Mechanical Engineering Bachelor of Science
Leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering
The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
The Mechanical Engineering (BSME) program is a four-year engineering program with an integrated project- and laboratory-based experience that provides a unique approach to applied learning. Grounded in a solid foundation of mathematics, science, and the humanities and social sciences, this program incorporates all the essential elements of a mechanical engineering curriculum. The program additionally integrates practical engineering design into courses throughout its study, extensive use of computers to solve engineering problems (including developing detailed documentation for manufacturing), and a faculty committed to maintaining a curriculum that parallels industrial changes.
BSME students spend a great deal of time working in our state-of-the-art laboratories, using computers and test equipment to verify and develop principles of engineering in diverse areas such as statics, thermodynamics, material science, data acquisition, structural analysis, and machine design.
Mechanical Engineering students complete two semesters of cooperative industrial work experience in fields related to mechanical engineering, giving Wentworth students an advantage over their peers at graduation. Graduates may continue their studies at the graduate level or pursue an industrial career. Wentworth BSME graduates are practical engineers, with expertise in mechanical engineering, and who are in high demand and well-prepared to meet the professional challenges of a constantly changing and increasingly global workforce.
Program Educational Objectives
The long-term objectives of the program are to ensure graduates succeed in their chosen field by:
- Contributing significantly in the design and development of complex systems within the field of engineering.
- Working effectively as members of multidisciplinary teams that analyze data critically, synthesize information, and implement ethical solutions for the betterment of society.
- Preparing and presenting technical information professionally to various audiences.
- Furthering their education either through directed or independent studies to advance them personally and professionally.
As an extension of the Institute’s philosophy, the Mechanical Engineering program’s mission is to admit qualified high school graduates and prepare them for productive professional careers in mechanical engineering. To fulfill this goal, the program offers students a rigorous, mathematically-based engineering education with a balanced laboratory experience that provides the technical knowledge and problem-solving skills needed for them to grow as intellectually inquisitive individuals, and as critically involved members of our society with a lifelong commitment to continued learning.
Graduates are expected to leave Wentworth with:
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
- 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.
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
- 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
- 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
- An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
- An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
The Mechanical Engineering program at Wentworth is committed to a collaborative teaching model supported by its Industrial Program Advisory Committee, which provides students access to many innovative educational opportunities.
Total credits for degree: 136
Mechanical Engineering is a four-year program, starting in the fall semester of the student’s first year and planned to end in the summer semester of the student’s fourth year.
Special Requirement for Graduation
In addition to the general graduation requirements of the University, specific graduation requirements from the Mechanical Engineering (BSME) program with a Bachelor of Science degree include maintaining a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 for all technical courses. The courses used to determine the cumulative grade point average for all BSME technical courses are courses with ELEC and MECH prefixes. If another Wentworth course is substituted for one of these listed courses, the substitute course will be calculated into this cumulative grade point average for all technical courses.
|ENGR1000||INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING||3|
|FUNDAMENTALS OF CAD & CAM
or PROGRAMMING WITH MATLAB
|MATH1750||ENGINEERING CALCULUS I||4|
|PHYS1250||ENGINEERING PHYSICS I||4|
|ENGR1500||INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING DESIGN||3|
|PROGRAMMING WITH MATLAB
or FUNDAMENTALS OF CAD & CAM
|MATH1850||ENGINEERING CALCULUS II||4|
|PHYS1750||ENGINEERING PHYSICS II||4|
|ELEC2799||CIRCUIT THEORY AND APPLICATION||3|
|MECH2250||ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS I||4|
|MECH2500||MECHANICS OF MATERIALS||4|
|CHEM1100||GENERAL CHEMISTRY I||4|
|COOP3000||PRE CO-OP WORK TERM (OPTIONAL)||0|
|MECH2750||ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS II||4|
|MECH3000||DESIGN OF MACHINE ELEMENTS||4|
|MECH3100||ENGINEERING FLUID MECHANICS||4|
|COOP3500||COOP EDUCATION 1||0|
|MECH3900||ENGINEERING HEAT TRANSFER||4|
|MATH2100||PROBABILITY & STATISTICS FOR ENGINEERS||4|
|COOP4500||COOP EDUCATION 2||0|
|MECH4200||SIMULATION BASED DESIGN||4|
|MECH5000||MECHANICAL ENGINEERING CAPSTONE ANALYSIS||3|
|MECH5500||MECHANICAL ENGINEERING CAPSTONE PROJECT||4|
Full-time students are required to complete:
- At least one course in Humanities
- At least one course in the Social Sciences
- The remaining courses from either the Humanities or Social Sciences category.
Students with a three English course sequence may use the third English course to satisfy a Humanities requirement.
A minimum of 28 credits total, including English, humanities, and social science credit, is required to complete the humanities and social sciences graduation requirement.
Of the five humanities and social science electives, BSME students must include the following HSS Directed Electives:
- An Economics elective
- An Ethics elective