Mechanical Engineering- Bachelor of Science in Engineering
For information, contact the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, 56 Garland Hall, 513-529-0710.
This program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
Mechanical Engineering encompasses the design, analysis and production of machines and systems. It requires the ability to use principles from mathematics, science, and engineering, perform research, create mathematical and physical models, simulate and test working conditions, and synthesize different elements in order to obtain the optimum design of a specific product or process.
The increasing sophistication of products and systems requires academically qualified mechanical engineers who can apply state-of-the-art tools and methods of engineering. Examples include computer-aided engineering/design/manufacturing, finite-element analysis, computational fluid mechanics, robotics, heat transfer, dynamics, and advanced machine and tool design.
The mechanical engineer of the 21st century must be able to think critically in broader contexts because engineering solutions to problems in contemporary society often involve complex social, political, environmental and economic issues. Miami's mechanical engineering program provides students with a broad mechanical engineering foundation supplemented by courses in manufacturing engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, chemical/biological engineering, economics, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, and a strong liberal arts component that includes fine arts, humanities, social science, and global/intercultural perspectives.
Graduates have the opportunity to work in a diverse spectrum of professional fields. These include design, development, research, manufacturing, production, project management, technical sales, and field support and service. Many mechanical engineers work in manufacturing-related areas, in the analysis and design of myriad products, and in other sectors of the economy such as medicine, law and government service. Graduates are also prepared to continue their education at the graduate level. Graduating seniors are encouraged to take the Fundamentals of Engineering examination, which is the first of two examinations that lead to becoming a licensed professional engineer.
Program Educational Objectives
Graduates of the Mechanical Engineering program are expected to attain or achieve the following Program Educational Objectives within a few years of graduation:
- Development in their chosen profession and/or progress toward an advanced degree
- The trust and respect of others as effective and ethical team members
- A reputation as a source of innovative solutions to complex problems
- Positions of leadership in an organization and/or on teams.
The Student Outcomes, from ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) criteria, prepare Mechanical Engineering graduates to attain the Program Educational Objectives.
EAC A: An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
EAC B: An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
EAC C: 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.
EAC D: An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
EAC E: An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
EAC F: An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
EAC G: An ability to communicate effectively.
EAC H: The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
EAC I: A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
EAC J: A knowledge of contemporary issues.
EAC K: An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
Mechanical Engineering Program Criteria
The Mechanical Engineering curriculum also provides graduates with:
MCH L: An ability to apply principles of engineering, basic science and mathematics (including multivariate calculus and differential equations) to solve engineering problems.
MCH M: An ability to model, analyze, design and realize physical systems, components or processes.
MCH N: The preparation to work professionally in either thermal or mechanical systems areas.
If you excel in your studies, you may qualify for the University Honors Program or the program for Honors in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. As a senior in these programs, you will have the opportunity to work closely with the faculty on research projects of interest.
Credit/No Credit Policy
All courses in chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics, statistics and those in the College of Engineering and Computing (CPB, CSE, ECE, MME, CEC, EGM) that are used to fulfill requirements of the major, must be taken for a grade.
DOUBLE MAJORS: Students with two majors in the College of Engineering and Computing must take a minimum of 15 different/additional credit hours in their second major beyond the requirements of their first major.
(130 semester hours)1
& CHM 144
and College Chemistry Laboratory
|ECO 201||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|ENG 313||Technical Writing||3|
|MTH 151||Calculus I||5|
|MTH 222||Introduction to Linear Algebra||3|
|MTH 245||Differential Equations for Engineers||3|
|MTH 251||Calculus II||4-5|
|or MTH 249||Calculus II|
|PHY 191||General Physics with Laboratory I||5|
|PHY 192||General Physics with Laboratory II||5|
|STA 301||Applied Statistics||3|
|or STA 363||Introduction to Statistical Modeling|
|ECE 205||Electric Circuit Analysis I||4|
|MME 211||Static Modeling of Mechanical Systems||3|
|MME 223||Engineering Materials||3|
|MME 311||Dynamic Modeling of Mechanical Systems||3|
|MME 312||Mechanics of Materials||3|
|MME/CPB 313||Fluid Mechanics||3|
|MME/CPB 314||Engineering Thermodynamics||3|
|Mechanical Engineering Core|
|CEC 101||Computing, Engineering & Society||1|
|MME 102||Introduction to Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (or equivalent)||3|
|MME 213||Computational Methods in Engineering||3|
|MME 231||Manufacturing Processes||3|
|MME/ECE 303||Computer-Aided Experimentation||3|
|MME 315||Mechanical Vibrations||3|
|MME/CPB 341||Engineering Economics||3|
|MME/CPB 403||Heat Transfer||3|
|MME 411||Machine and Tool Design||4|
|MME 412||Advanced Mechanics of Materials||3|
|MME 414||Engineering Thermodynamics II||3|
|MME/ECE 436||Control of Dynamic Systems||3|
|Senior Capstone Engineering Design|
|MME 448||Senior Design Project||2|
|MME 449||Senior Design Project||2|
|Select two of the following: 2||4-6|
|Material and Energy Balances|
|Introduction to Environmental Engineering|
|Introduction to C/C++ Programming|
or CSE 174
|Fundamentals of Programming and Problem Solving|
|Digital Systems Design|
|Energy Systems Engineering|
|MATLAB and its engineering applications|
|Signals and Systems|
|Quality Planning and Control|
|Human Robot Interaction|
|Sustainability Considerations in Design and Development|
|Introduction to Applied Nonlinear Dynamics|
|Introduction to Computational Physics|
|Total Credit Hours||104-107|
Total hours for graduation depend on your mathematical preparation, computing background, and courses to fulfill the Thematic Sequence. Consult your faculty advisor for course selection.
Other courses may be approved by petition.