Mechanical engineering is a broad discipline covering a wide variety of potential specializations. The broad-based and general nature of a mechanical engineering program yields graduates of particular interest for various roles in industry. The career paths of mechanical engineers are largely determined by individual choices. Mechanical engineers research, develop, design, manufacture, and test tools, engines, machines, and other mechanical devices. They work on power-producing machines such as electric generators, internal combustion engines, and steam and gas turbines, as well as power-using machines such as refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment, machine tools, material handling systems, elevators and escalators, industrial production equipment, and robots used in manufacturing. Mechanical engineers also design tools that other engineers need for their work. Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines. Mechanical engineers may work in production operations in manufacturing or agriculture, maintenance, or technical sales; many are administrators or managers. To learn more about the difference between Mechanical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Technology please visit the ASME website
The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) is designed with two areas of specialization contained within the general degree offering a combination which is unique in Connecticut. Through deliberate choice of electives; students can opt for specializing in manufacturing or aerospace studies. The manufacturing specialization is based upon the School of Technology’s strength in this field and the aerospace specialization fulfills the regional requirements of industry. A specialization allows students to tailor the program to meet individual goals or interests, as well as, to address the changing needs of the industrial employers.
The Mechanical Engineering graduate entering industry would most likely aspire to an entry-level position in conceptual design, systems engineering, manufacturing, or product research & development. Some typical positions that graduates would have are design and development of aircraft, aircraft components, satellites, rockets, fuel cells and vehicles.
The Mechanical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (EAC of ABET) (11 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202 410/347-7700).
In addition to CCSU admissions standards, the undergraduate Mechanical Engineering (ME) program has the following coursework requirements:
- Completion of, or eligibility to enroll in, MATH 152 (Calculus I) and
- Completion of, or eligibility to enroll in, ENG 110 (Freshman Composition)
For clarification and interpretation of the above criteria for high school graduates, or transfer students, please click here.
For more information about general CCSU admissions standards please visit CCSU Admissions webpage at www.ccsu.edu/admissions
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Bachelor of Science in Mechanical EngineeringType of Degree:
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
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