Bachelor of science degree

Mechanical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Harness the wind to power your automobile, make a lighter aircraft by exploiting the strength of nanofibers thinner than a hair, or determine the optimal route of a cargo ship through wind and current-laden seas. Mechanical engineering is a broad, versatile, and creative discipline concerned with the conversion of energy to useful work; the design and production of machines; and the interaction of solids, liquids, and gases. A mechanical engineering degree provides a solid technical foundation for careers in fields as diverse as automotive, alternative energy, defense, medicine, patent law, manufacturing, and aerospace. 

At AIU's School of Engineering and Computing, graduates will be able to apply basic engineering principles to identify and solve problems by learning from our renowned faculty experts and benefit from our high impact practices of student success through team-based learning, global perspective, undergraduate research, internships and co-ops, and community service.

Mechanical Engineering Degree Plan

Mechanical Engineering full Study Plan

What can I do with my major?

Career Opportunities

  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Automotive Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Maintenance Engineer
  • CAD Technician 
  • Nuclear Engineer

Degree Requirements

The School of  Engineering and Computing offers six majors: Biomedical, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical and Computing, Industrial, and Mechanical Engineering. Students in these Engineering programs will take the following course work.

Engineering and Computing program requirements

Students in the Bachelor of Science in the Mechanical Engineering program must complete a minimum of 132 credits including satisfaction of all degree requirements of AIU. All course work must be completed in accordance with the academic rules of AIU and those of the department.

Mechanical Engineering program requirements

AIU General Education requirements

36

School Core requirements

25

Program requirements 

71

Total credits required for the degree 

132

General Education Group and Competency Requirements
The university has established General Education requirements, requiring a total of 36 credits of General Education coursework to be satisfied by all students.  For engineering majors, courses within the degree plan marked with an asterisk (*) satisfy the General Education requirements.

Core Requirements: Total credits 25 – All majors within the School of Engineering and Computing

Mechanical Engineering major requirements: Total credits 71

Mechanical Engineering program required courses

Course

Title

Credit

BE 1300

Basic Engineering II: Materials Science for Engineering Applications

3

BE 1310

Materials Science for Engineering: Laboratory         

1

ECE 3300

Introduction to Electrical Circuits

4

ME 2410

Statistic

3

ME 2500

Numerical Methods Using MATLAB  

2

ME 2420

Elementary Mechanics of Materials  

3

ME 2200

Thermodynamics

3

ME 3250

Applied Thermodynamics      

3

ME 3300

Fluid Mechanics: Theory and Laboratory      

4

ME 3400

Dynamics       

3

ME 3450

Manufacturing Processes I

3

ME 4210

Heat Transfer: Theory and Laboratory

4

ME 4150

Design of Machine Elements 

4

ME 4410

Vibrations: Theory and Laboratory   

4

ME 4300

Thermal Fluid Systems Design           

4

ME 4420

Dynamic Modeling and Control of Engineering System

4

ME 4500

Mechanical Engineering Design II

3

ME 5820

Thermal Environmental Engineering 

4

ME 6991

Internship in Industry

1

ME 5XXX

ME Technical Elective

4

ME 5XXX

ME Technical Elective

4

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