Mechanical Engineering, BS

  

Program Description

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering will provide students with analytical and hands-on education in the areas of design and manufacturing, mechatronics, solid-mechanics, thermofluids, mathematics, physics, and chemistry. Mechanical engineering is the broadest of all engineering disciplines and thus provides flexibility in terms of employment and pursuit of advanced degrees. The degree will prepare students to pursue either advanced degrees in engineering, science, or computer science disciplines or careers in various fields including product design, manufacturing, aerospace, robotics, transportation, energy production, automotive, biomedical, and environmental systems.


Professional Licensure/Certification (PLC) Requirements

The curriculum for programs at Dixie State University customarily leading to licensure have been designed to meet the educational licensure/certification requirements in Utah as well as to prepare students to apply for licensure exams in the State of Utah. The licensure boards in each state are responsible for establishing the requirements for licensure/certification for their state. Requirement may vary state to state and may change at any time. Students who intend to use their DSU degree to secure licensure in any state other than Utah will need to review the professional licensure disclosures in that state pertaining to their program and consult with the state professional licensing board.  For more information, visit the State Authorization and Professional Licensure web page and select your program, or speak to the director of your program.


Admission Requirements

Students are required to meet with the Mechanical Engineering advisor and obtain a grade of C- or better in the following courses:

MECH 1000Introduction to Design & Rapid Prototyping3
MECH 1100Manufacturing Processes3
MECH 1200Coding3
MECH 1205Coding Lab1
CHEM 1210Principles of Chemistry I (PS)4
CHEM 1215Principles of Chemistry I Lab (LAB)1
MATH 1210Calculus I (MA)4
MATH 1220Calculus II (MA)4
PHYS 2210Physics/Scientists Engineers I (PS)4
PHYS 2215Physics/Scientists Engineers I Lab (LAB)1

Program Curriculum

126 credits

DSU General Education Requirements

All DSU General Education requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to DSU’s minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

General Education Core Requirements
English3-7
Mathematics3-5
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences 3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Laboratory Science0-1
Fine Arts3
Literature/Humanities3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5

Mechanical Engineering Required Courses

ENGL 3010Professional Writing and Business Ethics3
MATH 1210Calculus I (MA)4
MATH 1220Calculus II (MA)4
MATH 2210Multivariable Calculus (MA)4
MATH 2250Differential Equations and Linear Algebra4
MATH 3500Numerical Analysis3
CHEM 1210
CHEM 1215
Principles of Chemistry I (PS)
and Principles of Chemistry I Lab (LAB)
5
PHYS 2210
PHYS 2215
Physics/Scientists Engineers I (PS)
and Physics/Scientists Engineers I Lab (LAB)
5
PHYS 2220
PHYS 2225
Physics/Scientists EngineersII
and Physics/Scientists Engineers II Lab
5
MECH 1000
MECH 1005
Introduction to Design & Rapid Prototyping
and Introduction to Design & Rapid Prototyping Lab
3
MECH 1100Manufacturing Processes3
MECH 1150Prototyping Techniques2.5
MECH 1200
MECH 1205
Coding
and Coding Lab
4
MECH 2010Statics3
MECH 2030Dynamics3
MECH 2160Materials Science3
MECH 2210
MECH 2215
Circuits
and Circuits Lab
4
MECH 2250
MECH 2255
Sensors & Actuators
and Sensors & Actuators Lab
4
MECH 3200
MECH 3205
Systems & Controls
and Systems & Controls Lab
3.5
MECH 3250
MECH 3255
Machinery
and Machinery Lab
4
MECH 3300
MECH 3305
Strength of Materials
and Strength of Materials Lab
3.5
MECH 3600
MECH 3605
Thermodynamics
and Thermodynamics Lab
4.5
MECH 3650
MECH 3655
Heat Transfer
and Heat Transfer Lab
3.5
MECH 3700
MECH 3705
Fluid Mechanics
and Fluid Mechanics Lab
4.5
MECH 4000Product Design I3
MECH 4010Product Design II3

Mechanical Engineering Technical Elective Courses

Complete 12 credits from the following:12
Any 4000-level course from MECH excluding MECH 4000, 4010
Any 4000-level course from ECE excluding ECE 4000, 4005, 4010, 4015
Any 4000-level course from PHYS
Any 4000-level course from MATH excluding MATH 4500, 4890R, 4900
Any 4000-level course from CS excluding CS 4600, 4920R, 4990, 4991R, 4992
Any 4000-level course from CHEM excluding CHEM 4800R, 4910
Introduction to Partial Differential Equations
Probability & Statistics
Mobile Application Development for Android
Mobile Application Development: iOS

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 126 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at DSU for institutional residency.
  4. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.
  5. Grade C- or higher in all Mechanical Engineering Required Courses and Technical Elective Courses.
  6. Pass the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam.

Graduation Plan - 4 years

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
CHEM 1210
CHEM 1215
Principles of Chemistry I (PS)
and Principles of Chemistry I Lab (LAB)
5
MATH 1210 Calculus I (MA) 4
MECH 1000
MECH 1005
Introduction to Design & Rapid Prototyping
and Introduction to Design & Rapid Prototyping Lab
3
MECH 1100 Manufacturing Processes 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
MATH 1220 Calculus II (MA) 4
MECH 1200
MECH 1205
Coding
and Coding Lab
4
MECH 2160 Materials Science 3
PHYS 2210
PHYS 2215
Physics/Scientists Engineers I (PS)
and Physics/Scientists Engineers I Lab (LAB)
5
 Hours16
2nd Year
Fall Semester
MATH 2210 Multivariable Calculus (MA) 4
MECH 2210
MECH 2215
Circuits
and Circuits Lab
4
MECH 1150 Prototyping Techniques 2.5
MECH 2010 Statics 3
PHYS 2220
PHYS 2225
Physics/Scientists EngineersII
and Physics/Scientists Engineers II Lab
5
 Hours18.5
Spring Semester
MATH 2250 Differential Equations and Linear Algebra 4
MECH 2030 Dynamics 3
MECH 2250
MECH 2255
Sensors & Actuators
and Sensors & Actuators Lab
4
MECH 3600
MECH 3605
Thermodynamics
and Thermodynamics Lab
4.5
 Hours15.5
3rd Year
Fall Semester
MATH 3500 Numerical Analysis 3
MECH 3200
MECH 3205
Systems & Controls
and Systems & Controls Lab
3.5
MECH 3300
MECH 3305
Strength of Materials
and Strength of Materials Lab
3.5
MECH 3700
MECH 3705
Fluid Mechanics
and Fluid Mechanics Lab
4.5
 Hours14.5
Spring Semester
ENGL 2010 Interm Writing Selected Topics: (EN) 3
General Education (Fine Arts) 3
MECH 3250
MECH 3255
Machinery
and Machinery Lab
4
MECH 3650
MECH 3655
Heat Transfer
and Heat Transfer Lab
3.5
Tech Elective 1 3
 Hours16.5
4th Year
Fall Semester
ENGL 3010 Professional Writing and Business Ethics 3
General Education (Social & Behavioral Sciences) 3
MECH 4000 Product Design I 3
Tech Elective 2 3
Tech Elective 3 3
FE Exam  
 Hours15
Spring Semester
General Education (Literature/Humanities) 3
General Education (Life Sciences) 3
General Education (American Institutions) 3
MECH 4010 Product Design II 3
Tech Elective 4 3
 Hours15
 Total Hours126

Graduation Plan - 5 years (MATH 1010)

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
MATH 1010 Intermediate Algebra 4
MECH 1000
MECH 1005
Introduction to Design & Rapid Prototyping
and Introduction to Design & Rapid Prototyping Lab
3
MECH 1100 Manufacturing Processes 3
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing (EN) 3
General Education (Life Science) 3
 Hours16
Spring Semester
MECH 1200
MECH 1205
Coding
and Coding Lab
4
ENGL 2010 Interm Writing Selected Topics: (EN) 3
MATH 1080 Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry (MA) 5
 Hours12
2nd Year
Fall Semester
MECH 1150 Prototyping Techniques 2.5
CHEM 1210
CHEM 1215
Principles of Chemistry I (PS)
and Principles of Chemistry I Lab (LAB)
5
MATH 1210 Calculus I (MA) 4
General Education (American Institutions) 3
 Hours14.5
Spring Semester
MECH 2160 Materials Science 3
PHYS 2210
PHYS 2215
Physics/Scientists Engineers I (PS)
and Physics/Scientists Engineers I Lab (LAB)
5
MATH 1220 Calculus II (MA) 4
 Hours12
3rd Year
Fall Semester
MECH 2210
MECH 2215
Circuits
and Circuits Lab
4
MECH 2010 Statics 3
PHYS 2220
PHYS 2225
Physics/Scientists EngineersII
and Physics/Scientists Engineers II Lab
5
MATH 2210 Multivariable Calculus (MA) 4
 Hours16
Spring Semester
MECH 2250
MECH 2255
Sensors & Actuators
and Sensors & Actuators Lab
4
MECH 3600
MECH 3605
Thermodynamics
and Thermodynamics Lab
4.5
MECH 2030 Dynamics 3
MATH 2250 Differential Equations and Linear Algebra 4
 Hours15.5
4th Year
Fall Semester
MECH 3200
MECH 3205
Systems & Controls
and Systems & Controls Lab
3.5
MECH 3700
MECH 3705
Fluid Mechanics
and Fluid Mechanics Lab
4.5
MECH 3300
MECH 3305
Strength of Materials
and Strength of Materials Lab
3.5
MATH 3500 Numerical Analysis 3
 Hours14.5
Spring Semester
MECH 3250
MECH 3255
Machinery
and Machinery Lab
4
MECH 3650
MECH 3655
Heat Transfer
and Heat Transfer Lab
3.5
General Education (Fine Arts) 3
General Education (Social & Behavioral Science) 3
 Hours13.5
5th Year
Fall Semester
MECH 4000 Product Design I 3
Tech Elective 1 3
Tech Elective 2 3
FE Exam  
ENGL 3010 Professional Writing and Business Ethics 3
 Hours12
Spring Semester
MECH 4010 Product Design II 3
Tech Elective 3 3
Tech Elective 4 3
General Education (Lit & Humanitites) 3
 Hours12
 Total Hours138

Graduation Plan - 5 years (MATH 1050)

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
MATH 1050 College Algebra / Pre-Calculus (MA) 4
MECH 1000
MECH 1005
Introduction to Design & Rapid Prototyping
and Introduction to Design & Rapid Prototyping Lab
3
MECH 1100 Manufacturing Processes 3
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing (EN) 3
 Hours13
Spring Semester
MECH 1200
MECH 1205
Coding
and Coding Lab
4
ENGL 2010 Interm Writing Selected Topics: (EN) 3
MATH 1060 Trigonometry (MA) 3
CHEM 1210
CHEM 1215
Principles of Chemistry I (PS)
and Principles of Chemistry I Lab (LAB)
5
 Hours15
2nd Year
Fall Semester
MECH 1150 Prototyping Techniques 2.5
MATH 1210 Calculus I (MA) 4
General Education (American Institutions) 3
General Education (Life Science) 3
 Hours12.5
Spring Semester
MECH 2160 Materials Science 3
PHYS 2210
PHYS 2215
Physics/Scientists Engineers I (PS)
and Physics/Scientists Engineers I Lab (LAB)
5
MATH 1220 Calculus II (MA) 4
 Hours12
3rd Year
Fall Semester
MECH 2210
MECH 2215
Circuits
and Circuits Lab
4
MECH 2010 Statics 3
PHYS 2220
PHYS 2225
Physics/Scientists EngineersII
and Physics/Scientists Engineers II Lab
5
MATH 2210 Multivariable Calculus (MA) 4
 Hours16
Spring Semester
MECH 2250
MECH 2255
Sensors & Actuators
and Sensors & Actuators Lab
4
MECH 3600
MECH 3605
Thermodynamics
and Thermodynamics Lab
4.5
MECH 2030 Dynamics 3
MATH 2250 Differential Equations and Linear Algebra 4
 Hours15.5
4th Year
Fall Semester
MECH 3200
MECH 3205
Systems & Controls
and Systems & Controls Lab
3.5
MECH 3700
MECH 3705
Fluid Mechanics
and Fluid Mechanics Lab
4.5
MECH 3300
MECH 3305
Strength of Materials
and Strength of Materials Lab
3.5
MATH 3500 Numerical Analysis 3
 Hours14.5
Spring Semester
MECH 3250
MECH 3255
Machinery
and Machinery Lab
4
MECH 3650
MECH 3655
Heat Transfer
and Heat Transfer Lab
3.5
General Education (Fine Arts) 3
General Education (Social & Behavioral Science) 3
 Hours13.5
5th Year
Fall Semester
MECH 4000 Product Design I 3
Tech Elective 1 3
Tech Elective 2 3
FE Exam  
ENGL 3010 Professional Writing and Business Ethics 3
 Hours12
Spring Semester
MECH 4010 Product Design II 3
Tech Elective 3 3
Tech Elective 4 3
General Education (Lit & Humanitites) 3
 Hours12
 Total Hours136

Mechanical Engineering Program Learning Outcomes

At the successful conclusion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Formulate and evaluate complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. Create solutions using the engineering design process that meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for global, cultural, social, environmental, ethical, and economic factors.
  3. Design experiments for physical systems or processes, analyze experimental data, and make informed conclusions from the data.
  4. Collaborate effectively with others both orally and in writing to establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, and articulate results.
  5. Model, analyze, design, and prototype physical systems, components or processes.