Mechanical Engineering

Focus Areas

The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering focuses on four areas:

control systems

Control Systems

thermal fluids

Mechanical Design

Accreditation

The bachelor of science in Mechanical Engineering is currently seeking accreditation by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

 

3-5 years after graduation, Mechanical Engineering graduates from Montana Tech are prepared to: 

  1. Attain the successful practice of the Mechanical Engineering profession as demonstrated by: 
    1. continued professional employment, 
    2. expanding career responsibility,
    3. job promotion
  2. Seek lifelong professional advancement through endeavors such as:
    1. active membership in technical societies
    2. engineering volunteerism
    3. continued education
    4. professional licensure
  3. Complete an advanced degree
 

Students graduating from the Mechanical Engineering program at Montana Tech should attain:

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. 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
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies
  8. The knowledge and application of basic science, advanced mathematics including multivariate calculus and differential equations, and principles of engineering; to model, analyze, design and realize physical systems, components, or processes
  9. The knowledge in either thermal or mechanical systems to work in these areas professionally
 

The BSME curriculum is organized so students gradually advance towards more rigorous levels of calculation and design. The coursework integrates a progressively broader spectrum of basic knowledge in engineering, mathematics, science, and related subjects. Engineering design involving the formulation and solution to open-ended problems is integrated throughout the curriculum beginning the freshman year.

Students in the program initially take basic calculus, chemistry, physics, and computer programming courses. These courses provide the foundation for engineering topics and design.