Apr 19, 2021  
2020-2021 UTPB Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 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)

Life and Physical Science (6 sch)

Component Area (3 sch)

Component Area Other Options (2 sch)

Required Courses

Technical Electives

Upper Level (6 sch)

Any 4000 level AERO, MENG or NENG course.

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