Courses for a Degree in Mechanical Engineering

A degree in mechanical engineering focuses on researching, designing, and building machines. These machines include things like medical devices, engines, and batteries.

For this major you’ll take lots of mechanical engineering classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career as a mechanical engineer.

Here are some of the courses you might take to earn a degree in mechanical engineering:

Mechanical Engineering Courses:

  • Introduction to Mechanical Engineering
  • Statics
  • Dynamics
  • Computer-aided Design Competency
  • Introduction to Machine Analysis
  • Introduction to Materials
  • Introduction to Robotics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Computer Methods in Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Material
  • Machine Dynamics and Control
  • Mechanical Engineering Laboratory
  • Mechanics of Fluids
  • Composite Materials: Analysis and Design
  • Machine Element Design
  • Finite Element Methods
  • Professional Engineering Practices
  • Design for Safety
  • Fundamentals of Mechanical Design
  • Creative Project Design
  • Control of Mechanical Systems
  • Microprocessors in Mechanical Engineering
  • Introduction to Tribology
  • Heat Transfer
  • Power Generation
  • Industrial Waste and Energy Management
  • Aerospace Propulsion
  • Indoor Environmental Control
  • Thermal Systems Analysis and Design
  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Introduction to Flight
  • Astronautics

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology