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Mechanical Engineering

The Mechanical Engineering program strives to maintain faculty, curriculum, and supporting facilities that facilitate excellence in undergraduate teaching. The Mechanical Engineering program supports the Academy's mission by providing midshipmen with a broad education in mechanical engineering subjects and a knowledge of fundamental engineering principles that enhance their ability to understand and design naval systems and to supervise the operation of these systems. The program instills in its graduates a desire to maintain high ethical and professional standards and prepares them for continued success in naval service, professional training programs, graduate studies, and/or engineering careers.

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

Within a few years (3-5 years) of graduation, we want our graduates to have:

  1. Attained warfare qualification.
  2. Successfully served in leadership positions in a technically complex environment typical of the Naval services.

Within five to nine years after graduation, we want our graduates to have:

  1. Pursued graduate studies and/or other forms of continuing education and certification required for their professional development.
  2. Managed technical projects to successful completion, demonstrating knowledge of fundamental engineering principles that enable competence as engineers and leaders who significantly contribute to overall mission effectiveness.

In December 2009 the Mechanical Engineering program decided to adopt the ABET program curricular outcomes of Criterion 3 (a-k) as our student outcomes.

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  3. 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.
  4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. An ability to communicate effectively.
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
NS101, 2 SI110, 3 NN210, 2 NE203, 3 NN310, 2 NL310, 3   NS43X, 2
NL110, 2             NL400, 2 
CHEM1, 4 CHEM2, 4 SP211, 4 SP212, 4 ES300, 3   ES410, 4   
CALC1, 4 CALC2, 4 SM221, 4 SM212, 4 EE331, 4 EE310, 3    
HE111, 3 HE112, 3 HH2XY, 3 HH216, 3     HM SS1, 3 HM SS2, 3
FP130, 3 HH104, 3            
               
    EM211, 3 EM232, 3 EM319, 3 EM324, 4    
    EM215, 3 EM217, 4 EM371, 3 EM320, 3 EM415, 4 EM472, 3
        EM313, 4 EM375, 3 MJ EL1, 3 MJ EL2, 3
            EM471, 3 MJ EL3, 3
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Mechanical Engineering Program

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours* PDF Summary Course Director
EM211 Statics 3 - 0 - 3 PDFPING Assoc. Prof. John Burkhardt
EM215 Introduction to Mechanical Engineering 1 - 4 - 3 PDFPING Prof. Jim Cowart
EM232 Dynamics 3 - 0 - 3 PDFPING Assoc. Prof. Joshua Radice
EM217 Strength of Materials 3 - 2 - 4 PDFPING Prof. Peter Joyce
EM319 Engineering Thermodynamics 3 - 0 - 3 PDFPING Prof. Patrick Caton
EM371 Introduction to Design 2 - 2 - 3 PDFPING Prof. Stephen Graham
EM313 Materials Science 3 - 2 - 4 PDFPING Asst. Prof. Emily Retzlaff
EM324 Fluid Mechanics 3 - 2 - 4 PDFPING Assoc. Prof. Luksa Luznik
EM320 Applied Thermodynamics 2 - 2 - 3 PDFPING Prof. Ralph Volino
EM375 Mechanical Engineering Experimentation 2 - 2 - 3 PDFPING Prof. Colin Ratcliffe
EM415 Heat Transfer 3 - 2 - 4 PDFPING Prof. Andrew Smith
EM471 Mechanical Engineering Design I 2 - 2 - 3 PDFPING LCDR Ethan Lust
EM472 Mechanical Engineering Design II 2 - 2 - 3 PDFPING LCDR Ethan Lust
EX485F Interdisciplinary Capstone Design I 2 - 2 - 3 PDFPING Prof. Len Hamilton
EX486F Interdisciplinary Capstone Design II 1 - 4 - 3 PDFPING Prof. Len Hamilton

 

Electives List

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours* PDF Summary Course Director
EM420 Project Management for Mechanical Engineers 3 - 0 - 3 PDFPING CDR John Schedel
EM424 Analytical Methods of Mechanics 3 - 0 - 3 PDFPING Assoc. Prof. John Burkhardt
EM433 Computer Aided Manufacturing 2 - 2 - 3 PDFPING Prof. Richard Link
EM441 Naval Applications of Lasers 3 - 0 - 3 PDFPING Assoc. Prof. Cody Brownell
EM444 Solar Engineering 3 - 0 - 3 PDFPING Prof. Keith Lindler
EM447 Wind and Current Energy 3 - 0 - 3 PDFPING Prof. Karen Flack
EM451 Design of Robotic Elements 2 - 2 - 3 PDFPING Prof. Stephen Graham
EM456 Corrosion and Corrosion Control 2 - 2 - 3 PDFPING Prof. Michelle Koul
EM458 Failure Analysis 2 - 2 - 3 PDFPING Prof. Joel Schubbe
EM461 Engines: Principles, Design and Applications 2 - 2 - 3 PDFPING Prof. Jim Cowart
EM485F Energy Analysis, Policy, and Security 3 - 0 - 3 PDFPING Prof. Karen Flack
EM486H Microscopy and Microanalysis 2 - 2 - 3 PDFPING CDR Brad Baker
EM496A Sound and Vibration 3 - 0 - 3 PDFPING Assoc. Prof. John Burkhardt
EM486B Vehicle Dynamics 2 - 2 - 3 PDFPING Prof. Len Hamilton
EM486H Waste-to-Energy Conversion 3 - 0 - 3 PDFPING Prof. Patrick Caton
EX486B Design and Analysis of Modern Weapons 3 - 0 - 3 PDFPING Prof. Ken Conely
*Note that all of the Nuclear Engineering courses can be used as Mechanical Engineering Electives. Please visit the Nuclear Engineering Courses tab to view a complete course listing.
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