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.
The e+ Mechanical Emphasis curriculum consists of 53-54 engineering credit hours, including a two-semester capstone design experience.