For someone whose strengths lie in math and science with special interests in materials, design, robotics, high performance vehicles, manufacturing, and mechanical operations, a career in mechanical engineering may be a good fit. The Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering at Embry-Riddle prepares graduates for a wide variety of engineering careers in fields such as aerospace, robotics, energy, automotive, biomedical, and manufacturing. There will always be a demand for those who can maintain, improve, adapt and redesign mechanical systems, which makes this the broadest field in engineering.
Because mechanical engineering is the broadest of engineering professions, a degree in this discipline opens a world of opportunity. The demand for mechanical engineers is high and demand typically remains stable — despite fluctuations in the global economy.
Pursuing a Mechanical Engineering degree at ERAU provides access to state-of-the-art labs solely for use in undergraduate education and student-centered research. Plus, students are part of a program that has become one of the top-ranked in the nation in just a few years.
The B.S. in Mechanical Engineering builds on the success of ERAU’s highly acclaimed Aerospace Engineering program, so students benefit from the same resources and professional networking opportunities.
Students will integrate their knowledge into a robotics, propulsion, or energy capstone design project — or choose an aircraft or spacecraft design project in cooperation with colleagues in the Aerospace Engineering major.
At ERAU, students have the opportunity to participate in engineering competitions, locally, nationally, and even globally through a number of different professional organizations represented on campus. These include the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. There are also organizations and clubs that are dedicated to specific projects, research and engineering related recreational pursuits.
The Mechanical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers an accelerated program that allows well-qualified students the chance to begin their graduate work for the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME) while finishing their Bachelor of Science in Engineering at Embry-Riddle.
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