Degree in Mechanical Engineering - Majors & Programs | Benedictine College

Mechanical Engineering

Bachelor of Science, School of Engineering

Engineering students demonstrate an explosion simulation project

Department Overview

The mission of the Benedictine College School of Engineering is to provide a multidisciplinary engineering undergraduate education built on an authentically Catholic liberal arts foundation. Graduates of the program will be professionals who are excellent problemsolvers, committed to the highest ethical standards, and proficient communicators. They will understand the role of engineering as a profession and their duty, as engineers, to promote the common good of society.

Degree Objectives

  • Balanced & Responsible: Graduates will maintain a balanced lifestyle pursuing what is good, true, and beautiful. As they live out their vocation, they will contribute significantly to personal, family, workplace, community, and church endeavors.
  • Competent & Creative: Graduates will demonstrate technical knowledge and expertise in their profession and will innovate beyond the state of the art.
  • Communicate & Lead: Graduates will demonstrate interpersonal and professional skills so as to effectively lead teams and projects of substantial size.

Career Opportunities*

  • The median annual wage for mechanical engineers was $84,190 in May 2016.
  • Employment of mechanical engineers is projected to grow 9 percent from 2016 to 2026, as fast as the average for all occupations. Job prospects may be best for those who stay abreast of the most recent advances in technology.

* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Mechanical Engineers


Darrin Muggli, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
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  • Juan Carlos Araque, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
  • Sean Bauer
    Lab Manager
  • Michael Berry
    Assistant Professor
  • Scott Blonigen, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
  • Myron Fanton
    Assistant Professor
  • Peter Merkle, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
  • Darrin Muggli, Ph.D.
    Professor & Department Chair
  • Scott Newbolds, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
  • Patrick O’Malley, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
  • Charlene Smith
    Adjunct Lecturer
  • Steve Spencer
    Assistant Professor
  • Charles Sprouse III, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor

Freshmen Year

ENGR-1200Introduction to Engineering2
PHYS-2100Classical Physics I4
PHYS-2101Classical Physics I Lab0
CHEM-1200General Chemistry I3
CHEM-1201General Chemistry Lab1
MATH-1300Calculus I4
GNST-1000BC Experience1
EXSCFitness Course1
ENGR-1100Technical Drawing2
ENGR-1220Intro to Engineering Design Lab1
MATH-1350Calculus II4
PHYS-2110Classical Physics II4
PHYS-2111Classical Physics II Lab0
ENGL-1010English Composition3
THEO-1100Introduction to Theology3

Sophomore Year

ENGR-2000Computer App in Engineering2
ENGR-3500Materials Science3
MATH-2300Calculus III4
PHIL-1750Principles of Nature3
EXSC-1115Wellness for Life1
ENGR-2320Mechanics of Materials3
MATH-3100Differential Equations3
MENG-3180Manufacturing Processes Lab1
THEO-2000Christian Moral Life3

Junior Year

MENG-3220Design of Machinery3
ENGR-3300Fluid Mechanics3
ENGR-3400Engineering Lab I2
Historical Foundation3
EENG-2060Circuit Analysis3
EENG-3060Circuits Laboratory I1
MENG-3240Junior Design2
ENGR-3600Heat and Mass Transfer3
ENGR-3150Statistical Data Analysis3
MENG-4240System Dynamics & Control3
ENGR-3410Thermofluids Lab2

Senior Year

MENG-4600Mechanical Engineering Design I3
ENGR-3170Engineering Economy & Society3
MENG-4730Mechanical Measurements Lab2
Foreign Language4
MENG-4700Mechanical Engineering Seminar1
MENG-4610Mechanical Engineering Design II3
Foreign Language4
Aesthetic Experience3

Ninth Semester

ENGR-SRCOMPSenior Comp Examinationcr
Aesthetic Experience3
Philosophical Inquiry3
Historical Foundation3

Total Program Credits: 146