Feb 24, 2024  
2023-2024 University Catalog 
2023-2024 University Catalog

Mechanical Engineering, B.S.M.E.

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Educational Objectives of the Mechanical Engineering Program

Consistent with the mission of the University and based on the needs of our constituents, the Department of Mechanical Engineering has adopted the following program educational objectives.

Graduates of the University of New Orleans Mechanical Engineering Program will:

  1. Advance professionally, either through employment or progress towards an advanced degree, by applying their technical knowledge and abilities.
  2. Attain positions of increasing responsibility through employing effective workplace skills and the professional practice of engineering.

Student Learning Outcomes

The student learning outcomes for mechanical engineering describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the program. 

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for BSME in Mechanical Engineering

An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics. 

An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors. 

An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences. 


An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts. 


An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives. 


An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions. 


An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies. 

General Education Requirements




Social Sciences


  • (Fine Arts, Music, FTA except FTA 2650 , 2660) Credits: 3

Total Credit Hours: 39

Total Credit Hours: 48


Total Credit Hours: 39

Total Credit Hours Required: 126

  1. “C” or better required
  2. Check General Education Courses to confirm what courses fulfill this requirement.
  3. 6 credits of Math satisfy listed in general education. Check General Education Courses to confirm what courses fulfill this requirement.
  4. Includes 2 credits of Math listed in General Education requirements section

Four Year Plan of Study

First Year of Enrollment

Second Year of Enrollment

Third Year of Enrollment

Total Credit Hours: 16

Second Term

Total Credit Hours: 16

Fourth Year of Enrollment

First Term

Total Credit Hours: 15

Second Term

Total Credit Hours: 12

Total Credit Hours Required: 127

  1. UNIV 1000 is required for all first-time full-time students; it does not carry credit toward the bachelor of science in mechanical engineering degree which requires 126 credit hours.

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