Jun 26, 2019  
Undergraduate Bulletin 2010-2011 
    
Undergraduate Bulletin 2010-2011 [Archived Catalog]

Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.)


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Program: B.S.M.E.
Department of Engineering
College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science

Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science Building 327 ~ 260-481-6362 ~ www.engr.ipfw.edu


The student learning outcomes for the electrical degree are as follows:

  • Graduates will demonstrate basic knowledge in chemistry, mathematics, physics, and engineering
  • Graduates will demonstrate the ability to identify, formulate, and solve mechanical engineering problems
  • Graduates will demonstrate the ability to design and conduct experiments, interpret and analyze data, and report results
  • Graduates will demonstrate the ability to design a mechanical system, component, or process that meets desired specifications and requirements
  • Graduates will demonstrate the ability to function on engineering and science laboratory teams as well as on multidisciplinary design teams
  • Graduates will use modern engineering software tools and equipment to analyze mechanical engineering problems
  • Graduates will demonstrate an understanding of the professional and ethical responsibility
  • Graduates will be able to communicate effectively in both verbal and written forms
  • Graduates will have the confidence for self education and the ability for lifelong learning. They will have a broad education to understand the impact of engineering on society and demonstrate awareness of contemporary issues

Mechanical engineers deal with the design, analysis, testing, production, and utilization of all types of mechanical equipment. They are also involved in solving problems brought about by ever increasing demands from a growing world population. For example, mechanical engineers are developing technologies related to alternate energy systems, vehicles for efficient, safe, environmentally-friendly transportation, and robotic devices to perform delicate operations.  They design medical implants and aids such as stents and artificial knees. IPFW offers state of-the-art education in all areas of mechanical engineering such as thermal sciences, mechanics, dynamic systems, and controls.  In addition to traditional classes, our curriculum includes an innovative set of common first-year courses, integrated design experiences, hands-on laboratories, and a two-semester capstone project in which students design, build, and test a device as part of a team.

To earn the B.S.M.E. at IPFW, you must satisfy the requirements of IPFW (see Part 8 ) and the College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science (see Part 4 ); you must also complete the following courses:

IPFW General Education Requirements Credits: 36


Area II—Natural and Physical Sciences Credits: 9


Area III—The Individual, Culture, and Society Credits: 6


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses 

  • with the exception of IET 105

Area IV—Humanistic Thought Credits: 6


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses 

Area V—Creative and Artistic Expression Credits: 2


Area VI—Inquiry and Analysis Credits: 3


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses   

  • with the exception of MA 314, PHYS 325, and STAT 340.

Required Electrical and Computer Engineering Course Credits: 3


Technical Elective Courses Credits: 12


Students must  select at least three courses from Group 1.

Total Credits: 126


GPA Requirement


All engineering & technical elective courses must have a combined minimum GPA of 2.0

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