BS Mechanical Engineering

Montana State University, Bozeman, MT USA

The  Montana State University BS Mechanical  Engineering Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

 ABET, 415 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.  Telephone: 1+406-347-7700.

M&IE Department Mission Statement

The mission of the Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Department is to serve the State of Montana, the region, and the nation by providing outstanding leadership and contributions in knowledge discovery, student learning, innovation and entrepreneurship, and service to community and profession.

ME Program Mission

The mission of the Mechanical Engineering undergraduate program at Montana State University is to prepare students for successful Mechanical Engineering careers, responsible citizenship, and continued intellectual growth.

ME Program Educational Objectives

Mechanical Engineering graduates will have the ability to:

     I.  Undertake professional careers;

    II.  Solve problems using engineering skills and methods;

   III.  Regularly communicate using modern tools;

   IV.  Work productively in a team environment;

    V.  Acquire new knowledge and skills.


ME Student Outcomes

Mechanical Engineering graduates will demonstrate upon graduation:

1.)  an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;

2.)  an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;

3.)  an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability;

4.)  an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams;

5.)  an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;

6.)  an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;

7.)  an ability to communicate effectively;

8.)  the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context;

9.)  a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning;

10.)  a knowledge of contemporary issues;

11)  an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice;

12)  apply principles of engineering, basic science, and mathematics (including multivariate calculus and differential equations) to model, analyze, design, and realize physical systems, components or processes;

13.)  work professionally in both thermal and mechanical systems areas.


ME Program Assessment

Plan and results (ABET Criterion 2, Criterion 3, and Criterion 4)

ME Undergraduate Student enrollment for Last Five Years *

Year Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior Total
Fall 2017 271



214 898
Fall 2016 284



311 986
Fall 2015 251 206 190 288 935
Fall 2014 254 199 164 265 882
Fall 2013 251 165 163 212 791


*Data taken from the Office of Planning and Analysis, Report G:  

ME Undergraduate Student Graduation for Last 5 Years

Academic Year Summer Fall Spring Total
2016 - 2017 4



2015 - 2016 1 50 79 130
2014 - 2015 2 50 68 120
2013 - 2014 1 37 63 101
2012 - 2013 2 26 54 82