Degree type(s): Bachelor's
Degree field(s): Engineering
Location(s): Main Campus; Bismarck, ND
Program offerings by location and modality are subject to change.

Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's Degree Program

A bachelor's degree in Mechanical engineering focuses on the design, analysis, and manufacturing of machines and a wide range of other applied systems. Students enrolled in the Mechanical Engineering program will learn the creative thinking that allows them to design innovative products and systems, the analytical tools to achieve their design goals, the ability to overcome challenges and the soft skills needed to design, market, and manufacture a product.

Degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering can be found on the course catalog.

Career Outlook for Mechanical Engineering Majors

The median annual wage for mechanical engineers was $87,370 in May 2018. Employment is projected to continue to grow 9% from 2016 to 2026.

+ Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook 2016-17 Edition



Mechanical Engineering Program Educational Objectives

Informed by the Catholic, Christian, and Benedictine identity of the University of Mary, graduates of the Mechanical Engineering program will be educated as whole persons. They will bring to their profession:

  • Integrity, forthrightness, and clear values emphasizing community, service, and respect for persons
  • A sound working knowledge of engineering fundamentals and technology and an ability to apply it to real-world problems
  • Innovativeness, adaptability, and continuous engagement in life-long learning
  • Professional habits including time-management, planning, teamwork, and communication
  • A proclivity to identify and solve problems relevant to their role and expertise; being mindful of their community and ethical obligations

Mechanical Engineering Student Outcomes

When students graduate with a degree from the University of Mary in Mechanical Engineering, they will be equipped to achieve the following program outcomes:

  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.