BS in Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering focuses on the application of the principles of mechanics and materials to design machines and devices. In this energy conscious world, a thorough understanding of energy and its uses is essential to the success of a mechanical engineer.

Mechanical engineering requires training in basic science and engineering principles along with the development of skills in the areas of computer-aided design, instrumentation, and planning and management of design projects. Graduates will be required to master technical elements and to demonstrate particular competence in the areas of communication, fiscal management, and project control.

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  • Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe career and professional accomplishments that the program prepares graduates to achieve during the first few years following graduation. Graduates of mechanical engineering will:

    1. Meet the educational requirements to pursue registration as a professional engineer in the State of Georgia and other states in the nation.
    2. Demonstrate success and/or leadership in their engineering positions.
    3. Be prepared to pursue graduate education in mechanical and other professional fields.
  • Student outcomes describe the knowledge and skills acquired by students who complete the program. Students completing the mechanical engineering program will 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.

Engineering Standing

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Curriculum

General Education (42 Credit Hours)

See listing of requirements in KSU Catalog.

    • MATH 1190 - Calculus I
    • MATH 2202 - Calculus II
    • PHYS 2211 - Principles of Physics I
    • PHYS 2211L - Principles of Physics Laboratory I
    • PHYS 2212 - Principles of Physics II
    • PHYS 2212L - Principles of Physics Laboratory II
    • COM 1100 - Human Communication (Recommended)
    • STS 1101 - Science, Technology, and Society (Recommended)

Lower Division Major Requirements

    • ME 1001 - Introduction to Mechanical Engineering
    • ME 1311 - MATLAB for Engineers with Applications
    • CHEM 1211 - General Chemistry I
    • CHEM 1211L - General Chemistry I Laboratory
    • MATH 2332 - Probability and Data Analysis
    • EDG 1211 - Engineering Graphics I
    • One Credit Hour from Area A
    • Two Credit Hours from Area D

Math or Science Elective (3 Credit Hours)

    • CHEM 1212 - General Chemistry II
    • BIOL 1107 - Biological Principles I
    • BIOL 2221 - Human Anatomy & Physiology I
    • MATH 2335 - Numerical Methods for Engineers
    • MATH 3260 - Linear Algebra I
    • MATH 3261 - Numerical Methods I

    Some MATH OR PHYS classes may be approved for math or science electives by the department chair.

Upper Division Major Requirements

    • MATH 2306 - Ordinary Differential Equations
    • TCOM 2010 - Technical Writing
    • ENGR 2214 - Engineering Mechanics - Statics
    • EE 2301 - Circuit Analysis I
    • ME 3101 - Materials Science and Engineering
    • ENGR 3122 - Engineering Mechanics - Dynamics
    • ENGR 3131 - Strength of Materials
    • ENGR 3132 - Strength of Materials Lab
    • ENGR 3343 - Fluid Mechanics
    • ENGR 3345 - Fluid Mechanics Laboratory
    • ME 4250 - Computer Aided Engineering
    • ENGR 4402 - Engineering Ethics
    • ME 4403 - Heat Transfer and Thermodynamics Lab
    • ME 3410 - Thermodynamics
    • ME 3201 - Product Realization
    • ME 3440 - Heat Transfer
    • ME 3501 - Dynamic Systems & Control Theory
    • ENGR 3125 - Machine Dynamics & Vibrations
    • ME 4141 - Machine Design I
    • ME 4201 - Senior Design I
    • ME 4202 - Senior Design II
    • ME 4501 - Vibrations & Controls Lab
    • MATH 2203 - Calculus III
    • ENGR 3325 - Engineering Economic Analysis

Upper Division Technical Electives (6 Credit Hours)

    • ME 3133 - Composite Mechanics
    • ME 3701 - Manufacturing Engineering
    • ME 3398 - Internship
    • ME 4400 - Directed Study
    • ME 4490 - Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering
    • ENGR 3501 - Fundamentals of Nuclear Engineering
    • ENGR 3502 - Radiation Detection & Measurement
    • ENGR 4501 - Nuclear Power Generation
    • ENGR 4502 - Radiation Protection & Health Physics
    • ENGR 4503 - Nuclear Fuel Cycle
    • ISYE 3801 - Aerodynamics
    • ISYE 3802 - Aircraft Design & Performance
    • ISYE 3803 - Fundamentals of Avionics
    • ISYE 4801 - Aircraft Propulsion
    • ISYE 4802 - Helicopter Theory
    • ISYE 4803 - Aeronautics Senior Design Project
    • MTRE 3710 - Mechatronics Engineering Fundamentals

    Some ENGR, EE, MTRE, or ISYE courses may be approved for technical electives by the department chair.

Program Total (130 Credit Hours)

University-Wide Degree Requirements

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Note: Program is exempt from WELL 1000 course requirement

Graduation Credit Hour Total (130 Credit Hours)

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