Mechanical Engineering

(Bachelor of Science)

UW-Green Bay Engineering

One of the fastest-growing regions in the state and the Midwest for engineering jobs, Northeast Wisconsin will see tremendous growth in the need for and recruitment of new engineers. This region has the most open positions for engineers in the state and has seen an 18% increase in demand for engineers since 2010. Engineering as a career focuses on theoretical aspects of mathematical, scientific and engineering principals. New professionals with a Bachelor of  Science in Mechanical Engineering from UW-Green Bay will be perfectly-timed and well-prepared to meet the swell in demand for engineers, leading to high-paying, rewarding careers in some of the region’s most sought after employers.

Mechanical Engineering 

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is proud to be home of the only Mechanical Engineering program in Northeast Wisconsin. Part of the College of Science, Engineering and Technology (CSET) and offered through the Richard J. Resch School of Engineering (RSE), the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Mechanical Engineering is designed as a cutting-edge program that will offer students individualized attention from award-winning professors, a hands-on education with state-of the-art equipment, and opportunities for research and internships with some of the largest companies and employers in the region. The UW-Green Bay Mechanical Engineering program is housed in the newly constructed STEM Innovation Center building. 

Mechanical engineering is a diverse and flexible engineering discipline. Mechanical engineers work in number of fields including design of machinery, controls, vibrations and acoustics, power generation, renewable energy, energy conservation, fluid flow and heat transfer applications, and air-conditioning. The program synthesizes math, science, engineering science, and engineering design. The program provides electives in several general areas, including thermal-sciences, mechanical design and manufacturing, robotics and automation, mechanical and environmental systems, and renewable energy. Students begin the practice of design in their freshman year and integrate it throughout their programs which culminate in a team-oriented capstone design project in the senior year. The program is geared to prepare students for the lifelong practice of mechanical engineering and for immediate entry to positions in industry or further studies in graduate schools.

Students will benefit from relationships with local technical colleges, and local industry to complete a B.S. in engineering in the Northeast Wisconsin area. Students may start earning their degree at UW-Green Bay or local technical colleges to give maximum flexibility in degree completion. In addition, the Northeast Wisconsin Educational Resource Alliance, NEW ERA, has established advisory boards linking leaders in regional industry and participating institutions to the major. Through these relationships students will have many opportunities for internships, co-op experiences, and employment after graduation.

Mechanical Engineering Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Be employed as a mechanical engineer and perform all functions assigned to a mechanical engineer including completing engineering designs and other applications using both practical and theoretical knowledge characterized by their interdisciplinary strengths.
  2. Function effectively both as a leader and as a mentor of project teams, demonstrating effective communication skills and ethical behavior.
  3. Achieve positions of increased responsibility within an organization and practice continued education through advanced degree or certificate programs or participation in continuing education in engineering or related professional fields.
  4. Adapt to changing industrial and technological advancements and be committed to continuous improvement.


For more information contact:

Jagadeep Thota, Ph.D.
Chair, Engineering
Phone: 920-465-2817


Patricia Terry, Ph.D.
Chair, Richard J. Resch School of Engineering
Phone: 920-465-2749


Supporting Courses43
First Year Writing
Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
Calculus and Analytic Geometry II
Introductory Statistics
Multivariate Calculus
Ordinary Differential Equations
Principles of Chemistry I
and Principles of Chemistry II
and Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory
and Principles of Chemistry II Laboratory
Chemistry for Engineers
Parametric Modeling
Engineering Graphics
Programming for Engineers
Technical Writing
Numerical Methods
Principles of Physics II
Fundamentals Courses:21
Engineering Materials
Mechanics I
Mechanics II
Basic Manufacturing Processes
Mechanics of Materials
Mechanics of Materials Lab
Electrical and Electronic Circuits
Engineering Measurements
Engineering Measurements Lab
Advanced Courses:23
Engineering Thermodynamics
Fluids Lab
Analysis of Dynamic Systems
Finite Element Analysis
Machine Component Design I
Heat Transfer
Thermal Lab
Senior Design
Technical Electives: (choose three courses)9
Project Management
Co-op/Internship in Engineering Technology
Solar and Alternate Energy Systems
Industrial Decision Processes
Mechanical Vibration
Machine Component Design II
Automatic Controls
Independent Study (up to 3 credits)
Total Credits96

Curriculum Guide 

The following curriculum guide is for a four-year Mechanical Engineering degree program and is subject to change without notice. Students should consult their program advisor to ensure that they have the most accurate and up-to-date information available.

Total 126 credits necessary to graduate.

Plan of Study Grid
MATH 202 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 4
ET 206 Chemistry for Engineers 4
WF 100 First Year Writing 3
ENGR 104 Engineering Graphics 1
First Year Seminar (FYS) 3
MATH 203 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 4
ENGR 204 Programming for Engineers 2
ET 207 Parametric Modeling 2
MATH 260 Introductory Statistics 4
General Education 3
MATH 209 Multivariate Calculus 4
ENGR 201 Engineering Materials 2
ENGR 213 Mechanics I 3
ENGR 236 Technical Writing 3
General Education 3
ENGR 214 Mechanics II 3
ENGR 216 Basic Manufacturing Processes 3
ENGR 220 Mechanics of Materials 3
ENGR 221 Mechanics of Materials Lab 1
General Education 3
General Education 3
PHYSICS 202 Principles of Physics II 5
MATH 305 Ordinary Differential Equations 4
ENGR 326 Numerical Methods 3
ENGR 308 Electrical and Electronic Circuits 3
General Education 3
Technical Elective I 3
ENGR 312 Engineering Measurements 2
ENGR 322 Engineering Measurements Lab 1
ENGR 324 Engineering Thermodynamics 3
ENGR 340 Analysis of Dynamic Systems 3
General Education 3
Technical Elective II 3
ENGR 336 Fluids 3
ENGR 337 Fluids Lab 1
ENGR 408 Finite Element Analysis 3
ENGR 420 Machine Component Design I 3
General Education 3
Technical Elective III 3
ENGR 430 Heat Transfer 3
ENGR 431 Thermal Lab 1
ENGR 460 Senior Design 3
General Education 3
General Education 3
 Total Credits126

Technical Electives (choose any three):

  1. ENGR 334 Industrial Decision Processes (3 s.h.)
  2. ENGR 344 Mechanical Vibration (3 s.h.)
  3. ENGR 422 Machine Component Design II (3 s.h.)
  4. ENGR 432 Automatic Controls (3 s.h.)
  5. ENGR 498 Independent Study (1-4 s.h.)
  6. ET 360 Project Management (3 s.h.)
  7. ET 385 Robotics (3 s.h.)
  8. ET 390 Mechatronics (3 s.h.)
  9. ET 400 Co-op/Internship in Engineering Technology (3 s.h.) or ENGR 494 Co-op (1-2 s.h.)
  10. ET 415 Solar and Alternate Energy Systems (3 s.h.)


John F Katers; Professor; Ph.D., Marquette University*

Patricia A Terry; Professor; Ph.D., University of Colorado, chair*

Maruf Hossain; Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Memphis

Mohammad Mahfuz; Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Ottawa

Jagadeep Thota; Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Nevada - Las Vegas

Riaz Ahmed; Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of South Carolina

Kpoti (Stefan) Gunn; Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Ohio State University

Michael Holly; Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Madison

Md Rasedul Islam; Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Madison

Jian Zhang; Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Mississippi State University

Taskia Ahammad Khan; Lecturer; M.S., Bradley University

Nabila Rubaiya; Lecturer; M.S., University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee