LET’S GET PHYSICAL (SCIENCE, THAT IS)
This course is tailor-made for you if you’re enthralled in math and physics classes and want to apply what you’ve learned to a world of exciting experimentation and invention.
All universities will expect those applying for mechanical engineering degrees to have a strong academic background in mathematics and physics, with other sciences such as chemistry being beneficial. A mechanical engineering degree offers a wide range of specializations to choose from. At the undergraduate level, you will start with courses in statics and dynamics, thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, stress analysis, mechanical design and technical drawing. As you progress, there will be opportunities to specialize in a particular field within which mechanical engineering skills are applied, such as vehicle design, robotics, nanotechnology or energy. Bachelor’s Degree programs in mechanical engineering instruct you in the development, manufacturing, research and maintenance of mechanical systems. A Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering program includes internships or cooperative work/education assignments as well as intensive class projects. Programs are designed to be completed in four years, but some students require five years due to the extensive work requirements. A high school diploma or GED certificate is a general admission requirement, but some programs call for prerequisite college courses in chemistry, physics and mathematics. Mechanical engineers who offer services to the public must be licensed and you should make sure any program you are considering is approved by ABET, which regulates engineering education programs.