BS in Mechanical Engineering

The BS in Mechanical Engineering is an applied engineering program, blending theory and research with practical engineering fundamentals.  Additionally, students in the program develop the breadth of a Liberal Arts foundation which is part of the St Thomas tradition.  The BS in Mechanical Engineering program is academically rigorous and is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (  Together with our Industrial Advisory Board, we have defined a critical set of outcomes and objectives for our students and alumni.  

BSME Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes.

BSME male photo working KURT machineThe 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. Undergraduate engineering also coordinates courses with the department of Aerospace Studies Air Force ROTC program.

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.

From: University of St. Thomas Undergraduate Academic Catalog

BS in Mechanical Engineering Plans of Study

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Questions? Please contact:  Mechanical Engineering Chair, John Wentz at or 651-962-5413. 

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Declared Undergraduate Engineering Enrollments 2018-2019

   Freshman  Sophomore  Junior   Senior   Total  2018 - 2019 Graduates
Civil Engineering   16 35 10 10 71 3
Computer Engineering  20 27 14 11 72 7
Electrical Engineering 16 24 24 37 101 33
Mechanical Engineering  98 84 83 174 439 99
TOTAL         683 142