2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    
    Oct 28, 2021  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog

Mechanical Engineering (GPS)


This plan outlines a four-year path to graduation. You are expected to satisfy all “success marker” courses, grades, and GPAs as specified. For part-time students and students needing to complete background material, this schedule represents the order in which courses should be taken. This suggested plan to four-year graduation does not replace regular advising appointments. Some course offerings may change.

Total: 14 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain GPA of 2.25 or Better; Complete EGR 1010  with a C or Better

Total: 15 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain GPA of 2.25 or Better; Complete a MTH Course with a C or Better

Total: 15 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain GPA of 2.5 or Better; Complete MTH Course with a C or Better

Total: 17 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain GPA of 2.5 or Better; Complete MTH Course with a C or Better

Term Five


Total: 16 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain GPA of 2.5 or Better

Term Six


Total: 15 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain GPA of 2.5 or Better

Term Seven


  • Credit Hour(s): 2
  • TC - Track Course Credit Hour(s): 3
  • TC - Track Course Credit Hour(s): 3
  • CORE - Wright State Core Course Credit Hour(s): 3
  • TE - Technical Elective Credit Hour(s): 3

Total: 15 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain GPA of 2.0 or Better

Term Eight


  • Credit Hour(s): 2
  • ME Senior Lab - Mechanical Engineering Senior Lab Credit Hour(s): 3
  • TC - Track Course Credit Hour(s): 3
  • CORE - Wright State Core Course Credit Hour(s): 3
  • TE - Technical Elective Credit Hour(s): 3

Total: 14 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain GPA of 2.0 or Better

Program Description


Mechanical engineers basically work in two areas. One area involves designing, analyzing and testing mechanical systems like engines, robots, and airframes. The other involves controlling the heat, fluids and energy used in or created by these systems. Mechanical engineers can often be found developing computer simulations or building and testing actual prototypes of systems, and frequently create, design, build and improve the following: jet engines, rudder controls, air conditioners, heat pumps, aircraft wings, rocket engines, manufacturing machines, antilock brake systems, air bags,power plants, landing gears, bulldozers, and welding machines.

In the classroom we teach our students both abstract thinking and high-level problem solving. We focus on training in analytical methods, offering hands-on lab experience, and the design and optimization of practical systems and components using applied computer skills. We also provide students with opportunities to participate in conferences, workshops and national competitions. Our student design teams, such as aeronautical design and human-powered vehicles, have won a number of awards in national competitions. Lastly, in our senior capstone design courses, we engage students in practical design experience with an emphasis on applying acquired knowledge, communication skills, and teamwork. Detailed course information is available in the Mechanical Engineering Program Guide for undergraduates.

Career Opportunities


For career information, please visit Wright State University Career Services:

http://www.wright.edu/careerservices

Campus Contact Information


Academic success resources (math, writing, tutoring): http://www.wright.edu/uc/success/

Admissions: http://www.wright.edu/admissions/

Financial Aid: http://www.wright.edu/financialaid/

Transitional Advising WebPage (TAP): http://www.wright.edu/semesters-advising

Additional Comments


Phone: 937.775.5040

Email: mme-dept@wright.edu

Web: http://www.engineering.wright.edu/mme