Resources are provided to help students stay on course to graduation. Information regarding course scheduling, advising requirements, faculty advisors, the competency exam, and when courses are taught are provided below.
Student Laptop Requirements
Students are expected to have their own laptops for use in several courses. The following page describes the hardware requirements students should consider when purchasing a laptop for
Requirements for graduation with a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering are found in the course catalog.
- 2017–2018 Catalog
- 2016–2017 Catalog
- 2015–2016 Catalog
- 2014–2015 Catalog
- 2013–2014 Catalog
- 2012–2013 Catalog
- 2011–2012 Catalog
- 2010–2011 Catalog
Recommended Course Sequence
Use the following flowcharts to assist you in planning your path to graduation.
- 2020–2021 8 Semester Plan
- 2016–2017 8 Semester Plan
- 2015–2016 8 Semester Plan
- 2014–2015 8 Semester Plan
- 2013–2014 8 Semester Plan
- 2012–2013 8 Semester Plan
Mechanical Engineering Faculty Mentors
Every student is assigned a faculty mentor to assist them in reaching their academic and career goals. Your faculty mentor can answer your questions and make recommendations regarding course sequencing and elective course selection, career options, preparing to enter the workforce, and applying to graduate schools. To find your faculty mentor, log on to your My BYU-Idaho account. They will be listed in the "Academic Summary" section.
- Bill Cooley web page, current schedule
- Russell Daines web page, current schedule
- Adam Dean web page, current schedule
- Alan Dutson, department chair web page, current schedule
- David Johnson web page, current schedule
- Garth Miller web page, current
schedule AaronSchellenberg web page, current schedule
Elective Course Availability
Elective mechanical engineering courses are rotated on a fixed schedule. See the mechanical engineering elective course schedule below.
See the current course catalog to determine which semesters elective courses taught by other programs are available.
Mechanical engineering Grants.
Mechanical engineering graduate programs at regional universities.
Mechanical Engineering Capstone Design Program
The purpose of the program is to provide a “capstone” type experience in which engineering students integrate the knowledge and skills they have obtained throughout their undergraduate curriculum to solve a real-world design problem.
Mechanical engineering is a respected profession which is charged foremost with maintaining public safety. Like those in the law and medical professions, many mechanical engineers in positions of responsibility are required to be professionally licensed.
Professional licensure is regulated at the state level, and licensure requirements may vary from state to state.
To become professionally licensed, all states require a minimum level of education, typically a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from an ABET accredited school, several years of professional experience working with licensed professional engineers, and satisfactory completion of a standard 8-hour exam.
Engineer in training (EIT)
The fastest route to professional licensure is to become an Engineer-in-Training (EIT) upon graduating with a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering. This is achieved by passing the national Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam during the final semester of one’s senior year and submitting an application to
Professional engineer (PE)
To become a licensed professional engineer (PE), most states require four years of professional experience under the supervision of a licensed PE after becoming an EIT. Passage of
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics compiles data on the mechanical engineering profession including education requirements, average salary, job growth outlook, and other information.
The Bachelor of Science degree program in Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
Program Educational Objectives
- Demonstrate and maintain faith in God and exhibit high standards of personal integrity and professional ethics through lifelong service to family, church, profession, and community. [Service]
- Provide leadership in their chosen field of endeavor through the application of effective interpersonal, communication, and teamwork skills. [Leadership]
- Apply fundamental principles of design and analysis to develop innovative solutions in an industrial and societal context. [Design]
- Maintain currency in their field through continued learning and education. [Lifelong Learning]
- Apply knowledge of fundamental math, science, and engineering principles. [Fundamentals]
- Design and conduct experiments and analyze the resulting data. [Experiments]
- Design components, systems, or processes necessary to meet product specifications and design constraints. [Engineering Design]
- Function well within a multidisciplinary team. [Team Work]
- Identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems. [Model and Solve]
- Maintain high ethical, moral, and professional standards. [Ethics]
- Communicate effectively in both oral and written format. [Communication]
- Understand the impact engineering has on the world.[Global Impact]
- Recognize the need for, and engage in life-long learning. [Continued Learning]
- Understand contemporary issues. [Contemporary Issues]
- Use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice. [Engineering Tools]
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