Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

The undergraduate curriculum provides training in mechanical engineering theory and practice. The curriculum is based on a strong core of engineering science courses common to all engineering programs. It also provides excellent preparation for graduate study.

By choosing electives under the guidance of a departmental academic advisor, the student may specialize in one or more of the following fields: Mechanical Design, Mechatronics, and Thermal/Fluids.

The undergraduate curriculum is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

As a Freshmen you will be eligible to be reviewed by SJSU for admissions if you complete the required high school courses with grades of "C-" or better.  For more information regarding the specific requirements for your interested major or if you are a transfer student, please click on the link below to Admissions 101 where you will find information regarding tuition, detailed admission requirements financial aid, housing, test requirements and much more ....

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Interested in changing your major into mechanical engineering from a different major? Check out the College of Engineering's change of major policy.

BSME Program Education Objectives

Graduates of our programs are expected to attain the following within a few years after graduation:

1. Apply engineering knowledge and skills to make positive impact on society through employment in industry, advanced study, and/or public service;
2. Communicate effectively and perform professionally in both individual and multi-disciplinary team-based project environments;
3. Be engaged in and continue to engage in lifelong self-directed learning to maintain and enhance their professional skills;
4. Determine and respond to ethical implications on issues such as public safety and intellectual property protection, and also reflect on global and social impacts of engineering solutions to contemporary problems;

BSME Student Learning Outcomes

Students of our program are expected to attain the following outcomes by the time they graduate:

a. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
b. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
c. 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.
d. an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
e. an ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
f. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
g. an ability to communicate effectively.
h. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
i. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning.
j. a knowledge of contemporary issues.
k. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.