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,

Mechanical Engineering encompasses the design, analysis, production and operation 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.

For information, contact the Department of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, 56 Garland Hall (513-529-0710) and visit our web site: http://www.CEC/

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:

  • Advance in their chosen profession and/or in their pursuit of an advanced degree.
  • Demonstrate leadership and teamwork characterized by Miami University’s Code of Love & Honor.
  • Apply sound engineering principles and skills to synthesize innovative solutions to customer needs and challenges.
  • Execute responsibilities in an ethical manner.

Student Outcomes

The Student Outcomes, from ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) criteria, prepare graduates of the Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering programs to attain the Program Educational Objectives.

  • EAC (1) An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying  principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  • EAC (2) An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration to public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  • EAC (3) An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • EAC (4) An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities
  • EAC (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
  • EAC (6) An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze, and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  • EAC (7) An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

Mechanical Engineering Program Criteria

The Mechanical Engineering curriculum also provides graduates with:

MCH 1: An ability to apply principles of engineering, basic science and mathematics (including multivariate calculus and differential equations) to solve engineering problems.

MCH 2: An ability to model, analyze, design and realize physical systems, components or processes.

MCH 3: The preparation to work professionally in either thermal or mechanical systems areas.

Departmental Honors

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.

Divisional Policy

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.

Program Requirements

Minimum of 125 semester hours1

Core Requirements
CHM 141
CHM 144
College Chemistry
and College Chemistry Laboratory
ECO 201Principles of Microeconomics3
ENG 313Technical Writing3
MTH 151Calculus I4
MTH 246Linear Algebra and Differential Equations for Engineers4
MTH 251Calculus II4-5
or MTH 249 Calculus II
MTH 252Calculus III4
PHY 181
PHY 183
General Physics I
and General Physics Laboratory I
PHY 182General Physics II4
STA 301Applied Statistics3 - 4
or STA 261 Statistics
Engineering Science
ECE 205Electric Circuit Analysis I4
MME 211Static Modeling of Mechanical Systems3
MME 223Engineering Materials3
MME 311Dynamic Modeling of Mechanical Systems3
MME 312Mechanics of Materials3
MME/CPB 313Fluid Mechanics3
MME/CPB 314Engineering Thermodynamics3
Mechanical Engineering Core
CEC 111Imagination, Ingenuity and Impact I2
CEC 112Imagination, Ingenuity, and Impact II2
MME 231Manufacturing Processes3
MME 201Modeling and Design in Engineering2
MME 202Numerical Methods in Engineering3
MME 305Measurements and Instrumentation3
MME 321System Modeling, Analysis, & Control3
MME/CPB 341Engineering Economics3
MME/CPB 403Heat Transfer3
MME 411Machine and Tool Design4
MME 415Thermal-Fluid Studio2
Senior Capstone Engineering Design
MME 448Senior Design Project2
MME 449Senior Design Project2
Complete Any One Track (6 hours)6
Track 1: Mechanics (select 2 courses)
Advanced Mechanics of Materials
Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering (Fracture Mechanics)
Track 2: Thermal Fluids (select 2 courses)
Introduction to Compressible Flow
Engineering Thermodynamics II
Track 3: Dynamics and Controls (select 2 courses)
Mechanical Vibrations
Control of Dynamic Systems
Introduction to Applied Nonlinear Dynamics
Technical electives
Select one of the following courses for a minimum of three credit hours: 23
Introduction to Environmental Engineering
Process Control
Introduction to C/C++ Programming
Fundamentals of Programming and Problem Solving
Object-Oriented Programming
Optimization Modeling
Stochastic Modeling
Digital Systems Design
Energy Systems Engineering
MATLAB and its engineering applications
Signals and Systems
Advanced Manufacturing and Design
Quality Planning and Control
Manufacturing Automation
Special Topics
Human Robot Interaction
Process Engineering
Sustainability Considerations in Design and Development
Principles of Macroeconomics
Total Credit Hours104-106

A minimum of 125 semester credit hours is required for graduation, which includes completion of the requirements for the Miami Plan, and depends on the choice of electives.


Other courses may be approved by petition. The technical elective may be used to satisfy a Miami Plan Social Science requirement (PA-2A).