It is highly recommended that all freshmen engineering students starting fall 2020 purchase laptop computers. Laptop computer specifications are at: http://www.atu.edu/engineering/specifications.php.
Mechanical engineering is the profession that designs, develops, and manufactures machines that produce, transmit, or use power. Mechanical engineers are involved in the design, development, and production of virtually every product one can imagine. The range of job possibilities for mechanical engineers, both in location and function, is limitless. The mechanical engineering program at Arkansas Tech is designed to give its students a solid grounding in the machine design and thermal systems areas and to satisfy the engineering manpower needs of industry in Arkansas and the mid-south region. The required courses provide a basic foundation in mechanical engineering with a strong cross-disciplinary component and an emphasis on engineering design.
Most graduates of the engineering program go directly into the workforce as practicing engineers. Many are employed by manufacturing companies in the Arkansas River Valley area, while others have obtained positions with large national and multinational corporations. A number of graduates have elected to attend one of many different graduate schools specializing in disciplines such as engineering (electrical, mechanical, industrial, or nuclear), mathematics, physics, or business.
The first two years of the curriculum contain the needed mathematics, science, and engineering science basics to prepare the student for the upper-level mechanical engineering courses. The junior and senior years include 12 hours of engineering electives which allows the student to concentrate in one of the available areas of specialization which include machine design, nuclear systems, or thermal systems.
The matrix below is a sample plan for all coursework required for this program.
|ENGL 1013 Composition I1||3||ENGL 1023 Composition II1||3|
|Fine Arts & Humanities1||3||PHYS 2114 General Physics I||4|
|MATH 2914 Calculus I||4||MATH 2924 Calculus II||4|
|CHEM 2124 General Chemistry I||4||MCEG 1002 Engineering Graphics||2|
|MCEG 1011 Introduction to Mechanical Engineering||1||MCEG 2203 Computational Methods in Engineering||3|
|TECH 1001 Orientation to the University||1|
|Total Hours||16||Total Hours||16|
|CHEM 2134 General Chemistry II or
PHYS 2124 General Physics II
|MATH 2934 Calculus III||4||ELEG 2103 Electric Circuits I||3|
|MCEG 2013 Statics||3||MATH 3243 Differential Equations I||3|
|MCEG 2023 Engineering Materials||3||MCEG 2033 Dynamics||3|
|MCEG 3013 Mechanics of Materials||3|
|Total Hours||14||Total Hours||15|
|ELEG 2113 Electric Circuits II||3||Fine Arts & Humanities1||3|
|MCEG 3313 Thermodynamics I||3||MATH Elective5||3|
|MCEG 3413 Fundamentals of Mechanical Design||3||MCEG 4403 Mechanics of Fluids and Hydraulics||3|
|MCEG 3442 Mechanical Laboratory I||2||MCEG 4423 Machine Component Design||3|
|ENGR Electives3||3||ENGR Electives3||3|
|Total Hours||14||Total Hours||15|
|U.S. History/Government1||3||ELEG 4303 Control Systems||3|
|MCEG/ELEG 3003 Engineering Modeling and Design||3||MCEG 4442 Mechanical Laboratory II||2|
|MCEG/ELEG 4202 Engineering Design||2||MCEG 4443 Heat Transfer||3|
|MCEG 4433 Thermodynamics II||3||MCEG 4492 Mechanical Design Project II||2|
|MCEG 4491 Mechanical Design Project I||1||ENGR Lab Elective2||2|
|Technical Elective4||3||ENGR Electives3||3|
|Total Hours||15||Total Hours||15|
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements".
23000-level or above ELEG or MCEG laboratory class.
33000-level or above ELEG or MCEG course with a minimum of three (3) hours at the 4000-level and approval of the advisor.
4Technical elective course to be chosen with approval of advisor from a list of eligible courses maintained in the departmental office.
5Mathematics elective course to be chosen with approval of advisor from a list of eligible courses maintained in the departmental office.
Unconditional Admission Requirements
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- Priority Spring Application Deadline: November 1
- Priority Fall Application Deadline: June 1
Entering Freshman / New Student:
New students to Arkansas Tech University must submit an application for admission, college entrance exam scores, a record documenting completion of secondary requirements, and proof of immunization documenting 2 MMR. If you have concurrent college credit, an official transcript from that institution is required. For Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (C.L.E.P.), or International Baccalaureate (IB) credit, original score reports or a certified copy from your high school will need to be submitted prior to credit being awarded. A minimum criterion for exam scores and grade point average is listed below:
- Composite A.C.T. score of 19 or above, composite S.A.T. score of 990 or above on the RSAT scale of 1600 or a composite S.A.T. score of 1330 on the former S.A.T. exam with a scale of 2400, or a composite Next-Generation ACCUPLACER score of 246. Note: The A.C.T. Writing exam is not required for admission purposes.
Completion of graduation requirements from a public secondary school, private secondary school, or a homeschool program documenting a minimum 2.0/4.0 cumulative grade point average, and completion of the university’s secondary school core curriculum, OR minimum GED score of 600.
Students who have scored accordingly on an Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (C.L.E.P.), or International Baccalaureate (IB) can earn credit toward graduation at Arkansas Tech University by receiving a qualifying score on the examinations. These credits can satisfy general education requirements. AP, C.L.E.P., and IB scores should be documented on your application for admission. Submit official score reports or readable copies embossed by your high school to the Office of Admissions. Students who have earned an International Baccalaureate (IB) should submit their IB transcript for evaluation. Students who successfully complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme can earn credit toward graduation at Arkansas Tech University.
Freshmen who do not meet unconditional admission requirements will be conditionally admitted with a minimum composite A.C.T. score of 15, composite S.A.T. score of 830 or above on the RSAT scale of 1600 or a composite S.A.T. score of 1060 on the former S.A.T. exam with a scale of 2400, or a composite Next-Generation ACCUPLACER score of 229, and by completing college core with a 2.0/4.0 grade point average or a minimum GED score of 600.
Students who have not attended Arkansas Tech in the past year or have attended another college or university since last attending Tech must submit a new application for admission. Minimum grade point average requirements are listed below:
- Has not attended another college since attending Tech
- Cumulative Tech GPA of 2.0 or higher
Has attended another college since attending Tech
- Cumulative Tech GPA of 2.0 or higher
- Official college transcript(s) documenting a cumulative college GPA of 2.0 or higher
- Must be eligible for re-enrollment at the last institution attended
Students who have not attended Arkansas Tech University must submit an application for admission, official transcripts from each institution previously attended, and proof of immunization.
If transferring less than 24 credit hours, an official high school transcript and A.C.T., S.A.T., or ACCUPLACER scores must be submitted. Transfer students with more than 24 hours, who have not completed college-level English or math, will be required to submit test scores. Arkansas Tech University will recognize transfer credit from a U.S. institution provided that the institution is accredited by one of the six U.S. regional accreditation associations, and for courses that are approved for transfer by ADHE through ACTS. Acceptance of course credit may depend on the date that the institution was accredited or the date that a course was approved for transfer by ADHE. Transfer credit for coursework from institutions outside the U.S. will be considered on an individual basis. Students seeking transfer of credit from a foreign college/university must complete a credential evaluation through a company authorized by Arkansas Tech University (a list of approved service providers can be obtained in the IMSSO or in the Registrar’s Office). Transfer credit, although accepted by the university, is not guaranteed to be applied toward meeting degree requirements for the particular program of study selected by the transfer student. Once admitted, your academic advisor will determine which credits count toward your degree requirements.
Minimum grade point average requirements are listed below:
- All transfers must be eligible for re-enrollment at the last institution attended and have a cumulative college GPA of 2.0
If you do not meet the requirements for unconditional admittance or if you need further details on any of the information above, email the Office of Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also reach us by phone at 800-582-6953 or (479) 968-0343. Unofficial documents can be faxed to (479) 964-0522. All final admission documents should be mailed to:
Arkansas Tech University
Office of Admissions & Student Recruitment
Brown Hall, Suite 104
105 West O Street
Russellville AR 72801-2222
Please note that academic performance is not the sole criterion for admission to the university. The university may evaluate a person's behavior and background to determine their ability to maintain the standards of academic and professional conduct expected at the university. An evaluation may take into consideration current behavior and performance as well as past experiences and actions. Simply qualifying for admission does not guarantee admission.
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