Mechanical engineers are at the core of a discipline that encompasses the general areas of design and manufacturing, fluid and solid mechanics, and thermal and materials science. They work in a wide range of industries such as automotive, aerospace, chemical, computer, mining, pharmaceutical and many more. Depending on a student's chosen Concentration, a Mechanical Emphasis could lead to additional careers in research and development, manufacturing or equipment management.
The e+ degree requirements include completion of 128 semester hours of required and elective courses with a minimum grade point average of 2.25. Beginning with the incoming class of Fall 2016, the minimum passing grade for prerequisite and corequisite courses for the e+ Mechanical Emphasis curriculum is a C, including courses completed outside the department (APPM, PHYS, etc.). Beginning with the incoming class of Fall 2018, GEEN 2851 and GEEN 3852 will be required courses. All students must take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam prior to graduation.
The e+ Mechanical Emphasis curriculum consists of 53-54 engineering credit hours, including a two-semester capstone design experience.