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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 (ENGH 1005 or 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 Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Context (5.0)   
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 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
  3
  Fine Arts Distribution
  3
  Humanities (COMM 1020 Recommended) 3
  Social/Behavioral Science (COMM 2110 Recommended) 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.

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 or ENGH 1005 Introduction to Academic Writing or Literacies and Composition Across Contexts 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 2010 Intermediate Writing/Academic Writing and Research 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

Location:

CS 425k

Telephone:

801-863-8373

Email:

engineering@uvu.edu

Web Address:

uvu.edu/engineering

Chair:

Afsaneh Minaie

 
 

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Engineering Department at Utah Valley University (UVU) is to provide a strong engineering foundation with a hands-on component to prepare professionally competent engineers of integrity who serve the engineering needs of the region and the globally interdependent community. The B.S. in Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering programs use the ABET’s Student Outcomes 1 through 7.

 
 

Engineering

  • Department Chair: Afsaneh Minaie
  • Telephone: 801-863-6391
  • Email:  minaieaf@uvu.edu
  • Advisors:
  • Staff:
  • Lab Manager/Instrctor, Electrical and Computer Engineering: Hossien Ghaibi
 
 

B.S. Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering Program

Civil engineering is the oldest engineering discipline. The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE) prepares graduates to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design and supervision of infrastructure components including buildings, roads, bridges, dams, tunnels, mass transit systems, and airports. Civil engineers are also involved in environmental studies and the design and supervision of municipal water supplies and sewage systems.

The BSCE provides combined classroom and laboratory components and prepares students to work for local, state, and federal governments, as consultants, construction supervisors, city engineers, and public utility and transportation agencies. The program also prepares students for further studies at the graduate level should they decide to do so.

 
 

B.S. Computer Engineering

  • Program Coordinator:
  • Reza Kamali-Sarvestani
  • Telephone: 801-863-8978
  • Email:  reza.kamali@uvu.edu
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Computer Engineering Program

Computer Engineering encompasses the science and technology of design, construction, implementation, testing, and maintenance of integrated software and hardware components of modern computing systems and computer–controlled equipment (cell phones, video games, laptops).

The BSCE provides combined classroom and laboratory components and prepares students to work for local, state, and federal governments, as consultants, construction supervisors, city engineers, and public utility and transportation agencies. The program also prepares students for further studies at the graduate level should they decide to do so.

Accreditation

The BS in Computer Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET (www.abet.org).  ABET accreditation provides assurance that programs meet the quality standards of the profession.  Many employers seek students from ABET accredited programs.  

 
 

B.S. Electrical Engineering

  • Program Coordinator:
  • Mohammad A.S. Masoum
  • Telephone: 801-863-8949
  • Email:  mmasoum@uvu.edu
  •  

Electrical Engineering Program

A Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (EE) provides a broad foundation in electrical engineering through combined classroom and laboratory work and prepares students for entering the profession of electrical engineering as well as further study at the graduate level. The core courses will provide students with a strong background in mathematics, physical science, and fundamentals of engineering.

 
 

B.S. Mechanical Engineering

  • Program Coordinator:
  • Sean Tolman
  • Telephone: 801-863-5417
  • Email:  stolman@uvu.edu

Mechanical Engineering Program

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 (BSME) 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.

The BSME provides combined classroom and laboratory components and will prepare students to work for local, state, and federal governments; biomedical and aerospace fields; manufacturing sectors; consulting firms; transportation industry; and high tech and energy sectors. The program will also prepare students for further studies at the graduate level should they decide to do so.

 
 

A.S., APE Pre-Engineering

  • Program Coordinator:
  • Masood Amin
  • Telephone: 801-863-8805
  • Email:  aminma@uvu.edu

Pre-Engineering Program

The pre-engineering program at UVU has been created to prepare students to continue their education in many engineering disciplines. Students may continue into one of the baccalaureate engineering programs at UVU or transfer to another university. With adequate planning, pre-engineering coursework completed at UVU will transfer to any Utah university offering engineering degrees.

The Pre-engineering program of study will vary markedly from student to student depending on several factors including: high school preparation, engineering discipline of interest, and the intended baccalaureate program. The pre-engineering advisor will consider these factors when designing a program to fit the needs of each individual student. It is therefore important that pre-engineering students consult with the pre-engineering advisor concerning classes appropriate for their educational experience at UVU.

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 degree is 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.

Faculty

Masood Amin(1997)

Associate Professor

Department: Engineering
Faculty



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

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Amanda Bordelon(2018)

Assistant Professor

Department: Engineering
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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James Cox(2009)

Associate Professor

Department: Construction Technologies
Faculty

Department: Engineering
Faculty

A.S., Physics, Carbon Jr. College; Bachelor of Engineering Science in Civil Engineering, Mathematics, M.E., Transportation, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Transportation, University of Utah.

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Thomas  Hales(2018)

Assistant Professor

Department: Engineering
Faculty



B.S., Computer Science, Weber State University, B.S., Civil & Environmental Engineering, Utah State University, M.S., Ph.D., Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Utah.

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Matthew Jensen(2019)

Assistant Professor

Department: Engineering
Faculty



B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University,

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Mohammad  Masoum(2018)

Associate Professor

Department: Engineering
Faculty



B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Colorado.

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Afsaneh Minaie(2001)

Professor

Department: Engineering
Department Chair, Faculty



B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Oklahoma.

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Ehsan Rohani(2018)

Assistant Professor

Department: Engineering
Faculty



B.S., Electronic Engineering, Tehran Polytechnic, M.S., Electronic Engineering, University of Tehran, Ph.D., Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University.

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Abdennour Seibi(2019)

Associate Professor

Department: Engineering
Faculty



B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, M.Sc., Engineering Science and Mechanics, Pennsylvania State University, PhD, Engineering Science and Mechanics, Pennsylvania State University,

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Mohammad Shekaramiz(2019)

Lecturer

Department: Engineering
Faculty



BSc, Elecgtrical Engineering, Yazd University, Iran, MSc, Electrical Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, PhD, Electrical Engineering, Utah State University,

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Sean Tolman(2011)

Associate Professor

Department: Engineering
Faculty



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

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Bennington Willardson(2019)

Assistant Professor

Department: Engineering
Faculty



BS, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Utah State University, MS, Civil and Environmental Engineeringq, Utah State University, PhD, Water Resources Engineering, University of Southern California,

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