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Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering & Computer Science
The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at Wentworth balances theory with the simulation and laboratory exercises students need to model, analyze, design and realize physical systems, components and processes. The program combines applied engineering design, the extensive use of industry-relevant software and a faculty-driven curriculum that parallels industrial challenges and changes.
Through this laboratory-based, mathematically rigorous program, you will explore open-ended design problems as part of interdisciplinary teams and spend a great deal of time working in our state-of-the-art laboratories. You will use computers and test equipment extensively to verify and develop principles of engineering in such diverse areas as statistics, thermodynamics, materials science, data acquisition, structural analysis and machine design. You’ll gain a solid foundation in mathematics, science and engineering principles as well as crucial knowledge in the humanities and social sciences.
The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. So whether you’re interested in the traditional industries of mechanism design and power generation or drawn to emerging fields such as the development of biomedical and electromechanical devices, you’ll graduate from Wentworth prepared to pursue a rewarding career, professional licensure, or an advanced degree.
The Mechanical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
Learn more about our Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Program Tracking Sheet
Notes on the Curriculum
*Please note that one of the five required Humanities and Social Science graduation requirements for BSME students must in the area of Economics and one must be in the area of Ethics. The remaining three can be any Humanities/Social Science of your choosing
1. 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.
2. Technical Electives are selected after consultation with Faculty Advisor.
Mechanical Engineering in the World
Earnings in 2016:
Average starting salary: $60,000
Top 3 Job Titles for Mechanical Engineers:
- Mechanical Design Engineer
- Associate Test Engineer
- Assistant Project Manager