BS in Mechanical Engineering

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Program Description

How do we improve the things we all use in our day-to-day lives? Simple. Mechanical Engineering. While generally associated with design and manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering is, in fact, the broadest and most diverse engineering disciplines. It consists of the application of mathematics, physics, and the principles of material science to the analysis, design, manufacture, and maintenance of mechanical systems.

Mechanical Engineers design and manufacture everything from smaller devices such as microwaves to larger systems such as automobiles and spacecraft. Mechanical Engineering applies mathematics, physics, and the principles of material science to the analysis, design, manufacture, and maintenance of mechanical systems. For this, a broad range of skills are needed, including the ability to model the mechanics of solids and fluids, as well as the flow of heat and energy.

Since these skills are required for virtually everything that is made, mechanical engineering is arguably the broadest and most diverse engineering disciplines. Graduates of Mechanical Engineering programs pursue careers in a wide range of sectors, including the defense, biomedical, manufacturing, mining, and automotive industries. Mechanical Engineers play a central role in the aerospace, automotive design, and manufacturing industries, as well as in biomedical technology.

AUM’s Mechanical degree program equips you with the range of skills needed to do this. Core topics you will study as part of the Mechanical Engineering curriculum includes:

  • Solid and Fluid Mechanics
  • Thermal Sciences
  • Dynamics and Controls
  • Mechanical Design

Degree Requirements

The BS in Mechanical Engineering degree is a four-year degree program.

Core topics you will study as part of the AUM curriculum include solid and fluid mechanics, thermal sciences, dynamics and controls, and mechanical design. You will also learn about machine dynamics, energy and power systems, mechanical properties of engineering and biomaterials, computational methods, HVAC systems, and instrumentation.

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4-Year Degree Plan Outline

Year 1

Semester I

  • English Composition 101
  • Calculus I
  • Introduction to General Chemistry (with lab)
  • History of the Mediterranean
  • Introduction to Engineering and Eng. Design

Semester II

  • English Composition 2
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Unity of Life (with Lab)
  • Calculus II
  • Physics with Calculus I (with lab)

Year 2

Semester I

  • Introduction to MATLAB 1
  • Computer Programming for Engineering Applications
  • Statics
  • Calculus III
  • Introductory Electricity and Magnetism (with Lab)
  • Religious Worlds in Comparative Perspective

Semester II

  • Introduction to MATLAB II
  • Dynamics
  • Engineering Graphics
  • Elements of Electrical Engineering
  • Introduction to Multicultural Communication
  • Engineering Analysis
  • Differential Equations

Year 3

Semester I

  • Arts of the Mediterranean
  • Introduction to ThermodynamicsArts of the Mediterranean
  • Mechanical Behavior of Engineering Materials and Lab
  • Instrumentation Laboratory
  • Dynamics of Machines
  • Mechanical Engineering Design Laboratory

Semester II

  • Introduction to Fluid Mechanics
  • Numerical Methods
  • Engineering Component Design
  • Fundamental of Materials for Engineers
  • Applied Ethics

Year 4

Semester I

  • Senior Mechanical Engineering Laboratory
  • Heat Transfer
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Mechanical Vibrations
  • HVAC System Design
  • Cross-Disciplinary Design I

Semester II

  • Control System Design
  • Renewable Energy Systems and Analysis
  • Planar Multibody Dynamics with Applications
  • Composite Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering Senior Colloquium
  • Cross-Disciplinary Design II

Program Total: 135 Credits

Career Opportunities

  • Mechanical Engineer at a biomedical firm.
  • Defense Contractor for any branch of the military.
  • Automotive Plant Technology Expert in the automobile industry.

These and many other challenging, satisfying, and lucrative opportunities await you upon graduation.

Last updated Mar 2020

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