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.

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

Passionate Faculty

Accessible educators with real-world experience and expertise

Hands-On Experience

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

Networking

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

Career Services

Helpful career guidance

Program Outcomes

Below are program outcomes for the Mechanical Engineering degree:

  • Friends University Mechanical Engineering graduates will have a broad general education, a good foundation in fundamental engineering concepts, and a depth of knowledge in the mechanical engineering discipline to allow for immediate success and future advancement in a related career.
  • 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 and 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.

Featured Faculty

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
Nora Strasser

Dr. Nora Strasser

  • Professor of Mathematics; Division Chair of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
  • B.S., M.A., University of South Dakota; Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University

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