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Mark Coen, Associate Registrar
617-989-4213
coenm@wit.edu

Office of the Registrar
Williston Hall 103
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Boston, MA 02115

Department of Electronics and Mechanical

Frederick F. Driscoll, Interim Department Head
Dobbs Hall Room 205
Phone: 617-989-4225

Michael E. Jackson, Assistant Department Head
Dobbs Hall Room 205
Phone: 617-989-4215

Electronics Faculty

Professors

  • Frederick F. Driscoll
  • Shankar Krishnan
  • Frank S. Spada

Associate Professors

  • L. Georges Chedid
  • Siben Dasgupta
  • Sandeep Dilwali
  • Scott Grenquist
  • Ali Khabari
  • Timothy M. Johnson
  • Joseph F. Santacroce

Assistant Professors

  • Salah Badjou
  • David Birkett
  • Angel DeCegama
  • Douglas Dow
  • Lili Ma

Mechanical Faculty

Professors

  • Ali R. Moazed
  • Masoud Olia
  • Mansour Zenouzi

Associate Professors

  • Harry Avakian
  • Anthony W. Duva
  • Michael E. Jackson
  • Theodore Greene
  • Richard L. Roberts
  • Peter S. Rourke
  • Bo Tao

Assistant Professors

  • Frank Caserta, Jr.
  • Xiaboin Le
  • Robert Lind
  • Gloria Ma
  • Ilie Talpasanu

Mission Statement

The Department of Electronics and Mechanical offers degree programs in engineering and technology which are rooted in Wentworth's rich tradition of project-based, experiential learning. The department strives to prepare its graduates for productive and challenging careers in private practice, industry, and government, and its programs provide a solid foundation for lifelong professional development. The curricula are comprehensive, rigorous, and well-balanced in the presentation of theory and problem- solving techniques. The primary objectives of the department's baccalaureate programs are to furnish students with the analytical and technical skills required for successful professional practice in their respective technical disciplines, to cultivate students' abilities to readily adapt to workplace changes, communicate proficiently, and to work effectively in a team environment.

The departmental faculty and staff also share a commitment to support student interest and pursuit of graduate study and professional certifications, as well as to encourage students to consider careers involving the design and manufacture of products. The high level of student and faculty participation in professional societies and club activities including: the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the Society of Automotive Engineers, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, National Alternative Training Consortium, National Center for Telecommunications Technologies, and the Society of Women Engineers have furnished significant external affiliations and sponsorships of special projects.

Wentworth Institute of Technology is also an approved participant in the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Technical Operations-Collegiate Training Initiative (AT-CTI) program. Certified degree programs include the Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering Technology and Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Technology.

Degree Programs

  • Bachelor of Science: Computer Engineering Technology
  • Bachelor of Science: Electromechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science: Electronic Engineering Technology
  • Bachelor of Science: Mechanical Engineering Technology

Computer Engineering Technology (BCOT)
Leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree

The Computer Engineering Technology (BCOT) program introduces students to both the hardware and software aspects of computers with emphasis on computer-related devices and systems. Students gain experience in both interfacing a computer for control applications and data communication, using a full range of equipment. The hardware courses cover basic digital electronics to computer architecture, and include operating and learning microprocessors, microcontrollers and microcomputers. The software courses begin with introductory computer science and advance to programming applications and operating systems. Other hardware courses include basic circuit theory, electronic devices, integrated circuits and applications, and data communications. During their course of studies students spend a minimum of two cooperative semesters in industry. Graduates, in addition to continuing their education at the graduate level, may seek employment in the design application, manufacturing, and testing of computer or computer-controlled equipment.

Computer Engineering Technology Program (BCOT) Mission Statement

The Computer Engineering Technology (BCOT) program introduces students to both the hardware and software aspects of computers with emphasis on computer-related devices and systems. Students gain experience in both interfacing a computer for control applications and data communication, using a full range of equipment. The hardware courses cover basic digital electronics to computer architecture, and include operating and learning microprocessors, microcontrollers and microcomputers. The software courses begin with introductory computer science and advance to programming applications and operating systems. Other hardware courses include basic circuit theory, electronic devices, integrated circuits and applications, and data communications. During their course of studies students spend a minimum of two cooperative semesters in industry. Graduates, in addition to continuing their education at the graduate level, may seek employment in the design application, manufacturing, and testing of computer or computer-controlled equipment.

Computer Engineering Technology Program (BCOT) Mission Statement

The program offers students a mathematically-based engineering technology education that provides the technical knowledge, problem solving-skills and hands-on experience needed for them to grow as intellectually inquisitive individuals and critically involved members of our society with a lifelong commitment to continued leaning. The Computer Engineering Technology baccalaureate (BCOT) degree program is a comprehensive four year program of study that is rooted in Wentworth’s rich tradition of project-based and experiential learning. The curriculum is rigorous and well balanced in the presentation of theory and problem solving techniques. The objective of coursework is to furnish students with the analytical and technical skills required for successful professional practice in the computer hardware related industries. The computer program also strives to provide its graduates with solid foundation for lifelong professional development, to cultivate students; abilities to readily adapt to workplace changes, to communicate proficiently and to work effectively in a team environment.

Computer Engineering Technology (BCOT) Program Objectives

  • Program graduates should demonstrate these abilities:
  • Develop competencies for successful long-term professional practice in the computer engineering disciplines.
  • Utilize analytical and technical skills to implement creativity and innovative approaches for the design and operation of microcomputer architecture, network systems and special purpose digital processes.
  • Actively participate in related professional societies and to continue growth in the professional learning that leads to certifications, licensing and graduate studies.
  • Effectively practice in the field of engineering and technology in a global environment through communication and embracement of societal issues, cultural diversity and different points of view.

Computer Engineering Technology Program Learning Outcomes

Students should demonstrate these abilities upon graduation:

  • The application of circuit analysis and design, computer programming, associated software, analog and digital electronics, and microcomputers to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of electrical/electronic systems.
  • The applications of physics or chemistry to electrical/electronic circuits in a rigorous mathematical environment above the level of algebra and trigonometry.
  • The ability to analyze, design and implement hardware and software to computer systems.
  • The ability to apply project management techniques to computer systems.
  • The ability to utilize statistics/probabilities, transform methods, discrete mathematics or applied differential equations in support of computer systems and network.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Course R L C
ELEC101 Intro. to Engineering and Technology 2 4 4
ELEC105 Circuit Theory I 3 2 4
ENGL100 English I 4 0 4
MATH205 College Mathematics I 3 2 4
Total 12 8 16
Spring Semester Course R L C
COMP120 Computer Science I Using C 3 2 4
ELEC163 Electronic Design I 1 4 3
ELEC195 Circuit Theory II 3 2 4
ENGL115 English II 3 0 3
MATH250 Precalculus 3 2 4
Total 13 10 18

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Course R L C
ELEC206 Semiconductor Devices 3 2 4
ELEC236 Logic Circuits 3 2 4
ELECTIVE Lower Level Social Science Elective 3 0 3
MATH280 Calculus I 4 0 4
PHYS210 College Physics I 3 2 4
Total 16 6 19
Spring Semester Course R L C
ELEC296 Digital Applications 3 2 4
ELEC306 Integrated Circuits with Applications 3 2 4
ELECTIVE Lower Level Social Science Elective 3 0 3
ENGL350 Writing Competency Assessment - - 0
MATH290 Calculus II 4 0 4
PHYS220 College Physics II 3 2 4
Total 16 6 19
Summer Semester Course R L C
COOP300 Pre-Cooperative Work Term (Optional) 0

Note: Prior to entering junior year courses, students must have completed all prerequisite courses above or have received permission from the department to enroll in upper-level courses.

Junior Year

Fall Semester Course R L C
COMM400 Technical Communications 2 2 3
ELEC415 Object Oriented Programming for Electronics 3 2 4
ELEC426 Data Communications 3 2 4
ELECTIVE Technical Elective1 - - 3
MATH510 Calculus III 4 0 4
Total - - 18
Spring Semester Course R L C
COOP400 Co-op Work Semester I 0
Summer Semester Course R L C
ELEC345 Microcontrollers and Embedded Computer Systems 3 2 4
ELEC486 Computer Systems Architecture 3 2 4
ELEC505 Linear Network Analysis 3 2 4
ELEC516 Computer Communication and Networks 3 2 4
Total 12 8 16

Senior Year

Fall Semester Course R L C
COOP600 Co-op Work Semester II 0
Spring Semester Course R L C
COMP605 Introduction to Operating Systems 2 2 3
ELEC595 Digital Control Systems 3 2 4
ELEC596 Introduction to Digital Signal Processing 3 2 4
ELECTIVE Upper Level Humanities or Social Science Elective* 4 0 4
ELECTIVE Upper Level Humanities or Social Science Elective* 4 0 4
Total 16 6 19
Summer Semester Course R L C
ELEC667 Advanced Programmable Logic 2 2 3
ELEC675 Digital Communication Systems 3 2 4
ELEC685 Senior Design Project 1 6 4
ELECTIVE Upper Level Humanities or Social Science Elective* 4 0 4
Total 10 10 15

R=Class Hours Per Week, L=Lab Hours Per Week, C=Semester Credit Hours

*Please refer to the upper level humanities/social science elective requirement.

1Courses selected with the Faculty Advisor as necessary to complement and to broaden the student's background.

Electromechanical Engineering (BELM)

The Electromechanical Engineering (BELM) program is a five-year engineering program with a dynamic interdisciplinary character and unique approach to learning. Grounded in a solid foundation of mathematics, science, and the humanities and social sciences, this program incorporates all the essential elements of an electrical and mechanical engineering curriculum. This program features engineering design courses throughout its five-year study, extensive use of computers to solve engineering problems, and a faculty committee management structure that responds quickly to industrial changes and the academic needs of students. Wentworth stresses the importance of hands-on experience, which means BELM students spend a great deal of time working in our state-of-the-art laboratories. Computers and microprocessors are a large part of the program; students use computers and test equipment extensively to verify and develop principles of engineering in diverse areas such as mechanics of materials, embedded microcontroller systems, analog and digital circuit design, thermodynamics, vibrations, materials science, feedback controls, and machine design.

Biomedical Systems Engineering Option

Students enrolled in the Electromechanical Engineering (BELM) program may choose the option of developing a concentration in Biomedical Systems Engineering, as shown in footnote number three below.

Career Opportunities

Electromechanical Engineering (BELM) is a cooperative education program which provides students with one of the most important aspects of a Wentworth education. BELM students will complete at least two non-consecutive semesters of paid full-time cooperative work experience in industry in fields related to electromechanical engineering. This experience gives Wentworth students an advantage over their peers at graduation. Graduates may continue their studies at the graduate level or pursue an industrial career. Wentworth BELM graduates are multidisciplinary engineers, with expertise in electrical and mechanical engineering, and as such, are in high demand and well prepared to meet the professional challenges of a constantly changing and increasingly global work force. Students who choose the Biomedical Systems Engineering concentration further expand their career opportunities.

Program Committee Members

  • Harry Avakian
  • Salah Badjou
  • L. Georges Chedid
  • Siben Dasgupta
  • Frederick Driscoll, Program Chair
  • Barbara Karanian
  • Masoud Olia
  • Mansour Zenouzi

Electromechanical Engineering Program Mission Statement

The mission of this interdisciplinary electrical and mechanical program is to prepare students to become practicing engineers who will become innovative problem solvers in industry, government, and academia.

Program Objectives

To achieve this goal, our graduates will:

  • Have the technical proficiency in both electrical and mechanical engineering to solve multidisciplinary problems that involve system-level analysis, modeling, and design
  • Work effectively as members of multidisciplinary teams that analyze data critically, synthesize information, and implement ethical solutions for the betterment of society
  • Possess communication skills necessary to present technical information professionally to various audiences
  • Have the educational background and desire to pursue both directed and independent study that will advance them personally and professionally

The Electromechanical Engineering program at Wentworth is committed to both a collaborative teaching model and a committee management structure thereby providing the students access to many innovative interdisciplinary educational opportunities.

Special Requirements for Graduation

In addition to the general graduation requirements of the Institute, specific graduation requirements from the Electromechanical Engineering (BELM) program with a Bachelor of Science degree include:

1) Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 for all technical courses. The courses used to determine the cumulative grade point average for all BELM technical courses are shown with a footnote in the curriculum shown below. If another Wentworth course is substituted for one of these listed courses, the substitute course will be calculated into this cumulative grade point average for all technical courses.

2) The student must demonstrate proof of taking the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam, also known as the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) Exam. Submission to the Registrar of a photocopy of the exam results is required. The FE exam may be taken in the spring semester of the fourth year, or the fall semester of the fifth year.

Electromechanical Engineering3 (BELM)

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Course R L C
CHEM360 Chemistry I 3 2 4
ENGL100 English I 4 0 4
ENGR100 Introduction to Engineering 2 4 4
MATH265 Engineering Mathematics I 3 2 4
Total 12 8 16
Spring Semester Course R L C
COMP120 Computer Science I Using C 3 2 4
ENGL115 English II 3 0 3
ENGR160 Introduction to Engineering Design 2 4 4
MATH280 Calculus I 4 0 4
PHYS310 Engineering Physics I 3 2 4
Total 15 8 19

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Course R L C
ELECTIVE Lower Level Social Science Elective 3 0 3
ELEC231 Network Theory I1 3 2 4
ELECTIVE General Elective2,3 - - 3
MATH290 Calculus II 4 0 4
PHYS320 Engineering Physics II 3 2 4
Total - - 18
Spring Semester Course R L C
ELECTIVE Lower Level Social Science Elective 3 0 3
ELEC244 Digital Systems1 3 2 4
ELEC281 Network Theory II1 2 2 3
MECH251 Engineering Statics1 3 2 4
ENGL350 Writing Competency Assessment - - 0
MATH510 Calculus III 4 0 4
Total 15 6 18

Note: Prior to entering junior year courses, students must have completed all admission requirements and any additional prerequisites or have received permission from the Program Committee or Department Head to enroll in upper-level courses.

Junior Year

Summer Semester Course R L C
COOP300 Pre-Cooperative Work Term (Optional) 0
Fall Semester Course R L C
ELECTIVE General Elective2,3 - - 3
ELEC443 Analog Circuit Design1 3 2 4
MATH620 Applied Differential Equations I 4 0 4
MECH302 Mechanics of Materials1 3 2 4
MECH505 Engineering Thermodynamics 3 2 4
Total - - 19
Spring Semester Course R L C
ELEC471 Embedded Computer Systems1 2 2 3
ELMC461 Electromechanical Design1,3 1 4 3
MATH890 Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory 4 0 4
MECH496 Materials Science1 3 2 4
MECH565 Engineering Fluids1 3 2 4
Total 13 10 18
Summer Semester Course R L C
COOP400 Co-op Work Semester I3 0

Senior Year

Fall Semester Course R L C
COMM400 Technical Communications 2 2 3
ELEC584 Engineering Signals and Systems1 3 2 4
ELEC586 Motors and Controls1 3 2 4
MATH505 Probability and Statistics for Engineers 3 2 4
MECH595 Engineering Heat Transfer1 3 2 4
Total 14 10 19
Spring Semester Course R L C
ELEC820 Feedback and Control1 3 2 4
ELECTIVE Upper Level Humanities or Social Science Elective* 4 0 4
MECH572 Engineering Dynamics1 3 2 4
MECH600 Advanced Mechanics of Materials1 3 2 4
MECH620 Engineering Thermal Design 1 4 3
Total 14 10 19
Summer Semester Course R L C
COOP600 Co-op Work Semester II3 0

Fifth Year

Fall Semester Course R L C
ELECTIVE Engineering Elective1, 2,3 - - 3
ELECTIVE Upper Level Humanities or Social Science Elective* 4 0 4
ELMC815 Electromechanical Systems I1 3 2 4
ELMC831 Senior Design I1,3 1 6 4
Total - - 15
Spring Semester Course R L C
ELECTIVE Upper Level Humanities or Social Science Elective* 4 0 4
ELMC870 Electromechanical Systems II1 3 2 4
ELMC881 Senior Design II1,3 1 6 4
MGMT510 Engineering Economy 3 0 3
Total 11 8 15

R=Class Hours Per Week, L=Lab Hours Per Week, C=Semester Credit Hours

* Please refer to the upper level humanities/social science elective requirement.

1Courses used to determine the cumulative grade point average (GPA) for Electromechanical Engineering (BELM) technical courses. If another Wentworth course is substituted, the substitute course will be used in the calculation of the technical course GPA. Engineering elective must be approved by the faculty advisor.

2Courses selected with the faculty advisor as necessary to complement and to broaden the student's background.

3 Biomedical Systems Engineering Concentration Option
Students enrolled in the Electromechanical Engineering (BELM) program may choose the option of developing a concentration in Biomedical Systems Engineering. The Biomedical Systems Engineering option requirement consists of 6 courses and 2 Cooperative Work Semesters as follows:

The three BMED electives listed below will be taken as the two General Electives and Engineering Elective required in the BELM program:

BMED260 Physiology for Engineers I
BMED460 Physiology for Engineers II
BMED660 Biomedical Systems Engineering

Students in the Biomedical Systems Engineering option will focus on the biomedical area while taking the three required BELM courses and two Cooperative Work Semesters listed below.

ELMC461 Electromechanical Design
ELMC831 Senior Design I
ELMC881 Senior Design II
COOP400 Cooperative Work Semester I
COOP600 Cooperative Work Semester II

Students will work with their faculty advisor to develop a design proposal and cooperative work semester assignment that satisfies the biomedical systems engineering requirement.

Note: The biomedical systems engineering concentration courses will be offered only if there is sufficient student interest and enrollment.

Electronic Engineering Technology (BEET)
Leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree

Students entering the Electronic Engineering Technology (BEET) program develop a thorough foundation in circuit analysis and solid-state principles. The program is design-oriented and students are encouraged to probe deeply into the areas they find to be of special interest to them. Approximately 40 percent of the program is devoted to computer-integrated laboratory work. This provides the student with essential “hands-on” familiarity with electronic circuits, components, and systems, including data acquisition and process control, and related software programs. Technical competence is established in the use of modern laboratory instruments, stressing experimental procedures and techniques. Electronic Engineering Technology (BEET) is a cooperative education program which provides students with the opportunity to take part in a paid work experience in industry for a minimum of two non-consecutive semesters. Graduates, in addition to continuing their education at the graduate level, may seek design and manufacturing positions as engineering technologists where an applications oriented background is necessary.

Electronic Engineering Technology Program (BEET) Mission Statement

The program’s mission is to offer students a mathematically-based engineering technology education that provides the technical knowledge, problem solving-skills and hands-on experience needed for them to grow as intellectually inquisitive individuals and critically involved members of our society with a lifelong commitment to continued leaning. The Electronic Engineering Technology baccalaureate (BEET) degree program is a comprehensive four year program of study that is rooted in Wentworth’s rich tradition of project-based and experiential learning. The curriculum is rigorous and well balanced in the presentation of theory and problem solving techniques. The objective of coursework is to furnish students with the analytical and technical skills required for successful professional practice in the various electronics related industries. The Electronics program also strives to provide its graduates with solid foundation for lifelong professional development, to cultivate students; abilities to readily adapt to workplace changes, to communicate proficiently and to work effectively in a team environment.

Electronic Engineering Technology Program Objectives

Program graduates should demonstrate the abilities:

  • To develop competencies for successful long-term professional practice in the various electronic and electrical disciplines.
  • To utilize analytical and technical skills to implement creativity and innovative approaches for the design and operation of electronic/electrical systems.
  • To actively participate in related professional societies and to continue growth in the professional learning that leads to certifications, licensing and graduate studies.
  • To effectively practice in the field of engineering and technology in a global environment through communication and embracement of societal issues, cultural diversity and different points of view.

Electronics Engineering Technology Program Learning Outcomes

Students should demonstrate these abilities upon graduations.

  • The application of electric circuits, computer programming, associated software, analog and digital electronics, and microcomputers, operating systems, and local area network to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of computer systems and associated software systems.
  • The applications of physics or chemistry to computer systems in a rigorous mathematical environment above the level of algebra and trigonometry.
  • The ability to analyze, design and implement control systems, instrumentation systems, communications systems, computer systems and power systems.
  • The ability to apply project management techniques to electrical/electronic systems.
  • The ability to utilize statistics/probabilities, transform methods, discrete mathematics or applied differential equations in support of electrical/ electronic systems.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Course R L C
ELEC101 Intro. to Engineering and Technology 2 4 4
ELEC105 Circuit Theory I 3 2 4
ENGL100 English I 4 0 4
MATH205 College Mathematics I 3 2 4
Total 12 8 16
Spring Semester Course R L C
COMP120 Computer Science I Using C 3 2 4
ELEC163 Electronic Design I 1 4 3
ELEC195 Circuit Theory II 3 2 4
ENGL115 English II 3 0 3
MATH250 Precalculus 3 2 4
Total 13 10 18

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Course R L C
ELEC206 Semiconductor Devices 3 2 4
ELEC236 Logic Circuits 3 2 4
ELECTIVE Lower Level Social Science Elective 3 0 3
MATH280 Calculus I 4 0 4
PHYS210 College Physics I 3 2 4
Total 16 6 19
Spring Semester Course R L C
ELEC296 Digital Applications 3 2 4
ELEC306 Integrated Circuits with Applications 3 2 4
ELECTIVE Social Science Elective 3 0 3
ENGL350 Writing Competency Assessment 0 0 0
MATH290 Calculus II 4 0 4
PHYS220 College Physics II 3 2 4
Total 16 6 19
Summer Semester Course R L C
COOP300 Pre-Cooperative Work Term (Optional)   0

Note: Prior to entering junior year courses, students must have completed all prerequisite courses above or have received permission from the department to enroll in upper-level courses.

Junior Year

Fall Semester Course R L C
COMM400 Technical Communications 2 2 3
ELEC415 Object Oriented Programming for Electronics 3 2 4
ELEC467 Electric Machines and Transformers 3 2 4
ELECTIVE Technical Elective1 - - 3
MATH510 Calculus III 4 0 4
Total - - 18
Spring Semester Course R L C
COOP400 Co-op Work Semester I 0
Summer Semester Course R L C
ELEC345 Microcontrollers and Embedded Computer Systems 3 2 4
ELEC496 Advanced Sensors and Interfacing Systems 3 2 4
ELEC505 Linear Network Analysis 3 2 4
ELEC510 Discrete Signals and Systems 3 2 4
Total 12 8 16

Senior Year

Fall Semester Course R L C
COOP600 Co-op Work Semester II 0
Spring Semester Course R L C
ELEC575 Digital Signal Processing 3 2 4
ELEC585 Electromagnetics 3 2 4
ELEC605 Senior Design Project I 1 4 3
ELECTIVE Upper Level Humanities or Social Science Elective* 4 0 4
ELECTIVE Upper Level Humanities or Social Science Elective* 4 0 4
Total 15 8 19
Summer Semester R L C
ELEC625 Feedback Control Systems 3 2 4
ELEC675 Digital Communication Systems 3 2 4
ELEC695 Senior Design Project II 1 4 3
ELECTIVE Upper Level Humanities or Social Science Elective* 4 0 4
Total 11 8 15

R=Class Hours Per Week, L=Lab Hours Per Week, C=Semester Credit Hours

*Please refer to the upper level humanities/social science elective requirement.

1Courses selected with the Faculty Advisor as necessary to complement and to broaden the student's background.

Mechanical Engineering Technology (BMET)
Leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree

This program provides students with a fundamental background in basic mathematics, physics, and related technical sciences and specialty areas such as strength of materials, mechanical graphics, mechanical design, CAD, thermal sciences, electricity and electronics, and fluid mechanics. The cornerstone of a Wentworth education is hands-on experience, which means BMET students spend a great deal of time actively participating in laboratory activities. Classroom study of engineering technology fundamentals is balanced with appropriate laboratory experience emphasizing both oral and written communication skills. The first two semesters of this program are offered in two different sequences to ensure adequate laboratory time and the remaining semesters are in unison. The Mechanical Engineering Technology Baccalaureate program (BMET) is a cooperative education program in which all students spend at least two semesters in industry, alternating with their last four semesters in classes on campus. Graduates may continue their studies at the graduate level or pursue and industrial career. Wentworth BMET graduates are practical engineers, with expertise in the application of mechanical engineering technology, and as such, are in high demand and well prepared to meet the professional challenges of a constantly changing and increasingly global workforce.

Mechanical Engineering Technology Mission

As an extension of the Institute’s philosophy, the program’s mission is to admit qualified high school graduates and prepare them for a productive professional career in Mechanical Engineering Technology. To fulfill this goal, the program offers students a mathematically-based engineering technology education that provides the technical knowledge and problem-solving skills needed for them to grow as intellectually inquisitive individuals and critically involved members of our society with a lifelong commitment to continued learning. We provide our graduates with hands-on experience in the following technical expertise areas through technical laboratory practice.

  • Mechanical Design Fluid Mechanics
  • Computer Aided Design Thermal Sciences
  • Material Science Strength of Materials
  • Manufacturing Processes

Mechanical Engineering Technology Objectives

The long term objectives of the program are to ensure graduates succeed in their chosen field by:

  • Providing the foundation of technical skills necessary for career advancement in the field of Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Ensure graduates understand the value of lifelong learning by continuing to learn and educate themselves
  • Imparting the skills necessary to apply mechanical design fundamentals to analyze problems and provide reasonable solutions

Mechanical Engineering Technology Program Outcomes

To understand and implement the fundamentals of the Mechanical Design Process

  • To have the ability to work effectively on a design team
  • To have depth in experience and understanding in the development of detailed engineering drawings through computer Aided Design
  • To be able to apply their practical education, analytical reasoning, and creative skills toward the resolution of issues that our scientific, technological, and social
  • To be able to incorporate professional standards and ethics into their engineering technology application projects
  • To be proficient in both oral and written communication skills as applied to both technical and social endeavors

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Course R L C
COMP114 Structured Programming for Engineering and Technology 2 2 3
ENGL100 English I 4 0 4
MATH205 College Mathematics I 3 2 4
MECH103 Introduction to Engineering and Technology 2 2 3
MECH124 or
MANF195
Mechanical Graphics (A-track)
Manufacturing Processes(B-track)
2 4 4
Total 13 10 18
Spring Semester Course R L C
ENGL115 English II 3 0 3
MATH250 Precalculus 3 2 4
PHYS210 College Physics I 3 2 4
MECH163 Mechanical Design I 1 4 3
MANF195 or
MECH124
Manufacturing Processes (A-track)
Mechanical Graphics (B-track)
2 4 4
Total 12 12 18

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Course R L C
ECON110 Economics 3 0 3
MATH280 Calculus I 4 0 4
PHSY220 College Physics II 3 2 4
MECH343 Statics 3 2 4
MECH395 Mechanical CAD Applications I 2 4 4
Total 15 8 19
Spring Semester Course R L C
ELECTIVE Lower Level Social Science Elective 3 0 3
MECH255 Thermodynamics I 3 2 4
ENGL350 Writing Competency Assessment - - -
MATH290 Calculus II 4 0 4
MECH180 Strength of Materials 3 2 4
CHEM360 Chemistry I 3 2 4
Total - - 19
Summer Semester Course R L C
COOP300 Pre-Cooperative Work Term (Optional) 0

Note: Prior to entering junior year courses, students must have completed all prerequisite courses above or have received permission from the department to enroll in upper-level courses.

Junior Year

Fall Semester Course R L C
COMM400 Technical Communications 2 2 3
ELECTIVE Mechanical Elective I1 - - 3
ELECTIVE Upper Level Humanities or Social Science Elective* 4 0 4
MATH510 Calculus III 4 0 4
MECH270 Fluid Mechanics 3 2 4
Total - - 18
Spring Semester Course R L C
COOP400 Co-op Work Semester I 0
R L C
Summer Semester Course R L C
ELEC130 Electricity and Electronics 3 2 4
MATH620 Applied Differential Equations I 4 0 4
ELECTIVE Mechanical Elective II1 - - 3
MECH530 Material Science 2 2 3
Total - - 14

Senior Year

Fall Semester Course R L C
COOP600 Co-op Work Semester II 0
Spring Semester Course R L C
ELECTIVE Upper Level Humanities or Social Science Elective* 4 0 4
ELECTIVE Upper Level Humanities or Social Science Elective* 4 0 4
ELECTIVE Mechanical Elective III1 - - 3
MECH460 Heat Transfer 4 0 4
MECH591 Instrumentation and Measurement 1 4 3
Total - - 18
Summer Semester Course R L C
ELECTIVE Upper Level Humanities or Social Science Elective* 3 2 4
ELECTIVE Mechanical Elective IV1 - - 3
MECH605 Mechanical CAD Applications II 2 4 4
MECH690 Mechanical Design Project 1 6 4
Total - - 15

R=Class Hours Per Week, L=Lab Hours Per Week, C=Semester Credit Hours

*Please refer to the upper level humanities/social science elective requirement.

1A total of 12 semester credit hours of mechanical electives must be taken as a part of this program. After consultation with their faculty advisor, students should select and successfully complete courses to support their desired area of specialization from the elective offerings I, II, III, and IV, listed below: Elective areas include the field of Machine Design, Thermo-Fluids Design and Manufacturing (students are prepared to take the Fundamentals of Manufacturing Exam through the Society of Manufacturing). Additional courses approved by the advisor or department head will also satisfy the elective requirements.

Elective I: MECH315 Kinematics or MECH290 Thermodynamics II or MANF305 Computer Aided Manufacturing

Elective II: MECH375 Machine Design I or MECH380 Introduction to HVAC Systems or other elective approved by advisor and department head

Elective III: MANF260 Quality Control or MECH578 Special Topics or MECH562 Fluid Mechanics II

Elective IV: MANF500 Applied Robotics or MECH468 Machine Design II or MECH485 Automatic Control Systems or MECH540 Energy Analysis and Cogeneration for Building Facilities

Elective numbers indicate normal semester offerings however, courses may also be offered at times in addition to normal offerings.

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