Mechanical Engineering, BS


Program Description

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering will provide students with analytical and hands-on education in the areas of design and manufacturing, mechatronics, solid-mechanics, thermofluids, mathematics, physics, and chemistry. Mechanical engineering is the broadest of all engineering disciplines and thus provides flexibility in terms of employment and pursuit of advanced degrees. The degree will prepare students to pursue either advanced degrees in engineering, science, or computer science disciplines or careers in various fields including product design, manufacturing, aerospace, robotics, transportation, energy production, automotive, biomedical, and environmental systems.

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Admission Requirements

Students are required to meet with the Mechanical Engineering advisor and obtain a grade of C- or better in the following courses:

MECH 1000Introduction to Design & Rapid Prototyping3
MECH 1100Manufacturing Processes3
MECH 1200Coding3
MECH 1205Coding Lab1
CHEM 1210Principles of Chemistry I (PS)4
CHEM 1215Principles of Chemistry I Lab (LAB)1
MATH 1210Calculus I (MA)4
MATH 1220Calculus II (MA)4
PHYS 2210Physics/Scientists Engineers I (PS)4
PHYS 2215Physics/Scientists Engineers I Lab (LAB)1

Program Curriculum

125.5 credits

Utah Tech General Education Requirements

All Utah Tech General Education requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to Utah Tech's minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

General Education Core Requirements

American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Fine Arts3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5

Mechanical Engineering Required Courses

ENGL 3010Professional Writing and Business Ethics3
MATH 1210Calculus I (MA)4
MATH 1220Calculus II (MA)4
MATH 2210Multivariable Calculus (MA)4
MATH 2250Differential Equations and Linear Algebra4
MATH 3500Numerical Analysis3
CHEM 1210
CHEM 1215
Principles of Chemistry I (PS)
and Principles of Chemistry I Lab (LAB)
PHYS 2210
PHYS 2215
Physics/Scientists Engineers I (PS)
and Physics/Scientists Engineers I Lab (LAB)
PHYS 2220
PHYS 2225
Physics/Scientists EngineersII
and Physics/Scientists Engineers II Lab
MECH 1000
MECH 1005
Introduction to Design & Rapid Prototyping
and Introduction to Design & Rapid Prototyping Lab
MECH 1100Manufacturing Processes3
MECH 1150Prototyping Techniques2
MECH 1200
MECH 1205
and Coding Lab
MECH 2010Statics3
MECH 2030Dynamics3
MECH 2160Materials Science3
MECH 2210
MECH 2215
and Circuits Lab
MECH 2250
MECH 2255
Sensors & Actuators
and Sensors & Actuators Lab
MECH 3200
MECH 3205
Systems & Controls
and Systems & Controls Lab
MECH 3250
MECH 3255
and Machinery Lab
MECH 3300
MECH 3305
Strength of Materials
and Strength of Materials Lab
MECH 3600
MECH 3605
and Thermodynamics Lab
MECH 3650
MECH 3655
Heat Transfer
and Heat Transfer Lab
MECH 3700
MECH 3705
Fluid Mechanics
and Fluid Mechanics Lab
MECH 4000Product Design I3
MECH 4010Product Design II3

Mechanical Engineering Tech Elective Courses

Complete 12 credits from the following:12
Any MECH 4xxx (excluding MECH 4000, 4010)
Any ECE 4xxx (excluding ECE 4000, 4005, 4010, 4015)
Any MTRN 4xxx (excluding MTRN 4000, 4010)
NOTE: Only 3 credits may be from research and design practicum (MECH 4800R, MECH 4860R, ECE 4800R)
NOTE: 6 credits must have a MECH prefix (excludes research and design practicum)
NOTE: All other courses require approval from the Engineering Department

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 125.5 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at Utah Tech for institutional residency.
  4. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.
  5. Grade C- or higher in all Mechanical Engineering Required Courses and Tech Elective Courses.
  6. Pass the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam.