Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Major (BS, HBS)
The Bachelor of Science and Honors Bachelor of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.ABET.org.
At Oregon State University, the mechanical engineering focal areas include design, mechanics materials, robotics & control, and thermal–fluid sciences.
Program Educational Objectives—Mechanical Engineering
Note: The Bachelor of Science and Honors Bachelor of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.ABET.org, which requires stated program educational objectives and student outcomes to support these.
OSU Mechanical Engineering graduates receive an innovative education, and within 3 to 5 years of graduation will have:
- Created value to organizations through the analysis, evaluation, and improvement of engineered systems and processes using appropriate mechanical engineering methods and tools.
- Communicated effectively across disciplines and cultures to manage and/or lead activities in support of organizational goals and objectives.
- Innovated systems and processes, in response to organizational challenges, though the application of structured and unstructured mechanical engineering methodologies, including engineering design and problem solving.
Student Outcomes for Mechanical Engineering Programs
The OSU Mechanical Engineering program prepares its graduates to achieve the Program Educational Objectives above several years into their careers. This is achieved by having students able to perform the following upon graduation:
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
- An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
- 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.
- An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
- An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
- Ability to apply principles of engineering, basic science and mathematics (including multi-variate calculus and differential equations).
- Ability to model, analyze, design, and realize physical systems, components or processes.
- Ability to work professionally in either thermal or mechanical systems areas.
Major Code: 321
|CH 201||CHEMISTRY FOR ENGINEERING MAJORS||3|
|CH 202||CHEMISTRY FOR ENGINEERING MAJORS 1||3|
|CH 205||LABORATORY FOR CH 202||1|
or COMM 114
|*PUBLIC SPEAKING 2
or *ARGUMENT AND CRITICAL DISCOURSE
|HHS 231||*LIFETIME FITNESS FOR HEALTH 2||2|
|HHS 241||*LIFETIME FITNESS (or any PAC course) 2||1|
|ENGR 248||ENGINEERING GRAPHICS AND 3-D MODELING 1||3|
|MIME 101||INTRODUCTION TO MIME||3|
|MTH 251||*DIFFERENTIAL CALCULUS||4|
|MTH 252||INTEGRAL CALCULUS||4|
|MTH 254||VECTOR CALCULUS I||4|
|PH 211||*GENERAL PHYSICS WITH CALCULUS||4|
|WR 121||*ENGLISH COMPOSITION||3|
|*Perspectives Courses 2||9|
|ENGR 112||INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING COMPUTING||3|
|ENGR 201||ELECTRICAL FUNDAMENTALS I 1||3|
|ENGR 202||ELECTRICAL FUNDAMENTALS II||3|
|ENGR 213||STRENGTH OF MATERIALS 1||3|
|ENGR 391||ENGINEERING ECONOMICS AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT||3|
|MTH 256||APPLIED DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS||4|
or MTH 341
|MATRIX AND POWER SERIES METHODS
or LINEAR ALGEBRA I
|PH 212||*GENERAL PHYSICS WITH CALCULUS||4|
|PH 213||*GENERAL PHYSICS WITH CALCULUS||4|
|ST 314||INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS FOR ENGINEERS 1||3|
|WR 327||*TECHNICAL WRITING||3|
|Biological Science Course 2||4|
|*Difference, Power, and Discrimination Elective 2||3|
|MATS 321||INTRODUCTION TO MATERIALS SCIENCE||4|
|MATS 322||MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS||3|
|ME 250||INTRODUCTION TO MANUFACTURING PROCESSES||1|
|ME 311/NSE 311||INTRODUCTION TO THERMAL-FLUID SCIENCES||4|
|ME 312/NSE 312||THERMODYNAMICS||4|
|ME 316||MECHANICS OF MATERIALS||3|
|ME 317||INTERMEDIATE DYNAMICS||4|
|ME 331/NSE 331||INTRODUCTORY FLUID MECHANICS||4|
|ME 332/NSE 332||HEAT TRANSFER||4|
|ME 373||MECHANICAL ENGINEERING METHODS||3|
|ME 382||INTRODUCTION TO DESIGN||4|
|ME 383||MECHANICAL COMPONENT DESIGN||4|
|ME 430/ECE 430||SYSTEMS DYNAMICS AND CONTROL||4|
|ME 451||INTRODUCTION TO INSTRUMENTATION AND MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS||4|
|MIME 497||^MIME CAPSTONE DESIGN||4|
|MIME 498||^MIME CAPSTONE DESIGN||4|
|Restricted ME Technical Electives||11|
|Restricted ME Laboratory Elective||4|
|*Synthesis Courses 2||6|
Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
Writing Intensive Course (WIC)
Prerequisite for upper-division courses
Must be selected to satisfy baccalaureate core requirements
Major Code: 321