B.S.M.E. in Mechanical Engineering
The B.S.M.E. provides students with fundamentals in the field and a specialization in the following disciplines: mechanics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, materials, design, and laboratory diagnostics. The preparation fosters an inquisitiveness and understanding that will preclude future obsolescence of the mechanical engineering graduate.
Minimum Total Credit Hours: 128
The program educational objectives of the Department of Mechanical Engineering derive their foundation from the statement of purpose for The University of Mississippi's statement of purpose and vision statement. The academic mission of the Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) is focused on broad, overarching goals that reflect both the academic purpose of the School of Engineering and the university. The stated university goals have been used to refine the goals and objectives of the department. The goals and objectives have been established from input by the faculty, students, and the Ole Miss Engineering School Advisory Board as constituency groups. These goals and objectives are listed as follows.
- Educate students in the broad scope of the mechanical engineering discipline so as to be successful in applying and advancing knowledge in industry, academia, and related fields;
- Conduct basic and applied research in fields related to mechanical engineering to maintain and enhance the quality and reputation of the faculty and the School of Engineering;
- Serve industry, the engineering community, and the community at large in the state of Mississippi, the nation, and the world.
This process and these goals have resulted in the development of the Department of Mechanical Engineering curriculum consisting of lecture, design, and laboratory courses that stress the departmental goals. The mechanical engineering faculty, advisory board, and students, as constituency groups, have established the following undergraduate program educational objectives:
- Develop a clear understanding of the scientific principles and engineering applications of mathematics, chemistry, physics, solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, materials science, thermal sciences and the basic core;
- Produce graduates broadly educated in the humanities, social sciences, fine arts, and ethics;
- Develop effective communication skills, both verbal and written;
- Achieve competence with a variety of computer systems/software and to utilize the computer as an engineering tool;
- Produce graduates familiar with up-to-date diagnostic engineering laboratory instrumentation and measurement techniques;
- Produce graduates educated in the principles of engineering design;
- Produce graduates who think analytically and creatively;
- Produce graduates prepared for the lifelong learning process that yields a successful career.
General Education Requirements
In addition to the courses specified by the School of Engineering general education requirements, the following are required: Math 263- 264, 353, and 375; laboratory science to be fulfilled by Chem 105, 106, 115, 116 and Phys 211, 212, 221, 222. Students must complete 18 hours of general education requirements as specified by the School of Engineering.
Specific requirements for the B.S.M.E. include Csci 251; Econ 310; Engr 207, 309, 310 or Math 375, 312, 313, 314, 321, 323, 330, 362, 363, 420, 553; M E 101, 324, 325, 401, 402, 405 or Engr 551, 416, 419, 427, 428, 438.
One technical elective must be chosen from Engineering Elective A (includes 1 hour of design): M E 405, 417, 418, 422, 523, 524, 526, 527, 531, 534, 535, 538, 540, 541, 555.
A second technical elective must be chosen from any of the Engineering Elective A courses or from Engineering Elective B courses, including M E 421, 521, 522, 530, 532, 533, Engr 410, 515, 558, 559, 585, 590, 593.