Mechanical Engineering—BS

A Nationally Renowned Program

Ranking in the top 27 nationally for the number of degrees awarded for 35 consecutive years, a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan Tech prepares you to create a better tomorrow. Design components, devices, systems, and processes that help solve today’s biggest challenges in health care, transportation, world hunger, climate change, and more. At Michigan Tech, gain the skill set necessary for driving technological innovation.

Mechanical Engineering in Motion

Mechanical engineers apply the principles of motion, energy, force, and materials to design products that are safe, efficient, reliable, and cost-effective. In addition to design, these professionals work in research and development, testing, and manufacturing. Mechanical engineers work in diverse areas, including the aerospace, automotive, biomedical, chemical, computer, communications, nanotechnology, and power-generation industries.

As a mechanical engineer, determine the direction of your career. Pathways are far-reaching and include:

  • Working with computer software to design and develop new machinery
  •  Studying auto aerodynamics using powerful supercomputers
  •  Inventing an ultrasonic device that deters whales, dolphins, and seals from swimming into fishing nets
  • Designing a rocket engine to withstand the subzero temperatures of outer space
  • Developing a microprobe small enough to dissect a single nerve cell under a microscope
  • Analyzing machinery such as gas turbines, control devices, and jet engines, with the goal of improving performance
  • Designing prostheses or biomedical devices

Review the educational objectives and student outcomes for the BS in Mechanical Engineering.