2018-2019 Catalog

Engineering, Mechanical Specialization, Associate of Science

Engineering is a broad discipline that prepares students for rewarding careers in almost any industry. An Engineering degree is intended for students with a strong scientific background to apply their skills to solving real-world problems. The two-year program provides a firm foundation in physics and core engineering curriculum, allowing students to transfer seamlessly to most four-year institutions and be successful. Students will learn how to analyze internal and external forces acting on structures and machines, including consideration for the behavior of fluids and the transfer of energy. Computing plays an increasing role in engineering professions and this is reflected in the program, with introductory courses in several commonly used software packages. In addition to the theory, opportunities will be provided for practical application of the engineering design process through a variety of projects designed to connect concepts with hands-on experiences. These opportunities allow students to combine their creative and analytical skills while gaining real problem solving experience. In addition, qualified students compete for statewide internships that initiate professional employment opportunities.  Graduates from Western are thus well-positioned to transfer into many specializations that include Energy Systems, Civil, Petroleum, and Chemical Engineering. On completion of a four-year degree, hard-working students can expect to be well compensated in challenging and exciting careers. Practicing engineers may design components, improve processes, or manage projects in their chosen industry. Some common industries include oil and gas, mining, energy production, aeronautical, biomedical, automotive, and agricultural.

Degree Requirements

Freshman Year - Fall Semester

MATH 2200CALCULUS I

4

PHYS 1310COLLEGE PHYSICS I

4

ENGL 1010ENGLISH COMPOSITION I

3

US & WYOMING CONSTITUTION

3

HMDV 10051st YEAR SUCCESS

1

Total Credit Hours:15

Freshman Year - Fall Semester Notes:

  • US & Wyoming Constitution can be fulfilled by U.S. to 1865 (HIST 1211), U.S. From 1865 (HIST 1221), Wyoming History (HIST 1251) and American & Wyoming Government (POLS 1000).
  • In addition to HMDV 1005, Orientation to Engineering (ES 1000) should also be taken.
  • Freshman Year - Spring Semester

    ES 1060INTRO TO ENGINEERING COMPUTING

    3

    MATH 2205CALCULUS II

    4

    CHEM 1020GENERAL CHEMISTRY I

    4

    PHYS 1320COLLEGE PHYSICS II

    4

    ES 2110STATICS

    3

    Total Credit Hours:18

    Freshman Year - Spring Semester Notes: 

  • In addition to CHEM 1020, both CHEM 1030 and MATH 2250 are also advisable as they can be counted towards courses in an ME curriculum at a four-year university.
  • Sophomore Year - Fall Semester

    ES 2120DYNAMICS

    3

    ES 2210ELECTRIC CIRCUIT ANALYSIS

    3

    ENGL 2005TECHNICAL WRITING

    3

    COMM 2010PUBLIC SPEAKING

    3

    MATH 2210CALCULUS III

    4

    Total Credit Hours:16

    Sophomore Year - Fall Semester Notes: 

  • ES 1070 and ES 1080 are also advisable in order to gain solid modeling/drafting experience.
  • Sophomore Year - Spring Semester

    ES 2310THERMODYNAMICS

    3

    ES 2330FLUID DYNAMICS

    3

    ES 2410MECHANICS OF MATERIALS I

    3

    MATH 2310APPLIED DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS

    3

    G&R 1050INTRODUCTION TO NATURAL RESOURCES

    3

    HMDV 2411ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENT

    0

    Total Credit Hours:15

    Sophomore Year - Spring Semester Notes: 

  • G&R 1050 can be replaced by ECON 1010, PSYC 1000, SOC 1000 or ANTH 1200
  • Total Credit Hours: 64