Mechanical Engineering

Bachelor’s Degree

Mechanical Engineering

Bachelor’s Degree

The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering program educates students in engineering physics, mathematics and materials science principles, preparing them to design, analyze, manufacture and maintain systems that incorporate motion, energy and force. In the middle years, the curriculum offers a four-course project-based design sequence for learning engineering tools such as MATLAB and SolidWorks, providing opportunities to solve problems in a hands-on environment. In their junior and senior years, students tackle an advanced mechanical engineering core that includes fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, numerical methods, control systems, machine design, computer-aided engineering and manufacturing processes. Embedded throughout the program are professional and technical skills such as working in teams, engineering design, technical communication and programming.

Mechanical Engineering website

The Mechanical Engineering Department offers a design-oriented undergraduate program that emphasizes fundamental engineering principles. Students receive a strong foundation in mechanical engineering disciplines and a working knowledge of modern engineering tools. Many courses are augmented through hands-on and project-based experiences. Successful graduates are well-prepared for a mechanical engineering career in a world of rapid technological change.


Mechanical Engineering Curriculum


Areas of Special Interest

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Aerospace Engineering

Available Minors

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Biomechanical Engineering
  • Advanced Manufacturing

Career suggestions for mechanical engineering majors:

  • Mechanical engineer
  • Electromechanical engineer
  • Mechanical and medical or energy engineer
  • Sustainable production engineer
  • Patent law expert
  • Aerospace engineer
  • Control and instrumentation engineer
  • Automotive engineer
  • Water engineer
Sean Moncur

Sean Moncur

After I visited Mines and talked to connections in the industry, I learned Mines carries a huge reputation in the technical world. They also really help you through events like the career fair to find internships and jobs. Mines also has an amazing community that you can feel every time you are on campus.

Mechanical Engineering

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median pay for mechanical engineers, 2019, Bureau of Labor Statistics

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