Dec 04, 2022  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2018-2019 
    
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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. Demonstrate competency and leadership in professional engineering activities such as industry-based work, research and development, and experimental studies;
  2. Advance in their professional careers and pursue continuous learning in areas relevant to their long-term goals;
  3. Be contributing productively to cross-functional teams, communicating effectively, and demonstrating professional and ethical responsibility.

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.

General Requirements


All Mechanical Engineering students must earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of C (2.0) in the following lower-division courses: ENGR 160 , ENGR 200 , PHYS 101 , MATH 131 , MATH 132 , MATH 234 , MATH 245 , MECH 212 , MECH 213 , as these contain foundational and fundamental material necessary to succeed in upper-division mechanical engineering courses.

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:


University Core Requirements for Mechanical Engineering Majors


Mechanical Engineering majors are required to complete a minimum of 30 semester hours as defined in the "Core Curriculum for Students in the Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering". The proper sequence of the University Core courses should be discussed with the student's advisor. There are a few important notes specific to Mechanical Engineering majors:

  1. CIVL 395 Engineering Economics and Decision Theory  fulfills the Understanding Human Behavior core area of the Explorations requirement and is applied toward the 30-semester hour minimum. Note that no additional courses from the Explorations Core requirement are required and that taking additional courses from the Explorations Core areas might not help fulfill overall core requirements.
  2. The Mechanical Engineering Curriculum listed below assumes that at least 6 of the core area requirements will be fulfilled by courses that are 4 semester hours. Combined with the 3 semester hours from CIVL 395 , this 4-year plan most efficiently satisfies the core requirements.
  3. All required Flagged Courses are fulfilled by the Mechanical Engineering major requirements. Therefore, these flags do not need to be considered when selecting core courses.

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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