B.S.M.E. in Mechanical Engineering

College of Information Technology and Engineering

Educational Objectives:

The Marshall University Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E) program Educational Objectives are:

 

  1. Practice the mechanical engineering discipline successfully within community accepted standards
  2. Possess teamwork and communication skills to develop a successful career in mechanical engineering
  3. Fulfill professional and ethical responsibilities in the practice of mechanical engineering, including social, environmental and economic considerations
  4. Engage in professional service, such as participation in professional society and community service
  5. Engage in lifelong learning activities, such as graduate studies or professional workshops.
  6. Develop a professional career in the prevailing market that meets personal goals, objectives and desires

 

Student Outcomes:

The Marshall University Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E) program graduates shall have:

 

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, 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 on 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.
B.S.M.E.
Academic Year
2016-2017
Academic Year
2015-2016
Annual Enrollment
118
73
Graduation Data
7

 

Admission Requirements:

 

  • Meet Marshall University admission requirements
  • Admission to the B.S.M. E. program requires a minimum composite ACT score of 21 with a math score of 24, or a minimum SAT composite of 980 with a math SAT of 560.

Entering students with a Math ACT of 24-26 are required to take MTH 132 Pre-Calculus. Such students will likely need an extra semester or summer term to satisfy B.S.M.E. requirements. For those needing to complete some requirements first, there is Pre-Engineering. Requirements for Pre-Engineering are a minimum composite ACT score of 19 with a math score of 19-23, or a minimum SAT composite of 900 with a math SAT of 460-550. Students who are admitted to the Pre-engineering program generally will require an additional calendar year to complete the requirements for the B.S.M.E. degree. Transfer students must be eligible for MTH 127/130 and MTH 132 to be admitted to pre-engineering.

Graduation Requirements

The B.S.M. E. degree program requires a minimum of 132 credit hours of coursework. In addition to fulfilling the University’s requirements for graduation, B.S.M.E students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all professional courses. These professional courses include mathematics (MTH 229 or above), required science courses, core engineering (ENGR) courses, engineering emphasis courses (ME), and courses used as technical electives.
 

Core Curriculum

 

Core I (9 CH)
  • FYS 100 or FYS 100H
  • Two Critical Thinking courses* (CT) (6 CH)
  • (MTH 229 Calculus I is a CT course)

Core II
  • Composition: ENG 101 and ENG 201; or ENG 200H or 201H (6 CH)
  • Communication: CMM 103 or CMM 207 (3 CH)
  • Math (requirement met in major)
  • Physical or Natural Science (requirement met in major)
  • Social Science
  • Humanities: CL, ENG, PHL or RST labeled Humanities (3 CH)
  • Fine Arts: ART 112, MUS 142, 200, 210, or THE 112 (3 CH)
Additional University Requirements

 

  • Writing Intensive courses (W) (6 Hrs.)
  • Multicultural (M) or International (I) course (3 hrs.)
Freshmen transfer students must complete Core I at Marshall. Core II can be completed with Marshall or transfer courses.
Transfers with 30 or more credit hours must complete one CT course but are exempt from the remaining Core I requirements.
Core II can be completed with Marshall or transfer courses.

 

1. Mathematics

 

  • MTH 229 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (5 CH)
  • MTH 230 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (4 CH)
  • MTH 231 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III (4 CH)
  • MTH 335 Differential Equations (4 CH)
  • STA (MTH) 345 Applied Probability and Statistics(4 CH)
2. Science

 

  • CHM 111 Foundations of Chemistry (MTH ACT less than 23)
  • CHM 211 Principles of Chemistry I (3 CH)
  • PHY 211 Principles of Physics I (4 CH) and PHY 202: Laboratory Methods in Physics I (1 CH)
  • PHY 213 Principles of Physics II (4 CH) and PHY 204: Laboratory Methods in Physics II (1 CH)
3. Engineering

 

  • ENGR 102 Introduction to CAD
  • ENGR 103 Freshmen Engineering Seminar
  • ENGR 104 The Engineering Profession
  • ENGR 111 Engineering Computations
  • ENGR 213 Statics
  • ENGR 214 Dynamics
  • ENGR 215 Engineering Materials
  • ENGR 216 Mechanics of Deformable Bodies
  • ENGR 217 Engineering C-Op Preparation
  • ENGR 219 Thermodynamics
  • ENGR 222 Engineering Cost Analysis & Economy
  • ENGR 240 Manufacturing Processes
  • ENGR 245 Introduction to Circuits and Controls
  • ENGR 318 Fluid Mechanics
  • ENGR 319 Fluid Mechanics Lab (1CH)
  • ENGR 451 Introduction to Project Management
  • ENGR 452 Senior Capstone Design I (2 CH)
  • ENGR 453 Senior Capstone Design II (3 CH)
4. Mechanical Engineering

 

  • ME 310 Thermodynamics II ME 320 Fluid Power
  • ME 320 Fluid Power or ME 330 Manufacturing Methods and Design (3 CH)
  • ME 325 Mechanical Engineering Lab I (1 CH)
  • ME 335 Mech. Engineering Analysis (3 CH)
  • ME 340 Machine Element Design
  • ME 350 Heat Transfer
  • ME 410 Kinematics and Design of Machines
  • ME 420 Instrumentation and Control
  • ME 425 Mechanical Engineering Lab II (1 CH)
  • ME 440 Design and Analysis of Energy Systems
5. Capstone Design, Design Elective, and Technical Electives

 

  1. A. Senior Capstone Design I (2 CH)
  2. To be eligible to take the Senior Engineering Seminar course (ENGR 452), students must have senior standing in mechanical engineering. Senior standing is defined for the BSME as having completed the following courses:
    ME 325 Mechanical Engineering Lab I (1 CH)
    ME 350 Heat Transfer (3 CH)
    ME 410 Kinematics & Design of Machines (3 CH)

  3. Capstone Design (3 CH)
  4. To be eligible to take the capstone design course (ENGR 453), students must have completed ENGR 451 and ENGR 452.

  5. Design Elective (3 CH))
  6. At least one design elective must be taken from the following courses:
    ME430 –Design of Thermal Systems (3 CH)
    ME435 – Design of Mechanical Systems (3 CH)

  7. Technical Electives (6 CH))
  8. At least two technical electives must be taken from the following approved list of courses:
    Any 300-level or higher ME course not taken to satisfy other BSME degree requirements
    Any 300-level or higher ENGR course not taken to satisfy other BSME degree requirements
    Other courses may be taken to satisfy this requirement with the approval of the student’s advisor and a majority of the engineering faculty.

    Co-operative Education

    Students may elect to participate in the co-operative education program. Students in the program will have periodic full-time work experiences in their area of interest with participating companies. Information on the program can be obtained from the Division Chair or academic advisor.

    B.S.M.E Four-Year Curriculum Plan

 

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
ENGR 103 Freshmen Engineering Seminar 1 ENGR 102 Introduction to CAD 2
ENGR 104 The Engineering Profession 1 ENGR 111 – Engineering Computations 3
MTH 229 CT – Calculus I 5 MTH 230 – Calculus II 4
CHM 211 – Principles of Chemistry I 3 ENG 101 – English Composition I 3
FYS 100 – First Year Seminar 3 PHY 202 – Physics Lab 1
Communication CMM 103 or 207 3 PHY 211 – Principles of Physics I 4
Total 16 Total 17

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
ENGR 213 – Statics 3 ENGR 214 – Dynamics 3
ENGR 215 – Engineering Materials 3 ENGR 216 – Mech. of Def. Bodies 3
ENGR 245-Intro to Circuits & Controls 3 ENGR 217 – Co-Op 1
PHY 204 – Physics Lab II 1 ENGR 219 – Thermodynamics 3
PHY 213 – Principles of Physics II 4 ENGR 240 – Manu. Process 3
Calculus III 4 MTH 335-Differential Equations 3
Total 18 16

Junior Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
ENGR 318 – Fluid Mechanics 3 ENG 201 Advanced Composition II 3
ENGR 319 Fluid Mechanics lab 1 ENGR 222-Engineering Cost Analysis & Economy 3
ME 310 – Thermodynamics II 3 ME 325-ME Lab I 1
ME 320-Fluid Power or ME 330-Manu. Methods in Design 3 ME 350 – Heat Transfer 3
ME 335-Mech. Engineering Analysis 3 ME 410-Kinematics & Design Of Machines 3
ME 340-Machine Element Design 3 MTH 345-Applied Statistics 3
Total 16 Total 16

Senior Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
ENGR 451 – Project Management 3 ENGR 453 – Senior Design Projects 3
ENGR 452-Senior Capstone Design I 2 ME 440 – Design of Energy Systems 3
ME 420-ME Instrumentation & Control 3 ME Technical Elective I 3
ME 425-ME Lab II 1 ME Technical Elective II 3
ME Design Elective 3 Humanities 3
Fine Arts 3 Social Science (CT, M/I, W) 3
Total 15 Total 18

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Freshman Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
Communication CMM 103 or 207 3 MTH 132 Pre-Calculus 5
ENGR 103 Freshmen Engineering Seminar 1 Fine Arts 3
MTH 127 College Algebra -Expanded Version 5 CHM 111 Foundations of Chemistry 3
or College Algebra -3 hrs ENG 101 – English Composition I 3
FYS 100 – First Year Seminar 3 ENGR 104 The Engineering Profession 1
SFT 235 Intro to Safety (I) 3 ENGR 102 Introduction to CAD 2
UNI 102 Strategies for Academic Success 1
Total 16 Total 17

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
Humanities 3 ENGR 213 – Statics 3
CHM 211 – Chemistry I 3 ENGR 215 – Engr Materials 3
MTH 229 CT – Calculus I 5 MTH 230 – Calculus II 4
ENG 201 Advanced Composition 3 PHY 202 – Physics Lab 1
ENGR 111 – Engineering Computations 3 PHY 211 – Principles of Physics 4
Total 17 Total 15

Junior Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
ENGR 214 – Dynamics 3 ENGR 216 – Mech. of Def. Bodies 3
ENGR 245-Intro to Circuits & Controls 3 ENGR 217 Co-Op 1
MTH 231 – Calculus III 4 ENGR 219 – Engineering Thermodynamics 3
PHY 204 – Physics Lab II 3 ENGR 222-Engineering Cost Analysis & Economy 3
PHY 213- Principles of Physics II 4 ENGR 240-Manu. Processes 3
MTH 335 – Differential Equations 4
Total 17 Total 17

Senior Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
ENGR 318 – Fluid Mechanics 3 MTH 345-Applied Statistics 3
ENGR 319 Fluid Mechanics Lab 1 ME 325-ME Lab I 3
ME 310 – Thermodynamics II 3 ME 350-Heat Transfer 1
ME 320-Fluid Power or ME 330 Manufacturing Methods in Design 3 ME 410-Kinematics & Design of Machines 3
ME 335-Mech. Engineering Analysis 3 Social Science (CT, M/I, W) 3
ME 340-Machine Element Design 3
Total 16 Total 13

Fifth Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
ENGR 451 – Project Management 3 ENGR 453-Senior Capstone Design II 3
ENGR 452-Senior Capstone Design I 2 ME 440 – Design of Energy Systems 3
ME 420-ME Instrumentation & Control 3 ME Technical Elective I 3
ME Design Elective 3 ME Technical Elective II 3
ME 425 – ME Lab II 1
Total 12 Total 12
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