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Mechanical Engineering

Today’s engineers need to think about sociological, cultural, and environmental impacts of designs. That’s why our program combines the rigorous foundation of engineering courses with the human dimensions of technology through a curriculum grounded in the liberal arts.

  • Small class sizes
  • Close-tied industrial partnerships
  • Industrial partnerships for work experience
  • Newly equipped educational laboratories
  • Combined hands-on experience and fundamental education
  • Targeted and well-equipped educational laboratory experiments

Our curriculum, course content, laboratory experience, design projects, teaching, and extracurricular activities are all oriented to simulate real-world experience.

Gain real-life experience – all before you graduate.

  • Physics
  • Material Testing
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Instrumentational Electronics
  • Engineering Computer Lab – which houses 25 new computers with 3D Drafting, Finite Element Analysis modeling software, and software for computer programming, as well as a virtual reality characterization station.

Senior Design Lab – contains manufacturing, welding, and 3D printing equipment.

Internships and Cooperative Education

Obtain work experience and make informed career choices through internships of a semester or more in length.

Career Options
  • Aerospace
  • Agriculture
  • Automotive
  • Manufacturing
  • Materials
  • Nano-Technology
  • Petroleum



in scholarships annually



Title (credits)
Engr 110 Introduction to Engineering (3)
Engr 111 Engineering Fundamentals (4)
Engr 112 Introduction to Computer-Aided Design (3)
Engr 121 Engineering Computing (3)
Chem 133 General Chemistry I (4)
Math 151 Calculus I (4)
Math 152 Calculus II (4)
Econ 202 Macroeconomics (3)
Phys 203 Physics I (5)
Phys 204 Physics II (5)
Engr 210 Statics (3)
Engr 211 Dynamics (3)
Engr 212 Materials (4)
Engr 220 Mechanics of Materials (3)
Math 253 Calculus III (4)
Engr 330 Manufacturing Processes (4)
Engr 340 Fluid Mechanics (4)
Engr 350 Thermodynamics I (3)
Engr 351 Thermodynamics II (3)
Math 352 Ordinary Differential Equations (3)


Title (credits)
Engr 360 Statistical and Linear Methods (3)
Engr 361 Numerical Methods (3)
Engr 362 Control Systems (3)
Engr 370 Machine Design (3)
Engr 380 Fundamentals of Electric Circuits (4)
Engr 381 Instrumentation and Measurement (4)
Engr 410 Mechanical Engineering Design I (3)
Engr 411 Mechanical Engineering Design II (3)
Engr 450 Heat Transfer (3)

Choose two of the following
Engr/Phys 401 Classical Mechanics (3)
Engr 402 Sustainable Engineering (3)
Engr 420 Intermediate Mechanics of Materials (3)
Engr 460 Finite Element Analysis (3)
Engr 470 Machine Dynamics (3)
Engr 471 Vibrations (3)
Engr 480 Introduction to Electronic Packaging (3)

Total Semester Credits Required: 107

Department Mission

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.

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.

Student Learning 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.

Core Courses Flow Chart

The information in this image is the same as the table laid out below.

Fall – Freshman Year
Chem 133/L – General Chemistry I
Engr 110 – Intro to Engineering
Engr 111/L – Engineering Fundamentals

Spring – Freshman Year
Engr 112 – Intro to CAD
Math 151 – Calculus I
Phys 203/L – Physics I

Fall – Sophomore Year
Engr 210 – Statics
Engr 212/L – Materials
Math 152 – Calculus II
Phys 204/L – Physics II

Spring – Sophomore Year
Engr 121 – Engineering Computing
Engr 211 – Dynamics
Engr 220 – Mechanics of Materials
Math 253 – Calculus III
Engr 330/L – Manufacturing Processes

Fall – Junior Year
Engr 340/L – Fluid Mechanics
Engr 350 – Thermodynamics I
Engr 380/L – Electrical Circuits and Systems
Math 352 – Ordinary Differential Equations

Spring – Junior Year
Engr 351 – Thermodynamics II
Engr 360 – Statistical and Linear Methods
Engr 381/L – Instrumentation and Measurement
Engr 370 – Machine Design
Engr 362 – Control Systems

Fall – Senior Year
Engr 410 – ME Design I
Engr 4xx – Mechanical Engineering Elective
Engr 361 – Numerical Methods

Spring – Senior Year
Engr 411 – ME Design II
Engr 4xx – Mechanical Engineering Elective
Engr 450 – Heat Transfer

Enrollment and graduation information


Fall: 15
Spring: 15
Grads: 0


Fall: 27
Spring: 25
Grads: 0


Fall: 39
Spring: 39
Grads: 0


Fall: 53

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

Cherish Bauer-Reich
Cherish Bauer-Reich
Department Chair
Associate Professor of Engineering
701-252-3467 ext. 4304

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