Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

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In the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering program, you’ll study robotics and automation, thermodynamics and heat transfer, fluids, solid mechanics, finite element analysis, and materials. With the degree, you’ll be prepared to work in fields such as biomechanics, aeronautics, structural applications, energy transfer and more.

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Majors215225303282176157
Pre-Majors62124139
Graduates234753657181

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Applications to the Mechanical Engineering Technology Program are generally accepted the first three weeks of each quarter to be admitted the following quarter. To be considered, complete the ME application and email it to MechEngineering@ewu.edu.

Curriculum & Requirements Program Learning Outcomes

Curriculum & Requirements

Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor of Science (BS)

This degree combines studies in selected areas of engineering, physics, mathematics, and science to prepare students to solve real-world problems in mechanical engineering. The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET http://www.abet.org. The first two years of the curriculum allow students to establish a solid foundation in mathematics, sciences and introduces foundation subjects in mechanical engineering. The third and fourth year curriculum explores further areas in Mechanical Engineering and a capstone is introduced in the fourth year. The senior year capstone course allows the students to consolidate their education experience. The primary objective of the Mechanical Engineering program is to prepare students to enter and progress in mechanical engineering positions in business, industry and government. Graduates are generally expected to work in the research and development of ideas, products and processes by applying engineering principles to the solution of practical problems in the mechanical engineering field.

  2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
Majors 215 225 303 282 176 157
Pre-Majors 62 124 139
Graduates 23 47 53 65 71 81

Minimum required to apply for admission to the Mechanical Engineering Program

Students must apply for admission to the Mechanical Engineering program at EWU. The application is due during the first week of the quarter prior to the one desired for program admission. Admission is based upon the student’s GPA in core courses below which must be completed no later than the quarter of application. The application can be obtained by email at MechEngineering@ewu.edu.

In order to ensure all EWU Mechanical Engineering graduates meet EWU ABET accreditation requirements, all Mechanical Engineering students are required to take MENG 300, MENG 353, MENG 385, MENG 405, MENG 412, and MENG 490A / MENG 490B from EWU. Exceptions to this policy will be reviewed on a case by case basis by the Mechanical Engineering curriculum review committee to ensure the student has successfully met the EWU ABET performance indicators required for each course.

The first two years of the curriculum allow students to establish a solid foundation in mathematics, sciences and introduces foundation subjects in mechanical engineering. The third and fourth year curriculum explores further areas in Mechanical Engineering and a capstone is introduced in the fourth year. The senior year capstone course allows the students to consolidate their education experience. The primary objective of the Mechanical Engineering program is to prepare students to enter and progress in mechanical engineering positions in business, industry and government. Graduates are generally expected to work in the research and development of ideas, products and processes by applying engineering principles to the solution of practical problems in the mechanical engineering field.

Note: pre-program prerequisites include MATH 141, MATH 142, METC 102, METC 110.

Students must have completed, or be scheduled to complete, the following courses by the end of the quarter in which they apply. Most of the following courses have minimum grade requirements and are prerequisites for Engineering and Design courses.

Grades ≥C in all of the following

Grade Requirements

  • In order to graduate, students majoring in the department must earn a GPA ≥2.5 in departmental coursework.
  • Students getting a minor in the department must also earn a GPA ≥2.5 in departmental coursework.
Required Supporting Outside Department Courses
CHEM 171
171L
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I
5
MATH 161CALCULUS I5
MATH 162CALCULUS II5
MATH 163CALCULUS III5
MATH 241CALCULUS IV5
MATH 347INTRODUCTORY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS4
PHYS 151GENERAL PHYSICS I4
PHYS 152GENERAL PHYSICS II4
PHYS 153GENERAL PHYSICS III4
PHYS 161MECHANICS LABORATORY1
PHYS 162HEAT AND OPTICS LABORATORY1
PHYS 163ELECTRONICS LABORATORY I1
Required Departmental Courses
MENG 201MATLAB4-5
or CSCD 255 C PROGRAMMING FOR ENGINEERS
MENG 207ELECTRICITY3
MENG 2173D PARAMETRIC COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN4
MENG 240STATICS4
MENG 241STRENGTH OF MATERIALS4
MENG 242DYNAMICS4
MENG 300LABORATORY ANALYSIS AND REPORTS5
MENG 307INDUSTRIAL CONTROLS AND INSTRUMENTATION5
MENG 353INDUSTRIAL MATERIALS5
MENG 380THERMODYNAMICS5
MENG 382FLUID MECHANICS5
MENG 385ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION5
MENG 386ENGINEERING NUMERICAL ANALYSIS5
MENG 405DESIGN OF MACHINE ELEMENTS5
MENG 412FUNDAMENTALS OF ENGINEERING2
MENG 452ENGINEERING ECONOMICS2
MENG 493SENIOR SEMINAR1
METC 456ENGINEERING ETHICS, CONTRACTS AND PATENTS2
MNTC 301METALLIC PROCESSES5
TECH/HONS 393TECHNOLOGY WORLD CIVILIZATION4
Required Track–choose one of the following15
Materials & Computational Mechanics
MATERIALS AND DESIGN
COMPOSITE MATERIALS
FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS
Robotics & Automation
ADVANCED ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION
PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS IN AUTOMATION
PROCESS CONTROL
Thermo Sciences
HEATING, VENTILATING AND AIR CONDITIONING
HEAT TRANSFER
ADVANCED FLUID DYNAMICS
Required Electives–choose one5
Note: students may choose electives from a different track listed above or from the list below.
ADVANCED PARAMETRIC DESIGN
QUALITY ASSURANCE AND INTRO TO LEAN
INTERNSHIP
SENIOR THESIS
Required Senior Capstone Series
MENG 490ASENIOR CAPSTONE: DESIGN LABORATORY I2
MENG 490BSENIOR CAPSTONE: DESIGN LABORATORY II3
Total Credits148-149

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Program Learning Outcomes

Students are expected to know and be able to do the following upon graduation from the EWU Mechanical Engineering Program:

  • PLO # 1: (ABET Outcome 1 and 2) Solve a wide range of engineering problems within specific constraints and standards by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  • PLO # 2: (ABET Outcomes 3 and 5) Provide leadership to find engineering solutions by functioning in a team environment and communicating effectively with a wide range of audiences.
  • PLO # 3: (ABET Outcome 6) Develop and conduct appropriate experiments and analyze data to produce solutions based on engineering judgment.
  • PLO # 4: (ABET Outcomes 4 and 7) Recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and apply new knowledge as needed.

Program Educational Objectives

EWU Mechanical Engineering graduates should be able to do the following a few years after graduation:

  • Solve a wide range of engineering and project management problems using what they learned both in school and after graduation.
  • Find and research the information they need in order to design problem solutions.
  • Lead projects and small teams to solve problems.
  • Use their skills as an Engineering Professional to benefit society in whatever career path they choose.