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Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME)

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME)

Tufts University

Medford - Somerville Campus, Medford, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    =312
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months
Mechanical engineering is a rich and versatile profession that is concerned with inventing, designing, analyzing, controlling, testing, manufacturing, and marketing components and systems. Mechanical engineering plays a crucial role in conventional industries as well as emerging technologies. Current and future achievements in aerospace, defense, and energy, as well as the promise of advanced materials, high-technology manufacturing, and health-related instrumentation and mechanisms, are driven by the creativity and talent of mechanical engineers. Mechanical engineers use their technical insight, physical intuition, and human experience to produce economical, efficient, and environmentally sound devices. They also study biological and other natural systems both to exploit their hidden lessons and to protect their well-being.' Mission The mission of the Department of Mechanical Engineering is to graduate students with a sound basis for professional practice and a career in lifelong learning. We do this through classroom experiences, individual advising, undergraduate research opportunities and open-ended, hands-on experiences. BSME Program Educational Objectives Integrate fundamental engineering, mathematics, and science principles to solve engineering or other professional challenges in an interdisciplinary environment. Develop successful engineering or professional careers, either directly after an undergraduate degree or after pursuing graduate studies. Communicate both technical and non-technical principles to a wide range of audiences. Demonstrate leadership both through their individual efforts and through the roles attained within their respective organizations. BSME Program Outcomes The program outcomes describe what students are expected to know or be able to do by the time of graduation from the program. All students completing a BSME degree from Tufts should have: 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, formulates, and solves 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, environmental, 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 Courses are designed to address the outcomes and objectives in a unified way. Students are involved in the accreditation and program evaluation process in several ways. They complete periodic course and program surveys. Students can also elect to be involved more directly in the review and planning process by participating in student-faculty meetings including the annual Student-Faculty dinner sponsored by the ASME Student Section and the Department, serving on student focus groups which are convened periodically, or volunteering to serve on the BSME Program Feedback and Assessment