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  Nov 23, 2017
 
 
    
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2017-2018

Mechanical Engineering, B.S.E.


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The Bachelor of Science program in Mechanical Engineering is designed to prepare the student for immediate entry into the mechanical engineering profession or graduate study toward advanced degrees. Engineering design is a major emphasis of the curriculum, and students work on various aspects of design projects throughout, culminating in a comprehensive capstone design project.

Accreditation


The Mechanical Engineering undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Program Educational Objectives


The mechanical engineering undergraduate program has established the following program educational objectives that are consistent with the University’s mission and the department’s program outcomes. During the first 3-5 years after graduation, mechanical engineering students will:

  1. Advance in their professional careers and pursue graduate studies and continuous learning in areas relevant to their long-term goals;
  2. Demonstrate leadership and competency in professional activities such as research, experimental studies, and industrial projects;
  3. Be capable of working effectively in cross-functional teams, communicating effectively, and participating in the practice of mechanical engineering design; and
  4. Contribute to professional societies and demonstrate ethical conduct.

These program educational objectives are accomplished through the major requirements, the core curriculum, design competition experiences, internships, research opportunities, professional society involvement, and extracurricular activities.

Student Outcomes


The mechanical engineering undergraduate program has established the following 11 student outcomes:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  4. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  5. an ability to identity, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. an ability to communicate effectively
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  9. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Transfer Requirements


Students who are currently enrolled in another major at LMU, but are interested in changing their major to MECH must complete CHEM 111 , CHEM 114 ; ENGR 200 ; MATH 131 , MATH 132 ; and PHYS 101  with a minimum grade of C (2.0) in each course before being considered. Final approval of the transfer request resides with the Chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department.

Major Requirements


Upper Division Requirements:


Mechanical Engineering Curriculum


Freshman Year


Total: 14-15 semester hours

Spring Semester


Total: 17-18 semester hours

Sophomore Year


Fall Semester


Total: 17-18 semester hours

Spring Semester


Total: 17-18 semester hours

Junior Year


Fall Semester


Total: 17-18 semester hours

Spring Semester


Total: 14-15 semester hours

Senior Year


Fall Semester


Total: 14 semester hours

Spring Semester


Total: 15-16 semester hours

Total Required: 131 semester hours


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