Mechanical Engineering (BS)

What is A Mechanical Engineering (BS) Degree?

People in the engineering field use science and math to solve problems.  They figure out how to take what scientists have learned to come up with products and ideas that can be used in the real world.  They’re sort of like hands-on scientists themselves.  They design, test, modify, and maintain lots of products and systems, and work lots of different applications; so, there are many different kinds of engineers.

Mechanical engineers tend to work in manufacturing with products and factories making everything from small parts, like the fastener for a cellphone case, to large parts, like a turbine engine.  Courses that are part of a BS in Mechanical Engineering degree are in design and manufacturing, mechanics and materials, dynamics and controls, thermodynamics, and technical communications. Elective courses can be taken that may apply to a specific industry like automotive, aerospace, or biological products. Part of your study will require research and design of actual products.

The video below discusses a “typical” program, so it should help regardless of which school you are considering.

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