Mechanical Engineering- Bachelor of Science in Engineering

For information, contact the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, 56 Engineering Building (513-529-0710).

This program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (EAC/ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone (410) 347-7700,

Mechanical Engineering encompasses analysis and design of products and mechanical components of machines and systems. It requires the ability to understand and apply mathematics, science, and engineering science; to research concepts and apply modeling methods; to simulate and test working conditions and their impact on the designed systems; and to synthesize different elements in order to obtain the optimum design of a specific product.

The increasing sophistication in products and systems requires industry to hire academically qualified mechanical engineers who can apply current techniques and methods of engineering. Examples include computer-aided design, computer assisted engineering, finite-element analysis, robotics, heat transfer, dynamics, and advanced machine and tool design.

The mechanical engineer of the 21st century must be able to think critically in broader contexts because problems in contemporary society are not only technical, but also social and economic in nature. This program provides the student with a broad mechanical engineering education enhanced by courses in manufacturing engineering, electrical engineering, computer science and engineering, economics, humanities, social science, global perspectives, and liberal arts.

Graduates have the opportunity to work in a diverse spectrum of professional fields. These vary from research to design, development to manufacturing, and technical sales to production. Many mechanical engineers work in manufacturing-related areas such as in the analysis and design of varied products and in non-technical sectors of the economy. Graduates will also be prepared to continue their education at the graduate level. Graduating seniors are encouraged to take the Fundamentals of Engineering examination, which is the first of two examinations that lead to becoming a licensed professional engineer.

Educational Objectives

The following are the educational objectives for the Mechanical Engineering Program. These are achieved and measured 2-5 years after the students graduate. The program develops students who:

  • solve problems by applying the knowledge required for mechanical engineers.
  • solve engineering problems by applying mathematics, basic sciences, and engineering science.
  • solve engineering problems by applying engineering design.
  • verbally communicate effectively information related to their work.
  • write effectively information related to their work.
  • serve as an effective team member.
  • serve as an effective team leader.
  • serve on multidisciplinary teams.
  • integrate and utilize fundamental knowledge in computing, business, and liberal arts in their job.
  • know and practice ethical responsibility as outlined by the Engineering Code of Ethics.
  • engage in continuous learning and intellectual growth.

Departmental Honors

If you excel in your studies, you may qualify for the University Honors Program or the program for Honors in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. As a senior in these programs, you will have the opportunity to work closely with the faculty on research projects of interest.

Credit/No Credit Policy

All required engineering courses and all prerequisite and co-requisite courses must be taken for a grade.

Program Requirements

(131 semester hours*)

* Total hours for graduation depend on your mathematical preparation, computing background, and courses to fulfill the Thematic Sequence. Consult your faculty adviser for course selection.

Core Requirements (33-37 hours)

CHM 141,144 College Chemistry/Lab (3, 2) (MPF IVB LAB)

ECO 201 Principles of Microeconomics (3) (MPF IIC)

ENG 313 Technical Writing (3)

MTH 151 Calculus I (5) (MPF V) or

MTH 153 Calculus I (4)

MTH 222 Introduction to Linear Algebra (3)

MTH 245 Differential Equations for Engineers (3)

MTH 251 Calculus II (4) or

MTH 249 Calculus II (5)

PHY 181, 183 The Physical World/Lab (4, 1) (MPF IVB LAB)

PHY 182, 184 The Physical World/Lab (4, 1)

Miami Plan Foundation Biological Science Elective (3) (MPF IVA)

STA 368 Introduction to Statistics (4)

General Engineering (4 hours)

EAS 101 Computing, Engineering, and Society (1)

EAS 102 Problem Solving and Design (3) or equivalent

Additional Required Courses in Major:

ECE 205 Electric Circuit Analysis I (4)

MME 211 Static Modeling of Mechanical Systems (3)

MME 213 Computational Methods in Engineering (3)

MME 223 Engineering Materials (3)

MME 231 Manufacturing Processes (3)

MME/ECE 303 Computer-Aided Experimentation (3)

MME 311 Dynamic Modeling of Mechanical Systems (3)

MME 312 Mechanics of Materials (3)

MME/CPE 313 Fluid Mechanics (3)

MME/CPE 314 Engineering Thermodynamics (3)

MME 315 Mechanical Vibrations (3)

MME/CPE 341 Engineering Economics (3)

MME/CPE 403 Heat Transfer (3)

MME 411 Machine and Tool Design (4)

MME 412 Advanced Mechanics of Materials (3)

MME 414 Engineering Thermodynamics II (3)

MME/ECE 436 Control of Dynamic Systems (3)

MME 448 Senior Design Project (2) (MPC)

MME 449 Senior Design Project (2) (MPC)

Technical electives - select two:

CSE 174 Fundamentals of Programming and Problem Solving (3)

CSE 271 Object-Oriented Programming (3)*

CSE 273 Optimization Modeling (3)

CSE 372 Analysis of Stochastic Systems (3)

ECE 287 Digital Systems Design (4)

ECE 304 Electronics (3)

ECE 306 Signals and Systems (3)

MME 334 Quality Planning and Control (3)

MME 434 Advanced Manufacturing (3)

MME 435 Manufacturing Topics (3)

MME 437 Computer-Integrated Manufacturing Systems (3)

CPE 482 Process Control (3)

* Prerequisite: CSE 174

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