Oct 03, 2023
OSRHE Program Code: 185
CIP Code: 141901
Major Code: 7689
The mission of the mechanical engineering program is to provide quality undergraduate education in engineering principles, emphasizing critical and analytical thinking skills, to our diverse community of students. The program objectives call for students to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs, demonstrate skills required for communicating to all audiences, and to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities which ties to the mission statement of the university where students are prepared to achieve professional and personal success in a multicultural and global society. This program specifically provides a high-quality curriculum that is relevant to the needs of our state for supporting the needs for engineers in the state. The curriculum provides immersive learning opportunities through the Engineering Design I, Engineering Design II, and Design Practicum courses.
NSU will be seeking accreditation through ABET
Student Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to:
- Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
- 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.
- Demonstrate skills required for communicating and working with natural scientists, engineers, social scientists, managers, business leaders, policy makers, and the general public.
- Recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments.
- Function effectively on a team whose members create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
- Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
- Be proficient in using computer-aided design concepts.
- Acquire and apply new knowledge as needed.
General Education Requirements
A minimum of 46 hours of academic work in general education is required during the freshman and sophomore years. For students transferring with the Associate of Arts degree or Associate of Science degree from a public institution in Oklahoma, all general education requirements will be satisfied with respect to degree requirements. However, some majors may require other specific general education courses as program prerequisites or program requirements. Students should consult advisors and the program’s plan of study for further information. Students are required to complete general education requirements by the time they have completed 90 semester hours of college work. See General Education Requirements for more information.
Mechanical Engineering General Education Requirements
The following are course prerequisites that may be completed as part of the General Education requirements.
Required Courses - 75 hours
Additional Degree Information - Gregg Wadley College of Science and Health Professions
In addition to general education and program requirements stated above, additional hours may be needed to satisfy all minimum degree requirements listed below.
- English Proficiency: Components I and II of English proficiency should be met with grades of “C” or better prior to the completion of 60 credit hours.
- A minimum of 124 hours is required. PE activity is limited to four hours. Prior learning credit (CLEP, Advanced Standing, Military Credit, etc) is limited to 30 hours.
- A minimum of 30 hours in residence (from NSU) is required for graduation. PE activity is limited to four hours. Hours in residence exclude zero-level courses and prior learning credit such as CLEP, Advanced Placement, Advanced Standing, Military Credit, etc.
- A minimum of 40 hours of 3000/4000 level courses is required for graduation.
- A minimum of 60 hours from a 4-year school is required for graduation excluding zero level and PE activity courses.
- At least fifty percent of the major requirements must be upper division courses (3000 and 4000 level).
- At least 18 hours or fifty percent of the major, whichever is greater, must be satisfactorily completed at NSU.
- The minimum number of credit hours required in the Liberal Arts and Sciences varies based on the type of degree. B.S. and B.S.Ed. degrees require at least 55 hours and B.S.M.L.S. and B.S.N. degrees require at least 40 hours. Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) courses are identified in catalog course descriptions.
For additional information, see Bachelor’s Degree Requirements .