Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering


Program Description

Scholarship opportunities!

For Freshman:

The University of Jamestown is providing a tuition scholarship to incoming freshman students of $15,000 for Fall 2018 semester.

Qualifications for freshman students:

• A minimum A.C.T. composite score of 22

• A minimum of a 24 on the Math section of the A.C.T.

NOTE: The Mechanical Engineering Scholarship cannot be stacked on top of any other academic or activity award.

For Transfer Students:

The University of Jamestown is providing a 50% tuition scholarship to incoming transfer students who will begin the Mechanical Engineering program Fall 2018.

Qualifications for transfer students:

• Have earned a cumulative 3.0 GPA

• Have earned a 3.0 GPA in all math related courses

• Completed a minimum of 1 credits at a prior institution.

NOTE: The Mechanical Engineering Scholarship cannot be stacked on top of any other academic or activity award.

University of Jamestown’s Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering is a unique combination of the foundational mechanical engineering curriculum and a core in liberal arts education.

The educational mission of the mechanical engineering department is to prepare students for careers demanding technological innovation, creativity, critical thinking, product design, project management, systems thinking, teamwork, leadership, professional ethics, multidisciplinary projects, and communication skills. This mission is achieved through an integrated curriculum which blends liberal arts, mathematics, science, and engineering.

Why University of Jamestown?

Student success is driven by relationship-based connections with faculty and classmates. University of Jamestown students have the benefit of a small campus and small class sizes. Faculty members know students individually and make connections that last well past graduation. One-on-one relationships between student and faculty help students realize their full intellectual and personal potential. Relationships developed between classmates are vitally important for peer learning and support. These relationships can have long-lasting benefits such as job placement and career advancement.

A curriculum grounded in liberal arts provides engineering students with more than just technical expertise. Today’s engineers need to think about sociological, cultural, and environmental impacts of designs. A mechanical engineering degree from University of Jamestown combines the rigorous foundation of engineering courses with the human dimensions of technology.

As a Mechanical Engineering major at the University of Jamestown, you will benefit from:

  • Small class sizes with the focus on excellence in teaching and student learning
  • Combined hands-on and fundamental information
  • Targeted and well-equipped educational laboratory experiments
  • A core liberal arts curriculum to develop essential people skills
  • A student community which creates an atmosphere of learning and mutual support and success
  • A caring and committed faculty

What is Mechanical Engineering?

Of the many fields of engineering, mechanical engineering is likely the broadest. In the most basic definition, mechanical engineering utilizes principles of motion, energy, materials, and force towards the engineering design of mechanical devices. Because there are numerous mechanical devices, the applications of mechanical engineering are nearly limitless. Nearly every company or organization that designs and manufactures a product employs mechanical engineers. Mechanical engineers can also be found in research laboratories, the military, government, and in other professions such as medicine, law or teaching.

Another important area of employment for mechanical engineers is manufacturing. Manufacturing occupations cover almost everything involved in developing a product, from selecting the appropriate materials for different components of a product to choosing the correct/best machinery to manufacture them. Most mechanical engineers in this industry work for equipment manufacturers, aerospace companies, utilities, material processing plants, transportation companies, and petroleum companies.

Educational Outcomes

Because one key mission of the Mechanical Engineering program is to simulate the real-world experience as close as feasible, the curriculum, course content, laboratory experience, design projects, teaching, and extracurricular activities are all oriented to achieve the following student learning outcomes:

  • Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics (multivariate calculus, differential equation, etc.), science (chemistry, physics, etc.), and engineering fundamentals to formulate and solve real-world engineering problems
  • Ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • Ability to design and realize a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  • Ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
  • Ability to intelligently utilize modern engineering software and hardware tools
  • Ability to function both independently and on multidisciplinary teams
  • Ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • Recognition of the need for, show appreciation for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • Adequate knowledge of humanities and social sciences to understand and know contemporary issues pertaining to the interaction between society and technology
Last updated Jul 2018

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