Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)/Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.)

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Illinois Tech’s Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering/Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering dual degree program allows students the opportunity to pursue studies and complete both degrees in as few as nine semesters.

This program opens the door to more job opportunities in engineering and gives students a greater breadth of knowledge in the engineering field. 

The undergraduate mechanical engineering program prepares students for the design, development, and manufacturing of machinery while the undergraduate materials science and engineering program aims to develop an understanding of the structure, properties, processing, and service behavior of engineering materials.

Students will graduate with a thorough knowledge of engineering principles and methods to drive creativity and innovation through such subjects as computer-aided design and visualization, robotics, materials science, and environmental engineering.

Program Overview

Students will gain thorough knowledge of engineering principles and methods to drive creativity and innovation by building skills to create solutions to technological, societal, and environmental problems. Coupled with a focus on learning flight mechanics and controls, computer-aided design and visualization, and robotics skills, students will be prepared for industry success.

Illinois Tech's mechanical engineering and materials science and engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

The current educational objectives of this program ensure our graduates will: 

  • Meet the expectations of employers of mechanical and materials science engineers
  • Be prepared to pursue advanced study if they so desire
  • Be prepared to assume/undertake leadership roles in their communities and/or professions

Career Opportunities

The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering/Bachelor of Science in Materials Science Engineering program will prepare you for such careers as:

  • Electromechanical engineering
  • Mechanical engineering in rail systems
  • Sustainable production and mechanical engineering
  • Materials engineer
  • Metallurgist
  • Design engineer
  • Research scientist

A student who wishes to receive a dual degree must complete all the required courses for each major as listed in the appropriate bulletin, except as stated below:

  • No additional core curriculum courses or IPROs are required
  • Required courses in one major may be used to satisfy electives in the second major
  • All Illinois Tech rules pertaining to dual degrees must also be satisfied

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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.