Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Programs - College of Engineering & Computer Science

Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Programs

Mechanical engineers have played a central role in the technological development of Western civilization by creating and improving a wide variety of machines and systems used by industry and the general public. These professionals combine theory and practice to design and fabricate mechanical and thermal equipment such as tools, engines and machines.

TU’s bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering offers hands-on classroom experiences and interactive research opportunities to help students compete in a global marketplace. Small class sizes encourage interaction among peers and faculty. The program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

Students complete courses rooted in mathematical and scientific basics before advancing to theoretical work and laboratory experiments in their final semesters. Creativity is fostered through innovative design projects where seniors work together in small teams to design and build products for local industry and community service initiatives.

Students are encouraged to compete in regional and national engineering competitions with projects centered on their research or design work. Many students participate in valuable internships with well-respected engineering firms to prepare for challenging and fulfilling professional roles or graduate programs.

  • Program Learning Outcomes

    Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

    1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
    2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
    3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
    4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
    5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
    6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
    7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies
  • Degree Options


    Prepares students for careers in manufacturing, engineering, research and development and government platforms.

  • Typical Four-Year Schedule
    To Be a Mechanical EngineerMechanical Engineering Graphics
    Engineering Applications ProgrammingGeneral Physics I
    General Chemistry I and LabGeneral Physics I Lab
    Calculus ICalculus II
    Exposition & Argumentation*Block I – Aesthetic Inquiry & Creative Experience
    Block I – Aesthetic Inquiry & Creative Experience
    ThermodynamicsMechanics of Materials
    General Physics IIDifferential Equations
    General Physics II LabElectrical Engineering Science
    Calculus IIIBasic Electrical Measurements Lab
    Block II – Historical & Social InterpretationEnergy Conversion
    Manufacturing ProcessesMachine Dynamics
    Properties of MaterialsComputational Elective
    Instrumentation and MeasurementsThermofluids
    Introductory Fluid MechanicsHeat Transfer
    Block II – Historical & Social InterpretationWriting for the Professions
    Block II - Historical & Social InterpretationBlock II - Historical & Social Interpretation
    General Chemistry II or General Physics IIIGeneral Elective
    Mechanical Engineering ElectiveMath or Science Elective
    System Dynamics & ControlsInterdisciplinary Design Projects
    Mechanical Engineering DesignEngineering Economics
    *Introduction to College Writing or its equivalent may be a prerequisite in some cases.
    +The language requirement may be fulfilled with Spanish, German, French or Russian.
    ++Courses that fulfill Blocks I, II, and III are listed each semester in the advising center and in the university schedule of courses.

  • Professional Opportunities
    • Power generation engineer
    • Fluid mechanics engineer
    • Automotive engineer
    • Manufacturing engineer
    • Cryogenics engineer