Minor in Mechanical Engineering

Are you already going for a different degree in engineering or the natural sciences?  Then a minor in Mechanical Engineering will complement any degree program such as:

  • electrical engineering
  • civil engineering
  • environmental engineering
  • computer science

A minor will give you a broad understanding of mechanical engineering that you can use in your future career or to apply to other disciplines.  Below you can find catalog information.

Purpose Statement:

A minor will provide students with a broad understanding of Mechanical Engineering that they can use in their future careers or to apply to other disciplines.  Our minor is designed for other engineering majors or other plans that emphasize math and science and provides Mechanical Engineering fundamentals with an emphasis in solid mechanics or the thermal-fluid sciences.

Learning Outcomes:

The Mechanical Engineering (ME) minor learning outcomes are a subset of the learning outcomes for the BSE in ME.  By the time they complete a minor in ME, students will have achieved:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  2. An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
  3. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  4. An ability to communicate effectively.
  5. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to, engage in life-long learning.
  6. A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  7. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.