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Degrees and Programs

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

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Why Choose Mechanical Engineering?

Mechanical engineers focus on the analysis, design, automation, fabrication, testing, evaluation, and optimization of mechanical systems. Mechanical engineers are designers and problem solvers who are involved, in some way, with practically everything around us.

Historically, mechanical engineering includes two branches of study. The first deals with heat, fluids, and energy, such as combustion in a rocket engine, the wind and water flow past a racing yacht, or the design of a solar panel for a space station. The second area concerns force and motion in mechanical systems such as determining robot trajectories, analyzing automotive vibration and noise, and computing stress levels in the wings of a new aircraft.

Careers

Mechanical engineers are the leading designers of cars and airplanes, jet and rocket engines, robotics, and machinery. They design, build, and maintain machines of all sizes—massive to nano-sized. With this degree, you can work in engineering services, research and development, manufacturing industries, amusement parks, the federal government, and more.

Our graduates are employed by:

  • AK Steel
  • BerrieHill Research Corporation
  • BWI Group
  • Emerson Climate Technologies
  • Heapy Engineering
  • Hobart Corp.
  • Honda of America Manufacturing
  • Konecranes
  • KTH Parts
  • Mahle Behr
  • Midmark
  • Navistar International Corporation
  • Materials Resources LLC
  • NuVasive Manufacturing, LLC.
  • Ranly Design Innovations
  • Sierra Lobo
  • Tenneco
  • UTC Aerospace Systems
  • YASKAWA Motoman Robotics

Our graduates work as:

  • Advanced Manufacturing Engineer
  • Application Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Engineering Coordinator
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Test Engineer
  • Sales Engineers

View the mechanical engineering program profile for sample occupations, average salary, and employment projections. 

Real-World Experience

We arm our students with the knowledge and experiences they need to transition from student to professional. Students gain hands-on experience through a variety of community-based programs, service-learning opportunities, internships, and research projects.

We ensure your readiness for the job market by exposing them to multiple hands-on engineering design projects, motivated by industrial applications or scientific research. You will have the opportunity to apply for internship and part-time work experience from local manufacturing companies, businesses, and to participate in international, global learning opportunities by means of study abroad programs. In the past three years, some of our engineering students have studied in Germany and Taiwan.

Success Stories

The Lake Campus engineering program has become a gold mine of talent for local employers who love the students' strong work ethic.

Academics and Curriculum

View Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering program information, all degree requirements, and graduation planning strategy in the Academic Catalog.

Admission

Review the admission requirements and complete the admission application. Identify whether you will be majoring in mechanical engineering.

If you are a current student and wish to change majors, go to the WINGS Express major/minor change request form and change your major.  If you are an undecided/exploratory student, talk to your advisor about majoring in mechanical engineering.

Contact Information

Contact us by email at discoverlakecampus@wright.edu or by phone at 419-586-0300

 


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