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Lake Superior State University

Mechanical Engineering: Bachelor of Science

Program Description


Mechanical engineering is a broad-based program that prepares you for a rewarding career in mechanical and related engineering fields. Course work for this EAC of ABET-accredited* program includes 71 hours in technical specialties, 34 hours in math and sciences and 25 hours in general education for a total of 130 hours in the bachelor of science degree. You will work with mechanical systems in the laboratories and receive an excellent mix of theory and application.

Program Highlights:

  • Emphasis is on preparing you to solve real-world engineering problems.
  • You will participate in multidisciplinary, industrial or research-based senior engineering design projects which emphasize teamwork, communications, project management, customer relations and ethics.
  • You will learn numerous software packages for CAD, CAM, fluid dynamics, finite element analysis, programmable logic controllers, robots and technical analysis.
  • Cooperative education opportunities are available.
  • Degree Options ā€” You must choose from among four options: mechanical design, robotics and automation, vehicle systems, or general while studying mechanical engineering.

The robotics and automation option will give you skills through courses in machine vision, system integration, automated manufacturing, robotics, and programmable logic controllers.

The vehicle systems option will give you skills through courses in vehicle dynamics, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, vehicle testing (automotive, trucks, rail, etc.), and vibration and noise control.

The general option enables students to select courses from the options described above as well as other advanced technical courses.

Cooperative Education:

Opportunities are available as part of this program for students who are academically qualified. A certificate that documents this practical training is available.



Degree Requirements


Departmental Requirements (105 credits)

Mathematics

Sciences

  • CHEM115 General Chemistry I 5
  • PHYS231 Applied Physics for Engineers and Scientists I 4
  • PHYS232 Applied Physics for Engineers and Scientists II 4

Engineering

Select a Senior Sequence:

Industrial Project

  • EGNR491 Engineering Design Project I 3
  • EGNR495 Engineering Design Project II 3

Co-op Project

  • EGNR250 Cooperative Education I 2
  • EGNR450 Cooperative Education Project I 2
  • EGNR451 Cooperative Education Project II 2
  • EGNR491 Engineering Design Project I 3

Research Project

  • EGNR260 Engineering Research Methods 2
  • EGNR460 Engineering Research Project I 4
  • EGNR461 Engineering Research Project II 2

General Education (25 credits)

  • COMM101 Fund. of Speech Communication 3 ENGL110 First-Year Composition I 3
  • ENGL111 First-Year Composition II 3
  • HUMN251 Humanities I 4
  • Humanities 3
  • Social Science 6
  • Social Science Diversity 3

Select one of the following options to complete the Mechanical Engineering degree

Vehicle Systems Option (C or better required for all classes)

  • EGEE280 Introduction to Signal Processing 3
  • EGEE365 Vehicle Instrumentation 4
  • EGME240 Assembly Modeling and GD&T 3
  • EGME310 Vehicle Development & Testing 2
  • EGME415 Vehicle Dynamics 2
  • EGME425 Vibrations and Noise Control 4

Robotics and Automation Option (C or better required for all classes)

  • EGRS365 Programmable Logic Controllers 3
  • EGRS385 Robotics Engineering 3
  • EGRS430 Systems Integration and Machine Vision 4
  • EGRS435 Automated Manufacturing Systems 4

Select one of the following:

  • EGME312 CNC Manufacturing Processes 3
    or
  • EGNR310 Advanced Quality Engineering 3
    or
  • EGEE280 Introduction to Signal Processing 3

General Mechanical Option

  • EGME240 Assembly Modeling and GD&T 3
    or
  • EGRS365 Programmable Logic Controllers 3

Select 14 credits from the list below with at least 5 credits at the 400 level.

  • EGEE280 Introduction of Signal Processing 3
  • EGME310 Vehicle Development & Testing 2
  • EGME312 CNC Manufacturing Processes 3
  • EGME415 Vehicle Dynamics 2
  • EGME425 Vibration and Noise Control 4
  • EGNR310 Advanced Quality Engineering 3
  • EGRS365 Programmable Logic Controllers 3 (if not used above)
  • EGRS385 Robotics Engineering 3
  • EGRS430 Systems Integration and
  • Machine Vision 4
  • EGRS435 Automated Manufacturing Systems 4

Total Credits: minimum of 129-130


Bachelor of Arts Degree Notes (if applicable): One year (8 credits) of a modern language other than English. If taken at LSSU, this would be: CHIN151-152, FREN151-152 or 251-252, GRMN141-142 or 241-242, NATV141-142 or 201-202, or SPAN161-162.

One-half year of two different languages will not meet this requirement.

Bachelor of Science Degree Notes (if applicable): At least eight (8) semester credits in addition to courses used for general education requirements from categories of social science, natural science, computer science or mathematics.

These bachelor of science degree requirements can be used for majors or minors, but not general education.