Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Offered By: College of Science, Engineering, & Technology

BS in Mechanical Engineering

The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering was developed with industry guidance to address the broad, foundational knowledge and skills required to be contributors in fields such as mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, systems engineering, manufacturing engineering, design engineering, project engineering, and engineering sales. This program teaches topics and assesses competency in mechanical design principles; solid, structural, and fluid mechanics; thermodynamics, thermofluids, materials science, heat transfer, circuits, robotics, power, and controls.

This program integrates math, chemistry, physics, biology, and computer programming with an emphasis on critical thinking, problem solving, real-world application and practical project management experience. In addition, students develop valuable workplace skills, including effective communication, teamwork, initiative, strong work ethic, analytical skills, adaptability and self-confidence. Students learn professional and ethical practices associated with engineering through the lens of the University’s Christian worldview. For more information regarding the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering view our Academic Catalog.

The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering program is accredited by Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

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Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

  • Graduates will meet or exceed the expectations of employers of Mechanical Engineers
  • Qualified graduates will pursue advanced learning if desired
  • Graduates will pursue leadership roles in their profession and/or communities
  • Graduates will apply Christian principles of stewardship and discipline with a commitment to professional and ethical standards

Student Outcomes (SOs)

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

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Domains

  1. Mathematics and Science Foundations -
    • Identify a need or problem that can be solved with engineering
    • Verify a solution to a complex engineering problem using principles of mathematics
    • Synthesize algebraic math techniques to solve an engineering problem
    • Apply differential and integral calculus to an engineering problem
    • Apply statistical methods to the assessment of engineering data and/or design of experiments
    • Apply principles of natural science to solving engineering problems
    • Create an engineering model using fundamentals of natural science and mathematics
    • Establish known and unknown variables/parameters in an engineering problem
  2. Ethical and Professional Responsibilities -
    • Identify ethical considerations and professional responsibilities relevant to real-world engineering problems
    • Justify the importance of engineering standards in engineering solutions
    • Evaluate the economic impact of engineering solutions in a societal and global context
    • Examine global, economic, environmental, and societal constraints on an engineering solution
  3. Communications and Teamwork -
    • Demonstrate effective written communication of data interpretation, analyses, and results to a technical audience
    • Demonstrate effective oral communication of data interpretation, analyses, and results to a technical audience
    • Communicate concise technical information in writing to a non-technical audience
    • Communicate concise technical information orally to a non-technical audience
    • Collaborate within a team to establish goals and plan tasks
    • Collaborate within a team to accomplish project objectives
  4. Engineering Design and Build -
    • Incorporate engineering standards into a given problem or engineering solution
    • Apply engineering design principles to a real-world engineering problem
    • Implement economic principles into an engineering project
    • Construct a computational model to support an engineering design
  5. Engineering Test and Analysis -
    • Explain the purpose of the engineering experiment/test
    • Apply engineering standards, principles, and assumptions to the experiment/test design and execution
    • Analyze and interpret engineering experiment/test data
    • Formulate conclusions based on data using engineering judgment
  6. Application of Mechanical Engineering Knowledge -
    • Demonstrate innovative thinking through the creation of a solution(s) to an open-ended engineering problem
    • Examine and incorporate relevant research literature to support a solution(s) to an engineering problem
    • Develop initiative to acquire and critically assess new knowledge

Enrollment Numbers

Enrollment Data for BS in Mechanical Engineering

Academic Year FT/PT 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Total Undergraduates Total Graduates
2021-2022 FT 177 61 66 44 0 348 0
PT 7 25 20 34 0 86 7
2020-2021 FT 151 73 74 64 0 362 45
PT 6 12 16 35 0 69 26
2019-2020 FT 116 72 77 64 0 329 48
PT 3 16 24 20 0 63 10
2018-2019 FT 121 81 74 29 0 305 20
PT 5 19 17 9 0 50 7

Last Updated on November 30, 2021

Faculty

GCU Engineering uses a multidisciplinary approach to engineering education, with collaboration across all programs. Faculty are typically assigned to a primary program but instruct across multiple disciplines according to their subject matter expertise.

  • Janet Brelin-Fornari, PhD, PE
    Associate Dean and Professor
    Engineering
  • Richard Mulski, EdD
    Assistant Dean and Assistant Professor
    Engineering
  • David Kwartowitz, PhD
    Professor and Area Chair
    Biomedical Engineering
  • Jeffrey La Belle, PhD
    Professor
    Biomedical Engineering, Research
  • Michael Awaah, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Electrical Engineering
  • ByungCheol Lee, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Industrial Engineering
  • Amr Metwally, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Electrical Engineering
  • Cassandra Wright, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Biomedical Engineering
  • Donald Ellis, MEng, MS, MBA
    Associate Professor
    Electrical Engineering
  • Michael De Gregorio, PhD
    Assistant Professor and Area Chair
    Mechanical Engineering
  • Samantha Russell, MS
    Assistant Professor
    Electrical Engineering
  • Kyle Jones, PhD
    Instructor
    Biomedical Engineering
  • Eugene Kong, PhD
    Instructor
    Mechanical Engineering
  • Kyle Staggs, PhD
    Instructor
    Biomedical Engineering
  • Kevin Williams, PhD
    Instructor
    Mechanical Engineering
  • Luciano Albuquerque, MEng
    Instructor
    Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering
  • Greg Bullock, MS
    Instructor
    Mechanical Engineering
  • Dina Higgins, MS, PE
    Instructor
    Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Jennifer Peterson, MS
    Instructor
    Mechanical Engineering
  • Craig Price, MS
    Instructor
    Mechanical Engineering
  • Li Tan, MS
    Instructor
    Mechanical Engineering
  • Christine Emily Tomforde, MS
    Instructor
    Mechanical Engineering

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