Jun 17, 2018  
2017-2019 UTPB Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2019 UTPB Undergraduate 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.

The minimum total credits required for a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering is 126.

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 (42 sch)

Communication (6 sch)

Mathematics (4 sch)

Physical Science (6 sch)

Students must also take the lab for each of these courses.  Lab credit is counted in the Component Area Option section.

Language, Philosophy, and Culture (3 sch)

Political Science (6 sch)

Required Courses

Elective Courses

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