The Mechanical Engineering Program extends over a four-year period offered exclusively on a daytime, on-campus basis. The program is offered in 11 terms whereby eight terms are 16-week Fall/Spring semesters given over four years, and three terms are eight-week summer terms taken during the first three years of the program. In the summer term of the third year (Term IX), students are required to participate in a practical training program with a local, regional, or international organization. The entire program is equivalent to five academic years but is completed in four calendar years with three summer terms.
The undergraduate program also provides the students with options to pursue minors in the following:
- Applied Energy Minor
- Other minors offered by the Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and the Suliman S. Olayan School of Business
Program Educational Objectives
The program is based on the following educational objectives that were approved by the mechanical engineering faculty members on May 27, 2010:
Our graduates will be able to advance successfully in their careers as reflected in continued employment, job satisfaction, leadership responsibilities, and professional recognition. Our graduates will be able to succeed in graduate studies as reflected in admission to highly ranked programs, timely completion of degree requirements, and recognition by competitive fellowships and other awards.
Mechanical Engineering Optional Tracks
The core courses in the Mechanical Engineering Program are offered in the following track areas:
- Thermal and Fluid Engineering
- Design, Materials, and Manufacturing
The student may opt for any track (Thermal and Fluid Engineering; Mechatronics; or Design, Materials, and Manufacturing) by taking at least three technical electives in the selected track. Normally one technical elective is allowed from outside the mechanical engineering major.
The ME Focus area in Control and Robotics provides a coherent academic framework between the ECE and ME departments in the areas of control, instrumentation, and robotics. This track is open to all undergraduate ME and ECE students.