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2015-2016 USC Sumter Bulletin (Archived Copy) 
    
 
  Nov 15, 2018
 
2015-2016 USC Sumter Bulletin (Archived Copy) [Archived Catalog]

Mechanical Engineering, B.S.E.


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Learning Outcomes

  • The graduates shall have the ability to analyze, design and realize mechanical and thermal systems.
  • The graduates shall have the ability to use contemporary computational techniques and tools.
  • The graduates shall have competence in design of experiments, experimental practices and data interpretation.
  • The graduates shall have the ability to apply mathematics through linear algebra, multivariate calculus and differential equations.
  • The graduates shall have the ability to apply statistical methods to analyze and interpret data.
  • The graduates shall have an understanding of the chemistry and physics that are fundamental to mechanical engineering.
  • The graduates shall have the ability to perform engineering economic analyses.
  • The graduates shall have the ability to plan, schedule, and execute engineering projects.
  • The graduates shall have effective oral and written communication skills.
  • The graduates shall have an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • The graduates shall have the ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
  • The graduates shall have an understanding of and the ability to engage in life-long.
  • The graduates shall have an appreciation for the role of engineering in modern society.
  • The graduates shall have an appreciation for literature, fine arts and humanities.
  • The graduates shall have the ability in one foreign language to comprehend the topic and main ideas on familiar subjects.

Degree Requirements (126-138 hours)

See College of Engineering and Computing  for entrance requirements, progression requirements, and special academic opportunities.

  1. Carolina Core (34-46 hours)
  2. Other General Requirements (17 hours)
  3. Lower Division Engineering (21 hours)
  4. Mechanical Engineering Majors (42 hours)
  5. Electives (12 hours)

Carolina Core (34-46 hours)


CMW: Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication: Written Component (6 hours)


ARP: Analytical Reasoning & Problem Solving (8 hours)


GFL: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Foreign Language (0-8 hours)


  • Score two or better on foreign language placement test; or complete the 109 and 110 courses in FREN, GERM, LATN or SPAN; or complete the 121 course in another foreign language.

GHS: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Historical Thinking (3 hours)


  • Any approved Carolina Core course for GHS

GSS: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Social Sciences (3 hours)


  • Any approved Carolina Core course for GSS

AIU: Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding (3 hours)


  • Any approved Carolina Core course for AIU

CMS: Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication: Spoken Component (0-3 hours)


Choose from:

INF: Information Literacy (0-3 hours)


VSR: Values, Ethics and Social Responsibility (0-3 hours)


Choose from:

    4. Mechanical Engineering Major (52 hours)


      5. Electives (12 hours)


      Mechanical Engineering Electives (9 hours):


      Choose from

        Technical Elective (3 hours):


        • Choose from any EMCH elective or from a list of acceptable technical elective courses that is maintained in the department office and on its website.

        Academic Standards


        Minimum Course Grades


        The Mechanical Engineering B.S.E. program requires that a grade of “C” or better be earned in each of the following courses:

        Progression Requirements


        Progression requirement policies are described in the College of Engineering and Computing section of this bulletin. For the purpose of these policies:

        Major GPA


        Major GPA requirement policies are described in the College of Engineering and Computing section of this bulletin. For the purpose of these policies, the following courses are used to determine the Major GPA for the Mechanical Engineering B.S.E. program:

        • All Lower Division Engineering courses
        • All Mechanical Engineering Major courses, and
        • All courses used to satisfy a Mechanical Engineering Elective or Technical Elective.

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