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:

Our minor is designed for students majoring in other disciplines who desire exposure to the theory and practice of Mechanical Engineering.  It provides a firm foundation in solid and fluid mechanics, engineering design, dynamics, thermodynamics, and mechanics of materials.  Increasingly, scientists, engineers, and other related professionals are required to work together in multidisciplinary environments to solve common problems.  A minor will give you a broad understanding of Mechanical Engineering that you can use in your future career and will complement degree programs such as Biology, Physics, Environmental Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, and Computer Science.

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.