Mechanical Engineering Bachelor’s Degree Program Highlights
McNeese’s Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering provides a well-rounded education that combines engineering, mathematics and applied science. The undergraduate degree examines contemporary issues and ideas with an emphasis on dynamics, materials, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, machinery, control, programming and design. In addition, the program explores specialty areas such as auto research, heating and cooling systems, automation and robotics, engineering computing, acoustics and vibration, alternative energies and nanotechnology.
Lead the future in a rapidly changing society
Mechanical engineers integrate mechanical and thermal tools, sensors, controllers and devices to design, build, test and modify machines, from power sources to material-handling systems. For example, you could develop new designs and technology for medical devices, batteries and electric generators, internal combustion engines, steam and gas turbines or refrigeration and air-conditioning units.
At a Glance
Degree Type: Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.)
Program Length: 4 years (128 credit hours)
What Can You Do With a Mechanical Engineering Degree?
With a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, you can work in engineering services, research and development and manufacturing for a variety of industries. You could also continue your education to broaden your knowledge, gain experience, learn new technology or develop project management skills which will help you qualify for management jobs.
Graduate Schools or Programs
- Master of Engineering – Mechanical Engineering
- Master of Business Administration
Potential Job Titles or Employers
- Cheniere Energy
- Firestone Polymers
- Flowserve Corporation
- Northrup Grumman
- Packaging Corporation of America
- Westlake Chemical
Senior Capstone Projects
Four groups of McNeese engineering students recently collaborated on their senior capstone projects to preserve the coastal structure of the historic Sabine Pass Lighthouse. Their plans were used by the Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance to explore future possibilities for the lighthouse.
Three teams of McNeese undergraduate students in the mechanical engineering degree program participated in the atmospheric balloon launch at the NASA Columbia Scientific Balloon Center in Texas. Each team launched a helium-filled balloon to collect atmospheric data while also taking real time images, detecting energy cosmic rays and measure the ozone concentration at various altitudes.
These are just a few of the opportunities you have to get involved on campus as a mechanical engineering major:
- McNeese Engineering Society, a student chapter of the Louisiana Engineering Society
- American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- National Society of Black Engineers
- Society of Women Engineers
Programs Related to the Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering
Not sure if the mechanical engineering bachelor’s program is right for you? Check out these other undergraduate degree programs at McNeese, and talk about your options with a recruiter.
Mitchell Morgan – Department Head