Baylor University
Engineering Undergraduate
School of Engineering and Computer Science

Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.) Program
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The Mechanical Engineering curriculum consists of two main course stems. In the thermal/fluids stem, students study fluid mechanics, heat transfer and thermodynamics. In the materials/mechanical systems stem, students study engineering materials, manufacturing processes, control systems and machine design. With these two required stems, students gain a foundation for the major areas of mechanical engineering and are prepared to enter a variety of industries. In addition to the required stems, students can further specialize by choosing electives in the areas of data acquisition systems and instrumentation, analysis and design of propulsion systems, advanced structural analysis, computational methods for fluids-thermo, biomaterials, biomechanics, robotics manufacturing processes, and other topics. These electives add to the student's ability to apply fundamentals and to design machines and energy systems.

BSME Program Educational Objectives (Revised April 28, 2011)
The Mechanical Engineering Program at Baylor University exists to educate and equip servant-leaders who are:

  1. motivated by Christian ideals and a vocational calling to improve people's quality of life worldwide
  2. enabled by fundamental technical, communication, and teamwork skills
  3. empowered by innovative problem-solving creativity and an entrepreneurial mindset
  4. sustained by intellectual curiosity for lifelong learning
  5. guided by the highest integrity, professional ethics, and commitment to professional responsibility

BSME Expected Student Outcomes
In support of the program objectives, graduates of the program must demonstrate that they have:

  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs
  • an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • an ability to communicate effectively
  • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context
  • a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • a knowledge of contemporary issues
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.