B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Program Objectives

BSME Program Educational Objectives: The Marshall University Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) program Educational Objectives:

The graduates of the B.S.M.E. program will:

  1. Practice the mechanical engineering discipline successfully within community accepted standards.
  2. Achieve personal and professional success with awareness and commitment to ethical and social responsibilities, both as individuals and in team environments.
  3. Engage in professional services, such as participation in professional societies and community service.
  4. Engage in life-long learning activities, such as graduate studies and professional workshops.
  5. Develop a professional career in the prevailing market that meets personal goals, objectives, and desires.

Student Outcomes

The Student Outcomes of the B.S.M.E. are:

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Admission Requirements

  • Meet Marshall University admission requirements.
  • Admission to the B.S.M.E Engineering program requires a minimum composite ACT score of 21 with a math score of 24, or a minimum SAT composite of 750 with a SAT MATH section score of 580.

Students not meeting the ACT/SAT score requirements above may enroll in Pre-Engineering. Requirements for PreEngineering 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 to take MTH 127/130, College Algebra, and MTH 132, Pre-Calculus.

Graduation Requirements

The B.S.M.E. degree program requires a minimum of 125 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, mechanical engineering courses (ME), and courses used as technical electives. 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.


B.S. in Mechanical Engineering – Curriculum

Academic Year
Academic Year
Academic Year
Academic Year
Academic Year
Annual Enrollment 113 127 123 131 131
Graduation Data 18 29 21 16 7

Additional institutional enrollment and graduation data, including major-specific details, are available on the website of Marshall’s Office of Institutional Research (see the “Student Data Book” posted at: https://www.marshall.edu/irp/institutional-data/)

The Marshall University Mechanical Engineering Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. http://www.abet.org.


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