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

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.

University of St Thomas Mission

Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely and work skillfully to advance the common good.

To meet the needs of the School of Engineering’s constituents, as represented by the External Advisory Board, and to develop programs that prepare students to attain the goals expressed by the mission statement, the program has developed the following Program Educational Objectives.

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

  • Create with Engineering Skills: Use mechanical, materials, energy, thermal, fluids, and environmental principles to create systems, products, and services that meet needs of people, improve the quality of their lives, and use resources wisely.

  • Grow in a Learning Profession: Increase personal knowledge and skill through graduate or professional study, appropriate certifications, and work assignments.

  • Contribute through Citizenship: Contribute time, knowledge, and skills to the profession, community, and the world.

  • Lead through One's Work: Serve as a team member or team leader, demonstrating ethical behavior, social sensitivity, and professional responsibility.

Student Outcomes

Graduates of the program have:

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences. 
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of  engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts. 
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide  leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals,  plan tasks, and meet objectives. 
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies. 

Adopted: August 13, 2002
Latest Revision: April 21, 2014
Latest Review: May 10, 2019