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Explore AU’s premier engineering programs and learn how our mechanical engineers are prepared to succeed in the classroom and beyond graduation. From concept to creation, unlock your potential with a mechanical engineering degree.

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The mechanical engineering major at Anderson University teaches the principles and skills necessary to understand how heat and mechanical power can be used in the design and operation of machines and other tools. 

Students are given a solid background in the theoretical and applied study of mechanical engineering, through exposure to various techniques and instrumentation. Graduates of our program develop skills that can be transferred to other areas such as chemical engineering and materials science.

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Students will have the opportunity to expand their creative abilities through design courses that challenge them to engineer products with cost and resources in mind. Whether the product is to be deployed in rural Africa, or is being developed by a small start-up firm, materials and cost are becoming increasingly important. The ability of engineers to “be creative with less” is more essential than ever.

  • Graduate with a BS in Mechanical Engineering in four years.
  • Explore a double major in Mechanical Engineering as your primary and Humanitarian Engineering as a complementary major.
  • Complete the 4+1 program, from BS to MBA.

With a degree in mechanical engineering from Anderson University, students will be well prepared for productive careers in:

  • Industry
  • Government
  • Education
  • Graduate Study
ABET Accreditation

AU will seek the same professional accreditation as Big Ten, public universities once the first class of civil engineers graduates in 2027. Sought worldwide, ABET’s voluntary peer-review accreditation process is highly respected because it adds critical value to academic programs in the technical disciplines. ABET accreditation is awarded to engineering programs where quality, precision, and safety are of the utmost importance. Anderson University’s Mechanical EngineeringElectrical Engineering, and Computer Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.


This 83-hour major provides a broad background in:

  • Heat Transfer
  • Machine Design
  • Control Systems
  • Manufacturing Finance

Discover specialty areas for mechanical engineers through elective courses including Fracture Mechanics, Machinery Dynamics, and Applications to the Aerospace Industry.

    Engineering earnings soar!

    Each year, engineering professionals receive the highest average starting salary in the United States. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that employment within the engineering field will multiply into 140,000 new jobs over the next decade. So what does this mean for you? It means that a career in engineering is well worth the time and effort needed to earn your degree.

    Meet our engineering faculty during your campus visit.

    The Anderson You

    You have unique interests and skills that set you apart. Explore the free My College Career Quiz to receive a personalized list of majors selected just for you. We’ve taken out the guessing work. Come find the Anderson you.