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The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers an ABET-accredited program leading to the Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, including a University of Delaware Honors Degree Option. Mechanical engineers receive one of the broadest educations of any of the modern engineering disciplines and consequently are well prepared to apply basic engineering principles to a wide variety of society's needs.
In order to prepare the mechanical engineers of the future to take their places in this profession and to be fully consistent with the published University and College Mission Statements, the UD Department of Mechanical Engineering's mission is to cultivate both learning and the advancement of knowledge in the engineering sciences by providing all of our students with outstanding undergraduate education programs so that they will know how to reason critically and independently yet cooperate productively.
Thus, the objective of the undergraduate Mechanical Engineering Program at the University of Delaware is to produce graduates with a strong foundation in engineering fundamentals enabling them to lead a successful career in industry or government and/or obtain an advanced degree, and contribute to engineering knowledge, the profession, and the community.
The educational program is structured around a basic core program that will enable the Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering graduate to follow many career paths, including research, development, design, production, maintenance, management, patent law, or education. The curriculum also allows a student to select engineering fields of particular interest for study, such as aerospace, materials, biomedical, controls, design, systems, robotics, energy, and fluids.
The degree program is designed to serve not only those students who go into industry or government directly after the B.M.E. degree, but also those who go on to a graduate program in engineering or continue their education in other professions such as medicine, law or business administration. Undergraduates are encouraged to participate in research projects with faculty and graduate students which may involve the use of state-of-the-art instrumentation, electronics and networked computers.
Technical electives in the Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering curriculum provide the student with an opportunity to pursue areas of particular interest. Because of the breadth of technical areas in which mechanical engineers work, at least 3 of these credits must be in a basic science. The remaining technical elective credits demonstrate technical depth and are typically courses at or above the 400 level which are taken after much of the basic engineering science has been mastered and comprise a minimum of 12 credits. Although the majority of the technical depth electives are typically drawn from the Mechanical Engineering department, courses from other departments and colleges can be selected with the approval of the departmental advisor.
Students can choose towards the end of sophomore or early junior year to pursue a concentration in Aerospace Engineering to focus their upperclass studies. For those pursuing the degree without a concentration, other suggested focus areas include: materials and composites, fluids and thermal engineering, energy engineering (including fuel cell technologies), robotics and controls, manufacturing, and design. Students with an interest in bioengineering are encouraged to consider the Minor in Biomedical Engineering that is offered by the Mechanical Engineering Department as a focus for their technical electives. However, the technical elective program can also be structured to meet individual interests and students are encouraged to discuss their educational objectives with their advisor early in the junior year and to develop an agreed upon selection of technical electives.
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