Mechanical Engineering at UTC
Mechanical Engineering is the discipline that deals with motion and energy, including the transformation of energy from one form to another, its transmission, and its utilization. Mechanical engineers conceive, plan, design, and direct the manufacture, distribution, and operation of a wide variety of devices, machines, and systems for energy conversion, environmental control, materials processing, biomechanics, fluid dynamics, automated manufacturing, materials handling, and other purposes. Mechanical engineers are engaged in all the engineering functions, including creative design, applied research, development, and management.
The mechanical engineering program at UTC provides a solid foundation in engineering fundamentals and upper level studies that is essential for producing a successful mechanical engineer who will have progressive growth as a professional in the mechanical engineering field.
UTC’s mechanical engineering program prepares mechanical engineering students for successful careers in industry and academia, and provides service to the mechanical engineering profession and to the State of Tennessee.
UTC’s mechanical engineering program:
- Prepares mechanical engineering students who are technically competent.
- Prepares students thoroughly in methods of analysis appropriate to solving mechanical engineering problems.
- Develops skills pertinent to the design process including economic considerations
- Teaches students to use modern computer-based data acquisition and analysis for design and control of engineering systems.
- Instills in our students an understanding of their professional, societal, and ethical responsibilities and need for lifelong learning.
- Produces students who are progressing towards professional licensure and continual professional development.
- Produces students who are able to work effectively in teams and who demonstrate good communication skills.
Prior to graduation, each mechanical engineering graduate of UTC will have demonstrated:
- fundamental knowledge in engineering sciences, mathematics, physics, chemistry, and computer applications with programming;
- the ability to use engineering principles and modern engineering tools to identify, analyze, and solve mechanical engineering problems;
- the ability to design and operate experimental systems including modern computer-based data acquisition, analysis, and controls;
- the ability to design thermal and mechanical systems, components, and processes that satisfy design constraints and desired outcomes;
- the ability to work in interdisciplinary teams and to effectively communicate with colleagues and customers;
- knowledge of professional ethics, the process of registration, and the need for continuing professional education;
- knowledge of contemporary issues and will recognize the impact of engineering decisions within the global and societal context;
Old ME Program Outcomes - Criterion 9 (from 2004-2008)
- knowledge of chemistry and calculus-based physics with depth in at least one;
- the ability to apply advanced mathematics through multivariate calculus and differential equations;
- familiarity with statistics and linear algebra; and
- the ability to work professionally in both thermal and mechanical systems areas including the design and realization of such systems.
New ME Program Outcomes - Criterion 9 (from 2008 – present)
- the ability to apply principles of engineering, basic science and math (including multivariable calculus and differential equations) to model physical systems, components or processes.
- the ability to apply principles of engineering, basic science and math (including multivariable calculus and differential equations) to analyze physical systems, components or processes
- the ability to apply principles of engineering, basic science and math (including multivariable calculus and differential equations) to design & realize physical systems, components or processes
- the ability to work professionally in both thermal and mechanical systems areas
For more information
For more information about electrical engineering at UTC, please contact:
Dr. Gary McDonald
Phone: (423) 425-4483