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Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering Degree

What is Mechanical Engineering

Because mechanical engineers are so versatile, this field will help prepare you to meet the needs of an evolving technological, solution-driven world. It encompasses meeting the needs of the design and analysis of machines and processes to meet the expanding needs of a changing, technological, energy-based society. Mechanical engineers work in many areas such as the automotive and aerospace industries, governmental agencies and laboratories, manufacturing facilities, power-production, consulting firms and universities.

Program Highlights

  • Prepare to succeed in smaller classes taught by dedicated and expert faculty who are committed to helping you.
  • Discover many networking and co-op opportunities that can help you land a great job through our many partnerships with local, state, and regional companies.
  • Select from a wide variety of electives that will allow you to focus on what you are interested in and personalize your degree experience.
  • Gain experience creating an engineering system that integrates multiple sensors and actuators, and provides supervisory autonomous control through an embedded microcontroller unit.

  • Flowchart

    BSME Flowchart 2021-2022

  • Freshman

    ENGL 1010 Writing
    HUFA Elective 1
    MATH 1910 Calculus I
    CHEM 1110 Gen Chemistry
    ENGR 1110 Graphics
    3
    3
    4
    4
    2
    ENGL 1020 Writing II
    HUFA Elective 2
    MATH 1920 Calculus II
    PHYS 2110 Physics I
    ENGR 1120 Programming
    3
    3
    4
    4
    2
    Total: 16  Total: 16

  • Sophomore

    ENGL 2130, 2230, or 2330 Lit.
    MATH 2120 Diff. Equations
    MATH 2010 Matrix Algebra
    PHYS 2120 Physics
    CEE 2110 Statics
    ME 2910 Prof. & Ethics
    3
    3
    3
    4
    3
    1
    COMM 2025 or PC 2500 Communication
    MATH 2110 Calculus III
    ECE 2850 Principles  of Electric Circuits
    ME 3010 Materials
    ME 2330 Dynamics
    3
    4
    3
    3
    3
    Total: 17 Total: 16

  • Junior

    ME 3001 ME Analysis
    ME 3023 Measurements
    ME 3210 Thermo I
    ME 3720 Fluid Mechanics
    CEE 3110 Mech of Materials
    3
    3
    3
    3
    3
    ME 3610 ME Dynamics of Mach
    ME 3050 DMC
    ME 3060 DMC Lab
    ME 3220 Thermodynamics II
    ME 3710 Heat Transfer
    ME 4010 Machine Design
    3
    3
    1
    3
    3
    3
    Total: 15 Total: 16

  • Senior

    Social Behavior Sc. Elective 1
    ME 4410 Senior Design I
    ME 4020 Applied Mac Design    or
       ME 4720 Thermal Design
    Area of Emphasis Course 1
    Area of Emphasis Course 2
    3
    3
    3

    3
    3
    Social Behavior Sc. Elective 1
    ME 4420 Senior Design II
    Area of Emphasis Course 3
    Area of Emphasis Course 4
    Area of Emphasis Course 5
    ME 4751 Energy Sys Lab
    3
    3
    3
    3
    3
    2
    Total: 15 Total: 17

Future Careers

  • Acoustics and Vibrations
  • Design and Manufacturing
  • Energy Conservation and Harvesting
  • HVAC
  • Thermal Science and Fluid Mechanics

Companies Hiring ME Students at Tennessee Tech

  • Boeing
  • Caterpillar
  • DENSO
  • GM
  • Honda
  • John Deere
  • NASA
  • Nissan
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Volkswagen

 

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