At the undergraduate level
Our ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (B.S. in M.E.) program builds on a strong general education and the technical foundations of mathematics, physics, chemistry and computer science. Students have one or more engineering courses each semester, which fosters the development of a close student-faculty relationship beginning the first semester with an Introduction to Engineering.
The engineering core is a strong and broad foundation, with seven engineering courses that are taken by all engineering majors. The ME curriculum offers a balanced combination of courses in:
1) mechanics, materials and structures (Statics, Dynamics, Strength of Materials, Materials and Manufacturing, Machine Design, Computer-Aided Design),
2) fluids and thermal energy (Thermodynamics, Advanced Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer and ME Laboratory),
3) professional subjects (Technical Writing, Engineering Economics, Ethics), and
4) several ME technical elective areas.
A special feature of the program is the multidisciplinary team design projects featured especially in Engineering Design I (fifth semester) and Engineering Design II (final semester), two courses required of all Baylor engineering majors.
Many undergraduate ME students also have the opportunity to work with our faculty and other students on laboratory and research projects.
Baylor’s undergraduate ME students can also choose one of our coordinated joint degree programs that link our bachelors and masters programs, Out joint degrees offer some saving of credit hours compared to the separate program requirements. Specifically, ME majors are eligible to apply for the joint programs that link the B.S. in M.E. with the M.S. in M.E., the M. S. in B.M.E., or the Master of Engineering. Admission is required before taking any courses for joint-degree credit.
At the graduate level
Graduate students with appropriate undergraduate engineering degrees may apply for Baylor’s Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (M.S. in M.E.) program. The M.S. in M.E. is a 30 semester-hour graduate program comprising 24 hours of graduate course work and a 6-hour research-oriented thesis. Prospective students are invited to review the research project areas in which our faculty and students are active.
Baylor undergraduate ME students may consider the joint bachelors/masters degree programs in which their B.S. in M.E. program can be coupled with the M.S. in M.E. program with some saving of credit hours over the separate program requirements. The B.S. in M.E. can also be used for joint-degree programs with the M.S. in Biomedical Engineering or the practice oriented Master of Engineering. Admission is required before taking any courses for joint-degree credit.