Embry-Riddle Mechanical engineering students working on an aquatic project

Bachelor of Science in
Mechanical Engineering

The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering provides students with practical experience to succeed as engineers and innovators in mechanical systems.

About the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

The Bachelor of Science 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.

Pursuing a Mechanical Engineering degree at Embry‑Riddle provides access to state-of-the-art labs designed for use in undergraduate education and student-centered research. Embry‑Riddle students benefit from small class sizes, personal instruction from highly qualified faculty and hands-on engineering project opportunities.

Program Educational Objectives

  • Demonstrate achievements in their chosen profession
  • Contribute to the profession and the university
  • Demonstrate professional preparation
  • Exhibit professional ethics and integrity

Student Learning Outcomes

What you will learn while studying in the mechanical engineering program:

  • Identify, formulate and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science and mathematics
  • 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
  • Communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • 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
  • Function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks and meet objectives
  • Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  • Acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

Mechanical Engineering Career Opportunities

Careers and Employers

Setting the standard, Embry-Riddle graduates tend to secure roles in mechanical engineering, product design, mechanical systems and design engineering, with a placement rate of 97.4% within a year of graduation.

Graduates with a mechanical engineering degree often enter the industry through top companies such as:

  • NASA
  • General Motors
  • Raytheon
  • Lockheed Martin
  • The Boeing Company
  • Collins Aerospace
  • Pratt & Miller Engineering
  • General Electric

Mechanical Engineering Salary Information

According to a recent report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary for mechanical engineers is $95,300.