University of Vermont

2013-2014 Catalogue

Mechanical Engineering Requirements

The curriculum in Mechanical Engineering leading to a degree of Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering offers instruction in design, solid and fluid mechanics, materials, manufacturing processes and systems, as well as in engineering, life and physical sciences, humanities, and social sciences.

The Mechanical Engineering program offers four concentration areas for students interested in focusing their technical elective coursework. The concentration areas include: Aerospace Engineering; Bioengineering; Mechanics of Materials & Structures; and Sustainable Energy. Further details, including the associated requirements of the concentration(s), may be obtained from the School of Engineering and/or the Mechanical Engineering Program.

Engineering design is developed and integrated into each student’s program and culminates in a required major design experience which draws upon prior course work and which focuses on the issues and expectations of professional practice.

In the curricular listings that follow, students should make note that MATH 271 is an implicit prerequisite for all 100-level courses in mechanical engineering.

Mechanical Engineering Program Educational Objectives:

The Mechanical Engineering program provides a modern mechanical engineering education with focus in engineering decision-making; foundations of mathematics, physical science, engineering science and design; and an appreciation of the societal impact of engineering practice, which prepares graduates to:

  1. Excel as practicing mechanical engineers in a wide range of careers in industry, government service, and consulting;
  2. Participate in continuous learning throughout their careers, both in more advanced engineering and in other areas of study;
  3. Communicate and work effectively with teams of people with diverse educational and cultural backgrounds;
  4. Take on leadership roles in their profession;
  5. Practice their profession in an ethically, socially, economically, and environmentally responsible manner.