Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

College of Engineering & Computer Science

Full Time
Undergraduate Major
On Campus

Program Description

Leading-edge learning

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.

Frontline opportunities

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,

Learn more about our Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Program Objectives & Student Outcomes

Program Curriculum


    Fall Semester (total credits 16)

    • ENGR1000, Introduction to Engineering
    • PHYS1250, Engineering Physics I
    • MATH1750, Engineering Calculus I
    • ENGLISH, English Sequence, See ENGL/HSS note below *
    • ENGR1600 Fundamentals of CAD & CAM OR
    • ENGR1800 Intro to MATLAB

    Spring Semester (total credits 16)

    • ENGR1500, Intro to Engineering Design
    • MATH1850, Engineering Calculus II
    • ENGR1800, Intro to MATLAB OR
    • ENGR1600, Fundamentals of CAD & CAM
    • PHYS1750, Engineering Physics I
    • ENGLISH, English Sequence, See ENGL/HSS note below *

    Fall Semester (total credits 18)

    • MECH2000, Engineering Statics
    • MECH2300, Engineering Graphics
    • MATH2025, Multivariable Calculus
    • ELEC2799, Circuit Theory and Applications
    • HSS ELECTIVE, See ENGL/HSS note below *

    Spring Semester (total credits 20)

    • MECH2500, Mechanics of Materials
    • MECH2250, Engineering Thermodynamics I
    • CHEM1100, Engineering Chemistry
    • MATH2500, Differential Equations
    • HSS ELECTIVE, See ENGL/HSS note below *

    Summer Semester

    • COOP3000, Pre-Cooperative Work Term (Optional)

    Fall Semester (total credits 19)

    • MECH3000, Design of Machine Elements
    • MECH3100, Engineering Fluid Mechanics
    • MECH2750, Engineering Thermodynamics II
    • ELECTIVE, Technical Elective
    • HSS ELECTIVE, See ENGL/HSS note below *

    Spring Semester

    • COOP3500, Co-op Work Term I

    Summer Semester (total credits 16)

    • MATH2100, Probability and Statistics for Engineers
    • MECH3600, Materials Science
    • MECH3850, Engineering Dynamics
    • MECH3900, Engineering Heat Transfer

    Fall Semester

    • COOP4500, Co-op Work Term II

    Spring Semester (total credits 17)

    • MECH4000, Mechanical Vibrations
    • ELECTIVE, Technical Elective
    • MECH4200, Simulation Based Design
    • MECH5000, Mechanical Capstone Analysis
    • HSS ELECTIVE, See ENGL/HSS note below *

    Summer Semester (total credits 14)

    • MECH5500, Mechanical Capstone Project
    • ELECTIVE, Technical
    • ELECTIVE, General
    • HSS ELECTIVE, See ENGL/HSS note below *
  • ENGL/HSS Note:  

    Day program students are required to complete at least:  

    • One course in Humanities  
    • One course in the Social Sciences  
    • The remaining courses may be from either Humanities or Social Sciences category 

    Students with a three English course sequence may use the third English course to satisfy a Humanities requirement.   For more information about the English, Humanities, and Social Science requirements please refer to the Graduation Requirements – Undergraduate section of this catalog.

    Of the five listed humanities and social science electives, BSME students must include the following HSS Directed Electives:

    • An Economics elective
    • An Ethics elective  

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