The mechanical engineering curriculum provides students a foundation in mathematics, the basic sciences, and engineering.   Students take core courses in the mechanical sciences (dynamics, engineering materials, manufacturing, dynamic systems and control, and machine element design) and the thermal-fluid sciences (thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer).   In addition, students obtain laboratory experience through three lab courses focused on instrumentation and measurements, materials and manufacturing, and thermal-fluid systems.  The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) prepares students for employment in industry or government or for further study toward other degrees such as the JD, MD, MS, and PhD.