2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Mechanical, Civil, and Environmental Engineering
Chairman: John Sarris, Ph.D.
Professors Emeriti: M. Hamdy Bechir, Sc.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Oleg Faigel, Ph.D., Moscow Textile Institute; Ross Lanius, M.S.C.E., University of Connecticut; John C. Martin, M.E., Yale University; Thomas C. Warner, Jr., M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Professors: Carl Barratt, Ph.D., Cambridge University; Gregory P. Broderick, Ph.D., University of Texas; Agamemnon D. Koutsospyros, Ph.D., Polytechnic University; Ismail Orabi, Ph.D., Clarkson University; Stephen M. Ross, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University; John Sarris, Ph.D., Tufts University; Richard M. Stanley, Ph.D., Yale University; David J. Wall, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Associate Professors: Samuel D. Daniels, Ph.D., Boston University; Jean Nocito-Gobel, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts
The Department of Mechanical, Civil, and Environmental Engineering comprises faculty, staff, and facilities that support two undergraduate (B.S. Civil Engineering and B.S. Mechanical Engineering) and two graduate (M.S. Environmental Engineering and M.S. Mechanical Engineering) programs.
Student Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers
An active student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) sponsors technical lectures, field trips, and social activities that offer an opportunity for students to interact with practicing professionals. Membership is open to all civil engineering students in good standing.
Students with high academic standing are nominated annually for membership in Chi Epsilon, the national honor society for civil engineers.
Engineers without Borders
Engineers without Borders supports community-driven development programs through the design and implementation of sustainable engineering projects and fostering responsible leaderships. It promotes the professional development of members by its programs and relations with other EWB student chapters. To learn more, visit our website at email@example.com.
Student Chapter of ASME
Membership in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers student section is open to all mechanical engineering students in good standing and provides the opportunity for field trips to local industrial plants, attendance at technical presentations, social activities, and access to interesting professional literature.
4+1 BS/MS Mechanical Engineering Program
The 4+1 combined BS/MS Mechanical Engineering degree program is available to qualified mechanical engineering upper-level students. Two graduate-level courses (ME 602 and ME 604) taken during the senior year count toward both the BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering. During the fifth year, students complete the MSME degree by taking nine more ME graduate-level courses.
To qualify, students must apply for admission no later than two semesters prior to the anticipated fulfillment of the BSME degree requirements, have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 at the time of application to the 4+1 program (upon completion of 90 credits toward the BSME degree), and submit one letter of recommendation by a mechanical engineering faculty member. A minimum grade of B- is required in each of the two overlapping graduate courses for them to apply to both programs.