BS Mechanical Engineering
The undergraduate program objectives of the Mechanical and Materials Engineering Department is to produce graduates who, within a few years of graduation:
Apply their engineering and problem-solving skills towards engineering practice, engineering graduate school, or non-engineering fields such as medicine, science, business, law, or public policy, while continuing to engage in life-long learning.
Value and demonstrate character in their chosen vocation by acting responsibly, ethically, and professionally while contributing to a sustainable common good for society.
View their educational experience as valuable and instrumental to their professional success.
All of our engineering programs have several components:
The University of Denver’s Common Curriculum, which includes First-year Seminar, Writing and Rhetoric, Ways of Knowing, and Advanced Seminar;
Basic sciences and mathematics, including chemistry, physics, and mathematics;
A common engineering background, with contributions from basic material in computer, electrical, and mechanical engineering;
A four-year integrated engineering sequence, stressing engineering design and project work, much of which is interdisciplinary and involves constructive teamwork;
An engineering discipline (computer engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering);
A specialization giving the discipline more depth, or complementing it, according to the student’s individual interests.
The feature of engineering programs that most differentiates them from programs in basic or applied science and mathematics is engineering design, which is both an art and a science. Our programs feature a four-year stem of coursework required of all students, regardless of curriculum, which emphasizes design, project work, team-work, and the application of scientific and technical knowledge and design skills already acquired to the solution of interdisciplinary engineering problems. As the student progresses in the curriculum, more and more reliance is placed on previous work, and more realistic constraints and considerations are required for success. The sequence culminates in a three-quarter capstone design project carried out in the final year. Additional design work is contained in specialized courses.