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Program Highlights

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)

Availability: In person

Program overview

Explore More for Mechanical Engineering Majors

One of the best values in Louisiana and Southeast Texas, McNeese’s mechanical engineering program is the first choice for hundreds of undergraduate students near and far. Here are just a few reasons why.

Financial aid and scholarships:

You may qualify for industry-supported, endowed scholarships specifically for mechanical engineering majors, such as the Vibration Institute Scholarship.

Industrial-grade facilities:

Featuring a model chemical plant, McNeese offers professionally designed labs that simulate the industrial environment. You can practice techniques using modern tools and equipment found in the field but on a smaller scale and in a safe, controlled environment.

Applied learning:

With some of the biggest names in industry and business nearby, from NASA to Entergy, you can gain practical experience while earning your bachelor’s degree right here at McNeese. The mechanical engineering degree program offers a robust internship and co-op program to help connect you with opportunities in the field that could lead to full-time job offers after graduation.

Excellence with a personal touch:

Full-time faculty share a wealth of knowledge and professional experience that enrich your undergraduate classes with personal attention and interaction made possible by small class sizes.

Professional licensure:

If you want to work on public projects, you’ll need a professional engineer (P.E.) license. Qualifications for the P.E. license include an undergraduate degree from an ABET-accredited university and passing the Fundamentals of Engineering exam. McNeese’s mechanical engineering bachelor’s program is ABET-accredited and equips you with the knowledge you need to complete the exam.

Careers and Opportunities

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

Potential Job Titles or Employers

  • Cheniere Energy
  • Citgo
  • ConocoPhillips
  • Firestone Polymers
  • Flowserve Corporation
  • Halliburton
  • 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.

Undergraduate Research

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.

Student Activities

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
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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.

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Program Contact

Dr. Pankaj Chandra – Department Head
337-475-5874
ccme-dept@mcneese.edu