Jul 01, 2022
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Mechanical Engineering B.S.
Major in Mechanical Engineering
(Major Code: 129)
A student must complete a minimum of 122 semester credit hours to include at least 39 advanced hours.
From Mathematics - Code 20 (3 hours)
Fourth hour will count toward Component Area Option.
From Life and Physical Sciences - Code 30 (6 hours)
Lab hours will count toward Component Area Option.
From Component Area Option - Code 90 (6 hours)
Mechanical Engineering Requirements
Two MENG electives (6 hours)
One elective in CS, ENGR, ET, CENG, EVEG or MENG (3 hours)
Two courses (6 hours) upper-level MATH/PHYS electives selected from:
A grade of “C” or better is required for all prerequisites listed for ECSM courses required for MENG majors.
The West Texas A&M University Mechanical Engineering Program has the following objectives. During the first few years after graduation, engineers from the program will:
- Use engineering theory and experience to develop practical solutions for engineering applications that further the business objectives of the company while a the same time understand business objectives and appreciate the social, economic and ethical issues encountered in a modern global society;
- Demonstrate advanced critical thinking and creativity on engineering projects, begin to take leadership roles on interdisciplinary teams, and communicate clearly in both technical and non-technical forums;
- Be professionally employed, serving the rapidly changing technological needs of industry or governmental organizations regionally or throughout the state and nation; and
- Continue to grow professionally through activities such as pursuing formal graduate study, research or continuing education; achieving professional licensure; and participating in technical societies.
Faculty members use the program educational outcomes to develop the topics covered and assignments in each course. By the time of graduation, mechanical engineering students will demonstrate competence in:
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
- 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
- an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
- 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
- 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
- an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conslusions
- an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
Admission Requirements for Pre-Engineering and Mechanical Engineering
All mechanical engineering students must meet WTAMU admission standards as outlined in this catalog. Upon admission to the University, all students would be eligible to engage in and complete the first two years of the Engineering Program. In the semester during which the student would complete the pre-engineering sequence (cited below), the student may petition for admittance into the Mechanical Engineering Program. Every student enrolled in mechanical engineering courses must first be admitted into the Mechanical Engineering Program or receive special permission from the program director.
Criteria for Admission into the Mechanical Engineering Program
Overall GPA of at least 2.25
Completion of the pre-engineering sequence with a minimum GPA of 2.75:
Successful completion of the entrance interview with adviser
Students pursuing a mechanical engineering degree who do not meet the aforementioned criteria are to be listed as pre-engineering (Major Code 128) students. Students may appeal the Engineering Admissions Committee decisions, first to the committee and then to the CS Director. Exceptions, resulting in conditional admission, will be considered on an individual basis by the program director.
Advising Services Degree Checklists and Curriculum Guides
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