Mechanical EngineeringBachelor of Science

Designing your future.

Do you have a knack for understanding how things work? Put that skill to use with a Mechanical Engineering degree. Learn how to build machines that power our world and discover the secrets to designing systems for the workplace of the future.

Start your future in mechanical engineering.

Engineering Accreditation

Accredited Program


Friends University’s mechanical engineering program received accreditation through the American Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET). With ABET accreditation, students, parents, employers and the society we serve can be confident that a program meets the quality standards that produce graduates prepared to enter a global workforce.

Program Highlights

Real-world knowledge. Supportive learning.

Mechanical engineering offers numerous career opportunities. With this degree, students can find employment within countless engineering-related fields.

Academic Resources

Access to library and academic support services

Interactive Classrooms

Collaborative instruction in interactive classroom environments

New Labs

Friends University has two new state-of-the-art Mechanical Engineering labs, including new equipment such as a centrifugal pump test set, process trainer, diesel engine test set and bomb calorimeter.

Hands-On Experience

Hands-on labs in material science and solid mechanics, fluids and heat transfers, instrumentation, circuits and a senior project


Networking opportunities with alumni and business professionals. Many of our students participate in internships with Textron Aviation

Career Services

Helpful career guidance

Program Objectives

Below are program objectives for the Mechanical Engineering degree:

  • Friends University Mechanical Engineering graduates will exhibit professional excellence throughout their career with evidence of increasing responsibility, innovation and advancement.
  • Friends University Mechanical Engineering graduates will act with professionalism and integrity throughout their career and use their knowledge to honor God and serve others.
  • Friends University Mechanical Engineering graduates will be excellent problem solvers, competent team players, and excellent communicators who embrace life-long learning.

Student Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  • Students will demonstrate an ability to 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.
  • Students will demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • Students will demonstrate an ability to 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.
  • Students will demonstrate an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  • Students will demonstrate an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  • Students will demonstrate an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Mechanical Engineering Statistics

Below are some statistics per year for the Mechanical Engineering program:

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Featured Faculty

Bhargav Koppolu

Dr. Bhargav Koppolu

  • Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
  • B.T., Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University; M.Engineering., Pittsburg State University; Ph.D, Wichita State University
Teresa Miller

Dr. Teresa Miller

  • Associate Professor of Engineering; Program Director: Mechanical Engineering
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
  • B.A., University of Texas, Austin; M.S., Ph.D., Wichita State University

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