Mechanical Engineering - B.S.M.E.

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Degree & Major: Mechanical Engineering - B.S.M.E.
College Name: College of Engineering
Department Name: Environmental, Civil, Agricultural, and Mechanical Engineering
Ramaraja Ramasamy, Associate Dean for Academic Programs
(706) 542-0860

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Degree Requirements

College-wide Requirements

University-wide Requirements

Description: Mechanical engineering is a broad discipline that has helped create the modern society that we enjoy. The goals of the B.S. in Mechanical Engineering program are to prepare students to be able to provide solutions to the pressing grand challenges that we now face, with environmental problems, energy concerns, and advances in medical technology as but a few examples.

The University of Georgia major in Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.) provides students with an education in engineering sciences and design, basic sciences, liberal arts, and professional practice. The program graduates students ready for successful careers as practicing mechanical engineers in industry, academia, or other organizations such as national research labs. Since mechanical engineering is a very broad discipline, a graduate in this program will have much flexibility for career options. While they will be prepared to enter diverse types of careers, these graduates will also leave school with a solid understanding of the core topics such as mechanics and kinematics, thermal and fluid systems, materials and numerical methods/modeling.

The following Program Educational Objectives relate to the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that UGA College of Engineering alumni with degrees in mechanical engineering should demonstrate as they move through their careers as engineers and as contributing members of society:
·Achieved a high level of expertise to create design solutions that help to create a sustainable world and enhance the global quality of life.
·Established themselves in positions of leadership in their profession and their community.
·Continued their education through professional licensure, certification, or the pursuit of a graduate degree or further training in their area of specialty.
·Maintained integrity of the profession and contributed to its development by passing on knowledge and skills.

Career Opportunities: Engineering is becoming a broader discipline as engineers engage with today’s grand challenges. Mechanical engineering is following this trend as mechanical engineering graduates will pursue diverse careers in areas such as research, design, manufacturing, and management. Mechanical engineers have helped create the modern society that we enjoy and as well are poised to help provide solutions to the pressing challenges that we now face. Graduates of the program will have career opportunities in manufacturing, energy engineering, sustainable infrastructure and architectural design, biomedical and biomechanics, mechatronics, and nanoengineering.
of Transfer Students:
Transfer Entrance Requirements into Intended Major: Overall GPA 2.7.
The student possesses a grade of C or better in each of the following six "gateway" courses:
i. MATH 2250, MATH 2250E, MATH 2400 or MATH 2400H
ii. MATH 2260, MATH 2260E, MATH 2310H, MATH 2410 or MATH 2410H
iii. PHYS 1211-1211L or PHYS 1251 or PHYS 1311-1311L
iv. ENGR 1120 or ENGR 1120E or ENGR 1120H
v. ENGR 1140 or ENGR 1140H
vi. ENGR 2120 or ENGR 2120E or ENGR 2120H

High Demand Major Application:

Students enter into the College of Engineering as Intended Majors. Once students complete their General Education and Major Specific coursework they are eligible to apply to the major. Selection of applicants to the major is based on General Education Coursework, Major Specific Coursework, and a Personal Statement of Purpose. A detailed description of the High Demand Major application process can be found on the College of Engineering website.
Special Requirements: All students must earn a grade of C (2.0) or better in each of the following courses: [(BIOL 1103 or BIOL 1103E or BIOL 2103H or BIOL 1104) or (BIOL 1107, BIOL 1107L) or (BIOL 1107E, BIOL 1107L) or (BIOL 2107, BIOL 2107L) or (BIOL 1108, BIOL 1108L) or (BIOL 2108H, BIOL 2108L)]; [(CHEM 1211-1211D, CHEM 1211L) or (CHEM 1311H, CHEM 1311L)]; (ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101E or ENGL 1101S); (ENGR 1120 or ENGR 1120E or ENGR 1120H); (ENGR 1140 or ENGR 1140H); (ENGR 2120 or ENGR 2120E or ENGR 2120H); (ENGR 2130 or ENGR 2130E); (ENGR 2140 or ENGR 2140E); [(ENGR 2170, ENGR2170L) or ENGR 2170E or (ECSE 2170, ECSE 2170L) or ECSE 2170H]; (ENGR 3140 or ENGR 3140E); (ENGR 3150 or ENGR 3150E); (ENGR 3160 or ENGR 3160E); (MATH 2250 or MATH 2250E or MATH 2400 or MATH 2400H); (MATH 2260 or MATH 2260E, or MATH 2310H or MATH 2410 or MATH 2410H); (MATH 2500 or MATH 2500E); (MATH 2700 or MATH 2700E); (PHYS 1251 or PHYS 1211-1211L or PHYS 1311-1311L); and (PHYS 1252 or PHYS 1212-1212L or PHYS 1312-1312L).

Except for those Engineering courses requiring a grade of C (2.0) or better, a maximum of two other courses with grades of D (1.0) for all courses with prefixes associated with the UGA College of Engineering (or courses for which a non-CENGR course is approved as a substitute in the program of study) may be used to satisfy graduation requirements. Competency in a computer programming language is expected and may be satisfied with ENGR 1140 or ENGR 1104H.

The Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam is a graduation requirement for this degree program.
Scholarships: The College of Engineering offers more than 40 scholarships annually for undergraduate students. A description of each of these scholarships is found on the College of Engineering website. The deadline to apply for scholarships is February 28 each year.
Cooperative Education: The College of Engineering offers the Cooperative Experiential Learning (Co-op) and Internship Program through the college's Office of Student Success. This program allows future engineers to apply their classroom knowledge, grow as professionals, and become more marketable in the global engineering workforce. A co-op position provides students with the opportunity to work full time (40 hours per week) for an engineering company during a semester while they are still enrolled at UGA in an unbillable credit hour course. Students are able to connect the engineering theory they are learning in the classroom to a paid, supervised employment opportunity with a company. An internship provides students the opportunity to work in a temporary hands-on position, and may be less than 40 hours per week. Both co-ops and internships offer optimum experiences and opportunities for students looking for additional preparation in the engineering workforce. Additional information about this program is found on the UGA College of Engineering website or by contacting the College of Engineering’s Office of Student Success.
Student Organizations: The College of Engineering has over 20 different student organizations that help members build teamwork and leadership skills, foster a diverse community, provide cultural support and give students the opportunity to pursue something that they are passionate about. Information about all the student organizations in the College of Engineering is found on the UGA College of Engineering website.
Available Graduate Programs: The College of Engineering offers a Master of Science (thesis and non-thesis) with a major in Engineering with a Mechanical Engineering Emphasis and a Doctor of Philosophy with a major in Engineering.