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Mechanical Engineering

Degree in Engineering

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.

Explore Mechanical Engineering

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.
  • Complete the 4+1 program, from BS to MBA.

ABET Accreditation

AU has the same professional accreditation as Big 10, public universities. 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 accrediation is awarded to engineering programs where quality, precision, and safety are of the utmost importance.



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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.



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

  • Industry
  • Government
  • Education
  • Graduate Study


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