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Mechanical Engineering Major, B.S.M.E.

B.S.M.E. degree
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All requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering are listed in the degree section of this bulletin (see index for page number), The degree, including the major, requires a minimum of 130-134 hours.

The BSME degree is accredited by ABET.

Program Educational Objectives for Mechanical Engineering

The engineering programs have established the following expectations for the accomplishments of our graduates in the first several years following graduation:

  1. Our graduates will apply their engineering knowledge and problem solving skills in related professional fields.
  2. Our graduates will function as team members who think critically, communicate effectively, and demonstrate initiative and self-motivation.
  3. Our graduates will be actively involved in their profession and engaged in lifelong learning activities in mechanical engineering or related fields.
  4. Our graduates will exhibit high levels of professionalism and professional ethics.

Mechanical Engineering Student Outcomes

By the time of graduation from the Mechanical Engineering Program, students are expected to have:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of advanced mathematics through multivariate calculus, statistics, linear algebra and differential equations, chemistry, calculus-based physics and engineering;
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
  3. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability;
  4. an ability to function in multidisciplinary teams;
  5. an ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems;
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
  7. an ability to communicate effectively;
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context;
  9. a recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning;
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues;
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice;
  12. an ability to work professionally in both thermal and mechanical systems areas including the design and realization of such systems.

Admission Requirements, Retention & Termination Standards

Students pursuing one of our majors or minors are required to meet with an E&T advisor during the first semester of attendance at CMU.

Engineering majors are required to meet with their engineering advisor each semester to ensure that each student selects appropriate courses to facilitate their progress through the program. Registration in upper level engineering classes is not allowed until after this meeting. Prerequisites are strictly enforced for all engineering classes.

Admission Requirements

Any student in good academic standing at CMU may declare a major in any of the engineering or engineering technology majors. However, students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher to enroll in all 200-, 300-, and 400-level engineering (EGR) and engineering technology (IET) courses. Students wishing to substitute EGR or IET courses at 300 level or above must obtain pre-approval from the School Director unless those courses appear on CMU’s What Will Transfer website: https://netconnect.cmich.edu/whatwilltransfer

Retention & Termination Standards

In order to remain a major (BSME) in mechanical engineering, a student must meet the following criteria:

  1. Students must select courses in consultation with an engineering advisor.
  2. Students may not take courses required for this major Credit/No Credit.
  3. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher to enroll in all 200-, 300-, and 400-level engineering (EGR) courses.
  4. At least 30 credits of EGR courses must be taken at CMU to graduate with this major.
  5. If a student does not continue to meet the retention standards, s/he may be asked to withdraw from the major. The department maintains the right to terminate a student from the major if s/he is not progressing satisfactorily.

The engineering and technology degree programs consist of extensive laboratory work that involves a close physical relationship with tools, moving machinery and electrical equipment necessitating specific safe practices. Examples include voltage checks, use of safety guards, and continuous observation of associated visual alarms, caution signs and auditory signals.

Program Requirements

Required Courses (63 hours)

EGR 120Introduction to Engineering

3(2-2)

EGR 190QRDigital Circuits

3(3-0)

EGR 200Computer Aided Problem Solving for Engineers

3(2-2)

EGR 251Engineering Statics

3(3-0)

EGR 253Engineering Dynamics

3(3-0)

EGR 255Strength of Materials

3(3-0)

EGR 290Circuit Analysis I

3(3-0)

EGR 300Engineering Economic Analysis

3(3-0)

EGR 355Engineering Materials

3(3-0)

EGR 356Thermodynamics I

3(3-0)

EGR 358Fluid Mechanics

3(3-0)

EGR 359Machine Design I

3(3-0)

EGR 360Solid Mechanics Laboratory

3(1-4)

EGR 456Thermodynamics II and Heat Transfer

3(3-0)

EGR 458Measurement and Instrumentation Laboratory

3(1-4)

EGR 459Machine Design II

3(3-0)

EGR 460Thermal Fluids Laboratory

3(1-4)

EGR 477Finite Element Analysis

3(3-0)

EGR 489WISenior Design I

3(Spec)

EGR 499WISenior Design II

3(Spec)

IET 154Engineering Design Graphics

3(2-2)

Electives (9 hours)

Select 9 hours from the following courses:

EGR 292Circuit Analysis II

3(3-0)

EGR 298Microelectronic Circuits I

3(3-0)

EGR 371Robotics and Automation

3(2-2)

EGR 397Special Topics in Engineering

1-6(Spec)

EGR 437Directed Research in Engineering

1-3(Spec)

EGR 479Fracture and Fatigue Analysis

3(3-0)

EGR 553Mechanical Vibrations

3(3-0)

EGR 554Mechanical Controls

3(3-0)

EGR 576Mechanics of Composite Materials

3(3-0)

EGR 578Advanced Mechanics of Materials

3(3-0)

Note: You may only select one of EGR 292 or EGR 298.

Note: Not more than 3 credits of EGR 437 will count.

Total: 72 semester hours