BSM Engineering Program Prepares Students to Lead and Succeed in College and Beyond

BSM Engineering Program Prepares Students to Lead and Succeed in College and Beyond

Today’s engineers are remaking our world with awe inspiring and lifesaving innovations in hopes of building a more integrated, more accessible and brighter tomorrow.

As BSM educators, our mantra is We Fail When They Don’t. We offer authentic opportunities to struggle and learn from failure. With nearly 250 students in the engineering department, students learn as much from what doesn’t work as from what does.

At BSM, students develop an engineer’s perspective of effective problem solving and engineering design, while exploring fundamental mechanical engineering concepts. Through iterative processes, students learn about experimentation, optimization, and performance.

Students explore digital fabrication, rapid prototyping, electrical systems, networking, industry standard 3D CAD software and computer programming.

Students use agile project management to work in cross-functional teams on a real-world engineering project. We build a search and rescue robot for international competition in the RoboCup RoboRescue league. BSM and MIT are the only two US schools to compete at this worldwide competition. The 2018 competition is in July in Sydney, Australia.

Not only do we compete internationally at the collegiate level, but we also offer college level certifications in our curriculum topics. Two students have already earned a SolidWorks certification. We expect at least a dozen certifications by the end of the school year. We prepare students academically and professionally to succeed and lead.

More About RoboRescue

Disaster rescue is one of the most serious social issues which involves very large numbers of heterogeneous agents in a hostile environment. The intention of the RoboCupRescue project is to promote research and development in this socially significant domain at various levels involving multi-agent team work coordination, physical robotic agents for search and rescue, information infrastructures, personal digital assistants, a standard simulator and decision support systems, evaluation benchmarks for rescue strategies, and robotic systems – all of which are integrated into a comprehensive system looking to the future. Learn more here.

If you would like to learn more about our engineering program, please contact Paul Wichser, Anne Dougherty or Peter Kirwin.