Electromechanical Engineering Program

Mission of the Program

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 Outcomes

(a)

Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

(b)

Ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

(c)

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

(d)

Ability to function on multidisciplinary teams

(e)

Ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

(f)

Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

(g)

Ability to communicate effectively

(h)

Broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

(i)

Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

(j)

Knowledge of contemporary issues

(k)

Ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Educational Objectives

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

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

Curriculum

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

  • ENGL100 English I
  • MATH285 Engineering Calculus I
  • CHEM380 Engineering Chemistry
  • ENGR100 Introduction to Engineering
  • Total Credits: 16

Spring Semester

  • ENGL130 English II
  • MATH295 Engineering Calculus II
  • PHYS310 Engineering Physics I
  • ENGR160 Introduction to Engineering Design
  • COMP120 Computer Science I Using C
  • Total Credits: 20

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

  • ELECTIVE Humanities/Social Science (HUSS) Elective
  • MATH625 Differential Equations
  • PHYS320 Engineering Physics II
  • ELEC231 Network Theory I1
  • ELECTIVE General Elective2,3
  • Total Credits: 19

Spring Semester

  • ELECTIVE HUSS Elective
  • MATH515 Multivariable Calculus
  • ELEC281 Network Theory II1
  • ELEC244 Digital Systems1
  • MECH252 Engineering Statics1
  • ENGL350 Writing Competency Assessment
  • Total Credits: 20

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

Summer Semester

  • COOP300 Optional Cooperative Education
  • Total Credits: 0

Junior Year

Fall Semester

  • ELECTIVE General Elective2,3
  • MATH890 Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory
  • ELEC443 Analog Circuit Design1
  • MECH302 Mechanics of Materials1
  • MECH505 Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Total Credits: 19

Spring Semester

  • MATH505 Probability and Statistics for Engineers
  • ELEC471 Embedded Computer Systems1
  • MECH565 Engineering Fluids1
  • MECH496 Materials Science1
  • ELMC461 Electromechanical Design1,3
  • Total Credits: 18

Summer Semester

  • COOP400 Cooperative Education I3
  • Total Credits: 0

Senior Year

Fall Semester

  • ELEC584 Engineering Signals and Systems1
  • ELEC586 Motors and Controls1
  • MECH596 Engineering Heat Transfer1
  • ELECTIVE General Elective2,3
  • ELECTIVE HUSS Eelective
  • Total Credits: 19

Spring Semester

  • ELEC820 Feedback and Control1
  • MECH573 Engineering Dynamics1
  • MECH600 Advanced Mechanics of Materials1
  • MECH620 Engineering Thermal Design1
  • Total Credits: 15

Summer Semester

  • COOP600 Cooperative Education II
  • Total Credits: 0

Fifth Year

Fall Semester

  • ELECTIVE Humanities or Social Science Elective*
  • ELECTIVE Engineering Elective1,2,3
  • ELMC815 Electromechanical Systems I1
  • ELMC831 Senior Design I1,3
  • Total Credits: 15

Spring Semester

  • ELECTIVE HUSS Elective*
  • MGMT510 Engineering Economy
  • ELMC870 Electromechanical Systems II1
  • ELMC881 Senior Design II 1,3
  • Total Credits: 15

1 Courses 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.

2 Courses 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.

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