University of Jamestown’s Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering is a unique combination of the foundational mechanical engineering curriculum and a core in liberal arts education.

The University of Jamestown Department of Engineering seeks to provide its students with a comprehensive engineering education that is supported by the liberal arts tradition. The educational mission of the department is to prepare students for careers demanding technological innovation, creativity, critical thinking, product design, project management, systems thinking, teamwork, leadership, professional ethics, multidisciplinary projects, and communication skills. This mission is achieved through an integrated curriculum which blends liberal arts, mathematics, science, and engineering. The department strives to continually improve the educational experience of our students by utilizing feedback from our constituents.

Mechanical Engineering Factsheet

Why University of Jamestown?
Student success is driven by relationship based connections with faculty and classmates. University of Jamestown students have the benefit of a small campus and small class sizes. Faculty members know students individually and make connections that last well past graduation. One-on-one relationships between student and faculty helps students realize their full intellectual and personal potential. Relationships developed between classmates are vitally important for peer learning and support. These relationships can have long lasting benefits such as job placement and career advancement.

A curriculum grounded in liberal arts provides engineering students with more than just technical expertise. Today’s engineers need to think about sociological, cultural, and environmental impacts of designs. A mechanical engineering degree from University of Jamestown combines the rigorous foundation of engineering courses with the human dimensions of technology.

As a Mechanical Engineering major at the University of Jamestown, you will benefit from:

  • Small class sizes with the focus on excellence in teaching and student learning
  • Combined hands-on and fundamental information
  • Targeted and well-equipped educational laboratory experiments
  • A core liberal arts curriculum to develop essential people skills
  • A student community which creates an atmosphere of learning and mutual support and success
  • A caring and committed faculty

What is Mechanical Engineering?
Of the many fields of engineering, mechanical engineering is likely the broadest. In the most basic definition mechanical engineering utilizes principles of motion, energy, materials, and force towards the engineering design of mechanical devices. Because there are numerous mechanical devices, the applications of mechanical engineering are nearly limitless. Nearly every company or organization that designs and manufactures a product employs mechanical engineers. Mechanical engineers can also be found in research laboratories, the military, government, and in other professions such as medicine, law or teaching.

Another important area of employment for mechanical engineers is manufacturing. Manufacturing occupations cover almost everything involved in developing a product, from selecting the appropriate materials for different components of a product to choosing the correct/best machinery to manufacture them. Most mechanical engineers in this industry work for equipment manufacturers, aerospace companies, utilities, material processing plants, transportation companies, and petroleum companies.

Mechanical engineering enrollment and graduation information

2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Fall 15 27 39 53
Spring 15 25 39
Graduates 0 0 0

1 – The program does not offer graduate degrees, so the above numbers only include undergraduate students.
2 – The program was started in the 2016-2017 academic year and will have its first graduates in Spring of 2020.

Specific coursework for this major is outlined can be Viewed Here.

Our Academic Catalogs provide information on policies and procedures, the admissions process, programs of study, and degree requirements.

As course offerings can change from semester to semester, working with the Registrar’s office will ensure that your courses are kept on schedule so that you can graduate in four years.

Educational Objectives

Within a few years of graduation, University of Jamestown Mechanical Engineering alumni should be able to:

  • Obtain licensure.
  • Integrate technological advances, ethical concerns, and current evidence into engineering practice.
  • Lead engineering teams and projects.
  • Understand the requirements of their work environment and their role within it.
  • Make meaningful contributions to the engineering profession as well as the broader community.

Educational Outcomes

Students graduating from the University of Jamestown with the degree of Bachelor of Science and a major in mechanical engineering will have:

  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  • an ability 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
  • an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • an ability 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
  • an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  • an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  • an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Mechanical engineering enrollment and graduation information

2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Fall 15 27 39 53
Spring 15 25 39
Graduates 0 0 0

1 – The program does not offer graduate degrees, so the above numbers only include undergraduate students.
2 – The program was started in the 2016-2017 academic year and will have its first graduates in Spring of 2020.

Cherish Bauer-ReichAssistant Professor of Engineering

MSEE, North Dakota State University;
MS in Earth Sciences from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities;
More information about the chair.

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2019
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2014
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Western Kentucky University/University of Kentucky, 2012

Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Syracuse University, USA
M.Tech. in Manufacturing Technology, NIT Calicut, India
B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering, Univ. of Kerala, India

Ph.D Agricultural Engineering and Biorenewable Resource and Technology, 2011 Iowa State University
MS. Biological Systems Engineering, 2006 University of Nebraska-Lincoln
BS. Biological Systems Engineering, 2005 University of Nebraska-Lincoln
FE Certification, 2005
  • University of Jamestown
    Mechanical Engineering Department
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    Jamestown, ND 58405