Mechanical Engineering, BSE

Degree: Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE)
Major: Mechanical Engineering


Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree program with a major in Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

The Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering also offers a double major in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Students completing this plan of study meet the requirements for both the Aerospace Engineering program and the Mechanical Engineering program. Details of the double major can be found on the Plan of Study tab.

Program Educational Objectives

  1. Graduates will enter and successfully engage in careers in Mechanical Engineering and other professions appropriate to their background, interests, and skills.
  2. Graduates will engage in continued learning through post-baccalaureate education and/or professional development in engineering or other professional fields.
  3. Graduates will develop as leaders in their chosen professions.

Learning Outcomes

As preparation for achieving the above educational objectives, the Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree program with a major in Mechanical Engineering is designed so that students attain:

  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  • an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  • an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  • an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  • an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  • an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Co-op and Internship Programs

Opportunities are available for students to alternate studies with work in industry or government as a co-op student, which involves paid full-time employment over seven months (one semester and one summer). Students may work in one or two co-ops, beginning in the third year of study. Co-ops provide students the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience in their field by completing a significant engineering project while receiving professional mentoring. During a co-op placement, students do not pay tuition but maintain their full-time student status while earning a salary. Learn more at engineering.case.edu/coop. Alternatively or additionally, students may obtain employment as summer interns.

Undergraduate Policies

For undergraduate policies and procedures, please review the Office of Undergraduate Studies section of the General Bulletin.

Accelerated Master's Programs

Undergraduate students may participate in accelerated programs toward graduate or professional degrees. For more information and details of the policies and procedures related to accelerated studies, please visit the Office of Undergraduate Studies section of the General Bulletin.

BS/MS Program

The combined bachelors/masters program allows a student to double count 9 credit hours of graduate course work towards the Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree in any one of the department’s two degree programs. By completing the remaining graduate credit hours and a thesis, a student may earn a Master of Science degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering.  This typically takes 5 years or slightly longer. Application to this program is initiated in the spring of the junior year with the department’s graduate student programs office. A minimum grade point of 3.2 is required for consideration for this accelerated program.

BS/MS Academic Program Details

The current regulations for the MS degree by the School of Graduate Studies require a minimum of 18 credit hours of coursework at the 400-level (or higher). Please note that any 400-level course taken prior to admission to the BS/MS Program cannot typically be counted as part of the MS degree. However, EMAE 398 Senior Project  may be included in the double counted credit hours toward the MS Thesis, if appropriate.

Follow the link below to learn more about the components of the BS/MS Program.

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