Mechanical Engineering Major - Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE)
Mechanical engineering is a diverse and flexible engineering discipline. Mechanical engineers work in number of fields including design of machinery, controls, vibrations and acoustics, power generation, renewable energy, energy conservation, fluid flow and heat transfer applications, and air-conditioning. The program synthesizes math, science, engineering science, and engineering design. The program provides electives in several general areas, including thermal-sciences, mechanical design and manufacturing, robotics and automation, mechanical and environmental systems, nuclear engineering, aerospace engineering, and bioengineering. Students begin the practice of design in their freshman year and integrate it throughout their programs which culminate in a team-oriented capstone design project in the senior year. The program is geared to prepare students for the lifelong practice of mechanical engineering and for immediate entry to positions in industry or further studies in graduate schools. The department also offers the Integrated B.S.-M.S. program for qualified undergraduate students.
Please see the UNLV Mechanical Engineering department web page http://www.unlv.edu/me for more information about department programs, faculty, and facilities. Degree worksheets and 4/5 year plans for the major are available at https://www.unlv.edu/degree/bse-mechanical-engineering.
Please see advising information at the UNLV College of Engineering Advising Center at https://www.unlv.edu/engineering/advising .
Institution - Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities www.nwccu.org
Program Accredited by Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET http://www.abet.org
Program Educational Objectives
The Bachelor of Science in Engineering - Mechanical Engineering Program has the following program educational objectives:
- Graduates will meet or exceed the expectations of employers of Mechanical Engineers
- Qualified graduates will pursue advanced study if desired
- Graduates will pursue leadership positions in their profession and/or communities
The Mechanical Engineering Faculty has adopted the engineering criteria (1) through (7) student outcomes, namely:
- 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 conclusions
- an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies
University Graduation Requirements
Admission to the Major
Minimum: GPA 2.50
Admission and transfer policies are described in the College of Engineering Section.
- Grades of C (2.00) or higher are required in all immediate prerequisites of all engineering, science, construction management, and computer science courses and in ENG 101 and 102.
- An overall 2.0 GPA and 2.0 GPA in engineering courses is required for probation, transfer, advanced standing and graduation.
- Students must satisfy prerequisite and corequisite course requirements as specified in the current Undergraduate Catalog.
- Students must be admitted to ‘advanced standing’ prior to registering for ME 330, ME 380 and ME 497.
- Students must meet with a faculty mentor as part of the application for ‘advanced standing’.
- Students must meet with a faculty mentor for a second time prior to resgistering for ME 497
- All mechanical engineering students must take the Fundamentals of Engineering Discipline Specific Mechanical Engineering Examination as a graduation requirement.