May 20, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Department of Mechanical Engineering

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For more information about degree offerings by the faculty of Mechanical Engineering, visit the Department of Mechanical Engineering webpage.


The B.S. degree program in mechanical engineering  is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Undergraduate Academic Programs

The faculty of mechanical engineering offer courses leading to the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.)  degree.

Students majoring in mechanical engineering with an interest in a foreign language may choose to earn dual degrees through the International Engineering/Science and Language Program .

Program Goals

Aligned with the mission statements of the University and The College of Engineering and Natural Sciences, the mechanical engineering program educational objectives are to provide graduates with the ability to apply the knowledge required to pursue professional careers in a global marketplace; and to pursue advanced studies and continued professional development.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the undergraduate program in mechanical engineering will demonstrate:

  • A sound foundation in both the thermal and mechanical systems areas;
  • The ability to design and create sophisticated engineering systems;
  • The ability to work professionally in a globally diverse environment;
  • An understanding of engineering systems and the attendant reasoning skills;
  • Sharpened analytical and creative thinking skills;
  • The ability to use modern experimental and data analysis techniques for mechanical engineering applications;
  • Strong problem-solving skills including the use of appropriate analytical and computational approaches;
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills; and
  • A commitment to life-long learning needed to perform responsibly and ethically as an active engineering professional or other productive member of society.


John M. Henshaw

John M. Henshaw
Brenton S. McLaury
Ram S. Mohan
Siamack A. Shirazi
James R. Sorem, Jr.
Steven A. M. Tipton

Associate Professors
Michael W. Keller
Joshua A. Schultz

Assistant Professors
Soroor Karimi
William LePage

Applied Assistant Professors
Dustin Donnell
Marie Moran

Lab Instructor
Thomas Rendon




      Mechanical Engineering

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