2018-19 Academic Catalog 
    
    Jul 21, 2019  
2018-19 Academic Catalog

Mechanical Engineering, BSME


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About the Program


At Purdue University Northwest, mechanical engineering is a four-year program of full-time study leading to a degree of Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME). The course of study is preparation for a career in a constantly changing field and provides a basis for lifelong learning. Students may pursue a general program, or may choose a specialization in areas such as Thermal and Fluid Sciences, Solid Mechanics, or Mechatronics (the later leading to a minor). The BSME degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. The Mechanical Engineering curriculum provides a broad education in the fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering. Students may pursue a general program or may choose a specialization in areas such as Thermal and Fluid Sciences, solid Mechanics, or Mechatronics

Degree Requirements


  • 122 Credit Hours
  • 2.0 Average GPA required in all ECE, ME, and CE courses
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0 required for graduation

PNW General Education Core (32 Credits Minimum)


  • English Composition (6 Credits):

       - ENGL 10400 - English Composition I  

       - ENGL 10500 - English Composition II  or COM 30700 /ENGL 30700  

Other Required Courses (18 Credits)


Engineering Elective (3 Credits)


Any Humanities or Social Science Course (3 Credits)


Mechatronics Concentration Option


Students may elect to add a concentration in Mechatronics. These requirements can be accommodated using Engineering Electives in the Mechanical Engineering major. Consult your academic advisor for more information on course requirements and availability.

To receive the Mechatronics concentration within the BSME program students will take ME 48500  - Linear Control Systems instead of ME 46100  - Machine Design I to satisfy the Mechanical Engineering Core requirements. The other required and elective courses within the Mechatronics concentration are used to fulfill the mechanical engineering electives (12 credit hrs.) and one engineering elective (3 credit hrs.)

Total 122 Credits Required


Degree Map


Requirements


Minimum Grade and Grade Point Average (GPA):  2.0 Average GPA required in all ECE, ME, and CE courses; Minimum grade of C required in the following courses:  CE 27300, ECE 20100, ECE 20200, ECE 20700, ENGR 15100, MA 16300, MA 16400, MA 26100, MA 26400, MA 26500, ME 11600, ME 27100, ME 27500, PHYS 15200, PHYS 26100

Experiential Learning (EL):  One EL course required.  EL courses are noted by (e) next to the course title.

General Education Core:  General Education notations can be found within the course description.  Please click on a course to see if it meets a Gen Ed requirement.

Milestone Courses noted by (m) next to the course title have been identified as being critical to your success in this field of study. 

Courses that are only offered on one campus will be noted by an (H) for Hammond, or (W) for Westville.

Please see the Additional Information and Guidelines section below for more information.

Semester 7 (13 Credits)


Semester 8 (15 Credits)


Additional Information and Guidelines


Note 1: Mechanical Engineering Electives - Any four courses selected from the following: ME 30600, ME 40400, ME 42600, ME 48500, ME 48600, or MSE 34400.

Note 2: Engineering Elective - Any Engineering (CE, ECE, ME, or MSE) course 30000 or above and less than 48900 plus ECE 20200; any CE, ECE, ME, or MSE course 48900 and above with advisor approval.

Note 3: Ethics for the Professions, PHIL 32400 - Please use section reserved for engineering students.

Students may elect to add a concentration in Mechatronics. These requirements can be accommodated using Engineering Electives.

See Mechatronics concentration courses included with this degree map. Consult your academic advisor for more information on course requirements and availability.

Resources


The 8 semester plan of study is a recommended sequence of classes designed to show how this program can be completed within four years.

Visit the 15 to Finish website for information and resources.

For career information, check out “What Can I Do With this Major?”

For Financial Aid eligibility, click here. Annual FAFSA filing deadline is March 10. Financial Aid recipients are required to complete 30 credits per calendar year to stay eligible for the standard financial aid award.

Financial Guarantee: If you follow the degree map and find a course unavailable, you may be able to take the course for free in a future semester.  Certain exclusions apply. 

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