Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest of the engineering disciplines, and professionals in the field find themselves engaged in a variety of technology and business roles. In the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME), you’ll use the flexibility provided by the technical electives to create an educational program tailored to meet your career goals, particularly by taking advantage of one of our four concentrations:
Students in our program develop a sound understanding of the engineering sciences, chemistry, physics and mathematics and build on this to develop expertise in design, computer modeling, manufacturing, instrumentation, heat transfer, mechanics and materials. During your first year, you’ll begin with foundational math and science courses, as well as general education courses. As a sophomore and junior, you’ll delve into mechanical-specific courses such as fluid and solid mechanics and thermodynamics. Finally, you’ll participate in the senior capstone course, a two-semester design/build project where teams design solutions, often sponsored by industry partners.
As a mechanical engineering student, you may also pursue a dual B.S. degree in physics and mechanical engineering.
Interested in real-world work experience? You’ll find what you’re looking for here as we encourage you toward experiential learning opportunities, including co-op and internship programs. You can also take advantage of undergraduate research projects, either to prepare for graduate school or to further your expertise in a particular area.
Exceptionally qualified BSME students may apply to our early entry graduate program. As a student in this program, you’ll begin work toward a master’s degree in mechanical engineering while finishing your bachelor’s degree – so you’ll earn an advanced degree faster and more affordably.