Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Program Contact: Lynn Byers 203-582-5028
Mechanical engineers are employed in the research, design, development and manufacturing of a broad range of tools, engines, machines and other mechanical devices and components. Through exposure to the University Curriculum, foundational course work in science, mathematics, major field courses, and extracurricular activities, students graduating with a BS in Mechanical Engineering achieve intellectual proficiencies in critical thinking and reasoning, scientific literacy, quantitative reasoning, information fluency, creative thinking and visual literacy. They are prepared to enter the profession or to pursue graduate studies with a solid foundation in the breadth of mechanical engineering. They also achieve interpersonal proficiencies in written and oral communication, responsible citizenship, diversity awareness and sensitivity and social intelligence.
BS in Mechanical Engineering Curriculum
The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering program requires 127 credits.
|Foundations of Inquiry:|
|FYS 101||First-Year Seminar||3|
|EN 101||Introduction to Academic Reading and Writing||3|
|EN 102||Academic Writing and Research||3|
|MA 285||Applied Statistics||3|
|General Chemistry I|
and General Chemistry I Lab
|EC 111||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|Personal Inquiry 1:|
|Choose one of the following:||4|
|General Biology I|
and General Biology I Lab
|General Chemistry II|
and General Chemistry II Lab
|Humanities, Social Science, Fine Arts (2 classes; must be from two different areas)||6|
|Personal Inquiry 2:|
|ENR 110||The World of an Engineer||3|
|MA 151||Calculus I||4|
|PHY 121||University Physics||4|
|In addition to the University Curriculum, students majoring in Mechanical Engineering must complete the following requirements:|
|Foundational Courses for Mechanical Engineering|
|CSC 106||Introduction to Programming for Engineers||3|
|MA 153||Calculus II: Part A||2|
|MA 154||Calculus II: Part B||2|
|MA 251||Calculus III||4|
|MA 265||Linear Algebra and Differential Equations||4|
|PHY 122||University Physics II||4|
|Common Engineering Curriculum|
|ENR 210||Engineering Economics and Project Management||3|
|ENR 395||Professional Development Seminar||1|
|Mechanical Engineering Courses|
|Fundamentals of Engineering Mechanics and Design|
and Fundamentals of Engineering Mechanics and Design Lab
|Mechanics of Materials|
and Mechanics of Materials Lab
and Engineering Materials Lab
|MER 250||Computer Aided Design||3|
|MER 310||Fluid Mechanics||3|
|Introduction to Circuits|
and Introduction to Circuits Lab
|Manufacturing/Machine Component Design|
and Manufacturing/Machine Component Design Lab
|MER 350||Mechanical Engineering Design||3|
|MER 360||Heat Transfer||3|
|Dynamic Modeling and Control|
and Dynamic Modeling and Controls Lab
|MER 490||Engineering Professional Experience||1|
|MER 498||ME Major Design Experience||3|
|Mechanical Engineering Electives|
|Select two of the following MER technical electives:||6|
|Introduction to Applied Aerodynamics|
|Environmentally Conscious Design and Manufacturing|
|Mechanical Measurement and Data Acquisition|
|Energy Conversion Systems|
|Aircraft Performance/Static Stability|
|Advanced Study in Mechanical Engineering|
|Select one of the following:||3|
One additional MER technical elective from above
Other 200-level or higher CER, IER or SER course with program director approval
Student Learning Outcomes:
Attainment of the following outcomes prepares graduates to enter the professional practice of engineering:
- Ability to identify, formulate and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science and mathematics.
- 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.
- Ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- 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.
- 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.
- Ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
- Ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
Program Educational Objectives
Within four to seven years after graduation, mechanical engineering alumni are expected to achieve the following objectives:
- Attain position(s) of responsibility in which they:
a. work effectively in teams
b. manage resources
c. solve complex problems
d. communicate information
e. influence decisions
f. act ethically
g. balance constraints
- Continue self-development through formal and informal learning opportunities.
- Obtain sustained employment and/or further education in a technical/professional field.
- Develop a capacity to engage independently in meaningful creative endeavors.
Admission Requirements: School of Engineering
The requirements for admission into the undergraduate School of Engineering programs are the same as those for admission to Quinnipiac University.
Admission to the university is competitive, and applicants are expected to present a strong college prep program in high school. Prospective freshmen are strongly encouraged to file an application as early in the senior year as possible, and arrange to have first quarter grades sent from their high school counselor as soon as they are available.
For detailed admission requirements, including required documents, please visit the Admissions page of this catalog.