The University of St. Thomas

School of Engineering

Mechanical Engineering Overview

Mechanical Engineering Overview

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E)

Educational Objectives:

Program Overview: A Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering which combines the study of basic sciences, general engineering, design engineering and mechanical engineering with the study of liberal arts.

Program Educational Objectives:

Graduates of the UST BSME program are expected to achieve one or more of the following:

  1. Create with Engineering Skills: Use mechanical, materials, energy, thermal, fluids, and environmental principles to create systems, products, and services that meet articulated and unarticulated needs of people and improve the quality of their lives in a sustainable way.
  2. Grow in a Learning Profession: Increase personal knowledge and skill through graduate or professional study, appropriate certifications, and work assignments.
  3. Contibute through Citizenship: Contribute time, knowledge, and skills to the profession, community, and the world.
  4. Lead through One's Work: Serve as a team member or team leader, demonstrating ethical behavior, social sensitivity, and professional responsibility.

BSME Program Learning Outcomes

an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
an ability to design 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
d an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
e an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
an ability to communicate effectively
the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global,
economic, environmental, and societal context
a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
a knowledge of contemporary issues
an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for
engineering practice.

(Engineering UG Curriculum Committee and Engineering Faculty
 Revised August 13, 2002, February 2, 2005 and April 9, 2008)