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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

BELM Program Committee

Salah Badjou, Ph.D.

James McCusker, Ph.D.

SIben Dasgupta

Masoud Olia, Ph.D.

Frederick Driscoll, Dean

Bo Tao, Ph.D.

Michael Jackson, Chair, Mechanical

Mansour Zenouzi, Ph.D.

Ali Khabari, Ph.D., Chair, Electrical

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.

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

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.

Within three to five years after graduation, graduates of the Electromechanical Engineering program will:

  1. Contribute significantly in the design and development of complex electromechanical systems.
  2. Work effectively as members of multidisciplinary teams that analyze data critically, synthesize information and implement ethical solutions for the betterment of society.
  3. Prepare and present technical information professionally to various audiences.
  4. Further their education either through directed or independent studies to advance them personally and professionally.

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.

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.

DEGREE DETAILS

Total credits for degree: 177

This is a five year program, starting in the fall semester of the student’s first year and planned to end in the spring semester of the student’s fifth year.

Please see Graduation Requirements –Undergraduate for information about the English sequence and the humanities/social science elective requirement. The humanities/social science electives in the sophomore year are directed, one for engineering ethics, the other for contemporary and global issues.

BIOMEDICAL SYSTEMS ENGINEERING 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 , and BMED660 Biomedical Systems Engineering are taken as the two general electives and one engineering elective required for the BELM program. Students will then focus on the biomedical area while taking COOP400 Cooperative Work Semester I, COOP600 Cooperative Work Semester II, ELMC461 Electromechanical Design, ELMC831 Senior Design I, and ELMC881 Senior Design 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.

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 listed in the curriculum in italics. 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 ENGINEERING

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Summer Semester

Course

Course

Course

Freshman Year

ENGR100

Introduction to Engineering

4

ENGR160

Introduction to Engineering Design

4

 

CHEM380

Engineering Chemistry

4

COMP120

Computer Science I Using C

4

MATH285

Engineering Calculus I

4

MATH295

Engineering Calculus II

4

ENGLISH

English Sequence

4

PHYS310
Engineering Physics I

4

 

ENGLISH

English Sequence

4

TOTAL CREDITS

16

20

Sophomore Year

ELEC231

Network Theory I

4

ELEC244

Digital Systems

4

COOP300

Pre-Cooperative Work Term (Optional)

0

MATH625

Differential Equations

4

ELEC281

Network Theory II

4

 

PHYS320

Engineering Physics II

4

MECH252

Engineering Statics

3

ELECTIVE

General

3

MATH515

Multivariable Calculus

4

ELECTIVE

Humanities/Social Science

4

ELECTIVE

Humanities/Social Science

4

TOTAL CREDITS

19

19

Junior Year

ELEC443

Analog Circuit Design

4

ELEC471

Embedded Computer Systems

3

COOP400

Co-op Work Semester I

0

MECH302

Mechanics of Materials

4

ELMC461

Electromechanical Design

3

 

MECH505

Engineering Thermodynamics

4

MECH496

Materials Science

4

MATH890

Linear Algebra & Matrix Theory

4

MECH565

Engineering Fluids

4

ELECTIVE

General

3

MATH505

Probability and Statistics for Engineers

4

TOTAL CREDITS

19

18

0

Senior Year

ELEC584

Engineering Signals & Systems

4

ELEC820

Feedback and Control

4

COOP600

Co-op Work Semester II

0

ELEC586

Motors and Controls

4

MECH573

Engineering Dynamics

4

 

MECH595

Engineering Heat Transfer

4

MECH600

Advanced Mechanics of Materials

4

 

ELECTIVE

Humanities/Social Science

4

MECH620

Engineering Thermal Design

3

 

ELECTIVE

General

3

 

 

TOTAL CREDITS

19

15

0

Fifth Year

ELMC815

Electromechanical Systems I

4

ELMC870

Electromechanical Systems II

4

 

ELMC831

Senior Design I

4

ELMC881         

Senior Design II

4

ELECTIVE

Engineering

3

MGMT510

Engineering Economy

3

 

ELECTIVE

Humanities/Social Science

4

ELECTIVE

Humanities/Social Science

4

TOTAL CREDITS

15

15

Engineering

Leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree

Sandeep Dilwali

Director, Engineering – Interdisciplinary

Rubenstein Hall, Room 202A

617-989-4793

The Bachelor of Science in 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.

ENGINEERING PROGRAM 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

ENGINEERING 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.

DEGREE DETAILS

Total credits for degree: 134

This is a four year program, starting in the fall semester of the student’s first year and planned to end in the summer semester of the student’s fourth year.

Please see Graduation Requirements –Undergraduate for information about the English sequence and the humanities/social science elective requirement. The science elective must be a lab-based biology or chemistry course.

ENGINEERING-INTERDISCIPLINARY

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Summer Semester

Course

Course

Course

Freshman Year

ENGR100

Introduction to Engineering

4

ENGR160

Introduction to Engineering Design

4

 

MATH285

Engineering Calculus I

4

MATH295

Engineering Calculus II

4

ENGLISH

English Sequence

4

PHYS310
Engineering Physics I

4

ELECTIVE

Science

4

ENGLISH

English Sequence

4

TOTAL CREDITS

16

16

Sophomore Year

MATH625

Differential Equations

4

MATH515

Multivariable Calculus

4

COOP300

Pre-Cooperative Work Term (Optional)

0

PHYS320

Engineering Physics II

4

ELECTIVE

Minor

3

 

ELECTIVE

Computer Science

4

ELECTIVE

Engineering

4

ELECTIVE

Minor

3

ELECTIVE

Engineering

4

ELECTIVE

Engineering

4

ELECTIVE

Humanities/Social Science

4

TOTAL CREDITS

19

19

Junior Year

ELECTIVE

Minor

3

COOP400

Co-op Work Term I

0

ENGRXXX

Engineering Junior Design

4

ELECTIVE

Engineering

4

 

ELECTIVE

Engineering

4

ELECTIVE

Engineering

4

ELECTIVE

Management

3

ELECTIVE

Management

3

ELECTIVE

Humanities/Social Science

4

ELECTIVE

Humanities/Social Science

4

 

TOTAL CREDITS

18

0

15

Senior Year

COOP600

Co-op Work Term II

0

ENGR650

Engineering Senior Design I

4

ENGR655

Engineering Senior Design II

4

 

ELECTIVE

Engineering

4

ELECTIVE

Minor

3

ELECTIVE

Engineering

4

ELECTIVE

Math or Lab Science

4

ELECTIVE

Humanities/Social Science

4

ELECTIVE

Humanities/Social Science

4

TOTAL CREDITS

0

16

15

 

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