Develop solutions to technical problems.

Create a better future.

Mechanical engineers are essentially inventors who turn ideas into reality. They apply the theories and principles of math and science to design, develop, and manufacture the tools, machines, and mechanical devices that run our world.

The discipline offers a wide range of opportunities: a project might be anything from a jet engine to a highly specialized micro-instrument used in surgery.

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    • Engineering and Technology
    • Health Sciences
    • School of Nursing

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Mechanical EngineeringBachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Develop solutions to technical problems.

Create a better future.

Mechanical engineers are essentially inventors who turn ideas into reality. They apply the theories and principles of math and science to design, develop, and manufacture the tools, machines, and mechanical devices that run our world.

The discipline offers a wide range of opportunities: a project might be anything from a jet engine to a highly specialized micro-instrument used in surgery.

Discover Your Future Mechanical Engineering Career

Career Facts

$80,580

Median salary for Mechanical Engineers

5%

Estimated employment increase by 2020

$124,870

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Overview

Baker’s Mechanical Engineering bachelor degree program prepares you to apply the fundamentals of engineering science to solve practical problems, using inventive design, analysis, and a synthesis of mechanical components, systems, and tools. 

While our curriculum focuses primarily on the technologies and processes essential to developing well-rounded engineering capabilities, we also stress professional and personal ethics and responsibilities to the individual, organization, and society as a whole. 

Your classroom studies at Baker, hands-on lab training, and the real-world experience of an internship, prepare you to be 100% employable in the field of mechanical engineering.

Course Information

Courses from programs not accredited by Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET will not be accepted for transfer at the 200 level or above, unless supported by detailed curriculum documentation, subject to approval by the Dean.

Mechanical Engineering Major163 Hours
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
EE 311
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4 Quarter Hours

Surveys A.C. and D.C. circuits and includes current, voltage, resistance, inductance, capacitance, and impedance; nodal and mesh analysis; network theorems; equivalent circuits, and transient analysis. 30 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Circuit Analysis4
EGR 101
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4 Quarter Hours

Surveys the use of drafting instruments and computers to generate the necessary geometry for design, analysis, and manufacturing. 30 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Engineering Graphics4
EGR 105
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4 Quarter Hours

Surveys the profession of engineering through analysis and design problem-solving examples. This course also introduces students to engineering sketching.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 124
Introduction to Engineering and Design4
EGR 111
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4 Quarter Hours

Prepares students to communicate technical information in written, digital and oral forms in an effective manner to a variety of audiences. Use of supporting computer software is emphasized.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in ENG 101 or placement exam and approved writing sample.
Technical Communications for Engineering Sciences4
EGR 171
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to programs useful for solving engineering problems. Covers the design and implementation of algorithms and topics in computer programming: arrays, files, functions, pointers, and structured data types.

Prerequisite(s):
EGR 111
MTH 112. MTH 124.
Computing for Engineers4
EGR 321
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces the foundations of engineering economy. Students will develop an understanding and the ability to work problems that account for the time value of money, cash flow, and equivalence at different interest rates. The techniques are mastered from the basis of how an engineer in any discipline can take economic value into account in virtually any project environment. Eight factors commonly used in engineering economy computations are introduced and applied. One or more engineering alternatives are formulated to solve a problem or provide specified results. Different methods by which one or more alternatives can be evaluated economically using factors and formulas learned.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 112 or MTH 131.
Engineering Economy I4
ISE 311
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4 Quarter Hours

Studies the relationship between product engineering and manufacturing engineering. Casting processes, bulk deformation processes, sheet metal processes, mechanics of material removal processes, non-traditional machining, plastics and powder metallurgy, fastening and joining methods, design for manufacturing, and the factory of the future are covered.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 124
Manufacturing Processes4
ISE 401
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4 Quarter Hours

Allows bachelor's degree students in engineering or technology to gain experience in their major field while attending college. Students will complete a minimum of 120-hours of work experience. Requires work assignments related to academic and career goals with progressively greater responsibilities. Includes a written report describing the work experience and its educational benefits.

Prerequisite(s):
Junior or senior status, minimum GPA 2.50.
Industrial Cooperative Education4
ME 107
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to 3-D computer aided design modeling techniques using industry typical software. Builds on connection between 2-D drawings/sketches and 3-D solid modeling. Introduces concepts of projects, parts, libraries, catalogs, and other topics related to industry application of CAD programs.

Introduction to 3-D Modeling4
ME 201
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces the basic principles of mechanics with engineering applications. This course includes concepts of vectors; moments and couples; equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies; free body diagrams; analysis of trusses, frames, machines, and beams; centroids and moments of inertia.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 141
SCI 215 or SCI 251.
Corequisite(s):
MTH 142
Statics4
ME 211
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to the mechanics of deformable solids. This course includes the concepts of stress and strain; ductile and brittle material behaviors; and stress and strain constitutive laws. Axial, torsional, and bending deformations; and shear and moment diagrams in beams are considered. 30 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
ME 201
Solid Mechanics4
ME 281
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces the principles of engineering materials. This course covers the correlation of the internal structure and service conditions with the mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties of metals, polymers, and ceramics. 30 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
SCI 247
Materials Science4
ME 301
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to the application of computer technology to the engineering design process. Explores new design methodologies and techniques used throughout the design process from a product's conceptual design and simulation through manufacturing. Using 3-D solid model software, students will learn the benefits of solid modeling as it relates to engineering design and the role it plays in the product development process.

Prerequisite(s):
ME 107.
Introduction to CAE4
ME 321
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to the kinematics and kinetics of particles, systems of particles, and rigid bodies. This course includes energy and momentum principles.

Prerequisite(s):
ME 201, SCI 251
Dynamics4
ME 325
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4 Quarter Hours

Studies motion without regard to the forces that cause motion. The principles of kinematics are studied and applied to machines to determine positions, displacements, velocities, and accelerations of their parts.

Prerequisite(s):
ME 321
Kinematics4
ME 331
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4 Quarter Hours

Covers classical thermodynamics. This course includes the properties of a pure substance; work, heat, energy, enthalpy, and entropy; first and second laws of thermodynamics; and power and refrigeration systems.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 143, SCI 253
Thermodynamics4
ME 341
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to the mechanics of fluids. This course includes fluid properties, kinematics, fluid statics, Bernoulli equation, control-volume and differential forms of the fundamental laws, dimensional analysis, similitude, and fluid/flow phenomena.

Prerequisite(s):
ME 321
ME 331. MTH 251.
Fluid Mechanics I4
ME 351
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to machine design including materials and process considerations. Topics include load determination; stress, strain, and deflection; static, fatigue, and surface failure theories. A design project is required.

Prerequisite(s):
ME 211, ME 321
ME 281 or CAD 141.
Mechanical Design I4
ME 352
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4 Quarter Hours

Continues the study of machine design including the design of shafts, keys, and couplings; bearings and lubrication; spur, helical, bevel, and worm gears; springs; screws and fasteners; clutches and brakes. This is a capstone course and a design project is required.

Prerequisite(s):
ME 351
Mechanical Design II4
ME 361
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces mathematical modeling of mechanical, fluid, and electrical systems in graphical and state equation form. This course includes time and frequency response of linear systems and linear feedback control.

Prerequisite(s):
ME 321, MTH 251
EE 311
Dynamic Systems and Control4
ME 371
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4 Quarter Hours

Covers the mechanisms of heat transfer including conduction, convection, and radiation. This course also includes the design, analysis, and selection of heat exchangers.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 251
ME 341A
Heat Transfer4
ME 376
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2 Quarter Hours

Explores thermal and fluid systems experiments, designs and applications. Design topics may include heat and mass transfer, fluid flow, thermodynamic systems and heat exchangers.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 251
ME 341A
Corequisite(s):
ME 371
Thermo Systems Lab2
ME 421
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4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on oscillatory motion including free vibration, harmonically excited vibration, transient vibration, two degree of freedom systems, properties of vibrating systems, and normal mode vibration of continuous systems.

Prerequisite(s):
ME 321, MTH 251
Vibrations4
ME 491
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4 Quarter Hours

Emphasizes project management strategies for planning and assignment of work, estimating hours for project completion, and tracking for progress and change in job requirements. This course includes critical path scheduling, resource allocation, and client/customer interface. Students may not receive credit for both ME491 and ISE491.

Prerequisite(s):
EGR 321, ME 352, MTH 251
ME 341A
Corequisite(s):
ME 371
Engineering Project Management4
ME 498
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2 Quarter Hours

Continues the topics in ME491 (Engineering Project Management) and utilizes concepts from mechanical engineering courses to complete a design project and prepare an engineering report on the design. This is a capstone course where students work in teams. Students may not receive credit for both ME498 and ISE498

Prerequisite(s):
ME 491
Senior Design Project I2
ME 499A
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2 Quarter Hours

Continues the topics in ME498 to complete a design project and prepare an engineering report on the design. This is the second course in the capstone design course sequence. Students may not receive credit for both ME499A and ISE499A.

Prerequisite(s):
ME 498
Senior Design Project II2
MTH 124
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4 Quarter Hours

Analyzes trigonometric functions, their properties, solution of right and oblique triangles, radian measure, graphs, trigonometric equations, and applications.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in MTH 112.
Trigonometry4
MTH 141
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4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on the topics of functions, limits, continuity, the process of taking derivatives, and the application of derivatives such as related rates, curve sketching, and optimization problems.

Prerequisite(s):
Education majors: MTH 140. All other majors: B- or better in MTH 124.
Calculus I4
MTH 142
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4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on antiderivatives, the process of integration, logarithmic and exponential functions, inverse trigonometric functions, simple differential equations, and applications of integration such as area and volume.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 141
Calculus II4
MTH 143
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4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on techniques of integration, improper integrals, testing sequences for convergence or divergence, the development and application of a Taylor or Maclaurin series, and the application of calculus techniques to conic sections, parametric equations, and polar equations.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 142
Calculus III4
MTH 244
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4 Quarter Hours

Includes topics such as functions of several variables, partial differentiation, multiple integration, and three space vectors.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 143
Calculus IV4
MTH 251
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4 Quarter Hours

Includes the principles and methods for solving first, second, and higher order differential equations. Applications of differential equations are also covered.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 244
Introduction to Differential Equations4
MTH 261
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to linear algebra including algebra of matrices, vectors in space, vector spaces and subspaces, eigenvalues, linear transformations, and the applications of matrix methods to find solutions to systems of linear equations and linear programming problems.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 143
Linear Algebra4
MTH 401
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to data analysis, data-driven decision making, and various statistical methods including their applications. Methods covered include measures of central tendency, probability distributions, sampling, and regression analysis.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 109 or MTH 112.
Statistical Methods4
SCI 247
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4 Quarter Hours

Expands the principles of Chemistry I to include an in-depth investigation of quantum numbers and the study of precipitation, neutralization, and redox reactions. Also included is the investigation of molecular structures and the concept of chemical equilibrium. Students are also introduced to electrochemical principles and nuclear chemistry. 30 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
SCI 246
Chemistry II4
SCI 251
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4 Quarter Hours

Analyzes classical mechanics. 30 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Corequisite(s):
MTH 141
General Physics I4
SCI 252
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4 Quarter Hours

Analyzes electricity and magnetism. 30 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
SCI 251. MTH 142.
General Physics II4
SCI 253
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4 Quarter Hours

Analyzes oscillatory motion, heat and thermodynamics, optics, and modern developments. 30 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
SCI 251
General Physics III4
TEC 300A
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4 Quarter Hours

See Technical Electives List - Mechanical Engineering Technical Electives.

Technical Elective4
TEC 300B
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4 Quarter Hours

See Technical Electives List - Mechanical Engineering Technical Electives.

Technical Elective4
TEC 300C
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4 Quarter Hours

See Technical Electives List - Mechanical Engineering Technical Electives.

Technical Elective4
TEC 300D
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4 Quarter Hours

See Technical Electives List - Mechanical Engineering Technical Electives.

Technical Elective4
WRK 291B
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1 Quarter Hours

Covers all phases of securing employment in a required seminar. Major topics include resume preparation, interview strategy, job application, job search action planning, personal appearance, and coordination of the graduate's employment search activity with the College Career Services Office. Students in degree programs may complete the seminar requirement any time during their final two quarters. Certificate students should attend in their last quarter.

Prerequisite(s):
Sophomore status.
Professional Career Strategies1
General Education Requirements60 Hours
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
ELECT 131A
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4 Quarter Hours

See General Education Electives List - Global and Cultural Perspectives Electives (Bachelor Degree)

Global and Cultural Perspectives Elective4
ENG 101
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4 Quarter Hours

Emphasizes academic writing by reading and thinking critically to strengthen essential communication skills through the use of the writing process. Various assignments focus on summary and response, analysis, and informative writing. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 091 or satisfies developmental writing or placement exam, ENG 098B or satisfies developmental reading or placement exam.
Composition I4
ENG 102
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4 Quarter Hours

Continues developing students' critical thinking and writing skills through reading and argumentative writing. Emphasizes academic writing to articulate the relationships among language, knowledge, and power. Various assignments focus on position, argument analysis, and argumentative proposal. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in ENG 101 or placement exam and approved writing sample.
Composition II4
HUM 401A
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4 Quarter Hours

Examines the philosophical foundations for personal and professional ethics. Students identify and analyze ethical situations in modern society.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 102
Philosophy of Ethics4
MTH 111
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces elements of algebra including real numbers, linear graphing, variable expressions, linear equations, polynomial operations and factoring, systems of equations, quadratic equations, and rational functions.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 099E or satisfies developmental pre-algebra or placement exam.
Introductory Algebra4
MTH 112
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4 Quarter Hours

Examines more advanced elements of algebra including rational functions, quadratic equations, radical expressions, complex numbers, exponential functions, and logarithmic functions.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in MTH 111.
Intermediate Algebra4
PSY 111
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides a foundation of knowledge in psychology examining key topics related to understanding human thoughts and behavior. Topics include an exploration of factors that influence thoughts and behavior, psychology as a science, sensation/perception, motivation, emotion, memory, cognition, personality, as well as key figures, research, and theories within psychology. Applying concepts to real-life settings is a focus throughout the course.

General Psychology4
PSY 231
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4 Quarter Hours

Explores selection, placement, and evaluation of personnel, work motivation, leadership, worker well-being, group organization, and processes in the workplace.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 101 or PSY 111.
Organizational Psychology4
SCI 246
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to general chemical principles, particularly emphasizing periodic properties, fundamental chemical calculations, formulas, equations, bonding, and nomenclature. Students develop selected chemistry lab skills through the practical application of techniques and procedures. 30 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
B- or better in MTH 108 or B- or better in MTH 111.
Chemistry I4
SOC 201
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4 Quarter Hours

Examines social organization, culture, and the relationship between society and the individual. The areas studied are social groups, roles and statuses, institutions, social stratification, socialization, social change, and social policy.

Sociology4
SOC 321
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4 Quarter Hours

Examines the social construction of groups based on race, ethnicity and national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, and able-bodiedness. Sociological (as well as psychological, historical, economic, and anthropological) perspectives are applied to concepts such as prejudice, stereotyping, discrimination, racial and ethnic identity, racial formation, power and privilege, assimilation and pluralism, and tolerance. Emphasis is on increasing knowledge, personal awareness, and sensitivity.

Cultural Diversity4
SOC 341
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4 Quarter Hours

Examines the values and cultural contexts of global professional settings. Emphasis is on analyzing problems and possible solutions in global interactions.

Global Perspectives4
SPK 201
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4 Quarter Hours

Develops confidence and skill in many facets of oral communication. Students explore diverse topics and formats, using both organization and research to support themselves during oral presentations.

Oral Communication4
WRI 115
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4 Quarter Hours

Addresses professional standards of communication with a focus on 21st century technology. Continues  developing students' critical thinking and writing skills to prepare them to be effective communicators in the workplace. Students evaluate the audience before choosing and applying the appropriate communication medium and style. Required elements include an employment portfolio, a group project/presentation, and an exploration of communication in the student's individual career field.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 102
Workplace Communication4
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Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
SPK 211
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4 Quarter Hours

Integrates and applies knowledge gained from the oral communication and human relations classes. Specifically, small group communication in work and social organizations, both verbal and nonverbal, is the primary focus.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 101 or PSY 111, SPK 201.
Group Dynamics4
SPK 401A
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4 Quarter Hours

Practices individual formal presentations in a business context. The format includes a variety of speaking situations such as parliamentary procedure, briefings, sales, formal and informal discussions, and formal report presentations.

Prerequisite(s):
SPK 201.
Professional Speaking4

Quarter Hours Required for Graduation: 223

Program Description

The mission of the Baker College Department of Mechanical Engineering is to provide quality higher education and training in the fundamental principles and sound practice of engineering which will enable graduates to be an asset to society and successful throughout challenging and rewarding careers. Mechanical engineers are involved in the design, development, manufacturing and testing of a wide array of mechanical devices, systems, and processes. They work in diverse areas such as power generation and utilities, aerospace, automotive and transportation, automation and robotics, environmental, chemical, computer, and biomedical industries. Mechanical engineers also work in research, education, and consulting. In all these fields they combine creativity and use of engineering principles to improve the quality of our lives. Courses from programs not accredited by Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET will not be accepted for transfer at the 200 level or above, unless supported by detailed curriculum documentation, subject to approval by the Dean.

Program Educational Outcomes

The educational objectives of the Mechanical Engineering program are to prepare graduates who:

  • • Demonstrate competence in engineering practice in local and global industry environments, or in related careers in
  • government or academia.
  • • Exhibit effective communication, team work, and readiness for leadership while acting ethically and professionally. • Maintain awareness of societal and contemporary issues and fulfill community and society’s needs.
  • • Actively engage in lifelong learning, by completing professional development/training courses and workshops,
  • acquiring engineering certification, or pursuing and completing an advanced degree.
Student Outcomes

Graduates will demonstrate:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments as well as analyze and interpret data.
  3. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  4. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. an ability to communicate effectively.
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  9. a recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in lifelong learning.
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
  12. an ability to apply principles of engineering, basic science, and mathematics (including multivariate calculus and differential equations) to model, analyze, design, and realize physical systems, components, or processes.
  13. an ability to work professionally in both thermal and mechanical systems areas.
Annual Enrollment and Graduate Information

During the most recent academic reporting year, 2012 - 2013, there were 87 students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering program and two graduates during that same period.

Accreditation

Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABETThis program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc., 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012; phone: (410) 347-7700. Web address: http://www.abet.org. This program is accredited on the following campus: Flint.

 

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  • How can I send a copy of my official transcripts to another organization?

    To access your transcripts, log into the SOLAR System, select the Star System and select the Academic Office. Once there, click on the transcripts link.

  • Is Baker accredited?

    Yes. Baker College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org.

    Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Additional Accreditations

    Baker has also earned specialized accreditations for programs and degrees in: 

    • Business Administration
    • Early Childhood Learning
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Health Sciences
    • School of Nursing

    For details about these specialized accreditations, see the individual Programs and Degrees pages. 

  • Does Baker provide any help in my job search?


    As a graduate of Baker College, you are eligible for our Lifetime Employment Services, which include:

    • Job searching techniques
    • Resume and cover letter assistance
    • Job interview questions
    • Job postings
    • Relocation tips

     

  • Is Baker College Online accredited?

    Baker Online is part of Baker College, a private, non-profit, accredited, degree granting, higher educational institution with locations throughout Michigan.

    As an accredited college, Baker College has been granted legal authority by the state of Michigan to operate as a nonprofit educational corporation and is empowered to grant certificates, associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. It is approved for veterans’ benefits. Baker College is recognized as an institution of higher education by the U.S. Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education.

    All Baker Online undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org

    Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Some Baker Online graduate programs have additional accreditation:

  • How do online classes work?


    After you enroll, and are accepted to your online program, you sign-up, or "register" for your first courses. Like all Baker Online students, you will begin your online experience with a three-week online class designed to orient you to the Baker Online classroom, and review the expectations and requirements of Baker Online students. When you have completed this course successfully, you can move on to additional online courses.

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