Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering - BS Degree Program
UB’s Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) degree program combines in-depth studies with lab and project experience to help students apply the principles of motion, force, energy, and materials for the design, development, analysis, manufacturing, testing and maintenance of mechanical systems. In our program, students will develop competence and acquire knowledge in engineering fundamentals, computer-aided engineering tools, communication skills, design of individual components and multi-component systems, manufacturing processes, mechanical systems, professional ethics, and laboratory exploration.
Mechanical Engineers apply the principles of motion, force, energy, and materials for the design, development, analysis, manufacturing, testing and maintenance of mechanical systems. Mechanical Engineers are suited for employment in a wide range of industries, including aerospace, automotive, biomedical, chemical, electronics, robotics, power-generation, sports, and telecommunication.
The mechanical engineering program combines in depth studies with lab and project experience to help students acquire knowledge and skills needed for successful careers or graduate studies. Students develop competence or acquire knowledge in many areas, including engineering fundamentals, computer aided engineering tools, communication skills, design of individual components and multi component systems, manufacturing processes, mechanical systems, professional ethics, laboratory exploration, and more.
The graduate of this program will obtain a foundation in mathematics and science for the mechanical engineering courses offered in the third and fourth years period in their senior year, students have the opportunity to broaden and deepen their technical background through three advanced elective courses and design projects in applied areas such as aerospace engineering, mechanical design, manufacturing and materials processing, thermal and fluid engineering, mechatronics and automation, and biomedical engineering. Engineering design experience using CAD/CAM systems are integrated throughout the curriculum.
A total of 122 semester hours are required for graduation.
Students pursuing their degree at UB’s award-winning School of Engineering benefit from:
- The education with the integration of the practice of engineering design throughout the curriculum
- Opportunities for project-based learning and the availability of cutting-edge tools and laboratories
- Elective tracks that allow targeted learning within six unique subject areas
- Interdisciplinary teamwork that encourages close communication, activities, and research within the School of Engineering
- A rich array of on-campus clubs and societies in which engineering students may pursue their interests outside the classroom
Program Educational Objectives:
- Develop problem solving skills by providing solutions to the problems in industry, academia as well as other disciplines in the field they choose to pursue. [Problem Solving]
- Demonstrate the capacity to embrace new opportunities and adapt to changes in emerging technologies, developing future state-of-the art designs and products. [Engineering System Design]
- Demonstrate leadership skills and facilitate the achievement of others while collaborating with professionals in a multidisciplinary environment. [Communication]
- Demonstrate their creative and critical reasoning skills while solving technical problems, ethically and responsibly, in service to society. [Contemporary issues]
- Engage in life-long learning for adaptation to a continuously changing field through graduate work, professional development, and self-study. [LLL/Work/Grad School]