Mechanical Engineering (BS)

With a degree in Mechanical Engineering, you'll be ready to address global problems with engineering solutions, working on either thermal or mechanical systems.

Engineering students working on a prosthetic hand

Mechanical engineers apply hands-on physics to model, analyze, and design mechanical and energy systems such as automobiles, aircraft, ships, heating and cooling systems, prosthetics, robots, household appliances, or industrial equipment and machinery.

What’s different? You'll get individual attention from your professors in rigorous, small classes. This degree can be completed in four years at SPU. You'll learn to think critically and solve quandaries through multiple, extended hands-on projects.

Accredited? We are pursuing accreditation through the ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission for the Mechanical Engineering major like we have already achieved for our other engineering majors. 

This major leads to a bachelor of science degree.

The degree requirements are identical to the General Engineering/Mechanical Engineering concentration.

Here are three suggested course sequence flow charts for the Mechanical Engineering BS: for AS-T transfers, for DTA transfers, for students starting with calculus.

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A different approach

At SPU, we use engineering to improve our world.


Why I Teach at SPU

Adam Arabian, Associate Professor and Chair, Mechanical Engineering

“Before coming to SPU I spent 15 years in industry, and being here allows me to help prepare young engineers to make the transition from theory to practice in a way that’s only possible in a small, dynamic program.”

Baja Competition

Learn about The Baja SAE team, based in SPU’s Department of Engineering and Computer Science. It goes beyond textbook theory and designs to provides hands-on engineering experience.