Mission Statement University of Missouri-St. Louis/Washington University Joint Undergradute Engineering Program Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

The mission of the University of Missouri-St. Louis/Washington University Joint Undergraduate Engineering Program is to provide a high quality mechanical engineering education leading to a well-trained, sophisticated work force primarily for the St. Louis region. The program strives to excite and nurture the intellectual, technical, professional and personal development of the students through a partnership which provides a mechanism for Washington University to share its campus, resources and personnel with the UMSL students, many of whom are place-bound individuals. The Joint Program reflects the commitment of both institutions to work together to provide for the mechanical engineering needs of the St. Louis community.

Program Educational Objectives, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

The University of Missouri-St. Louis/Washington University Joint Undergraduate Engineering Program aspires to make positive, substantive and lasting contributions to the lives of our students. The nontraditional and traditional students in the mechanical engineering program often have work experience in or related to engineering practice. The program seeks to impart an education that inspires the graduates to constantly share their knowledge with others, to continually improve their knowledge and understanding, and to persistently adapt to change in technology and world needs. Graduates of the program are expected to develop and use professional skills that facilitate their continued career growth well beyond their graduation and should be able to apply their comprehensive education within the mechanical engineering profession or a related field.The objectives are to:

  • Meet the needs of employers of mechanical engineers, with an emphasis on the St. Louis region.
  • Meet the expectations of graduate schools that our alumni attend.

Student Outcomes

The student outcomes are the skills and knowledge expected of all students at the time of their graduation. Faculty members will assess these student outcomes in their classes every semester. The student outcomes for the Engineering Program are:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • An 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
  • An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • An ability to communicate effectively
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic and societal context
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Annual Student Enrollment and Graduation Data

  • Pre-Engineering enrollment (total for all Engineering students): 185
  • Mechanical Engineering enrollment: 99
  • Mechanical Engineering graduates for 2013: 18

Sample Mechanical Engineering Schedule

1st Year

First Year
Fall SemesterSpring SemesterSummer Semester
MATH 1800, Calculus I (5) MATH 1900, Calculus II (5)
CHEM 1111, Chemistry I (5) Humanity (3)
ENGL 1100, Composition (3) HIST 1001 or 1002, American History (3)
ENGR 1010, Intro to Engineering (1) Valuing Skill/Cultural Diversity (Soc Sci) (3)

2nd Year

Second Year
Fall SemesterSpring SemesterSummer Semester
MATH 2000, Calculus III (5) MATH 2020, Differential Eq (3) ENGR 2320, Dynamics (3)
PHYSICS 2111, Physics I (5) ENGR 2310, Statics (3)
PHIL 2259, Enginr Ethics (3) PHYSICS 2112, Physics II (5)
Social Science (3) PHIL 3380, Phil of Science (3)

3rd Year

Third Year
Fall SemesterSpring SemesterSummer Semester
JCS 1002, MATLAB (1) JME 2410, D-Bodies (3) ENGL 3130, Tech Writing (3)
JEM 3170, Engineering Math (4) JME 1414, Intro to Dsgn Project (2)
JEE 2300, Intro to Electronic Ntwrks (3) CS 1250, Intro to Computng (3)
JME 3250, Material Sci for JME (4)

4th Year

Fourth Year
Fall SemesterSpring SemesterSummer Semester
JME 1413, Intro to Engr Dsgn, CAD (2) JME 3200, Thermodynamics (3) JME 4170, Dynamic Resp of Phys Sys (2)
JEE 2330, Electrical & Electronic Circuit Lab (3) JME 3700, Fluid Mechanics (3) JME 4180, Dynamic Response Lab (2)
MATH 1320, Applied Stats (3), OR JME 3010, Computer Aided Dsgn (3)
JEM 3260, Prob & Stats for Engr (3) JME 4900, Engr Project Mngmnt (3)

5th Year

Fifth Year
Fall SemesterSpring SemesterSummer Semester
JME 3221, Mech Dsgn & Machine Elmnts (3) JME 3722, Heat Transfer Lab (1) JME 4110, Mech Eng Dsgn Project (4)
JME 3710, Principles of Heat Transfer (3) JME 3750, Fluids (3)
JME 3721, Fluid Mech Lab (1) JME 4120, Thermal Dsgn (3)
JME 4041, Engr Dsgn Topics (1) JCE 4950, FE Review (1)
JME 4310, Controls (3) JME ****, Elective (3)

ABET Accreditation

The B.S. in Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.