Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science Program in Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

 

ABET

 

As one of the excellent Mechanical Engineering programs, the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at Tennessee State University provides students with an outstanding education.  Our small class sizes allow for personal contact between faculty and students. Strong advising allows our students to develop close relationships with the faculty.  Our Program draws students from the nation and from many foreign countries. Our outstanding students and alumni and many of our important characteristics indicate why Tennessee State University would be the best place for you to study Mechanical Engineering.
The Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Department allows students to pursue the traditional Mechanical Engineering program with an emphasis on design with the flavor of manufacturing engineering.  Our curriculum exposes students to hands-on experience through laboratory work and design projects.  The program prepares students for rewarding careers in the profession.

Educational Objectives

The following Program Educational Objectives are developed in conjunction with the students, faculty, alumni, and industrial constituents.

1. Establish a proven record of successful engineering accomplishments and be prepared to assume responsible leadership positions to serve industries, or government agencies or embark on entrepreneurship

2. Demonstrate understanding of global engineering practices and the need for life-long learning by making progress toward professional development: industrial training, achieving an advanced degree or certification in engineering or related field

These objectives serve to:

a. characterize the mechanical engineering program at TSU

b. support the mission of the Department, College, and University

The Program Educational Objectives are periodically reviewed by the following three program constituents:

1. Mechanical Engineering faculty members

2. Departmental Student Leadership Committee members

3. Departmental Industrial Advisory Board members

Student Outcomes

Graduates of Mechanical Engineering Programs can demonstrate the ability:

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

2. 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.

3. to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.

4. 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.

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

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

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

Recent Student Enrollment and Graduation Data

Academic Year

Enrollment Year

Total Undergraduate Students

Bachelor’s Degrees Awarded

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

2016/ 2017

FT

74

44

39

43

201

28

PT

8

6

5

6

24

2015/ 2016

FT

79

69

37

53

238

11

PT

9

4

5

7

25

2014/ 2015

FT

135

45

30

29

239

11

PT

10

2

4

9

25

2013/ 2014

FT

93

20

19

32

164

19

PT

2

3

4

11

20

2012/ 2013

FT

47

13

14

37

111

13

PT

8

3

3

9

23

2011/ 2012

FT

43

7

14

24

88

13

PT

8

4

1

9

22

2010/ 2011

FT

43

15

16

24

98

17

PT

3

2

 

7

12

 

FT--full time
PT--part time

 

Course Roadmap

Freshman Year

FALL SEMESTER     SPRING SEMESTER  
Courses  HR    Courses  HR
ENGL 1010 3   ENGL 1020 3
MATH 1910 4   MATH 1920 4
CHEM 1110 3   PHYS 2110  3
CHEM 1111 1   PHYS 2111  1
ENGR 1020 1   COMM 2200  3
ENGR 1151  1   Humanities Elect.(1)  3
ENGR 1000  1      
  ----     ----
  14     17

 

Sophomore Year

FALL SEMESTER     SPRING SEMESTER  
Courses  HR    Courses  HR
MATH 2120 4   MATH 3120 3
HIST 2010  3   ENGR 2000  3
ENGR 2110  3   ENGR 2001  1
ENGR 2230  3   ENGR 2010  3
PHYS 2120  3   ENGR 2120  3
PHYS 2121  1   ENGL 2110 3
  ----      ----
  17     16
*All students are required to pass the ENGINEERING ENTRANCE EXAMINATION prior to enrolling in upper level (3000-4000) engineering courses.

 

Junior Year

FALL SEMESTER     SPRING SEMESTER  
Courses  HR    Courses  HR
ENGR 3200 3   Elective (4)  1
ENGR 3300 2   MEEN 3100  2
ENGR 3400 3   MEEN 3250  3
MEEN 3210  3   MEEN 3220 3
CVEN 3120  3   CVEN 3100 3
CVEN 3121  1   MEEN 3521 1
MEEN 3511 1   Math/Science Elective (3)  3
  ----     ----
  16     16

 

Senior Year

FALL SEMESTER     SPRING SEMESTER  
Courses  HR    Courses  HR
Humanities Elective  3   MEEN 4021 1
MEEN 4011 1   MEEN 4250  3
MEEN 4150 3   ENGR 4510  1
MEEN 4230  3   Design Elective 3
ENGR 4201  0   Social Science Elective (2)  3
ENGR 4500  1   Social Science Elective (2) 3
ENGR 4900  1   HIST 2020 3
Technical Elective  3      
  ---       ----
  15     17