BS in Mechanical Engineering
Graduates of the Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering are expected to meet the following objectives within a few years of graduation:
- Educate students to be successful mechanical engineers with emphasis on sustainability and globalization.
- Prepare students to pursue life-long learning.
- Prepare students for real-world problems through the program’s emphasis on experiential learning and industry-based projects in a diverse and innovative work environment.
Dual/Accelerated Bachelor's to Master's Degree
The dual/accelerated bachelor’s to master’s degree (ABMS) is designed to offer outstanding students the opportunity for advancing their careers by pursuing the bachelor’s and master’s in a parallel program and accelerated time frame. The ABMS also provides more focused advising, preparing the student for graduate study during their sophomore and junior years. The ABMS program develops a close working relationship between the student and a graduate advisor early in the student’s academic career. Eligibility requires ME majors to be within 30–45 credit hours of graduating and have a WSU GPA of 3.250 or better.
Mechanical Engineering Honors Track Admission Requirements
- Students must be admitted to the Honors College;
- Students must be within 60 hours of degree completion;
- Students must have an overall GPA of at least 3.500 and a GPA of 3.500 in all engineering courses; and
- Students must complete a letter of application to the mechanical engineering chairperson including the following:
- Resume; and
- One-page essay on academic and career plans including an undergraduate research idea.
Sequence of Courses
The program requires the completion of 134 credit hours for graduation, minus hours commensurate with advanced placement credit. Specific degree requirements are given below. All the prerequisite courses must have a grade that generates 2.000 or more credit points per credit hour.
|ENGL 101||College English I||3|
|or ENGL 100||English Composition|
|ENGL 102||College English II||3|
|COMM 111||Public Speaking||3|
|PHIL 385||Engineering Ethics||3|
|Other fine arts/humanities & social/behavioral sciences courses 1||15|
|MATH 242||Calculus I||5|
|MATH 243||Calculus II||5|
|MATH 344||Calculus III||3|
|MATH 555||Differential Equations I||3|
|PHYS 313||Physics for Scientists I||4|
|PHYS 314||Physics for Scientists II||4|
|PHYS 315||University Physics Lab I||1|
|CHEM 211||General Chemistry I||5|
|Natural Sciences Elective 2||3|
|Engineering Core Courses|
|EE 282||Circuits I||4|
|IME 255||Engineering Economy||3|
|ME 398||Thermodynamics I||3|
|AE 333||Mechanics of Materials||3|
|ME 335||Dynamics for Mechanical Engineers||3|
|IME 222||Engineering Graphics||2|
|IME 222L||Graphics Lab||1|
|ME 250||Materials Engineering||3|
|ME 251||Materials Engineering Laboratory||1|
|ME 325||Numerical Methods for Engineers||3|
|ME 339||Design of Machinery||3|
|ME 439||Mechanical Engineering Design I||3|
|ME 521||Fluid Mechanics||3|
|ME 522||Heat Transfer||3|
|ME 533||Mechanical Engineering Laboratory||3|
|ME 633||Mechanical Engineering Systems Laboratory||3|
|ME 659||Mechanical Control Systems||3|
|ME 662||Senior Capstone Design||3|
|Mechanical Engineering Elective 2||3|
|Mechanical Design Elective 2||3|
|Thermal Design Elective 2||3|
|Thermal/Fluids Science Electives 2||3|
|Technical Electives 2||9|
|Total Credit Hours||134|
Refer to graduation requirements at the beginning of this section for details.
Must be chosen with advisor’s approval.
Mechanical Engineering Honors Track
- Formal admission into the mechanical engineering departmental honors track;
- Maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.500 and a minimum GPA of 3.500 in engineering courses; and
- One of the following two options:
- Complete any of the ME 600- or 700-level elective courses with a grade of B or better; or
- For students with research as part of their professional interests—enroll in ME 678, and complete an undergraduate research project under faculty guidance, resulting in an honors report and presentation of a technical paper highlighting the student’s research in a local technical venue such as GRASP (Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Projects), or a relevant ASME technical conference or equivalent.