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Mechanical Engineering, B.S.E.

Molinaroli College of Engineering and Computing

Learn how to design technology that is more accessible and equitable while building a solid foundation for your career in our mechanical engineering program.

Design and build things that make the world a better place by advancing sustainability and a circular economy while optimizing energy use and resource utilization. Mechanical engineering is a highly versatile degree that leads to high-paying, high-salary and secure jobs.

Program Highlights

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    ABET Accreditation

    Receive a quality education that has been certified to teach the fundamentals of technical disciplines.

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    Specialized Expertise

    Enhance your major with expertise from more than 90 minor options across the university.

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    Real Experiences

    Work with faculty leaders to develop a plan to solve problems for businesses in our senior capstone course.

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    Undergraduate Research

    Get hands-on experience working alongside our faculty in our many world-class laboratories across campus.

What You’ll Study

Study the design, development and manufacture of both mechanical and thermal systems. Gain a foundational education in the application of mathematics, science and engineering principles for solving mechanical engineering problems. Prepare to practice engineering in a global and societal context.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Project Management

    Organizing and overseeing tasks to achieve specific goals

    Technical Writing

    Creating clear and concise documents, such as manuals or instructions, for technical or scientific topics


    Writing code, developing software and creating applications for automation and problem-solving

  • System Design

    Creating or improving complex systems to meet specific requirements

    Organizational Skills

    Planning, prioritizing and managing tasks and resources to achieve specific objectives

    Product Design

    Creating new or improved products that meet customer needs and expectations

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Potential Careers

  • Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Product Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Technical Salesperson/Manager

Workplace Settings

  • Transportation
  • Manufacturing
  • Biotechnology
  • Energy Conversion
  • Robotics

I was inspired by the field of mechanical engineering since it opened the door of opportunity to solve real-world problems. I especially enjoyed taking math, science, wood and metal shop classes which cultivated my interests.

Kiersten Crouse
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