The BS in Mechanical Engineering degree at the University of Mount Union is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. (abet.org) You will develop the critical thinking skills to solve complex problems, understand how things work in the world, and create the next technology innovations to help society.
The mechanical engineering program is a four-year degree offered at Mount Union. The major is one of five four-year engineering degrees in the School of Engineering.
Courses in Mechanical Engineering
Taught by our outstanding Engineering faculty with expertise in the many fields that make up mechanical engineering, this 128-credit hour bachelor’s degree program includes general education courses in chemistry, physics, and calculus, in addition to highly focused engineering courses. The program features a required international experience in the field and an engineering capstone design course, both of which take learning outside of the classroom and allow students to apply their skills to real-world problems.
Product Design and Development
This class presents interdisciplinary content from business and engineering with an emphasis on the process of product development. Steps in the product development process are presented to give shape to a design idea in order to make a commercially viable product. Student teams design a product, construct an Alpha prototype, and present the prototype with a business case in support of the product.
This course involves the study of mathematical modeling for the analysis of dynamic systems. Systems with one degree-of-freedom and multiple degrees-of-freedom are covered with specific focus on mechanical vibrations. Topics of study include vibration isolation and control, damping, harmonic excitation, periodic and non-periodic excitation, and modal analysis.
The entire mechanical engineering curriculum can be found below.
Requirements for the Mechanical Engineering degree include a faculty-led international field experience and a senior design capstone project. Students gain practical experience in the field while making a difference—and relishing in the opportunity to partake in an unforgettable experience! Find out more about experiential learning in the BS in Mechanical Engineering program.