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2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Archived Catalog

Mechanical Engineering, B.S.M.E.


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Associate Professor Gary McDonald, Head

 

Program Mission:

The mechanical engineering program prepares mechanical engineering students for successful careers in industry and academia, and provides service to the mechanical engineering profession and to the State of Tennessee.

Program Objectives:

In support of this mission, the mechanical engineering program aims to

  • prepare mechanical engineering graduates who are technically competent;
  • prepare students thoroughly in methods of analysis appropriate to solving mechanical engineering problems;
  • develop skills pertinent to the design process, including economic considerations;
  • teach students to use modern computer-based data acquisition and analysis for design and control of engineering systems;
  • instill in our graduates an understanding of professional, societal, and ethical responsibilities and need for lifelong learning;
  • produce graduates who are progressing towards professional licensure and continued professional development;
  • produce graduates who are able to work effectively in teams and who demonstrate good communication skills.
Program Outcomes:

To aid in meeting the Program Objectives, each mechanical engineering graduate of UTC will have demonstrated the following prior to graduation:

  • fundamental knowledge in engineering sciences, mathematics, physics, chemistry, and computer applications with programming;
  • the ability to use engineering principles and modern engineering tools to identify, analyze, and sole mechanical engineering problems;
  • the ability to design and operate experimental systems including modern computer-based data acquisition, analysis, and controls;
  • the ability to design thermal and mechanical systems, components, and processes that satisfy design constraints and desired outcomes;
  • the ability to work in interdisciplinary teams and to effectively communicate with colleagues and customers;
  • knowledge of professional ethics, the process of registration, and the need for continuing professional education;
  • knowledge of contemporary issues and will recognize the impact of engineering decisions within the global and societal content;
  • the ability to apply principles of engineering, basic science and math (including multivariable calculus and differential equations) to model physical systems, components or processes
  • the ability to apply principles of engineering, basic science and math (including multivariable calculus and differential equations) to analyze physical systems, components or processes
  • the ability to apply principles of engineering, basic science and math (including multivariable calculus and differential equations) to design and realize physical systems, components or processes
  • the ability to work professionally in both thermal and mechanical systems areas
Program

The mechanical engineering program curriculum offers two options: Energy Systems and Mechanical Systems. The Energy Systems option emphasizes applications of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer. The Mechanical Systems option emphasizes applications in the analysis and design of machine elements and mechanisms. Two courses differentiate the two options.

The mechanical engineering program faculty have degrees in various emphasis areas of mechanical engineering and are committed to delivering a mechanical engineering curriculum that has strong emphasis on engineering analysis tools, utilization of modern, electronic instrumentation culminating with a mechanical engineering and interdisciplinary design experience.

Degree and Accreditation:

Mechanical Engineering program graduates obtain a B.S.M.E. degree. This program is accredited by the EAC of ABET Inc. under the Mechanical Engineering Program Criteria.

General Education


(see General Education Requirements  for list of approved courses)

Rhetoric and Composition: (6 hours)


  • Two approved courses in rhetoric and composition

Humanities and Fine Arts: (6 hours)


  • One approved fine arts course and one approved humanities course

Cultures and Civilizations: (3 hours)


  • One approved non-western cultures and civilizations course

Behavioral and Social Sciences: (6 hours)


Program and Related Courses


ENME Option:


Select one option:

Additional Information and Notes


Minimum 128 earned hours (138 for co-op graduates).

Minimum 39 hours at the 3000-4000 level.

2.0 GPA in all required major and related courses (including specified General Education courses).

See Degree and Graduation Requirements  for additional requirements.

Showcase/Suggested Plan of Study


Please see the Courses  section of this catalog for complete course descriptions.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester: Hrs Spring Semester: Hrs
ENGR 1030
3 ENGR 1040
3
ENGR 1030L 1 ENGR 1850 2
ENGR 1011 1 MATH 1920 3
MATH 1910 3 MATH 2200 3
MATH 1911
1 ENGL 1020
3
CHEM 1110
3
 
CHEM 1110L
1    
ENGL 1010 3    
  16   14

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester: Hrs Spring Semester: Hrs
ENGR 2460 3 ENGR 2220 3
ENGR 2460L
1 ENGR 2240 3
ENGR 2700
3 ENGR 2480 3
MATH 2450
3 MATH 2550 3
PHYS 2310
3 Behavioral and Social Sciences 3
PHYS 2310L 1 Fine Arts 3
Behavioral and Social Social Sciences 3    
  17   18

Junior Year

Fall Semester: Hrs Spring Semester: Hrs
ENGR 3030
3 ENIE 3580
3
ENGR 3400
3 ENGR 3520
3
ENGR 3070
3 ENGR 3700
3
ENGR 3070L 1 ENME 3040 3
ENME 3470
2 Non-Western Cultures and Civilizations 3
ENME 3480 3    
ENME 3090** 3    
  18   15

Senior Year

Fall Semester: Hrs Spring Semester: Hrs
ENGR 3850 3 ENGR 3280 3
ENME 4420 3 ENGR 3280L 1
ENME 4430
2 ENGR 4850 3
ENME 4470
3 ENME 4500 3
ENME Elective*
3 ENME Elective* 3
    Humanities 3
  15   16
 

*Two specialty courses selected from ENME 4450, 4460, 4480 (Mechanical Systems Option) or ENME 4400, 4410 (Energy Systems Option)

**ENME 3090 in Fall only. ENCH 3320 can be petitioned as a comparable course.

 

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