves in professional careers and/or pursuing a graduate degree within three years of graduation. In addition, within these three years, students should have begun to generate new knowledge and/or exercise leadership in their positions.
Each graduate of the mechanical engineering program is expected to:
apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering
identify, formulate and solve engineering problems
use computers to solve engineering problems
use modern instrumentation
design and conduct experiments, including the use of probability and statistics
analyze and interpret data
design systems, components or processes to meet desired needs
understand the processes used to manufacture products
understand contemporary issues in mechanical engineering
demonstrate professional conduct in academic and workplace environment
demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills
function effectively on multi-disciplinary teams
understand professional and ethical responsibility
understand the impact of engineering in a global and societal context
engage in lifelong learning