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College of Engineering and Technology

Frederick F. Driscoll, Dean
Dobbs Hall Room 205
617-989-4225

College Vision Statement

The College of Engineering and Technology offers thirteen areas of study with well-defined program objectives and outcomes that educate students for careers in computer science, engineering and engineering technology.  Students are able to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, Computer Networking, Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electromechanical Engineering, Engineering, Mechanical Engineering as well as Civil Engineering Technology, Computer Engineering Technology, Electronic Engineering Technology and Mechanical Engineering Technology. All of the College programs offer both breadth and depth and they provide the educational principles that our students gain in the classrooms and laboratories to prepare them for professional careers and to become lifelong learners in a changing technological and global environment. Students collaborate with one another on design projects and obtain professional experience during their two required cooperative work semesters. We teach our students to be critical thinkers so they know how to evaluate and use the information they obtain as well as solve challenging problems and analyze the results. We want our students to shape the future for the betterment of society.  Please view the web pages of the individual programs.

Departments

Interdepartmental Degree Programs

Electromechanical Engineering: Leading to the Bachelor of Science degree

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.

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, Ph.D.
  • Siben Dasgupta
  • Frederick Driscoll, Dean
  • Michael Jackson, Chair
  • Barbara Karanian
  • Ali Khabari, Ph.D.
  • James McCusker, Ph.D.
  • Masoud Olia, Ph.D.
  • Bo Tao, Ph.D.
  • Mansour Zenouzi, Ph.D.

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.

Electromechanical Engineering 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.

Electromechanical Engineering Program Outcomes

Students should demonstrate these abilities upon graduation:

  • ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental,  social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  • ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • ability to communicate effectively
  • broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • knowledge of contemporary issues
  • ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
  • knowledge of probability and statistics, including applications appropriate to the field of Electrical Engineering.
  • knowledge of mathematics through differential and integral calculus, basic sciences, computer science, and engineering sciences necessary to analyze and design complex electrical and electronic devices, software, and systems containing hardware and software components, as appropriate to the field of electrical engineering.
  • knowledge of advanced mathematics including differential equations, linear algebra, complex variables, and discrete mathematics.
  • knowledge of chemistry and calculus-based physics with depth in at least one.
  • the ability to apply advanced mathematics through multivariate calculus and differential equations
  • familiarity with statistics and linear algebra
  • the ability to work professionally in both thermal and mechanical systems areas including the design and realization of such systems.

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.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Course R L C
CHEM380 Engineering Chemistry 3 2 4
ENGLISH English Sequence† 4 0 4
ENGR100 Introduction to Engineering 2 4 4
MATH285 Engineering Calculus I 4 0 4
Total 13 6 16
Spring Semester Course R L C
COMP120 Computer Science I Using C 3 2 4
ENGLISH English Sequence† 3 0 3
ENGR160 Introduction to Engineering Design1 2 4 4
MATH295 Engineering Calculus II 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 0 3
MATH625 Differential Equations 4 0 4
PHYS320 Engineering Physics II 3 2 4
Total 16 4 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
MECH252 Engineering Statics1 3 0 3
MATH515 Multivariable Calculus 4 0 4
Total 15 4 17

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 0 3
ELEC443 Analog Circuit Design1 3 2 4
MATH890 Linear Algerba and Matrix Theory 4 0 4
MECH302 Mechanics of Materials1 3 2 4
MECH505 Engineering Thermodynamics 3 2 4
Total 16 6 19
Spring Semester Course R L C
ELEC471 Embedded Computer Systems1 2 2 3
ELMC461 Electromechanical Design1,3 1 4 3
MATH505 Probability & Statistics for Engineers 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 3 0 3
ELEC584 Engineering Signals and Systems1 3 2 4
ELEC586 Motors and Controls1 3 2 4
ELECTIVE General Elective2 3 0 3
MECH595 Engineering Heat Transfer1 4 0 4
Total 16 4 18
Spring Semester Course R L C
ELEC820 Feedback and Control1 3 2 4
ELECTIVE Upper Level Humanities or Social Science Elective* 4 0 4
MECH573 Engineering Dynamics1 4 0 4
MECH600 Advanced Mechanics of Materials1 3 2 4
MECH620 Engineering Thermal Design 1 4 3
Total 15 8 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 English sequence requirement.

* 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:

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.

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.

Interdisciplinary Engineering:

Leading to the Bachelor of Science degree

 

Sylvain Jaume, Director
The Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Engineering (BSEN) degree program is an innovative curriculum that provides students the flexibility to integrate an engineering course of study with electives of their choice to broaden their education for their professional and personal goals. Students in the program will customize their education, both their specialized area of engineering study and their personal directed studies, with a full-time faculty mentor. This program allows students to tailor an engineering curriculum with elective courses to expand their education beyond a single area of study. Students may plan to Study Abroad for one semester, ideally during the Junior year. The BSEN curriculum includes:

  • a set of core engineering courses,
  • a set of mathematics and science courses that support the engineering discipline,
  • a set of general education courses that provide the foundation to understand the role and responsibility of an engineer in society and in a global environment,
  • a set of elective courses that provide a pathway for a student’s  future goals, and
  • a set of interdisciplinary design courses that allow students to collaborate with one another on a variety of projects.

Program Mission Statement

The mission of this engineering program is to prepare students to become practicing engineers who are either entrepreneurs, engineering managers, system engineers, or engineers having multidisciplinary skills.

Program Educational Objectives

The educational objectives of this program, which describe the expectations of our graduates a few years after graduation, are as follows:

  • Develop creative solutions for the benefit of society while working on multidisciplinary engineering teams
  • Communicate effectively to present technical information to various audiences
  • Pursue directed or independent study to advance professionally


Program Outcomes

The program outcomes for this program are that upon graduation, the students should have:

  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering 
  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data 
  • an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability 
  • an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems 
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility 
  • an ability to communicate effectively
  • an ability to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context 
  • a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • a knowledge of contemporary issues 
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Course R L C
ENGR100 Introduction to Engineering 2 4 4
ELECTIVE Science Elective1 - - 4
ENGLISH English Sequence† 4 0 4
MATH285 Engineering Calculus I 4 0 4
Total - - 16
Spring Semester Course R L C
ELECTIVE Computer Science Elective - - 4
PHYS310 Engineering Physics I 3 2 4
ENGR160 Introduction to Engineering Design1 3 2 4
ENGLISH English Sequence† 3 0 3
MATH295 Engineering Calculus II 4 0 4
Total - - 19

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Course R L C
MATH625 Differential Equations 4 0 4
ELECTIVE Lower Level Social Science Elective 3 0 3
ELECTIVE Engineering Elective2 - - 4
ELECTIVE Directed Studies Elective2 - - 3
PHYS320 Engineering Physics II 3 2 4
Total - - 18
Spring Semester Course R L C
ELECTIVE Lower Level Social Science 3 0 3
ELECTIVE Engineering Elective2 - - 4
ELECTIVE Engineering Elective2 - - 4
ELECTIVE Directed Studies Elective2 - - 3
MATH515 Multivariable Calculus 4 0 4
ENGL350 Sophomore Writing Assessment 0 0 0
Total - - 18
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
ELECTIVE Upper Level Social Science or Humanities Elective* 4 0 4
ELECTIVE Engineering Elective2 - - 4
ELECTIVE Engineering Elective2 - - 4
ELECTIVE Management Elective - - 3
ELECTIVE Directed Studies Elective2 - - 3
Total - - 18
Spring Semester Course R L C
COOP400 Co-op Work Semester I 0
Summer Semester Course R L C
ENGRXXX Engineering Junior Design - - 4
ELECTIVE Upper Level Humanities or Social Science Elective* 4 0 4
ELECTIVE Engineering Elective2 - - 4
ELECTIVE Management Elective - - 3
Total - - 15

Senior Year

Fall Semester Course R L C
COOP600 Co-op Work Semester II 0
Spring Semester Course R L C
ENGR650 Engineering Senior Design I 1 6 4
ELECTIVE Engineering Elective2 - - 4
ELECTIVE Engineering Elective2 - - 4
ELECTIVE Communications Elective 3 0 3
Total - - 15
Summer Semester Course R L C
ENGR655 Engineering Senior Design II 1 6 4
ELECTIVE Upper Level Humanities or Social Science Elective* 4 0 4
ELECTIVE Math or Science Elective - - 4
ELECTIVE Directed Studies or General Elective2 - - 3
Total - - 15

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

Please refer to the English sequence requirement.

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

1Science elective must be either a chemistry or biology course with lab.

2Directed studies and engineering electives to be taken with the prior approval of the faculty advisor.

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