Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)

This program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering program prepares students for the design, development, and manufacturing of machinery and devices at all scales in the area of energy production and transfer, as well as the vast area of system design and control. Students will have a thorough knowledge of engineering principles and methods to drive creativity and innovation through such subjects as computer-aided design and visualization, robotics, bioengineering, environmental engineering, and solar exploration.

Program Overview

Students will learn how to address critical societal needs through research solutions in energy efficiency and the environment, biomechanics, robotics and other emerging technologies. The program also emphasizes computer applications, professional ethics, and the ability to work in multidisciplinary teams.

The current educational objectives of the undergraduate program in mechanical engineering is embodied in the following statements: 

  • Graduates will meet the expectations of employers of mechanical engineers. 
  • Graduates will be prepared to pursue advanced study if they so desire.
  • Graduates will be prepared to assume/undertake leadership roles in their communities and/or professions.

Career Opportunities

Our accredited mechanical engineering program will prepare you for careers in such fields as:

  • Electromechanical engineering
  • Mechanical engineering in rail systems
  • Mechanical and medical or energy engineering
  • Sustainable production and mechanical engineering

Illinois Tech’s undergraduate mechanical engineering curriculum includes significant hands-on activities and produces some of the most qualified and respected engineers in the field. It focuses on key fundamental areas such as fluid and solid mechanics, thermodynamics and heat transfer, applied math, physics, and chemistry.

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Admissions requirements ensure that incoming students are well-prepared and qualified to succeed in their chosen program. Prospective students must review each program of interest to determine whether they meet admissions requirements as outlined in the course bulletin.