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Mechanical Engineering, B.S.

Requirements

Mechanical engineering, which has evolved over the years as new technologies have emerged, is one of the broadest engineering disciplines. The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering prepares graduates to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development, testing, and manufacturing of machines, robots, tools, biomedical devices, power generating equipment such as steam and gas turbines, wind turbines, solar systems, internal combustion engines, and heating, cooling, and refrigeration equipment.

Total Program Credits: 126

Matriculation Requirements:

 

  1. To be admitted to the BSME program, a student must complete the foundation courses in Mathematics (MATH 1210, 1220, 2210, 2250); Physics (PHYS 2210, 2215, 2220, 2225); Chemistry (CHEM 1210, 1215); English (ENGL 1010, 2010); and Engineering (ENGR 1000, 1030, 2010, 2030, 2140, 2160, 2450) with a minimum grade of C.
  2. Students need a grade point average of 2.5 or above.
  3. A student not meeting all of the admission requirements, may request in writing, a provisional admission status for a semester from the department. The provisional admission status must be approved by the mechanical engineering program coordinator.

 

General Education Requirements: 39 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Humanities Social Sciences 3
  MATH 1210 Calculus I 5
Complete one of the following:  3
  HIST 1700 American Civilization  (3.0)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History  (3.0)  
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877  (3.0)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877  (3.0)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage  (3.0)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government  (3.0)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness 2
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life  (2.0)  
Distribution Courses:  
  Biology Distribution 1   3
  Fine Arts Distribution 1   3
  COMM 1020 Public Speaking 3
  COMM 2110 Interpersonal Communication 3
  PHYS 2210 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I 4
  CHEM 1210 Principles of Chemistry I 4
Discipline Core Requirements: 78 Credits
  CHEM 1215 Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory 1
  ECE 2210 Fundamentals of Electric Circuit Analysis 3
  ENGR 1000 Introduction to Engineering 3
  ENGR 1030 Engineering Programming 3
  ENGR 2010 Engineering Statics 3
  ENGR 2030 Engineering Dynamics 3
  ENGR 2140 Mechanics of Materials 3
  ENGR 2160 Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering 3
  ENGR 2300 Engineering Thermodynamics 3
  ENGR 2450 Computational Methods for Engineering Analysis 3
  MATH 1220 Calculus II 5
  MATH 2210 Calculus III 3
  MATH 2250 Differential Equations and Linear Algebra 4
  ME 3010 Linear Systems 3
  ME 3140 Machine Design 3
  ME 3210 Manufacturing Processes for Engineers 3
  ME 3310 Fluid Mechanics 3
  ME 3320 Heat Transfer 3
  ME 3335 Thermal/Fluid Experimentation 2
  ME 4010 Automatic Controls 3
  ME 4015 Control and Vibration Experimentation 2
  ME 4410 Computer Aided Engineering 3
  ME 4510 Mechanical Engineering Seminar 1
  ME 4810 Mechanical Engineering Capstone I 3
  ME 4820 Mechanical Engineering Capstone Ii 3
  PHYS 2215 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I Lab 1
  PHYS 2220 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II 4
  PHYS 2225 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II Lab 1
Elective Requirements:    9 Credits
Choose 9 credits from the following. One course may be taken from Technical Elective list. At least six credit-hours must be at 4000 level. 9
ME Elective Courses
  ME 3130   Kinematics  (3)  
  ME 3160   Intermediate Materials  (3)  
  ME 3170   Introduction to Plastics and Composites  (3)  
  ME 3300   Applied Thermodyamics  (3)  
  ME 4180   Compliant Mechanisms  (3)  
  ME 4380   Design of Thermal/Fluid Systems  (3)  
  ME 4390   Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning Design  (3)  
  ME 4420   Finite Element Methods  (3)  
  ME 4550   Global Engineering  (3)  
  ME 490R   Advanced Current Topics in Mechanical Engineering (1)  
Technical Elective Courses    
  ECE 3710 Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists (3)  
  TECH 3400 Project Management (3)  
  TECH 3850 Quality Management in Technology (3)  
  Students may also take upper level computer, electrical, and mechanical engineering classes as technical electives in consultation with their faculty advisors and approval of the department offering the courses.

  Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 126 semester credits, with a minimum of 40 mechanical engineering upper-division credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.5 or above, with a minimum grade of C in all discipline core and elective requirements.
  3. Residency hours - minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU. Ten of these hours must be within the last 45 hours earned. At least 12 of the credit hours earned in residence must be in approved ME courses.
  4. All transfer credits must be approved in writing by UVU and the mechanical engineering program coordinator.
  5. No more than 80 semester hours and no more than 20 hours in ME courses of transfer credit.
  6. No more than 6 semester hours may be earned through independent study.
  7. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.
Footnote
1. See published computer engineering list of GE

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and italicized.


Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGR 1030 Engineering Programming 3
Any American Institutions course 3
SS/BEH Any approved Social/Behavioral Science 3
ENGL 1010 Intro to Writing CC 3
HH Any approved Humanities 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 1210* Calculus I 5
CHEM 1210 Principles of Chemistry I 4
CHEM 1215 Principles of Chemistry I Lab 1
ENGL 2020 Intermediate Writing Science and Technology 3
BB Any approved Biology 3
  Semester total: 16
Note: *Pre-requisites are required to be taken. Please see the advisor.   
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 1220 Calculus II 5
PHYS 2210 Physics for Scientist and Engineers I 4
PHYS 2215 Physics for Scientist and Engineers I Lab 1
ENGR 2010 Engineering Statics 3
FF Any approved Fine Arts 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
PHYS 2220 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II 4
PHYS 2225 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II Lab 1
ENGR 2140 Mechanics of Materials 3
ENGR 2030 Engineering Dynamics 3
Elective Emphasis Elective 3
  Semester total: 14
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
Elective Emphasis Elective 3
Elective Emphasis Elective 3
Elective Emphasis Elective 3
Elective Emphasis Elective 3
  Semester total:  12
  Degree total: 69

Department

Name:

Engineering Technology

Location:

CS 632

Telephone:

801-863-5571

Email:

engtech@uvu.edu

Web Address:

uvu.edu/et

Chair:

David Adams

 
 

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Engineering Technology Department is to prepare graduates to work in high demand, very technical, vastly diverse, automated industries that provide products and services to keep our state and national economy running. The Pre-Engineering graduates are prepared to go into upper level engineering fields. The Mechatronics graduates are focused on designing the newest machines and automated systems needed by industry. The Electrical Automation and Robotics Technology graduates keep industry running by fixing, adapting, programming, and maintaining the automated machines and systems used in industry. The hands on/class room/lab learning approach used in the Engineering Technology Department is the best skill learning approach in higher education.

 
 

Electrical Automation & Robotics Technology

  • Program Coordinator: Dave Adams
  • Telephone: 801-863-6052
  • Email: adamsda@uvu.edu
  • Administrative Contact: Christine Peterson
  • Telephone: 801-836-5571
  • Email: christinep@uvu.edu
  • Mailstop: 151
  • Advisor: Chelsey Chalk
  • Telephone: 801-863-8648
  • Email: CChalk@uvu.edu

 

Advisory Committee:

Jeff Duncan, Anadarko Petroleum Corp; Nasir Khan, BD Medical; Steve Heaps, Codale Electric Supply, Inc; Shawn Beck, Dannon; Samuel Duncan, IM Flash Technologies; Kent Angell, Nestle;; Ryan Park, Precision Automated Technology; Don Root, Precision Systems Engineering; Scott Seals, RioTinto; Bob Bruce, Syscon Automation Group, Inc; Shane Williams, US Synthetic.

Programs

Four options are available: Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS), Associate in Science Degree (AS) in Electrical Automation and Robotics Technology, Bachelor of Science (BS) in Mechatronics Engineering Technology, or Bachelor of Science (BS) in Technology Management.

 
 

Mechatronics Engineering Technology

  • Program Coordinator:
  • David Dunlop
  • Telephone: 801-863-8111
  • Email: DDunlop@uvu.edu
  • Administrative Contact:
  • Christine Peterson
  • Telephone: 801-863-5571
  • Email: christinep@uvu.edu
  • Mailstop: 151
  • Advisor:
  • Chelsey Chalk (Last name begins A-L)
  • Telephone: 801-863-8648
  • Email: CChalk@uvu.edu
  • Advisor:
  • Amy Ostler (Last name begins M-Z)
  • Telephone: 801-863-8648
  • Email: ostleram@uvu.edu 


Advisory Committee:

Michael Quayle, Autoliv; Todd Russell, IM Flash; Don Root, Precision Systems Engineering

Programs

Two options are available: Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS), and Bachelor of Science (BS) in Mechatronics Engineering Technology

Laptop Requirement

Laptop will be required for all MECH courses. Please see Mechatronics advisor for details.

 
 

Pre-Engineering

  • Program Coordinator:
  • Masood Amin
  • Telephone: 801-863-8805
  • Email: aminma@uvu.edu
  • Administrative Contact:
  • Christine Peterson
  • Telephone: 801-863-5571
  • Email: christinep@uvu.edu
  • Mailstop: 151
  • Advisor:
  • Monica Ferreyra (for students with last name beginning A - M)
  • Telephone: 801-863-8648
  • Email:  monicaf@uvu.edu
  • Advisor:
  • Chelsey Chalk (Last name beginning N - Z)
  • Telephone: 801-863-8648
  • Email: CChalk@uvu.edu

Programs

Students can choose from two degree plans. The Associate in Pre-Engineering (APE) degree and Associate of Science (AS) in Pre-Engineering degree. The APE degreeis comprised of math, science, and engineering courses- normally taken by first and second year students in a four-year program, along with a small number of general education courses. In this program students can choose one of three emphases in engineering, Biological and Chemical, Civil and Mechanical, Computer and Electrical. For the AS degree students  can take appropriate general education courses and carefully choose elective courses related to the engineering discipline they are going to pursue. This option normally takes longer, unless the student has advanced placement or concurrent enrollment from high school; however, it has the added benefit of possible waiving of general education requirements at the student’s follow-on school.

 
 

Mechanical Engineering

  • Program Coordinator:
  • Sean Tolman
  • Telephone: 801-863-5417
  • Email: stolman@uvu.edu
  • Administrative Contact:
  • Christine Peterson
  • Telephone: 801-863-5571
  • Email: christinep@uvu.edu
  • Mailstop: 151
  • Advisor:
  • Monica Ferreyra (for students with last name beginning A - M)
  • Telephone: 801-863-8648
  • Email:  monicaf@uvu.edu
  • Advisor:
  • Chelsey Chalk (Last name beginning N - Z)
  • Telephone: 801-863-8648
  • Email: CChalk@uvu.edu

Programs

The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Mechanical Engineering Program is an engaging and challenging major that prepares students for exciting careers and graduate programs in Mechanical Engineering.  Students begin their study by completing a series of foundation courses in math, science, writing and engineering.  After successful completion of these foundation courses, students will apply and be accepted into the Mechanical Engineering Program before enrolling in upper division (3000 level or higher) major courses.

 
 

Faculty

David Adams(1999)

Associate Professor

Department: Engineering Technology
Department Chair, Faculty



B.S., Mining Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; professionally licensed Electrical Contractor, Building Inspector and Master Electrician.

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Masood Amin(1997)

Associate Professor

Department: Engineering Technology
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University.

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Rawan Al-Nsour(2018)

Assistant Professor

Department: Engineering Technology
Faculty



BS Mechanical Engineering Jordan University of Science & Technology; M.Sc., Industrial Engineering, University of Jordan; PhD, Mechanical/Nuclear Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University

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M. Bird(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Engineering Technology
Faculty



A.A.S., Electrical and Automation, Utah Valley University; B.S., Electrical Engineering, Brigham Young University; M.Engr., Electrical Engineering, University of Idaho

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Travis Fraughton(2016)

Lecturer

Department: Engineering Technology
Faculty



A.A.S., Electrical Automation & Robotic Technology, Utah Valley Community College.

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Tim  Hakala(2018)

Assistant Professor

Department: Engineering Technology
Faculty



BS, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Brigham Young University - Provo; Meng, Electric Power Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University - Provo

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Diana Lundahl(2014)

Assistant Professor

Department: Engineering Technology
Faculty



AS, Electronic Technology, Utah Valley State College; B.S., Electronics Engineering, Weber State University.

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Scott Searle(2014)

Lecturer

Department: Engineering Technology
Faculty



Master Electrician

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Sean Tolman(2011)

Associate Professor

Department: Engineering Technology
Faculty



B.S., Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University; M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Utah.

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William Walker(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Engineering Technology
Faculty



B.S., Electronic Engineering, M.B.A., Weber State University; Ph.D. (ABD), Educational Leadership, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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