The mechanical engineer may design a component, a machine, a system or a process. Mechanical engineers analyze their design using the principles of physics to insure the product functions safely, efficiently, reliably, and can be manufactured at a competitive cost. Mechanical engineers work in automotive, aerospace, chemical, computer, communication, paper, and power generation industries. Mechanical engineers are found in virtually any manufacturing industry.
A minimum of 126 semester credit hours is required for the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Mechanical Engineering. This degree requires a minimum of 61 upper division hours. Since all students seeking a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering are required to take a cross-section of courses from a variety of engineering disciplines, the School does not award double majors. Students desiring a double major should seek a second baccalaureate degree. Minors are not required of students seeking a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering.