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Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Graduates of the BSME program are well prepared to pursue careers in research and development, design, manufacturing and management in a diverse array of industries including power engineering and energy systems, aerospace, automotive, robotics, etc. They are also well prepared to pursue graduate and professional degrees.

Mechanical engineering students
Mechanical Engineering

About This Program

Mechanical Engineering is a professional discipline that addresses the utilization of technological and scientific know-how to advance the efficiency, safety, utility and reliability of mechanical and thermal systems for the benefit of humanity. Nowadays, engineering is more interdisciplinary, team-oriented, and environmentally sensitive than ever before. This program encompasses the traditional roles of Mechanical Engineering in areas of analysis, design, manufacturing, and testing of mechanical and thermal systems (i.e. boilers, steam plants, heat exchangers, hydraulic systems, refrigeration, etc.), while also including emphasis in system integration, propulsion systems, concurrent engineering, and other competitive engineering practices. Design for manufacture considers additional elements such as consumer satisfaction, time to market, and others.

The Mechanical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET


The degree program in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) curriculum is offered in three concentrations.

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Manufacturing Systems

Design, integrate, or improve manufacturing systems or related processes.

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Propulsion Systems

Perform engineering duties in designing, constructing, and testing aircraft, missiles, and spacecraft.

Career Fields

  • Aerospace engineer
  • Automotive engineer
  • Contracting civil engineer
  • Control and instrumentation engineer
  • Maintenance engineer
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Nuclear engineer

Department Information

Visit the Mechanical & Civil Engineering and Construction Management website

Contacts Information

Mebougna Drabo, Ph.D.,

Chair of Civil & Mechanical Engineering and Construction Management
School of Engineering & Technology Building
Room 314