Mechanical engineering is that branch of engineering, which is concerned with mechanical and energy systems, along with the intelligent use of modern materials. Mechanical engineers conceive, plan, design and direct the manufacturing, distribution and operation of a wide variety of devices, machines and systems for energy conversion, environmental control, materials processing, transportation, materials handling and other purposes. The field of mechanical engineering is very broad, and the profession thus provides an ideal base for interdisciplinary activities.
Engineers are constantly challenged to advance and implement modern technologies. The challenge can be met provided that one obtains a sound knowledge of the fundamental principles of the engineering sciences. Marquette's mechanical engineering curriculum is designed to provide a thorough understanding of the engineering sciences and principles of manufacturing and organization used to implement these fundamentals in practical engineering applications.
Undergraduate Bulletin*: Mechanical Engineering
The Five-Year BS/MS Program allows qualified students to receive a bachelor of science and a master of science in mechanical engineering in a few as five years. Students with qualifying grade point averages enroll in the program during their junior year. They begin their thesis research the summer between their junior and senior years. Their research laboratory experience will continue during the summer between their senior and fifth years and throughout their fifth year, culminating in the preparation of a written thesis and defense.
Undergraduate Bulletin*: Five-year B.S./M.S. Program
The Department of Mechanical Engineering has created a flow chart for the respective bulletin year curriculum:
|2017-2018 Mechanical Flow Chart|
|2016-2017 Mechanical Flow Chart|
|2015-2016 Mechanical Flow Chart|
|2014-2015 Mechanical Flow Chart|
|2013-2014 Mechanical Flow Chart|
|2012-2013 Mechanical Flow Chart|
|2011-2012 Mechanical Flow Chart|
|2010-2011 Mechanical Flow Chart|
*There is a new bulletin edition for each academic year. The Marquette University bulletins outline current policies for all students and curricular requirements for those students entering Marquette in a given academic year. Refer to the section on how to use the bulletin for more information.