2022-23 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Sep 29, 2023  
2022-23 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mechanical Engineering, B.S.M.E.

The Department of Engineering offers the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) degree in support of the University’s mission.

The BSME degree will be evaluated for accreditation by the ABET-EAC (http://www.abet.org) in 2022. The first student to graduate under the BSME degree are expected to be in the Spring of 2021.

All UT Martin engineering students develop a firm foundation in engineering science and design while receiving a broad education including courses in business, social sciences and the humanities. Students also gain real world job experience through a required internship.

Designation of a Minor

An engineering student may declare a minor in a non-engineering subject area and have the minor listed on the permanent record under the following conditions:

  1. minors must be officially approved and described in the university catalog.
  2. courses taken to satisfy the minor may also be used to satisfy engineering degree requirements, provided that the courses are a part of the engineering degree requirements even if no minor were declared.
  3. the intention to complete a minor must be declared at the time of application for a degree if the minor is to appear on the final transcript.

Admission and Retention

In addition to the university’s admission requirements, a student must meet one of the following requirements to be provisionally admitted to the engineering major:

  1. obtain an ACT math sub-score of 25 or higher or; 
  2. complete at least one semester of college trigonometry with a grade of C or better.

These requirements apply to freshmen, transfer students, and students desiring to change majors.

Full admission to the engineering major requires that a student complete eight core courses with 1) a grade of C or better, and 2) a minimum GPA of 2.00 computed using all attempts in a course. The eight core courses for the BSME are listed below:

BSME Core 8:
MATH 251  
MATH 252 
MATH 320  
PHYS 220  
PHYS 221  
ENGR 121  
ENGR 220  
ENGR 241  

Prior to qualifying for full admission to the engineering major, a student pursuing an engineering major receives academic advisement from an engineering faculty member and is allowed to take any lower division (numbered 100-299) engineering course if the student 1) meets the course prerequisites and corequisites and 2) meets the department’s prerequisite grade rule. Students who have not gained full admission to one of hte engineering majors cannot take upper-division (numbered 300-499) engineering courses, with the exception of ENGR 301  Computer Aided Engineering/Desigh Tools, ENGR 315  Engineering Analysis, and ENGR 380  Engineering Economy.
An engineering student must earn a minimum grade of C in all math, science and engineering courses that are prerequisites for another course in the curriculum prior to taking the course that requires the prerequisites, e.g. a student may not take MATH 252  until the student has earned a grade of at least a C in MATH 251  and may not take ENGR 241  until earning minimum grades of C in MATH 252 PHYS 220 , and ENGR 121 . Prior to graduation, a grade of C or better must be earned in all math, science and engineering courses required to fulfill degree requirements.

Degree Requirements

A student must, in addition to meeting the university’s graduation requirements and the curricula requirements presented in the following sections, pass the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination. Engineering students typically take this exam during their senior year.

General Education Requirements (51/52 Hours)

Minimum Hours Required for a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Degree: 128