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2015 - 2017 UTPB Undergraduate Catalog 
2015 - 2017 UTPB Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mechanical Engineering, BS

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The mechanical engineer may design a component, a machine, a system or a process. Mechanical engineers analyze their design using the principles of physics to insure the product functions safely, efficiently, reliably, and can be manufactured at a competitive cost. Mechanical engineers work in automotive, aerospace, chemical, computer, communication, paper, and power generation industries. Mechanical engineers are found in virtually any manufacturing industry.

A minimum of 126 semester credit hours is required for the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Mechanical Engineering. This degree requires a minimum of 61 upper division hours. Since all students seeking a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering are required to take a cross-section of courses from a variety of engineering disciplines, the School does not award double majors. Students desiring a double major should seek a second baccalaureate degree. Minors are not required of students seeking a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Program Educational Objectives

The educational objectives of the Mechanical Engineering program are to provide an educational experience that enables graduates to:

  1. Obtain professional-level employment in the mechanical engineering field,
  2. Obtain licensure as a professional engineer,
  3. Practice mechanical engineering in a wide variety of private industries and governmental agencies, and
  4. Engage in life-long learning and professional development including, if desired, the pursuit of graduate studies.

General Education Requirements

Lower Level

Communication (6 sch)

Mathematics (4 sch)

Political Science (U.S., State of Texas and Local Government) (6 sch)

Creative Arts (3 sch)

* UNIV courses are open to students in the Honors Program only.

Component Area (3 sch)

Required Courses

Elective Courses

Lower Level (3 sch)

  • ENGL 23xx Lang/Phil/Culture Course (3) sch

Upper Level (6 sch)

Choose two:

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