List of Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering Programs – Campus & Online

For those interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, you won’t find a shortage of options. In the US, many colleges and universities offer this degree (mechanical engineering has consistently been top rated field among the graduates), and the students who earn it can enter into an engineering career or earn a more advanced degree.

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Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering Podcast Featuring Dr. Kristina Lawyer

If you’re interested in pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering, check out this episode of the YesCollege Podcast. Scott is joined by Dr. Kristina Lawyer, Assistant Professor in the Indiana State University College of Technology. Click here to view this episode’s show notes.

 

Where Can I Earn My Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering Degree?

While you’re listening to the podcast, check out our list of schools with mechanical engineering programs in the US. For each school, we provide a few highlights, including program offerings, course breakdown, and accreditation.

Click on the links below to jump to a specific state’s programs. You can also skip ahead to our Quick Facts about a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, or information about degree types and accreditation.

Online

Grantham University
Accredited by DEAC

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Grantham University’s BS in Engineering Management Technology degree is designed to prepare students for management positions in a variety of engineering and technology fields. Coursework in this ABET accredited program covers several topics within the business, engineering, and technology categories, including electronics engineering, computer engineering, computer science, accounting, finance, management, and entrepreneurship.
Temple University
Accredited by MSCHE

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The BS in Engineering Technology degree program at Temple University is ABET accredited and focuses on practicality over theory. Students can take applied classes in areas like strength of materials, material technology, and engineering statistics. Graduates of this program can be prepared to apply engineering principles and technical skills find solutions at the point of production.

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Alabama

University of Alabama
Accredited by SACS
The University of Alabama offers a BS in Mechanical Engineering with a curriculum designed to prepare graduates are equipped to meet known and anticipated technical challenges in this field. Many graduates from this program follow one of two career paths: technical or management.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers a BS in Mechanical Engineering at the University of South Alabama. The undergraduate degree requires the completion of 129 credit and students are required to take the Mechanical Engineering discipline specific Fundamentals of Engineering examination of Alabama or another state prior to graduation.

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Alaska

University of Alaska Anchorage
Accredited by NWCCU
At the University of Alaska Anchorage, the College of Engineering offers a BS in Mechanical Engineering that requires a total of 131 credits, of which 42 credits must be upper division. The College of Engineering also offers an Honors Program for undergraduate students recognized for exceptional performance by earning departmental honors.

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Arizona

Arizona State University
Accredited by HLC
Arizona State University offers students an opportunity to earn a BSE in Mechanical Engineering. Gradates are prepared to successfully enter this field through a curriculum that includes study of the principles governing energy transfer, mechanical design, sensors and control devices and the application of these principles to the creative solution of practical modern problems.
University of Arizona
Accredited by HLC
In order to earn a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Arizona, students must take a series of courses that focuses on studies in machine dynamics, fluid flow, energy and power systems, and mechanical properties of materials and instrumentation. The program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET and requires 128 units to graduate.

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Arkansas

Arkansas State
Accredited by HLC
At Arkansas State University, students can earn a BS in Mechanical Engineering, a program that includes a strong general education component, traditional engineering science courses, exposure to manufacturing processes and automation, and multi-course sequences to provide proficiency in Thermal and Mechanical system design. Students also have the opportunity to conduct research and to take courses in other disciplines, if desired.
University of Arkansas
Accredited by HLC
The University of Arkansas offers undergraduate students an opportunity to pursue a BS in Mechanical Engineering. The Department of Mechanical Engineering at University of Arkansas is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. The program is designed to help students succeed in graduate study and research, if an advanced degree is desired.

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California

California State LA
Accredited by WASC
In order to earn a BS in Mechanical Engineering from California State Los Angeles, students must complete a series of courses that cover such topics as applied mechanics, machine design, computer-aided engineering, manufacturing, fluids, thermal sciences, and fluid dynamics. This program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
The undergraduate program in Mechanical Engineering at U.C. Berkeley provides students with a broad education emphasizing a foundation in scientific and engineering fundamentals. The program prepares undergraduate students for employment or advanced studies with four primary constituencies: industry, the national laboratories, state and federal agencies, and academia.

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Colorado

The University of Colorado Boulder has one of the top-ranked engineering schools in the nation. Its BS in Mechanical Engineering degree consists of 128 credit hours. Current students can also extend their undergraduate education into a concurrent BS/MS.
The BS in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Colorado Denver provides students with a curriculum that focuses heavily on mathematics, physics and chemistry. This program also has a concentration in engineering sciences, including solid and fluid mechanics; thermodynamics, heat and mass transport; materials; and systems analysis and control.

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Connecticut

The BS in Mechanical Engineering degree at Central Connecticut State University is designed with two areas of specialization in manufacturing or aerospace. The program also incorporates general education courses to better prepare graduates to take on a variety of roles in industry. The program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
Trinity College
Accredited by NEASC
Trinity College in Hartford Connecticut offers a BS in Engineering degree with a Mechanical engineering concentration. The program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET and requires completion of core mathematics, science, and engineering courses; engineering electives; and a year-long senior capstone design project.

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Delaware

University of Delaware
Accredited by MSCHE
The College of Engineering at the University of Delaware offers an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering that is designed to emphasize engineering design, starting with the sophomore year and continuing in each subsequent year. Students also have the opportunity to selected an area of research in Biomedical Engineering, Clean Energy & Environment,Composites & Advanced Materials, Nanotechnology, and Robotics & Control.

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Florida

Students can earn a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at the Florida Institute of Technology after successful completion of courses in mathematics and physics along with courses in engineering sciences, including mechanics of solids, thermodynamics and fluid mechanic. Mechanical engineering students create a capstone senior design project in their last year at Florida Tech.
University of Florida
Accredited by SACS
The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department offers a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering. The baccalaureate program in mechanical engineering is fully accredited and provides a broad education in mathematics, science and basic engineering sciences. Students can focus their interests in the engineering aspects of manufacturing, robotics, solid mechanics, thermal and fluid systems, dynamics and controls, and biomechanics.

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Georgia

Georgia Tech
Accredited by SACS
Georgia Tech offers students an opportunity for students to earn a degree in mechanical engineering through a flexible curriculum comprised of core ME courses plus a design/professional-practice stem, and 15 credit hours of electives. The program prepares students to be problem solvers as well as to work in a wide range of industries and businesses or to pursue an advanced degree.
University of Georgia
Accredited by SACS
The College of Engineering at the University of Georgia offer a Mechanical Engineering undergraduate program that provides students with an education in engineering sciences and design, basic sciences, liberal arts and professional practice. Students graduates with an understanding of the core topics such as mechanics and kinematics, thermal and fluid systems, materials and numerical methods/modeling.

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Hawaii

At the University of Hawaii at Manoa, the BS in Mechanical Engineering degree requires completion of at least 121 credit hours of course work. Students take courses in both the lower and upper curriculum in order to obtain a comprehensive education in the field of mechanical engineering. Students also take technical elective courses in order to acquire additional competence in areas compatible with their career objectives.

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Idaho

Idaho State University
Accredited by NWCCU
The Mechanical Engineering program at Idaho State University is an ABET-accredited baccalaureate degree (BSME). Students who graduate from this program are prepared to work in a variety of different areas in mechanical engineering, such as energy systems, aerospace, robotics, mechatronics, automotive, manufacturing, as well as entry into graduate programs.
University of Idaho
Accredited by NWCCU
At the University of Idaho, students can earn an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering, a program designed to successfully prepare students for entry into professional engineering practice and advanced study. Courses include engineering sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, communications, humanities, and social sciences as well as specialized courses in thermal sciences and applied mechanics.

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Illinois

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago offers an ABET- accredited program leading to a BS in Mechanical Engineering with courses that cover such topics as the fundamentals of kinematics, mechanisms, stress analysis, dynamics and vibration theory, fluid mechanics, material properties, CAD/CAM and robotics.
The mechanical engineering program in mechanical engineering at the University of Illinois is consistently ranked as among the best in the United States. The program offers a variety of electives and required courses, both of which cover such topics as automotive systems, bioengineering, combustion and propulsion, design methodology and tribology, dynamic systems and controls, energy systems and thermodynamics, and many more.

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Indiana

Indiana State University
Accredited by HLC
Indiana State University offers a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) – a program designed (and accredited by ABET) to prepare students for technical and managerial positions in a variety of industries. Coursework covers such topics as applied mechanics, computer-aided drafting/design, manufacturing, experimental techniques/procedures, analysis of engineering data, CAD, management, and more.
Indiana Tech
Accredited by HLC
Indiana Tech’s BS degree in Mechanical Engineering provides a solid foundation in mathematics, science and engineering fundamentals, as well as a comprehensive knowledge of the mechanical engineering discipline. This program is ABET accredited and focuses heavily on the study and design of machines, heat transfer and energy systems.

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Iowa

Iowa State University
Accredited by HLC
Iowa State University offers students an opportunity to earn a undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering, a program that is accredited under the General Criteria and Mechanical Engineering Program Criteria by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. After students complete the basic program, the core curriculum focuses on four major areas in the field: Design and Optimization, Materials and Manufacturing, Thermal Fluids, and Dynamic Systems.
University of Iowa
Accredited by HLC
The BSE in mechanical engineering at the University offers students excellent opportunities to participate in research, internships, study abroad, and student organizations. Students enrolled in this program are required to complete the BSE core requirements as well as the curriculum designed for their major program, which covers four major stems: mathematics and basic sciences, engineering topics, the general education component, and an elective focus area.

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Kansas

Grantham University
Accredited by DEAC
Grantham University’s BS in Engineering Management Technology degree is designed to prepare students for management positions in a variety of engineering and technology fields. Coursework in this ABET accredited program covers several topics within the business, engineering, and technology categories, including electronics engineering, computer engineering, computer science, accounting, finance, management, and entrepreneurship.
University of Kansas
Accredited by HLC
The University of Kansas offers a 128-hour a BS degree in mechanical engineering. This program is offered by the Department of Mechanical Engineering and is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. The curriculum builds on the basic foundation of mathematics and physical sciences, followed by courses in engineering design and analysis in mechanical, thermal, fluids, and energy systems.

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Kentucky

University of Kentucky
Accredited by SACS
The mechanical engineering program at the University of Kentucky is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. Students can pursue the B.S. degree at the Lexington campus, or at the Paducah campus through the College’s Extended Campus Program. The program also also offers a certification in Aerospace Engineering.

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Louisiana

Louisiana State University
Accredited by SACS
The BS in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) curriculum at Louisiana State University consists of 127-128 credit hours of course work and is an intensive and hands-on program. The curriculum is designed for a four year program with the option to minor in a variety of fields offered through the College of Engineering.
Louisiana Tech University
Accredited by SACS
For those interested in earning an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering at Louisiana Tech University, the College of Engineering & Science offers a BS in this field. The curriculum is designed to give the student a basic knowledge of the fundamentals required in the field of mechanical engineering. The Mechanical Engineering Program at Louisiana Tech University is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

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Maine

University of Maine
Accredited by NEASC
The University of Maine’s BS in Mechanical Engineering degree program is ABET accredited, and is designed to prepare students for a variety of graduate study and career opportunities in areas like engineering, consulting, healthcare, management, and more. Coursework for this program includes classes like Wind Energy Engineering, Experimental Mechanics, Robot Dynamics and Control, and Fuel Cell Science and Technology.
University of Southern Maine
Accredited by NEASC
The BS in Mechanical Engineering at USM is designed to prepare students for graduate studies and career options as engineers in technologically-intensive environments. In this ABET accredited program, students can take classes like Electromagnetic Fields, Dynamics and Vibrations Laboratory, Physical Metallurgy, Robotics, and Computer-Aided Design of Machine Elements.

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Maryland

Johns Hopkins University
Accredited by MSCHE
John Hopkins University’s undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering is ABET accredited, and is designed to prepare students for graduate studies and careers within this field. Coursework for this program includes classes like Mechatronics, Electronics and Instrumentation, Fabricatology, Jet and Rocket Propulsion, and Design and Analysis of Dynamic Systems.
University of Maryland
Accredited by MSCHE
At the University of Maryland, students can earn an ABET accredited bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering that is designed to provide a foundation in mathematics, physics, chemistry, and engineering sciences. Students in this program can take classes like Nuclear Reactor Systems and Safety, Assistive Robotics, Engineering for Social Change, and Computational Modeling, Simulation, and Interactive Visualization.

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Massachusetts

The BS in Mechanical Engineering degree program at UMass Amherst is designed to prepare students for a variety of graduate study and career opportunities in areas like aerospace engineering, biomedical engineering, government, management, and more. In this ABET accredited program, students can take classes like Manufacturing Processes, Dynamics, Heat Transfer, and Design of Mechanical Components.

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Michigan

Michigan Tech’s BS in Mechanical Engineering degree program is ABET accredited, and focuses on developing the design, mathematics, communication, analytical, and basic and engineering science skills needed to be prepared for graduate studies or careers in health care, transportation, government, technology, and more. Coursework for this program includes classes like Wind Energy, Space Mechanics, Engineering Biomechanics, and Robotics and Mechatronics.
University of Michigan
Accredited by HLC
At the University of Michigan, students can earn an ABET accredited BSE in Mechanical Engineering degree that is designed to prepare students for graduate studies and careers within this field. Students in this program can take elective courses in solid mechanics and materials, design and manufacturing, thermal and fluid sciences, mechanical engineering and batteries, and dynamics, systems, and controls.

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Minnesota

University of Minnesota
Accredited by HLC
The Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering degree program at the University of Minnesota focuses on developing the mathematics, sciences, and applied engineering skills needed to be prepared for graduate study and a career in this field. In this ABET accredited program, students can also gain real-life experience in research, development, and design by participating in collegiate, national, and international competitions.
University of St. Thomas
Accredited by HLC
At the University of St. Thomas, students can earn an ABET accredited BS in Mechanical Engineering degree that is designed to combine theory and research with practical engineering fundamentals. Students in this program can take classes like Mechanics of Materials, Thermodynamics, Control Systems and Automation, Engineering Graphics and Design, and Manufacturing Processes and Statistical Control.

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Mississippi

Mississippi State University
Accredited by SACS
The BS in Mechanical Engineering degree program at Mississippi State University is designed to prepare students for graduate study and careers in manufacturing, chemical, paper, aerospace, utility, construction, transportation, petroleum, electronics, and computer industries. Students in this ABET accredited program can take classes like Energy Systems Design, Heat Transfer, System Dynamics, and Experimental Measurements and Techniques.
University of Mississippi
Accredited by SACS
The University of Mississippi’s BS in Mechanical Engineering degree program aims to develop the science, math, engineering, analytical, and communication skills needed to succeed in this field. This ABET accredited program consists of a minimum of 128 credit hours, and has elective courses in areas like mechanics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, materials, design, and laboratory diagnostics.

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Missouri

The BS in Mechanical Engineering degree program at the Missouri University of Science and Technology focuses on the application of basic engineering sciences to address and solve problems within this field. Coursework for this program includes classes like Thermodynamics, Machine Design, and Automatic Control of Dynamic Systems.
At WUSTL, students can earn an ABET accredited BS in Mechanical Engineering degree that focuses on the study of force, materials, and motion. This program allows students to work with faculty on engineering topics like energy conservation and machine design, manufacturing, instrumentation, environmental control, biomechanics, and more.

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Montana

Montana State University
Accredited by NWCCU
The BS in Mechanical Engineering degree program at Montana State University is ABET accredited, and is designed to strengthen student’s math, science, communication, engineering, and professional skills to prepare them for graduate studies and careers in this field. Students in this program can take classes like Mechanics of Materials, Thermodynamics, Mechanical Vibrations, and Circuits, Devices, and Motors.

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Nebraska

The BS in Mechanical Engineering degree program at UNL is designed to equip graduates with the science, math, communication, and engineering skills needed to be prepared for further studies and careers. This ABET accredited program consists of a minimum of 129 credit hours, and focuses on thermal fluid science engineering, systems and design engineering, and materials science engineering.

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Nevada

University of Nevada Reno
Accredited by NWCCU
The University of Nevada Reno’s BS in Mechanical Engineering degree program is ABET accredited, and consists of core courses in engineering, humanities, mathematics, sciences, and a variety of electives. Students in this program can take elective courses in subjects like thermodynamics, heat transfer, cooling electronic equipment, advanced mechanics, intermediate dynamics, mechanical vibrations, and intermediate fluid mechanics.

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New Hampshire

University of New Hampshire
Accredited by NEASC
At the University of New Hampshire, students can earn an ABET accredited BS in Mechanical Engineering degree that begins with a foundation of basic and engineering sciences, mathematics, and computer science, preparing students for upper division classes. Coursework for this program includes classes in subjects like design and manufacturing, systems and control, mechanics, materials, and fluid and thermal sciences.

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New Jersey

The BS in Mechanical Engineering degree program at NJIT is designed to develop the math, science, and engineering skills needed to succeed in this field. Students in this program must complete a minimum of 130 credit hours, and can take classes like Principles of Tribology, Dynamics of Space Flight, Automatic Controls, and Computer Simulation and Analysis in Mechanical Engineering.

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New Mexico

University of New Mexico
Accredited by HLC
UNMs BS in Mechanical Engineering degree program is accredited by ABET, and is designed to prepare students for graduate studies and careers in areas like robotics, aerospace, and biotechnology. In this program, students can take classes in subjects like thermodynamics, system design, materials, machine design, and more.

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New York

City College of New York
Accredited by MSCHE
The BS in Mechanical Engineering degree program at the City College of New York is designed to prepare students for graduate studies and careers in industries like manufacturing, aerospace, biotechnology, and more. Students in this program can take elective classes like Turbomachinery Design, Aircraft and Rocket Propulsion, Environmental Control, and Robotics and Automation.
New York University
Accredited by MSCHE
At NYU, students can earn an ABET accredited BS in Mechanical Engineering degree that consists of hands-on computer and laboratory work to teach students how to apply fundamental science, math, and engineering principles. Coursework for this program includes classes like Mechanics of Materials, Automatic Control, Measurement Systems, and Fluid Mechanics.

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North Carolina

NC State University’s BS in Mechanical Engineering degree program is designed to prepare students for graduate studies and careers in areas like mechanical and thermal systems, design, analysis, and manufacturing. In this ABET accredited program, students can take elective classes like Composite Materials, Non-Destructive Testing, Mechatronics, and Dynamic Analysis of Human Motion.
At UNCC, students can earn an ABET accredited BS in Mechanical Engineering degree that is designed to develop students’ understanding of basic and engineering sciences, mathematics, and business. Coursework in this program includes classes like Road Vehicle Dynamics, Biomedical Engineering, Waves and Optics, and Nanoscale Science and Engineering.

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North Dakota

At NDSU, students can earn an ABET accredited BS in Mechanical Engineering degree that is designed to prepare students for graduate studies and careers in areas like nanotechnology, biomedical engineering, fuel cell and alternate energy sources, and more. Coursework for this program includes classes like Fluid Dynamics, Engineering Measurements, Mechanics of Materials, Theory of Vibrations, and Heat and Mass Transfer.
University of North Dakota
Accredited by HLC
The BS in Mechanical Engineering degree program at the University of North Dakota is ABET accredited, and it is designed to prepare students for graduate studies and careers in a variety of areas within mechanical engineering. Students in this program can take elective courses like Compressible Fluid Flow, Gas Turbines, Mechanical Vibrations, and Material Properties and Selection.

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Ohio

Youngstown State University
Accredited by HLC
Youngstown State University’s Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering degree aims to develop students’ understanding of energy, machine and engine designs, and instrumentation and control of physical processes, systems and environments. In this ABET accredited program, students can take classes like Mechanical Vibrations, Kinematics of Machines, and Stress and Strain Analysis.

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Oklahoma

University of Oklahoma
Accredited by HLC
The BS in Mechanical Engineering degree program at the University of Oklahoma is ABET accredited, and it focuses on a providing a mix of engineering theories and applications to prepare students for a wide array of graduate studies and careers. This program has two major stems, motion in mechanical systems and energy and structures, and consists of a 123 credits.

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Oregon

Oregon Institute of Technology
Accredited by NWCCU
At Oregon Tech, students can earn an ABET accredited BS in Mechanical Engineering degree that is designed to prepare students for a variety of graduate study and career options within this field. Students must complete a minimum of 192 credit hours, and can take classes like Electric Power Systems, Machine Design, Mechanical Vibrations, and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing.

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Pennsylvania

Temple University
Accredited by MSCHE
The BS in Engineering Technology degree program at Temple University is ABET accredited and focuses on practicality over theory. Students can take applied classes in areas like strength of materials, material technology, and engineering statistics. Graduates of this program can be prepared to apply engineering principles and technical skills find solutions at the point of production.
University of Pennsylvania
Accredited by MSCHE
The University of Pennsylvania’s BSE in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics is ABET accredited, and aims to develop the science, engineering, mathematics, communication, and analytical skills needed to be successful in this field. Coursework for this program includes classes like Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Heat and Mass Transfer, and Vibrations of Mechanical Systems.

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Rhode Island

Brown University
Accredited by NEASC
The Sc.B. in Mechanical Engineering degree program at Brown University is designed to provide a broad interdisciplinary foundation and specialized training in mechanical systems and thermal systems. Students are encouraged to narrow the focus of their degree through upper-division courses like Industrial Design, Advanced Fluid Mechanics, Heat and Mass Transfer, Biomechanics, Neuroengineering, and more.
University of Rhode Island
Accredited by NEASC
At the University of Rhode Island, students can earn an ABET accredited BS in Mechanical Engineering degree that is designed to prepare students for graduate studies and careers in this field by focusing on research, mechanical systems, thermal systems, and other related fields. Coursework for this program includes classes like Continuum Mechanics, System Dynamics, Tribology, and Vibration-Based Structural Health Monitoring.

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South Carolina

Clemson University
Accredited by SACS
The BS in Mechanical Engineering degree program at Clemson University is ABET accredited, and focuses on basic sciences, math, thermal and fluid science, and mechanical systems. In this program, students can take courses in areas like energy systems, design, solid mechanics, and transportation vehicles and systems.
University of South Carolina
Accredited by SACS
The University of South Carolina’s BS in Mechanical Engineering degree program is designed to teach students how to apply math, science, and engineering principles to solve problems in this field. Students in this ABET accredited program can take classes like Mechanical Design, Engineering Materials, and Thermodynamics Design and Analysis.

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South Dakota

At SDSMT, students can earn an ABET accredited BS in Mechanical Engineering degree that aims to develop the engineering design, design theory, teamwork, computer technology, communication, and science skills needed to be successful in this field. Students in this program can take classes like Technical Communications, Machine Design, Solid Mechanics, and Thermo Fluid Dynamics.
South Dakota State University’s BS in Mechanical Engineering degree program is accredited by ABET, and is designed to prepare students for graduate studies and/or careers in this field. Coursework for this program includes classes like Automatic Controls, Visual Basic Programming, Vibrations, and Mechanics of Materials.

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Tennessee

The BS in Mechanical Engineering degree program at UTK develops the science, design, analytical, testing, and manufacturing skills needed to succeed in this field. In this ABET accredited program, students will complete design projects and can take classes like Heat Transfer, System Dynamics, and Mechanical Engineering Instrumentation and Measurement.
Vanderbilt University
Accredited by SACS
At Vanderbilt University, students can earn an ABET accredited BS in Mechanical Engineering degree that begins with a foundation of math and physics to prepare students for upper-division courses in all major areas of mechanical engineering. The advanced courses available to undergraduates in this program include Machine Analysis and Design, System Dynamics, and Strength and Structure of Engineering Materials.

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Texas

Texas Tech University
Accredited by SACS
The BS in Mechanical Engineering degree program at Texas Tech University is ABET accredited, and aims to develop students’ mathematics, science, and engineering skills in order to design mechanical systems, solve engineering problems, and succeed in this field. In this program, students can take classes like Mechanics of Solids, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Heat Transfer, and Engineering Design.
The University of Texas at Austin has a BS in Mechanical Engineering degree program that focuses on thermal/fluid systems, mechanical systems and design, and materials and manufacturing to prepare students to pursue advanced education and/or careers within this field. Students in this ABET accredited program can take classes like Engineering Finance, Mechatronics, Thermodynamics, and Programming and Engineering Computational Methods.

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Utah

University of Utah
Accredited by NWCCU
The undergraduate degree program in mechanical engineering at the University of Utah focuses on combining advanced technical knowledge with hands-on practical and professional experience. In this ABET accredited program, students can take technical electives in areas like aerospace engineering, biomechanics, robotics and control, modeling, design and manufacturing, dynamics and control, ergonomics and safety, micro/nanoscale engineering, and more.
Utah State University
Accredited by NWCCU
The ABET accredited BS in Mechanical Engineering degree program at Utah State University is designed to prepare students for entry-level engineering positions and/or graduate study by providing a depth of study in tandem with lab and project experience. The curriculum for this program includes classes like Mechanics of Materials, Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, and Machine Design.

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Vermont

University of Vermont
Accredited by NEASC
ABET accredited, the BS in Mechanical Engineering degree program at the University of Vermont is designed to develop students’ awareness of the societal impact of engineering practice as well as enhance the decision-making, mathematics, sciences, and design skills needed to succeed in this field. Coursework for this program includes classes like Mechanics of Solids, Modern Manufacturing Process, and Heat Transfer.

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Virginia

University of Virginia
Accredited by SACS
The mechanical engineering undergraduate degree program at the University of Virginia focuses on research-based and applied basic and engineering science courses. In this ABET accredited program, students can take courses in areas like mechanics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, materials, and automatic controls.
VCU’s BS in Mechanical Engineering degree program aims to develop the communication, problem-solving, mathematics, science, and engineering skills needed to succeed in this field. As part of the ABET accredited curriculum, students will design and conduct experiments, analyze and interpret data, complete an approved internship or cooperative education experience, and more.

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Washington

Eastern Washington University
Accredited by NWCCU
The BS in Mechanical Engineering degree program at Eastern Washington University is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, and is designed to provide and build on a foundation of physics, mathematics, and sciences. This program encourages students to pursue a concentration in Robotics and Animation, Fluids, Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer, Materials, and Solid Mechanics and FEA.
The University of Washington Bothell’s BSME degree program is ABET accredited, and is designed to develop the mathematical, science, design, and analytical skills needed to be prepared for further study and/or a career in mechanical engineering. Elective engineering coursework in this program includes classes like Mechatronics, Electric Power Generation, and Space Operations Systems Engineering.
Washington State University
Accredited by NWCCU
The ABET accredited BS in Mechanical Engineering degree program at WSU is designed to prepare students for graduate study, and/or pursue careers in areas like mechanical and systems design, manufacturing, CAD/CAM, and production management. Students in this program can take classes like Mechanical Vibration, Fluid Mechanics, Applied Aerodynamics, and Design of Solar Thermal Systems.

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West Virginia

Bluefield State College
Accredited by HLC
Bluefield State College’s BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology degree program is ABET accredited, and is designed to prepare students for graduate study and/or entry-level positions in areas like aerospace, biomedical, chemical, or industrial research. This program consists of a minimum of 123 credit hours, and includes coursework like Computer Aided Manufacturing, Kinematics and Mechanisms, and Hydraulics and Fluid Power.
West Virginia University
Accredited by HLC
The BS in Mechanical Engineering degree program at WVU is ABET accredited, and focuses on enhancing students’ understanding of mathematics, physical sciences, and a broad range of engineering problems to prepare students to pursue graduate school and/ or a variety of careers. In this program, students can take classes like Mechatronics, Fluid Mechanics, and Aerospace Structures.

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Wisconsin

MSOE’s bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering is designed to cover a range of principles, which includes the design, development, analysis and control of devices, machines and systems. In this ABET accredited program, students are encouraged to take electives in specialized areas like mechanical design, energy systems, and materials/manufacturing.
The BS in Mechanical Engineering degree program at The University of Wisconsin Madison is ABET accredited, and mostly focuses on a wide range of engineering fundamentals, until students’ senior years when they can narrow their focus through technical electives. Electives that senior students can take include Mechanical Dissection, Metal Cutting, Engineering Design with Polymers, and Biomechanics of Human Movement.

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Wyoming

University of Wyoming
Accredited by HLC
The ABET accredited, mechanical engineering undergraduate degree program at the University of Wyoming focuses on providing a foundation in mathematics, science, and engineering sciences through laboratory and design experiences. In this program, students can take classes like Engineering Experimentation, Thermodynamics, Transport Phenomena, and Mechanical Behavior of Materials.

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Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering Quick Facts

Here is a brief snapshot of what to expect and look forward to with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.

Quick Facts
Common Pre-Enrollment Requirements: High School Diploma or GED (associate’s degree is optional)
Common Core Subjects Covered: Thermodynamics, Materials/Material Technology, Mechanical Design, Mechatronics
Non-Classwork Required: None (internship is strongly recommended)
Expected Time to Complete Bachelor’s Degree: 4 years
Common Next Steps: Entry-Level Position, Master’s Degree
Most Common Career Fields: Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Design, Thermal Systems, Robotics Engineering
 

Exploring Degree Types and Accreditation

While the mechanical engineering undergraduate degrees are all relatively similar, there are some differences in the focus of the curriculum. Take a look at the commonly offered degree programs below:

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering – a four year degree that provides a foundation in science, mathematics, communication, design, and applied mechanical engineering sciences, with the opportunity to take classes/specialize in other fields of engineering as well
  • BSE in Mechanical Engineering – a four year degree that provides a foundation in science, mathematics, design, and general applied engineering sciences with a focus on mechanical engineering
  • Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering – a four year degree that provides a foundation in science, mathematics, design, and applied mechanical engineering sciences with less required core courses in subjects like humanities and communication, and more of a focus on mechanical engineering
  • BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology – a four year degree that provides a foundation in science, mathematics, design, and applied mechanical engineering, and specifically applying those skills to technology and other areas of technological engineering, like robotics

Accreditation is important for all degrees, ensuring you receive a qualified education. The accrediting bodies featured in our list are:

  • CIHE – Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
  • DEAC – Distance Education Accrediting Commission
  • HLC – Higher Learning Commission
  • MSA – Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • MSCHE – Middle States Commission on Higher Education
  • NEASC – New England Association of Schools and Colleges
  • NCA – North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
  • NWCCU – Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
  • SACS – Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • WSCUC – WASC Senior College and University Commission

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