The dual degree program 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 dual degree 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.
Eight credits of ENGR electives
From: University of St. Thomas Catalog.