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Mechanical Engineering Degree

BS-Major in Mechanical Engineering

Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org

Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines. Mechanical engineers research, design, develop, build, and test mechanical devices, including tools, engines, and complex dynamical systems. Design is introduced early in the curriculum, and all graduates are expected to be knowledgeable in both the thermal/fluids and the solid mechanics areas of mechanical engineering. Extensive laboratory involvement provides valuable insights into experimental methods and, in some cases, original research. Mechanical engineering students become proficient in working with computers to produce and analyze designs, and simulate and test dynamical systems. A concentration in aerospace engineering is available to students interested in careers in the aircraft industry.

Course Listings Mechanical Engineering Degree Requirements

ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission

Career Potential in Mechanical Engineering:

The median annual wage for mechanical engineers was $84,190 in May 2016. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $54,420, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $131,350.

In May 2016, the median annual wages for mechanical engineers in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:

Research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences $96,380
Aerospace product and parts manufacturing 93,910
Computer and electronic product manufacturing 89,330
Engineering services 86,270
Machinery manufacturing 75,480

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Mechanical Engineers, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/mechanical-engineers.htm