B.S. in Mechanical Engineering
The undergraduate curriculum provides training in mechanical engineering theory and practice. The curriculum is based on a strong core of engineering science courses common to all engineering programs. It also provides excellent preparation for graduate study.
By choosing electives under the guidance of a departmental academic advisor, the student may specialize in one or more of the following fields: Mechanical Design, Mechatronics, and Thermal/Fluids.
For more information regarding the specific requirements for your interested major or if you are a transfer student, please click on the link below to Admissions 101 where you will find information regarding tuition, detailed admission requirements financial aid, housing, test requirements and much more.
Interested in changing your major into mechanical engineering from a different major? Check out the the procedures in Undergraduate Advising.
The Mechanical Engineering Bachelor of Science degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the General Program Criteria and the Mechanical and Similarly Named Engineering Programs Program Criteria.
BSME Program Education Objectives
Within a few years of graduation, our ME graduates are expected to have:
- Applied engineering knowledge and skills to make positive impact on society through employment in industry, advanced study, entrepreneurship, and/or public service;
- Communicated effectively and performed professionally in both individual and multi-disciplinary team-based project environment;
- Engaged in and continue to engage in lifelong self-directed learning, including gathering and evaluating information independently, to maintain and enhance their professional skills;
- Determined and responded to ethical implications on issues such as public safety and intellectual property protection, and also weighed global and societal impacts of engineering solutions to contemporary problems.
BSME Student Learning Outcomes
(revised Spring 2018)
By the time they graduate, our students are expected to have acquired the following:
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
- An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
- An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
- An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
- An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
- An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
For more details on each of these learning outcomes, including performance criteria used to analyze attainment of each student learning outcome, see ABET Student Learning Outcomes with Performance Criteria [pdf].
Enrollment & Graduation Data
The SJSU's Office of Institutional Research and Strategic Analytics manages student enrollment and graduation data, as well as other academic information. To access the information, please refer to the links below:
- You can find enrollment data here: Enrollment by Department
- You can find graduation data here: Graduation and Retention Rates by Department