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Mechanical Engineering and Technology Department

Michael Jackson, Chair
Rubenstein Hall Room 208
617-989-4215

FACULTY

Professors

Ali Moazed

Mansour Zenouzi

Masoud Olia

Associate Professors

Harry Avakian

Richard L. Roberts

Anthony W. Duva

Peter S. Rourke

Michael E. Jackson

Ilie Talpasanu

Theodore Greene

Bo Tao

Xiaobin Le

Assistant Professors

Frank Caserta, Jr.

Robert Lind

Stephen Chomyszak

Gloria Ma

Haifa El-Sadi


DEPARTMENT VISION AND MISSION STATEMENT

The overall vision of the Mechanical Engineering & Technology department is to be recognized by the industries hiring the department’s graduates for providing an application driven core curriculum based on the traditions of a Wentworth practice based education.  Thru hands-on laboratory based projects and a co-operative work experience, graduates will be recognized by employers as productive contributors in their respective fields immediately after graduation.

The mission of Wentworth’s engineering & technology programs build upon Wentworth’s educational mission and curricular model used to assess the effectiveness of the educational programs. Central to Wentworth’s co-operative education is the use of design and project courses throughout the curriculum to assist students in the integration and application of new knowledge into their developing professional practice skills. Wentworth’s engineering & technology programs are intended to educate future engineers & technologists at the undergraduate level. Through a practice oriented education, they will be able to utilize technological advancements, contribute to innovative design solutions in a collaborative environment, and make appropriate decisions for their respective areas of professional responsibility.

DEGREE PROGRAMS

Mechanical Engineering

Leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree

The Mechanical Engineering (BSME) program is a four-year engineering program with an integrated project and laboratory based experience that provides a unique approach to applied learning. Grounded in a solid foundation of mathematics, science, and the humanities and social sciences, this program incorporates all the essential elements of a mechanical engineering curriculum.  Furthermore, this program is exceptional within the Institute because of innovative features such as integrating practical engineering design into courses throughout its study, extensive use of computers to solve engineering problems including developing detailed documentation for manufacturing, and a faculty committed to maintaining a curriculum which parallels industrial changes to continually satisfy the academic needs of students. The cornerstone of a Wentworth education is hands-on experience, which means BSME students spend a great deal of time working in our state-of-the-art laboratories. Students use computers and test equipment extensively to verify and develop principles of engineering in diverse areas such as statics, thermodynamics, material science, data acquisition, structural analysis, and machine design.

Mechanical Engineering (BSME) is a cooperative education program that provides students with one of the most important aspects of a Wentworth education. BSME students will complete 2 semesters of cooperative industrial work experience in fields related to Mechanical 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 BSME graduates are practical engineers, with expertise in 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.

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING PROGRAM 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.
  • Ensure graduates understand the value of life-long learning by continuing to learn and educate themselves.

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING PROGRAM OUTCOMES

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. To fulfill this goal, the program offers students a rigorous mathematically-based engineering education with a balanced laboratory experience 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 expect our graduates upon graduation to 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
  • the broad education necessary 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.

The Mechanical Engineering program at Wentworth is committed to a collaborative teaching model supported by its Industrial Program Advisory Committee providing the students access to many innovative educational opportunities.

DEGREE DETAILS

Total credits for degree: 137

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. NOTE: at least one humanities/social science elective must be in economics (courses prefixed ECON) and one must relate to ethics (such as PHIL450, Ethics, or similar course).

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT FOR GRADUATION

In addition to the general graduation requirements of the Institute, specific graduation requirements from the Mechanical Engineering (BSME) program with a Bachelor of Science degree include maintaining a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 for all technical courses.  The courses used to determine the cumulative grade point average for all BSME technical courses are shown 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.

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Summer Semester

Course

Course

Course

Freshman Year

MECH110

Introduction to Mechanical Engineering

4

MECH165

Mechanical Engineering Design

3

 

MECH130

Engineering Graphics

4

MATH295

Engineering Calculus II

4

MATH285

Engineering Calculus I

4

CHEM380

Engineering Chemistry

4

ENGLISH

English Sequence

4

PHYS310
Engineering Physics I

4

 

ENGLISH

English Sequence

4

TOTAL CREDITS

16

19

Sophomore Year

MECH252

Engineering Statics

3

MECH302

Mechanics of Materials

4

COOP300

Pre-Cooperative Work Term (Optional)

0

MECH505

Engineering Thermodynamics I

4

MECH317

Mechanical Design and Analysis

3

 

MATH515

Multivariable Calculus

4

MECH527

Engineering Thermodynamics II

4

PHYS320
Engineering Physics II

4

MATH625

Differential Equations

4

ELECTIVE

Humanities/Social Science

4

ELECTIVE

Humanities/Social Science

4

TOTAL CREDITS

19

19

Junior Year

MECH420

Design of Machine Elements

4

COOP400

Co-op Work Term I

0

MECH350

Engineering Instrumentation

2

MECH565

Engineering Fluid Mechanics

4

 

MECH496

Materials Science

4

ELEC320

Circuit Theory and Applications

3

MECH573

Dynamics

4

MATH505

Probability and Statistics for Engineers

4

MECH596

Engineering Heat Transfer

4

ELECTIVE

Humanities/Social Science

4

ELECTIVE

Mechanical

3

TOTAL CREDITS

19

0

17

Senior Year

COOP600

Co-op Work Term II

0

MECH610

Mechanical Vibrations

3

MECH650

Senior Mechanical Design II

4

 

MECH625

Simulation Based Design

4

ELECTIVE

Mechanical

3

MECHXXX

Manufacturing Engineering

3

ELECTIVE

General

3

ELECTIVE

Humanities/Social Science

4

ELECTIVE

Humanities/Social Science

4

TOTAL CREDITS

0

14

14

Mechanical Engineering Technology

Leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree

We are no longer accepting applications for this program. It will be phased out. This content remains as a reference for students currently in the program.

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. 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.

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 PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

  • 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

Students should demonstrate these abilities upon graduation:

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

 DEGREE DETAILS

Total credits for degree: 139

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. 

A 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 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

Elective II

MECH315  Kinematics

MECH375  Machine Design I

MECH290  Thermodynamics II

MECH380  Intro to HVAC Systems

MANF305  Computer Aided Manufacturing

Elective Approved by Department Chair

Elective III

Elective IV

MECH578  Special Topics

MECH486  Machine Design II

MECH562  Fluid Mechanics II

MECH485  Automatic Control Systems

MANF260  Quality Control

MECH540  Energy Analysis and Cogen

MANF500  Applied Robotics

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

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Summer Semester

Course

Course

Course

Freshman Year

COMP114

Structured Programming for Eng and Tech

3

MECH163

Mechanical Design I

3

 

MECH103

Intro to Eng and Tech

3

MATH250

Precalculus

4

MECH124

Mechanical Graphics OR

MANF195

Manufacturing Processes

4

MECH124

Mechanical Graphics OR

MANF195

Manufacturing Processes

4

MATH205

College Mathematics I

4

PHYS210

College Physics I

4

ENGLISH

English Sequence

4

ENGLISH

English Sequence

3

TOTAL CREDITS

18

18

Sophomore Year

MECH343

Statics

4

MECH180

Strength of Materials

4

COOP300

Pre-Cooperative Work Term (Optional)

0

MECH395

Mechanical CAD Apps I

4

MECH255

Thermodynamics I

4

 

ECON110
Economics

3

CHEM360

Chemistry I

4

MATH280

Calculus I

4

MATH290

Calculus II

4

PHYS220
College Physics II

4

ELECTIVE

Lower Level Social Science

3

TOTAL CREDITS

19

19

Junior Year

MECH270

Fluid Mechanics

4

COOP400

Co-op Work Term I

0

MECH530

Material Science

3

COMM400

Technical Communication

3

 

E:EC130

Electricity and Electronics

4

MATH510

Calculus III

4

MATH620

Applied Differential Equations I

4

ELECTIVE

Mechanical Elective I

3

ELECTIVE

Mechanical Elective II

3

ELECTIVE

Upper Level Humanities or Social Science

4

 

TOTAL CREDITS

18

0

14

Senior Year

COOP600

Co-op Work Term II

0

MECH460
Heat Transfer

4

MECH535

Dynamics

4

 

MECH591

Instrumentation and Measurement

3

MECH605

Mechanical CAD Apps II

4

ELECTIVE

Mechanical Elective III

3

MECH690

Mechanical Design Project

4

ELECTIVE

Upper Level Humanities or Social Science

4

ELECTIVE

Mechanical Elective IV

3

ELECTIVE

Upper Level Humanities or Social Science

4

 

TOTAL CREDITS

0

18

15

Minor – Manufacturing 

In this minor, students will become knowledgeable in current advanced manufacturing engineering process techniques as well as in six sigma, lean manufacturing, and advanced practices. This will better enable the student to consider industrial positions in manufacturing or graduate work in a manufacturing engineering program. Students will take the Certified Manufacturing Technologist (CMfgT) exam administered by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). This is the first step in the examination process for SME certification as a manufacturing engineer.

To earn the minor, students must complete five classes:

 

Course

 

Credits

Courses

COMM400 OR

PSYCXXX

Technical Communications OR

Organizational Psychology

3 or 4

ECON110 OR

MGMT510

Econmics I OR

Engineering Economy

3

MANF195

Manufacturing Processes I

4

MANF305

Computer-Aided Manufacturing

3

MANF605

Manufacturing Engineering

3

TOTAL CREDITS FOR MINOR

16 or 17

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