The University of St. Thomas

School of Engineering

Double Major in
Mechanical Engineering and Business

The double major in Mechanical Engineering and General Business Management is designed for students with an interest in both engineering and business. The program combines the applied engineering concepts of mechanical engineering with knowledge of the financial, marketing and management disciplines of the business program. Students in this dual program will have skills to prepare them for a wide variety of opportunities in industry or advanced graduate education. The double major program requires approximately five years to complete.

The mechanical engineering curriculum combines the study of basic sciences, general engineering, design engineering and mechanical engineering with the study of the liberal arts. Emphasis is placed on applied engineering.

The curriculum provides for a foundation in: theoretical and applied mechanics, materials, electrical-electronic fundamentals, computer-aided design, automation systems, thermodynamics heat transfer/fluid flow, manufacturing processes and practical design.

Students graduating with a major in mechanical engineering will meet the program objectives and outcomes designed to exceed the requirements of ABET's Engineering Criteria 2000. These are a comprehensive set of criteria designed to provide graduates with the technical, ethical, attitudinal and communications skills required to be a productive contributor to society and to aggressively seek life-long learning experiences.

These program objectives and outcomes are designed to provide the graduate with a foundation for clear thinking and expression in a balanced liberal arts educational program. They will demonstrate competence in a variety of skills that enhance their ability to solve problems in diverse ways to meet the needs of the community through their work and in their lives, as agents of change in the world of the future. Graduates will also develop teamwork and communication skills while gaining a comprehensive understanding of the design and engineering system.

Graduates will be prepared for direct entry into business or an engineering position in industry or for advanced study in graduate school.

Double Major in Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.)
and General Business Management (B.A.)

  • ENGR 150 Introduction to Engineering I (0 credit)
  • ENGR 171 Engineering Graphics and Design
  • ENGR 220 Statics
  • ENGR 221 Mechanics of Materials
  • ENGR 320 Machine Design and Synthesis
  • ENGR 322 Dynamics
  • ENGR 361 Engineering Materials
  • ENGR 371 Manufacturing Processes & Statistical Control
  • ENGR 381 Thermodynamics
  • ENGR 382 Heat Transfer 
  • ENGR 383 Fluid Mechanics
  • ENGR 410 Control Systems and Automation
  • ENGR 480 Engineering Design Clinic I
  • ENGR 481 Engineering Design Clinic II


Four credits of ENGR electives


  • ACCT 205 Introduction to Accounting
  • BUS 200 Community Service (0 credit)
  • BUS 201 Ethics and Practice: Foundations of Business
  • FINC 321 Financial Management
  • MGMT 301 Management of Organizations and Processes
  • MGMT 480 Integrative Issues of Businesses and Organizations
  • MKTG 300 Principles of Marketing

Plus one of:

  • BLAW 301 Legal Environment of Business
  • BLAW 303 International Business Law

Allied requirements

  • CHEM 111 General Chemistry
  • COMM 105 Communications in the Workplace
  • ECON 251 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 252 Principles of Microeconomics
  • MATH 113 Calculus I
  • MATH 114 Calculus II
  • MATH 200 Multi-Variable Calculus
  • MATH 210 Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
  • PHYS 111 Introduction to Classical Physics I
  • PHYS 112 Introduction to Classical Physics II
  • CISC  130 Introduction to Programming and problem Solving in Science

From: University of St. Thomas Catalog.

BS Mechanical Engineering and BA Business Plan of Study