The B.S. in Mechanical Engineering combines quantitative, design and technical knowledge
with hands-on skill in preparation for one of the world’s most versatile and in-demand
professions. From nano-scaled innovations in medicine to the future of space flight,
mechanical engineers design the future.
Careers in Mechanical Engineering
Nearly every change in business, science and engineering involves mechanical engineers.
The job is highly individualistic and flexible because it is so broad. That means
job security and professional challenge for those willing to keep their knowledge
and skills fresh and relevant.
The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree program is designed to provide
a synergetic foundation in the discipline of Mechanical Engineering through broad
educational experience. The program offers concentrations in Aerospace, Energy, Materials
and Advanced Manufacturing, Robotics, Automotive, Operations Research, Simulations,
and Advanced Topics. The program seeks to inoculate an understanding of the fundamental
principles of science and engineering by providing students with experiences in our
hallmark design sequence with project-based learning activities and applied research
Graduates are expected to be prepared with a solid academic foundation and professional
skills that are essential in today’s workforce with the diversity and ever-evolving
role of mechanical engineers. Graduates are expected to attain the following within
a few years of graduation.
Apply the fundamentals concepts of mathematics, science, technology, and mechanical
engineering to solve real life problems of societal, global, environmental, and economic
Achieve professional success cultivating collaboration with multidisciplinary team
and constituencies through their technical knowledge, communication abilities and
Demonstrate on-going career development as adaptive and independent professionals
pursuing opportunities in continuing professional education ranging from industry-related
training to advanced degrees, with entrepreneurial spirit and, and an ethical responsibility
to self and society.
Upon completion of the mechanical engineering degree program, students will attain
the following outcomes to be ready to enter professional practice of engineering.
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 met 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 informal judgements, 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 collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet
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
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We have an active student organization community with more than 35 clubs that vary based on specific academic interests, professional development, and activities
just for fun.
Purple Fire Robotics
Students focus on buildingCombat, VEX,andother roboticsand entering them in competitions around the region and across the nation. The Purple
Fire Robotics teamwelcomes students of all skill levels to join.
The ASTRO Club aims to provide a medium in which students can apply the theoretical
knowledge learned in class to physical projects related to space.