The curriculum of the Bachelor of Science is Mechanical Engineering is designed to graduate engineers who can apply fundamental principles of Mechanical Engineering with competence and sensitivity to meeting the needs of society and to continue a lifelong process of learning and growth in the profession. To achieve these goals, the program begins with a heavy concentration in mathematics, physics and chemistry. These courses form the foundation upon which the engineering curriculum is built. In addition the student is introduced to computational tools and to basic engineering practice. Subsequently, there is an emphasis on engineering science and design courses where the principles of mathematics, physics, and chemistry are applied and expanded upon in the context of engineering analysis, design, and practice. Students are exposed to experimental methods for testing and evaluation of materials, thermal/fluid processes, and equipment. The senior year offers an introduction to the multiplicity of technical areas with which mechanical engineers are concerned. Through technical electives and the capstone design experience the student can explore various specialties according to their interest.
The student outcomes for the BSE degree in mechanical engineering at UMass Lowell are as follows. At graduation students should: